Youth Express

Featuring original writing, music, theater, journalism and reflections from Pittsburgh-area youth

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September 01, 2020 00:17:21
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A guide to middle school, jazz improvisation, and origins of mac 'n' cheese - S3E24

Angelina, a seventh grader at Carlow Campus School, with a guide to middle school, a jazz trio from Center of Life including Marcus Hicks, Joseph Hodges, and Danny Evans with Povo by Freddie Hubbard, and Camille, a seventh grader at David E Williams Middle School, talks about the origin and variations of Mac n Cheese. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ...

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August 04, 2020 00:13:15
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An essay on Homewood, an original song, and thoughts on returning to school - S3E23

Nelson Morris, a 10th grade student at Pittsburgh Westinghouse with an essay on living in Homewood, Sloane Simon, a 10th grade student at Shadyside Academy with her original song, For Good, and teens at Youth Places in Wilkinsburg talk about the impact of COVID-19 on the upcoming school year. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ...

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July 21, 2020 00:16:12
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The Black Lives Matter Movement - S3E22

Teens from Penn Hills, Baldwin, and Shaler gather at Youth Places in Wilkinsburg to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ...

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July 14, 2020 00:11:30
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Volunteering during the pandemic, an original song, and thoughts on mentors - S3E21

Teens with the Propel Student Action Team reflect on volunteer work they had done during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sloane Simon, a rising sophomore at Shadyside Academy with an original song entitled, Seven Feet Apart, and youth at the Center that Cares with thoughts on mentoring. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ ...

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June 30, 2020 00:24:41
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Re-release: Gender equality, original music and hopes and fears of high school - S3E20

High school students from around Pittsburgh talk about gender equality issues, The Krunk Movement performs an original song called, Break it Down, and students from Manchester Academic Charter School and Urban Pathways Charter School share their hopes and fears starting high school. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License ...

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June 16, 2020 00:15:52
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Re-release: Standardized testing, an original story, and motivation to graduate from school - S3E19

High school students and graduates from the Greater Pittsburgh area reflect on standardized testing, Joanie Zilaitis, a middle school student at Holy Cross Academy, with an excerpt of her original story, Amazing Grace, and Pittsburgh Public students share what motivates them to graduate. Background Music:"Maccary Bay" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License ...

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