How are Boston youth experiencing the coronavirus outbreak?

Teens in Print's COVID-19 perspective series offers a first-person exploration of how COVID-19 has impacted middle and high school students.

When Boston Public Schools announced all schools would close, Teens in Print transitioned as much of our normal newsroom programs to virtual learning as possible. At the same time, we wanted to give our students a place to discuss the personal impact of COVID-19 in shorter pieces.

In three installments, published biweekly on, students described how a particular part of their life has been impacted by COVID-19.

The focus of their stories falls into one of three categories: mental health, academics, or families and finances. Some explore unexpected positives during the COVID-19 outbreak, such as bonding with family members now that everyone’s home, while others explore the hardships, such as the isolation aggravating existing mental health problems.

The series will allow you to read firsthand how our staff writers and editors are experiencing the coronavirus pandemic. Our students have incredible stories, and we’re excited to share them with you.

We've highlighted some student work below.

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