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VOXCast: Redlining to Religion – Are Atlanta’s Schools Really Equal? [AUDIO]

For this semester’s VOX Investigates issue, our group of teen reporters will be tackling “Equity in Education.” To kick things off, VOXers Aidan, Christina, Kai, Kayden and Tiffany discussed some of the inequities they’ve witnessed themselves in the Atlanta school system.

For instance, Tiffany, who goes to school in Clayton County spoke on how their 2008 discrediting still impacts school quality to this day. Aidan voiced his thoughts on how teachers are now focused on teaching the masses how to take tests instead of how to flourish in actual classes.

“Students aren’t learning, they are just memorizing,” said Kai when talking about some of the teaching methods he’s seen. “Memorization is one of the lowest forms of learning, because you’re not fully comprehending what you are being taught, you’re just remembering the answer to the question. If you don’t actually know, you cant actually apply it to anything going forth.”

The VOXers also discussed how redlining and religion can play a role in the quality a student may receive as well. Take a listen and share.

Third Eye POV EP2: Backpack Kid Talks About Teenage Fame

In the latest episode of Third Eye Point of View, hosts Atiyah and Shyne interview viral teen sensation Backpack Kid. Listen in as he talks about balancing fame and school, how he really felt when he saw his dance in the “Fortnite” video game and what he plans to do when he turns 18. Be sure to check him out at his first annual Clout Fest at The Loft in Atlanta on May 25.

Music provided by B. Young and Vintage Sound Beats.

GRL TLK EP. 3: Fast Fashion [AUDIO]

In this episode of GRL TLK Jasmine, Amariyah, Emma and Jaya discuss what you may not know about “fast fashion.” They talk about the social media models and big corporations who benefit and sweatshop workers and original designers who lose out. The team also discusses how fast fashion affects the environment as well as sustainability. They also talk about how influencers can affect the fashion industry positively and negatively.