Straws Suck

America uses 500 million straws per day, which is enough to fill 125 school buses. Such an extreme amount of trash takes a massive environmental toll, and though the outlook may seem bleak, youths around the nation are taking action.

Remembering First Love

Five adult writers wax poetic about first love.

Rethinking Philanthropy

Eleanore Hamilton spoke at the Second Annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit in Reno. Who did she meet and what did she learn?


Six teens give up social media and texting for one week and learn some about important life lessons.

A Summer Break

Louis Norris, 14, broke his hand this summer, but he didn't let it mess up his summer plans.

The Sun Rises for Everyone

Craig Rowe, an English teacher at Truckee High School, guides Latina students through the college application process.

A Truckee Family’s Peruvian Adventure

The Pellegrinos moves from Truckee to Peru for eight months to spend more time together as a family.

Picture This

Ramsey Etchison has created Generation Book Truckee because he wants to make it possible for people to know about their community, so he takes people’s pictures, invites them to express themselves, and helps us recognize that everyone’s roots extend across the planet.

Beating to His Own Drum

Eric Spillman, 11, has found his passion at a young age — drumming.

Connecting to Cambodia

Truckee High student Fiona McMains was touched by her time spent in Cambodia this summer.