Rising JCHS Sophomores Launch Op-Ed Website The Teen View
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I’m not sure what impresses me the most about Khushi Patel, Austen Wyche, and Shreya Sunil: their ability to run a website together, their depth of knowledge about current events, or their confidence in sharing their thoughts editorial style.

Or maybe it’s the fact that they are all only approaching their sophomore year of high school and doing all three of the above. When I heard about this trio, I knew I wanted to feature them. 

Patel, Wyche, and Sunil are students at James Clemens High School and are the highly motivated founders of The Teen View, an op-ed style website designed to give young people a platform to share their social, cultural, and political view as a means of informing others. Teenview.net

What is The Teen View?

Patel, Wyche, and Sunil are students at James Clemens High School and are the highly motivated founders of The Teen View, an op-ed style website designed to give young people a platform to share their social, cultural, and political view as a means of informing others.

The Teen View also accepts article submissions from other teens who want to share their outlooks are various topics as well. 

“We are all devoted to making sure that young people have their voices heard regardless of their opinions,” explains Wyche. “We feel that a lot of young people don’t use their voice.”

Wyche says that The Teen View currently has seven authors who contribute pieces and that they are actively recruiting more teens to write. 

In particular, they are highly interested in finding teens with moderate and conservative political views.

The Teen View is also searching for authors who would like to share articles with an objective view that is more informative than opinionated. Teens from around the nation are invited to apply. Those interested can connect here to learn more. 

“We want to make sure that all opinions are represented,” says Wyche. “It’s important to us that we give teens a place to express their views, share information they’ve researched, and that ultimately our site informs teens about worldly issues.”

The Teen View launched on May 31st, which Wyche says has worked out well because “the current climate that people are living in is affected by worldly events.” He wants teens to know about those and to have a place to share their feelings as well. 

Wyche strongly believes that teenagers don’t have to stop being friends because they view some topics differently. 

“It’s important to find common ground on things you agree on. That’s why it’s important to have civil conversations about all kinds of topics.”

{Author note: This teen is wise beyond his years, am I right?}

Teens from across the world are invited to reach out to The Teen View about sharing their information and opinions on political, social, and cultural views.

Q&A for the Teens

What are you involved in at school?

Wyche: Student Government Organization (SGA), Key Club, Young Advocates for Equality, Paws for a Cause, and High School Democrats.

Sunil: Student Government Association (freshman class treasurer), Beast Academy, and Yes Class where I tutor middle school and elementary school kids in math. I am also on the school chess team and recently was the state delegate to the national tournament.

Patel: Student Government Association (SGA),  Key Club, and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)

What issues are currently very important to you?

Wyche: Racial inequality, LGBTQ+ rights, environmental preservation, education, and protecting the civil liberties and rights of all people.

Sunil: Immigration (I come from an immigrant family), healthcare access, as well as the current nature of the Trump Administration

Patel: Minority rights, immigration, and healthcare access.

What is something you’re passionate about?

Wyche: Ensuring that all students in my community are taken care of and using their voices to the fullest potential. 

Sunil: I am a huge chess enthusiast. I love working towards the goal of making our community stronger and better equipped to handle difficult events.  I love spreading my love for chess to younger kids. These clubs all helped me to find my inner passion for helping the community around me and for the future generations to come.

Patel: Educating myself about healthcare and social rights, as well as the economic differences among various groups of people in the U.S.

You can find The Teen View online or on Instagram and Facebook.

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