PHOTO ESSAY: A day in our lives

By Matt Jones and Hassan Nicholas, Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies and Hamilton HS
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Hassan and Matt took pictures to show what teens are REALLY like in high school
Photo by Shengul Bajrami, 17, University HS

These are photos about everyday teen life, to show what really goes on in high school during the in-between periods when we’re not working. These are photos about connecting with friends and enjoying our youth, which is equally important to the academic part of high school.

Adults tend to think that we’re going crazy, doing drugs, ditching school and on the verge of emotional breakdown. But we’re pretty tame in reality. We’re kids and we want to have fun. Maybe some kids are getting in trouble, but no one ever gets to see the positive everyday teen who is doing OK.