Who cares? So you-pick-istan has a terrible leader who is evil and smells terrible. How does that effect teenagers today? Why should todays teenagers be worried about what happens afar or even around here? Do we really have much power in influencing these events? Or should we care simply because we too will someday be in a position to influence events and people? What are the best reasons to immerse ourselves in leader affairs, or what are the biggest reasons to simply leave it to those in charge?
In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at http://voxxiez.blogspot.com.