PodcastsThe Hot Ink staff got together to debate some issues important to teens -- school, sports, entertainment, love and making the world a better place. Go online to hear the hot debates on our Hot Ink podcasts.
* After homework activities, jobs and home duties, who has time to sleep? Over-worked teens has out how much is too much for high school students.
* He's just not that into you. Or is he? The love gurus explain the basics of dating and how to avoid embarrassing situations.
* As if you didn't know already, "American Idol" might be the best show on the planet. Listen to the latest dish about the singers and who should come out on top.
* Are athletes celebrities? And how much responsibility do they have when it comes to kids who look up to them? Sit in on the debate.
* As President Obama pushes for more Americans to volunteer, some teens are answering the call. But is it enough? Volunteers discuss the issue.
Video: ImmigrationDo you ever wonder how immigration laws affect the world around you? Officials estimate 9.3 million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S., about 50,000 to 75,000 of whom live in Oklahoma, meaning people around you may have their everyday lives affected by immigration laws and policies. Hot Ink took a look at the life of a freshman student at Oklahoma City's Santa Fe South High School whose family is affected by the laws.
Santa Fe South High School
RollergirlsOklahoma City’s Tornado Alley Girls is a roller derby team with a growing reputation of being quick on their skates and fast to help out meaningful causes. The team, established in 2006, dedicated their March 29 match to raising money for cancer research and have dedicated past competitions, called bouts, to breast cancer awareness and animal welfare. Team members engage in a sport that requires fitness and stamina, hours of practice and a fiery passion, saying the passion moves them to put on their skates even when they’re tired and do things out of many people’s comfort zone.
Piedmont High School
Road TripSix Oklahoma City-area high school students piled into a car for a spring break trip to the Tulsa Zoo, but it didn’t turn out how they expected. Many of the animals were taking their afternoon naps when the students arrived, but the trip didn’t come without an important lesson — for their parents. The teenagers proved they were capable of driving to Tulsa and back by themselves, an important milestone of independence.
Deer Creek High School