Escape route

Teens and music need each other

When Storm Kelly and A.J. Shugar (pictured) first walked into the Reno News & Review offices for their high school internship, the conversation inevitably turned to music. Then it turned to high school, and how much it sucks, and then back to music.

Being a teen and craving music seem inextricably tied. It makes sense, given that music is so often used as an escape method. What teen doesn’t long to escape in some form? In this Teen Issue, we’re reminded of why teens need music, and music needs teens.