Her parents have no idea what she's about to do on camera, but she hopes they understand why.

These students know the response they're probably going to get. They're prepared for the really serious consequences. And they're even expecting some of you, dear readers, to say harsh and ignorant things. But I know you better than that. I'm expecting many of you to hear the courage, truth, and inspiration in their stories — and to figure out how you can help.


Oh no! Looks like this clip from the documentary "The Dream Is Now" has been removed. But you can watch the whole thing here, and they have plenty of easy ways for people to get involved.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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