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The transition from adolescence to adulthood can make teenagers alternately frightened and frightening. With society's escalating crime rate and shifting social structure, most teens receive more scrutiny and less attention from an increasingly wary and weary adult population. This issue of FOCUS examines how today's teens -labeled Generation X by the Baby Boomer Generation – are faring in this strange new world. Glenn Oakley cover photo.

Record Group Number

UP 4.12

Publication Date

Summer 1994


Boise State University

FOCUS (UP 4.12)