Summer Reading Contest, Week 1: What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Our Tenth Annual Summer Reading Contest begins!

To take part, simply submit a remark right here by 9 a.m. Eastern on June 21 that solutions the questions “What you most in The Times this week? Why?”

What must you select? Well, as you already know from the principles we’ve posted, you may choose something revealed on in 2019, together with articles, essays, Op-Eds, movies, images, podcasts or infographics.

So what did you learn, watch or take heed to this week? Maybe you had been consumed by front-page headlines concerning the protests in Hong Kong — or possibly you had been extra taken with the Women’s World Cup or the Tony Awards.

We hope you’ll click on round and discover your personal nice articles, options and multimedia, however we all know that not everybody who participates has a Times subscription. Because all hyperlinks to Times content material from the scholar options on our web site are free, each week we’ll attempt to assist by posting fascinating items from a wide range of sections.

For instance, this week you could have learn front-page information articles like …

Alex Morgan, who matched a file together with her fifth purpose, and Megan Rapinoe, proper, embraced because the United States scored its 12th purpose of the sport.CreditChristian Hartmann/Reuters

U.S. Takes Apart Thailand and the Record Book on the Women’s World Cup

National Spelling Bee, at a Loss for Words, Crowns eight Co-Champions

Extradition Protesters in Hong Kong Face Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets

Former Stanford Coach Gets No Prison Time in College Admissions Scandal

Pompeo Says Intelligence Points to Iran in Tanker Attack in Gulf of Oman

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Leaving White House on the End of the Month

‘Why Are So Many of Our Girls Dying?’ Canada Grapples With Violence Against Indigenous Women

Want to Buy a Ticket to the Space Station? NASA Says Soon You Can

Deputy Who Stayed Outside During Parkland School Shooting Faces Criminal Charges

Virginia Beach Gunman Said He Was Quitting, Then Went on a Shooting Rampage

St. Louis Blues Claim the Stanley Cup, Ending a 52-Year Wait

Who Won and What Happened on the 2019 Tony Awards

Or, possibly you found tales within the Style, International, Sports, Magazine, Arts, U.S., Travel, Science or Smarter Living sections like …

Clockwise from prime left, scenes from “Mean Girls,” “Hearts Beat Loud,” “Booksmart” and “Blockers.”Credit scoreClockwise from prime left, Paramount Pictures, through Everett Collection, GunPowder & Sky, Francois Duhamel/Annapurna Pictures and Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures; Photo-Illustration by Jennifer Ledbury

‘Booksmart’ and How Hollywood Stopped Fearing Lesbian Teens

A Financial Checklist for Your Newly Minted High School Graduate

Few Talked About Race at This School. Then a Student Posted a Racist Slur.

When Social Media Is Really Problematic for Adolescents

Ali Stroker Makes History as First Wheelchair User to Win a Tony

30 Years After Tiananmen, a Chinese Military Insider Warns: Never Forget

Practical Ways to Improve Your Confidence (and Why You Should)

Why Gulping Down a Cold Drink Feels So Rewarding

A Dad Defends Dad Jokes

These Girls’ Soccer Players Joined Boys’ Leagues. And Dominated.

The Queen of Eating Shellfish Online

Birthright Trips, a Rite of Passage for Many Jews, Are Now a Target of Protests

The Central Park Five: ‘We Were Just Baby Boys’

What if Instagram Got Rid of Likes?

They Knew Stephen Curry When. His N.B.A. Evolution Has Them Asking ‘How?’

So You’ve Made a Huge Mistake. What Now?

The Vampire Birds of the Galápagos Have Fascinating Inner Lives

Overlooked No More: Alan Turing, Condemned Code Breaker and Computer Visionary

The Making of a YouTube Radical

Wherever You Are, There’s a State Park Nearby

16-Year-Olds Want a Vote. Fifty Years Ago, So Did 18-Year-Olds.

Teenage Girls and Dating Violence: Why We Should Be Paying Attention

Youths! Go Listen to Your Elders!

Modern Love College Essay Contest 2019

If images, movies, interactives, graphics or podcasts are extra your fashion, possibly these received your consideration …

Buildings Can Be Designed to Withstand Earthquakes. Why Doesn’t the U.S. Build More of Them?

Who Threw the First Brick at Stonewall? Let’s Argue About It

108 Women’s World Cup Players on Their Jobs, Money and Sacrificing Everything

Family Vacation

Spelling Bee Quiz: Do You Know the Meanings of the Winning Words?

D-Day in Photos: Heroes of a More Certain Time

The Rise of the Summer Sequel

Dance Dance Revolution 2019

Goodbye Muddah, Goodbye Fadduh

New York City’s Evolving Skyline

The Book Review Podcast: What to Read This Summer

Or, possibly you got here throughout an fascinating essay within the Opinion part, like …

CreditNick Little

Are Video Games the Best New Social Network?

Let’s Hear It for the Average Child

The Black Characters I Wish I Saw More Of

There Are Better Ways to Do College

The Problem With ‘Sharenting’

How High School Ruined Leisure

My Father, Out to Sea

‘We Either Buy Insulin or We Die’

The Anti-College Is on the Rise

Roads, Smoke and Microsavings

We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster.

Whatever caught your eye, inform us about it within the feedback.

Need extra particulars? The contest guidelines are all right here, and you’ll learn the work of final 12 months’s winners right here. A fast overview, although:

• You can select from something revealed within the print paper or on in 2019, together with movies, podcasts, graphics and pictures. (In your response, please embrace the URL or headline of the piece you choose.)

• We’ll submit this query every Friday from at present by means of Aug. 16, and also you’ll have till the following Friday morning to reply along with your picks. Then we’ll shut that submit and open a brand new one with the identical query.

• We’ll select at the least one favourite reply to characteristic on our web site every week. Winners from this week will likely be introduced on July 2.

• Feel free to take part every week, however we enable just one submission per individual per week.

• The contest is open to college students ages 13 to 19 from anyplace on this planet.

While that is the one Student Opinion query we’ll be asking this summer season, right here is our part that options a whole lot of writing prompts nonetheless open to remark.

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