January 28, 2013

Cover Story
Why You Truly Never Leave High School

The conventional wisdom used to be that ages 0 to 3 were the key to future success. But new research suggests that adolescence may play an even more important role in shaping the self—and that there might be no more damaging place to spend those years than high school. By Jennifer Senior

On the Cover: Detail from Lost and Alone, 2007, by Michael Scoggins. Photograph by Victor Prado/New York Magazine.

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