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It’s so easy to post to our tumblr!

Did you know? You don’t even need your own tumblr.  If you have something rad to say, show off, or sound off about, just go here and share it with us.  Your fave books, movies, homemade GIFs, handmade creations, book trailers or book spine poetry, photography, and inspirations!

We’ll get it up, presto magesto!  😀

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Junior Year OH MY!

student-studyingI remember sitting in history class recently trying to finish a project, buy my mind just wasn’t there.  All I kept thinking about was how I had to finish so many assignments that night, the next night, and the one after that.  I was beginning to wonder, how I would make it to Friday.  I thought to myself this is Junior Year.

As I sat at lunch still in this daze, I realized that I needed to change my mindset.  I would not crumble under the seemingly endless stack of HW, and would not be fazed by the AP tests, Subject Tests, and the SAT in the near future.

I’ve decided to make two big changes in how I study, and I’m hoping they help me cut down on school-related stress, and actually get better grades at the same time. Continue reading

Where did all the memories go?

The digital age has had many effects. People are less social, choosing to use Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites to interact in the place of human-to-human contact. Businesses have been able increase productivity, and information is much less accessible. Many people cannot imagine a life without the internet. However, despite all its benefits, and some of its downfalls, there is one negative affect that has not been discussed.

writing_a_letterIn the past, there were no e-mails, texts, or Facebook.  People sent letters, postcards, and pictures.  Things weren’t saved on-line or on a computer.  They were written down.  Much has been written about how the digital age has affected the literary industry.  But no one talks about the memories it has affected.  We no longer have the letters and postcards we sent to our parents.  We don’t keep our report cards anymore because they’re online and we can check them as often as we want to.  We keep digital albums of our pictures.  And though some continue to write journals, many prefer to document their lives through blogs.

This transfer of memories from paper to computers makes it much harder to flip through memories.  We can’t stumble across boxes of our old documents and take a trip down memory lane.  We can’t see our progression as writers and people develop through letters and journal entries.  And even though we still have many photos, the multitude that we have makes it much harder to find those that are truly significant.

The digital age has made it easier to hold onto memories, but it has made it much harder to retrieve them.

Roxanne, Northeast Teen Adviser

Pinterest

As technology evolves there are so many new ways to communicate and express your style. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, tumblr, Pinterest and oh-so-many more.

My personal favorite out of all of these is Pinterest, a website that allows you to tag other people’s photos and websites onto your own boards.  You can organize these boards however you want.  One of my personal favorite things about Pinterest is the DIY projects of the Design Your Own.

There are countless ideas you can do ranging in complexity and style.  Do a quick search, see for yourself, and never be bored again. 🙂

Megan, Northeast Teen Advisor