Creative Power — Teen artists show their stuff

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Creative Power by Julia See, Grade 11 Creative Power was the showcase of works created from the collaboration between Art Center College of Design and Blair Art Club. The Blair art teacher and art club supervisor, Mrs. Martinez, contacted Art Center and they agreed on collaboration. Art Center students came […]

Gingerbread House Competition

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During winter break, teens competed in the Gingerbread House Competition.   Materials First, participants had to build their base.  They used cardboard and tape to build the shape.  A round cake board was used for the bottom.  These were the the only non-edible portions.  All the materials for the decorations […]

DIY Snowglobes

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Winter Break activities featured several nostalgic ideas, as selected by the Teen Advisory Board.  First up is DIY Snow Globes! Teens selected their jars, glitter, and figurines; some created their own figures with foam, and some personalized it with paint. Supplies: jars glitter/snow distilled water hot glue or super glue […]

Geeky Gifts

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Make a geeky tee for yourself or a friend!   recap by Haneen Eltaib, Grade 10, teen blogger   “Geeky Gifts” was a winter break activity selected by the Teen Advisory Board. This event was where teens made their own T-shirts,and gifted them to friends and family (or themselves!)  during […]

War of the Worlds — teen review

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–review by Aarti, teen reviewer The War of the Worlds by H.G Wells Earth—a green and blue sphere orbiting the fiery sun, the only planet in our solar system that is currently inhabited by a civilization whose advanced technology accentuates its air of superiority. We are that civilization, and it […]

Teen Advisory Board — December meeting

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Teen Advisory Board December 20, 2014 TAB present:  Sarah, Michelle, Haneen, Chris, Andi, Julia   AGENDA Teen SRC – game board decisions – decide what we want on there, how it will look, colors, graphics (decided on music scale journey, bright summer colors for cover, same size and fold as 2014’s) […]

A Friend for Emma – short story

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—by Elizabeth Nail, grade 9 WINNER of the Teen Read Week 2014 “Turn Dreams into Reality” Writing Contest   ***   Emma wanted a pet. She decided it would be much like a friend, but without the complications or the communication issues. She had considered many different creatures for this […]

Teen Advisory Board — November meeting

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Teen Advisory Board November 8, 2014 TAB members present:  Michelle, Kara   AGENDA Review Fair – who’s where and who’s coming? Recap of Halloween event (actors, clues, process, changes?) December author event December Winter Break events Planning SRC 2015 “Read to the Rhythm” ~ select posters, talk about event ideas […]

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich — teen reivew

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–review by Kara, teen reviewer One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn It’s a pretty straight-forward title, but it doesn’t tell you that Ivan Denisovich is a prisoner in one of Soviet Russia’s work camps, one for political prisoners to be precise. This is a fairly […]

Parallel — teen review

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review by Kara, teen reviewer Parallel by Lauren Miller Abby Barnes has a very detailed plan for her life. She has everything mapped out from what classes she’ll take, what college she’ll attend, to when she’ll get a job. But her plan doesn’t account for a canceled class and in […]