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Green Day's New Album "Uno" Proves They're Still Punk-Rock Legends

By ContributorSeptember 27, 2012
Talk about your ambitious projects. Green Day's shooting pretty high with their latest set of releases—it's a triple album being released over five months called Uno! Dos! Tre! Punk rock fans young and old have been waiting with bated breath to see if these guys ... More  →
Green Day's New Album

10 Reasons That Birthdays Destroy Your Soul

By ContributorSeptember 25, 2012
Birthdays are soul-destroying. They are. “How dare you?!” You cry. “The shame, the shame! What kind of adolescent are you?” The kind, my poor, deluded friends, that gets totally destroyed by birthdays—not only my birthday, but the birthdays of every person I have ever known. Why? I present ... More  →
10 Reasons That Birthdays Destroy Your Soul

Holding On: The Final Chapter!

By ContributorSeptember 25, 2012
This is the last installment of willwriteforhearts' beautifully-written online novella. We hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as we have! To catch up on the entire story, click here. Epilogue Mom’s kind of given up boys for a while. I don’t think forever, but for ... More  →
Holding On: The Final Chapter!

Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: Between Shades of Gray

By ContributorSeptember 24, 2012
Book: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys Synopsis: Lina Vilkas and her family were living happily in Lithuania at the start of WWII, but everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked—basically, the whole Baltic Region was annexed by the USSR and hundreds of innocent people ... More  →
Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: Between Shades of Gray

Fall Fashion for Plus-Sizers

By ContributorSeptember 19, 2012
Well, Sparklers, it's that gorgeous time of year. The leaves are changing, the air is cooling, and it's now socially appropriate to order pumpkin-flavored refreshments (which in my opinion should be available the whole year!). But there's one special perk to autumn that makes Darren ... More  →
Fall Fashion for Plus-Sizers

Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: The Outsiders

By ContributorSeptember 18, 2012
Book: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Synopsis: Ponyboy Curtis is a greaser, living below the middle class line on the “wrong” side of the city. Still, he knows where he stands. He and his gang hold their own against the Socs, gangs of rich kids from ... More  →
Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: The Outsiders

Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: Where Things Come Back

By ContributorSeptember 17, 2012
Book: Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley Synopsis: The disappearance of Cullen Witter’s younger brother during the summer before his senior year forces him to re-examine everything he thinks he knows about his life, his town, and the people in it. Meanwhile, a young ... More  →
Blogging B&N Teen Must-Reads: Where Things Come Back

The Trials of Being Tall

By ContributorSeptember 17, 2012
When I use the word tall, I mean tall: I'm a 6 foot 1 inch 17-year-old female. Unless you are an Amazon woman or you have no other precedent to base your judgment off, that’s really freakin’ tall. Most of my friends are around 5’5 ... More  →
The Trials of Being Tall

How to Defeat the Writer's Block Monster

By ContributorSeptember 11, 2012
It’s the woe of every author. You've just ended a perfect sentence, your fingers are ready for more typing, your hand is ready for more writing, and your mind is…blank. Yep. You have officially met the Writer’s Block. Luckily, there are ways to defeat this ... More  →
How to Defeat the Writer's Block Monster

How to Pull an All-Nighter for No Particular Reason

By ContributorSeptember 10, 2012
We all hate bed times, and bed times hate us. Too bad our parents don’t understand the need for us to stay up late and just enjoy the night while it lasts. But what if, on the off chance you do pull an all-nighter, you ... More  →
How to Pull an All-Nighter for No Particular Reason