Fall Fashion

With the odd 70 to 80 degree October weather out of the way, it is safe to say that it’s time to move the short shorts and flip-flops to the back of the closet and break out the oversized sweaters and infinity scarves. It may seem that as the weather gets cooler, people usually want to go the easy route and throw on a pair of sweats and a sweatshirt and call it a day. There are others who take the chance to really show how fashion forward they are no matter the season. I had the chance to speak with a Centennial junior and ask her what her favorite trend of the fall season is. Continue reading Fall Fashion

Got Sleep?

Teenagers of this generation are not getting enough sleep per night. Agree with this statement? Are you one of the countless teenagers struggling to balance everything in your tight schedule? Teenagers are known to be the single most stressed age group, and lack of sleep is generously contributing to that fact. Continue reading Got Sleep?

New Album: Taylor Swift’s “Red”

Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift released her fourth full-length studio album, “Red”, on Monday, October 22nd. Her previous album, “Speak Now”, garnered over one million album sales in its first week. The 22-year-old singer/songwriter has been featured on multiple magazine covers, including “Seventeen”, “Vogue” and “Glamour”. At 19 years of age, she was the youngest person to be featured on the cover of “Billboard” magazine. Swift has earned awards such as Female Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year. Her website, TaylorSwift.com recently announced the dates and cities of her third world tour. Continue reading New Album: Taylor Swift’s “Red”

One Direction 2013 Tour

The boy band One Direction has become one of the most popular names known around the world. People have even gone so far as comparing them to the Beatle’s! With a successful 2012 tour of the US, they decided to come back for another round. The 2013 US tour kicks off on November 30th in Uncansville, Connecticut. They’ll play in thirty-two cities around the US for crazed fans, including Illinois’ very own Chicago on July 13th. Although many shows are sold out, tickets are always available on websites like stubhub or can be bought right before the concert. So if you’re a One Direction fan, support the boys and have fun rocking out to their music live!

Music Affects Teens

The cultures present in today’s society are greatly based upon what you hear on TV, what you listen to on YouTube and the kind of music on your iPod. Everything you do has an effect on your personality.

Music is a very powerful medium and is greatly influential at the social level. It facilitates communication which exceeds beyond words and permits certain meanings to be shared.

The legendary fusion of words and melody that create a song is a lot more than a simple melody that satisfies our boredom. Music holds a powerful effect on an individual because it can stimulate and provoke multiple responses – physiological, movement, mood, emotional, cognitive and behavioral. Continue reading Music Affects Teens