Passing the Test

If you think about it college is kind of like one huge test. To me college means, a new beginning. It’s a win or lose situation, and honestly it’s extremely scary. There are several questions on this test that I expect to find answers to such as: How will I do on my own? Will […]

So long summer vacation, hello fall semester!

Getting ready for school doesn’t have to be all work and no play! I’ve got you covered with these basics. It’s that time of year, y’all. While the hot and humid weather may be around for a few more months, summer vacation is coming to a close. I know many of you are sad to […]

Teenage Nightmare: The Effect of Cliques and Peer Pressure

The duty of friends is to accept each others faults and strengths without judgment. Friendships should be based on trust and honesty, like any other relationship. So why is the pressure to fit in so extreme in society? If friends were so approving of one another then peer pressure and the need to belong would […]

Young Adult Covers Depict Death as Beautiful

(From Rachel Stark’s article) What do recent Young Adult books all have in common, apart from having beautiful people falling in love at an early age? Book covers featuring the teenage heroines in a picturesque background, serene in the embrace of death – a first impression that is meant to portray the epitome of an […]

Childhood: There’s an App for That

The world stopped turning whenever I acquired a new Barbie. As a child this was the most exciting event that could possibly occur. My eight year old brain could not fathom why the babysitter’s grandson enjoyed sitting for hours on the uncomfortable hardwood floor with a Nintendo control in his hand. I distinctly remember his […]

Five Ways to Get Social

With the school year rapidly approaching and apprehension and excitement increasing for many attending new schools and universities, it’s clear that getting back into the swing of college and making new friends is on everyone’s list. Though many are returning to familiar routines of school and hanging with old friends, others are timidly walking into […]

Children: For Them, Sexually Suggestive Dancing is Never Cute

Several days ago I was doing my usual routine of checking worldstarhiphop.com, when I came across a video of six-years old doing a sexually suggestive dance called “Dem Bow”. The video was shot in Washington Heights, NY, which isn’t very far from where I live. Videos like these are sad because they expose to children […]

Bikers Against Child Abuse: Breaking the Chains of Abuse

(Bikers helping a victim feel safe – photo by Karina Bland) If you were a victim to abuse at six years of age, likely at the hands of a once-trustworthy adult figure, who would you turn to for reassurance? Try a beefy, black-leather-wearing guy on a roaring motorcycle. With their emblematic do-rags and tattoos, they […]

Seventeen Magazine’s Body Peace Treaty

Fashion magazines are constantly under fire for making drastic changes with photo editing technology and for using models that are too thin. 14-year-old Julia Bluhm, from Maine, started a petition earlier this year on change.org urging Seventeen magazine to print at least one photo spread in each of their monthly issues that had not been […]

The Plight of the College Student (Part Two)

For those of you who have read the majority of my articles, you might remember the very first one that I wrote for Candor News: “The Plight of the College Student.” That article focused largely on the problem that college students face of finding anything productive to do during the summer, regardless of how much […]

Disney Villains Go Designer

Poor unfortunate souls! The familiar characters we all love to hate are back and more glamorous than ever in the upcoming Disney Villains Designer Collection. This exclusive set follows on the success of the Disney Princess Designer Collection from last year. The collection will include dolls, apparel, beauty products, home items, and stationary that will […]

Give My Regards to Camp Broadway

Attention young Broadway lovers! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be in a Broadway show? Well Camp Broadway may spark some interest for you. Camp Broadway is exactly what it sounds like – a Broadway boot camp. Currently in its 17th season, Camp Broadway has served as a way for kids between the […]

Dealing With Rejection

Taking risks are a part of progression. Auditioning for the lead part of a play, applying for a scholarship, or asking your crush on date all have the potential consequence of rejection.  Finding the courage to pursue your goals takes a certain amount of confidence and faith. However the possibility of rejection can often paralyze […]

Mind the Gap

Taking time to further develop their maturity, gain life-altering perspectives, and pursue academic and career interests in a different setting—maybe even across the world—is growing in popularity for high school seniors headed towards higher education.  It’s called taking a “gap-year,” and it is not something that only the young can benefit from.  Taking some time […]

The Art of Procrastination

We all do it, some more than others. It’s a bad habit we try to break every New Year’s Resolution, but we continue. It keeps us up late at night doing homework, writing final papers, studying for tests we knew we had two weeks ago; its procrastination. A pesky thing to shake. Putting off our […]

Teenage Recreation Gone Astray

On Saturday May 26th Ronald Poppo, an innocent homeless man, was victim to a bloody assault in which 31-year-old Rudy Eugene chewed off a large portion of Poppo’s face. Many have suspected that this cannibalistic attack was the start of a zombie apocalypse, but doctors have confirmed that Eugene was high on a synthetic drug […]

The Plight of the College Student

With the month of July fast approaching, many schools across the states are setting their students free for summer break. For many students, this summer break seems to offer the promise of complete freedom (even if you are spending the entire summer at your house). However, with this year’s break already well under way, I […]