Easter is coming up and that means many teens are getting ready to break the Lent vows they’ve been holding strong to (mostly) for the past month. For a majority of teens this means reactivating their Facebooks, eating enough chocolate to make up for the break and being able to jam out to their iPods again. Lent isn’t just for Catholics, however, many teens have participated in Lent simply to see if they are up to the challenge of abstaining from their favorite things. Overall, some good lessons on self-discipline have certainly been learned.
Teens have also been tweeting about the latest issue of People Magazine that featured a list of the most beautiful celebrities, ranking Jennifer Lopez at the number one most beautiful. Also on the list was High School Musical sweetheart Zac Efron, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Simpson, Katie Holmes, Kellan Lutz (of Twilight fame), Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds and the list goes on. Teens have been posting on Facebook about whether or not they agree with this list along with celebrities who should have been on it.
We all still remember Rebecca Black, who became a YouTube sensation recently with her hit song “Friday.” Since then, others have been basking in their own YouTube success by covering the song. Nick Jonas played a cover of her song from the Concert for Hope this past week which received much applause at the concert and was caught on video and uploaded to YouTube by a fan at the concert. The video has gotten almost 400,000 hits already and has been received pretty positively. Another popular cover of the song was Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert’s hilarious and theatrical rendition performed on Jimmy Fallon’s late night show. Teens have shared both of these videos on Facebook along with a few mock videos by less well-known people. In related news, Lady GaGa has spoken out in defense of the negative criticism surround Rebecca Black’s new song by posting on Twitter: “Rebecca Black is a genius, and anyone who’s telling her she’s cheesy is full of s***.”
Teens and tweens have also been discussing the Kids Choice Awards that aired on Nickelodeon recently. It may be called the “Kids” Choice Awards but it still attracted the attention of many teens who still can’t get enough of watching their favorite celebrities get slimed. The stars who got slimed included Snoop Dogg, Jim Carey, Russell Brand and Heidi Klum. One of the biggest surprises of the night was when Johnny Depp came out with a giant hose and slimed the whole front section of the audience. Both Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez took home orange blimp awards as well as Katy Perry, Johnny Depp and two for Justin Bieber. It proved to be a fun and nostalgic award show for teens and tweens who still aren’t too old to watch their favorite stars get slimed on Nickelodeon.
The most recent episode of Glee left many “Gleeks” in shock and excitement that was broadcasted all over the social networks after practically each scene. Shock over an unexpected kiss, preparations for prom night and the show’s Glee club’s advancement to the National tournaments. More song covers were done, as is Glee’s signature, including an especially moving cover of the Beatles’ classic hit “Blackbird.”
Teen sports fanatics have been excitedly chatting about the NHL hockey playoffs that began this week. The NHL hockey playoffs will match up some of the best hockey teams in the country to determine an ultimate winner of the coveted Stanley Cup. The season began in October of last year and now it’s getting down to the final matches. If you’ve got a teen hockey enthusiast in the house, chances are they’ll be taking over the T.V. for the next month or so during game time.
Caroline R. is a 17-year-old Junior in high school who enjoys being on her school’s debate team, rock climbing and playing the guitar. Her favorite subject is Biology and she would like to incorporate it in her future career. She also contributes topics articles about parenting, social networking and teen influencers at Parent eSource.