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Sunday 01/08/2012
Posted: January 08, 2012 - 2:42 pm
Internet makes college visits a reality

It's perhaps the most stressful time of year for me, and other seniors who are making their college choices. Most have taken their SAT and ACT tests, applied to schools, and are now waiting for acceptance letters.

Tuesday 12/06/2011
Updated: December 06, 2011 - 3:45 pm
Many say the journalism business is dying, but I think it's just changing

Not many things can make me want to give up a Jersey summer, even for a week. Only Al Neuharth can.

Friday 10/28/2011
Posted: October 28, 2011 - 6:32 pm
Tumblr has become a part of daily life for teens

There’s Facebook and Twitter, and then there’s the less known - Tumblr. Tumblr allows people to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Like Twitter, users can choose to follow other users and make their page private.

Saturday 10/08/2011
Posted: October 08, 2011 - 4:11 pm
This website is helping me narrow down my college choices

It’s that time of the year again for so many of us who are in our senior year: picking a college. After a lot of research, I’ve been able to narrow down my list to four colleges. But for my friends and so many others — the lists go on, and on, and on.

Saturday 09/24/2011
Posted: September 24, 2011 - 10:53 am
My experience taking the ACTs - a standardized test nightmare

I made it! Don't ask me how, but I'm here. After a a gut-wrenching five hours of testing, I somehow made it out alive. It may sound like a diss, but both the ACTs and SATs suck.

Saturday 09/03/2011
Updated: September 24, 2011 - 11:01 am
The SAT isn't a good measure of a student's abilities

2400. That's the highest score that you can receive with all the sections combined on the SAT reasoning test - a dream for me and many others to achieve.

Friday 08/12/2011
Posted: August 12, 2011 - 1:21 pm
As the U.S. Postal Service considers cutting 120,000 jobs, the snail mail days are over

It’s not a secret that in this day and age, many of us teens and those much younger probably haven’t written a letter. Snail mail, the old ways are long gone.

Wednesday 07/27/2011
Updated: July 27, 2011 - 3:13 pm
I admire teen star Justin Bieber - but I'm not a fan

Maybe it's Justin Bieber's dashing locks or his voice - but either way, the 17-year-old Canadian boy has captivated the attention of so many girls, young and old. The boys like to hate on him, but even they know he is a star.

Friday 07/08/2011
Posted: July 08, 2011 - 9:34 am

According to Facebook, 54.7% of people ages 13-17 have a Facebook account. That statistic doesn't say it all. The minimum age to have a Facebook is 13. Kids love to keep up with the trends and even those much, much younger work around the system by using a false birth date and making an account. I will admit I too was one of them. It is not because I and others want to break the rules but it's rather because you too want to see the cool and rising hang out spot.

Updated: July 08, 2011 - 9:37 am
Welcome message

Hello! Thanks for clicking by my blog, Teen Ink. I'm extremely excited to blog here about things happening in the world of teens. Who better to tell you about it, then a teen himself, right? From the newest social media craze to the coolest trend in school, I'll blog about it all. I invite you to check out my bio to learn a little more about me. Please be sure to stop by this blog frequently to see new posts! I'd love to hear from you, so be sure to email me at or tweet me @hipplepatel. Happy surfing!