Lose yourself in a good book this summer

TX. Summer Reading

Summer vacation as a whole is wonderful but June especially is the best month of the year for students. It’s our very first chance to really relax since the school year ended, and for lots of teenagers, that means finally being able to read some new books. While summer reading can be the...


The TX. 10: Favorite actors and actresses


1. Julia Roberts 2. Johnny Depp 3. Tom Hanks 4. Emma Watson 5. Meryl Streep 6. Josh Hutcherson 7. Leonardo Dicaprio 8. Kevin Costner 9. Gerard Butler 10. Angelina Jolie — Kennedy Robins, Northridge High School


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TX. Blue Tang

The blue tang — of “Finding Dory” fame — changes color as it gets older. Young fish are yellow with blue spots; they gradually turn blue with a yellow tail, and will be totally blue with black markings when fully mature.


Girls State the place to nail down some political smarts

TX. Girls State

If someone had asked me a year ago, or even a few months ago, about Girls State, I would have had no idea what it was. I had never heard of this event until a school counselor was talking about it one day in February. I decided to apply and after an interview, I was accepted to attend the 2016 year...


TV show looks at fashions around the world


What you wear says a lot about who you are. Schools, workplaces and even some countries and religions all have dress codes. These codes reveal more than just a location’s taste in fashion; they also reveal the location’s values.In Utah, for example, necklines are high and shoulders are...


Summertime is road-trip time

TX. Road Trip Illustration

There is something so freeing about the summer months. Granted, most schools are out for summer vacation but the warm weather and blue skies make the world seem like a wide open playground for many adventurous folks. There is no better way to capitalize on these amazing months than with an iconic...


Not doing it: Fewer high school kids are having sex

Teens Less Sex

NEW YORK — The troubles with kids these days ... are not as common as they used to be. U.S. teens are having a lot less sex, they are drinking and using drugs less often, and they aren’t smoking as much, according a government survey of risky youth behaviors. “I think you can call...


Giggles guaranteed in 2016 KidsPost Summer Book Club


School involves a serious amount of reading. And some of that reading is serious. But in the summer, reading should be just about fun. That’s why we picked the theme “Laughing Matters” for this year’s KidsPost Summer Book Club. We’re determined to put you in a good...


Boxer Muhammad Ali showed courage inside, outside ring

Roach Parkinsons Boxing-4

Kids may wonder what the big deal is about Muhammad Ali. While Ali, who died June 3 at age 74, was a three-time boxing champion, his last fight was almost 35 years ago. But Ali was an important person. To understand why, you have to understand the 1960s and 1970s, when Ali was at the height of his...


A ‘Marvel'-ous explosion of films, TV shows

Film Captain America Boyfriend

Things have been busy in the world of Marvel lately — “Captain America: Civil War” finally came to theaters, trailers for upcoming films have been released and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” ended its third season. Thankfully, we've got a lot more to look forward to in...

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