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Oh, the benefits of wheels

Elle Gossner
Mar 11 2014 - 9:50am

It's only a piece of plastic. The picture on it is awful, and its dimensions are merely 60 x 92 millimeters.So how important could a driver's license possibly be?Apparently, it's critical for survival; many teens cite it as a source of freedom and independence. Various teens in the Top of Utah report very different benefits of driving and having a...

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Teens turn to anonymous-messaging apps; will cyber bullying increase?

Cecillia Kang, The Washington Post
Feb 18 2014 - 1:01pm

When the message appeared on Ryan Dominick's smartphone, the 14-year-old paused to muster some courage. In it was a link sent by an unknown user that could contain anything from a flirtatious come-on to an embarrassing put-down.It turned out to be a picture of Ryan photoshopped to make him look overweight, complete with multiple chins and engorged...

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Asian teens trounce U.S. in global exam

Kimberly Hefling, The Associated Press
Dec 3 2013 - 8:38am

WASHINGTON -- Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.

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Teens flee Abercrombie and don't shop like they used to

The teens who do have money are spending it differently. About 60 percent of millennial shoppers use smartphones, according to Pew Research Center. That means they can compare prices without entering or leaving a mall, where the traditional teen chains have most of their stores.

Bloomberg News, Lindsey Rupp
Nov 11 2013 - 12:36pm

NEW YORK -- Teens don't shop the way they used to.Where young consumers with spare cash once thronged the likes of Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle Outfitters for clothing that telegraphed their identities, the new generation is poorer, shuns logos and socializes more on the Internet than at the mall. They're also increasingly global...

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Students learn life skills as they serve others

April Hale
Mar 22 2012 - 11:01pm

LAYTON -- Junior high and high school students from across the state met Wednesday to share their knowledge and talents in family and consumer sciences.The annual Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Conference allowed approximately 1,000 students to compete in one of 28 categories ranging from culinary arts and interior design to...

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Skateboard lessons from nose to tail, along the rail

(MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner) Eric Uquillas skates in a bowl at Ellison Skate Park in Layton as some of his students watch Wednesday. His goal during the Wednesday morning classes is to teach young skateboarders to be safe while building their self-esteem.

Dana Rimington
Jul 22 2011 - 11:16pm

LAYTON -- Watching her 9-year-old son roll down a steep embankment on a skateboard at the local skate park always makes Krista Stone's heart drop a bit. Making sure her son protects himself on the board is why the Glendale, Ariz., woman, while visiting family in Utah, signed her son up for a skateboarding camp.

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Ogden junior high students down with anti-gang rap

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) Inglewood performs with Royce (not pictured) as the rap duo performs songs from their “Red Sky” CD during an anti-gang assembly at Mound Fort Junior High School in Ogden on Thursday. The album was produced by the Ogden Police Department and the local American Dream Foundation because officials believe music is a great way to get positive messages to teens.

Jessica Miller
May 21 2011 - 6:15am

OGDEN -- When Mound Fort Junior High School students Ty Ray, Jalene Prieto and Crystal Lopez heard the Ogden Police Department was presenting a rap concert for an assembly at their school, they admit they were less than thrilled.

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GALLERY: TX: Madrigal’s Feaste at Bear River High School

The royal court includes Queen Josie Payne (left) and King Nick Summers in the Madrigal’s Feaste at Bear River High School.

Contributed
Nov 25 2011 - 3:21pm

Teens travel back in time to merry olde England during the annual Madrigal’s Feaste at Bear River High School in Garland. The event includes a king and queen, lords and ladies of the court, and – of course – jesters. Find out more about the feast in a Nov. 28 TX. story by Abby Payne. Photos courtesy of Cindy Payne.

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GALLERY: TX: Northridge High students rehearse in the pit

Alyssa Brown, Stephanie Cook violins

Meghan Jones, TX correspondent
Nov 11 2011 - 2:59pm

Violinists, flutists, keyboard artists and other student musicians provide live sound for many Top of Utah high school musicals. Here are some rehearsal scenes as the pit orchestra creates the “music of the night” for “Phantom of the Opera” at Northridge High School. The production continues through Nov. 19.

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GALLERY: TX students at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Katie McVey (standing) explains the day's work with chorus frogs to the Youth Conservation Corps at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. (Left, Back to Front) Tausha Morris, Colton Fielding, Carmen Garcia. (Right, Back to Front) Jaden Miller, Savannah Allred. (Courtesy of Cindy Payne)

Contributed
Aug 5 2011 - 11:28am

Summer is for the birds – and frogs – if you’re a member of the Youth Conservation Corps at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in Brigham City. Teens in the group recently captured Western chorus frogs to measure and study. The corps members also help create new trails and teach folks about protecting the ecosystem.

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Skateboard lessons from nose to tail, along the rail

(MATTHEW ARDEN HATFIELD/Standard-Examiner) Eric Uquillas skates in a bowl at Ellison Skate Park in Layton as some of his students watch Wednesday. His goal during the Wednesday morning classes is to teach young skateboarders to be safe while building their self-esteem.

Dana Rimington
Jul 22 2011 - 11:16pm

LAYTON -- Watching her 9-year-old son roll down a steep embankment on a skateboard at the local skate park always makes Krista Stone's heart drop a bit. Making sure her son protects himself on the board is why the Glendale, Ariz., woman, while visiting family in Utah, signed her son up for a skateboarding camp.

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Ogden junior high students down with anti-gang rap

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner) Inglewood performs with Royce (not pictured) as the rap duo performs songs from their “Red Sky” CD during an anti-gang assembly at Mound Fort Junior High School in Ogden on Thursday. The album was produced by the Ogden Police Department and the local American Dream Foundation because officials believe music is a great way to get positive messages to teens.

Jessica Miller
May 21 2011 - 6:15am

OGDEN -- When Mound Fort Junior High School students Ty Ray, Jalene Prieto and Crystal Lopez heard the Ogden Police Department was presenting a rap concert for an assembly at their school, they admit they were less than thrilled.

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GALLERY: TX: Three Top of Utah bands

"Tracing Yesterday", a Millville band, performs at Club New York in Logan. Members of Tracying Yesterday are (left to right) Nick Apgar, Jeff Merkley, Jordan Colledge, Alec Spear and Jaden Johnson. (Photos by Abby Payne, TX. correspondent, Bear River High School)

TX correspondents
Apr 1 2011 - 4:30pm

Go behind the scenes in this slide show featuring three Top of Utah bands.

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GALLERY: Haunted house: Haunted Hollow

Visitors to the Haunted Hollow in West Haven are on the lookout for things that go bump in the night in the attraction’s many outdoor and indoor venues. The scares of a night at the haunted house are captured by TX. photographer Jenn Ghan.

Jenn Ghan, TX correspondent
Oct 22 2010 - 11:40pm

See photos of the Haunted Hollow.

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GALLERY: TX.er Lynette Randall shares her Hawaii photos

Samoan performer at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

Lynette Randall, TX. correspondent
Sep 17 2010 - 4:25pm

Oahu was the summer travel destination for TX.er Lynette Randall, of Clearfield High School, and her family. From the beach to the Polynesian Cultural Center, here are some photographic memories of her trip to Hawaii.

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