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The TX. 10: Best summer foods and treats

<strong>1. Ice cream:</strong> Everyone loves ice cream, and it’s even better in the hot summertime!<strong>2. Popsicles:</strong> They’re like the adopted cousins of ice cream. Both are cold and refreshing, but Popsicles can be juicy ...

Bittersweet reflections on graduation

Mixed feelings about graduation?“Just going back to school after (my) mission. School isn’t over,” said graduate Slater Hart.Or, “It feels like nothing has changed because my mind graduated months ago! Now it’s onto the real life in college,” said graduate Eli Anderson.These ...

Writers create ‘magic’ with words

I recently attended another writer’s conference. Yes, another one!This one was called the <a href="https://www.teenwritersconference.org/" target="_blank">”Teen Writer’s Conference,</a>” and it was generally more centered on kids aged 13 to 18. It was an ...

What went wrong? Our worst vacation memories

TX. StaffSummer vacations are all about making memories, but not all the memories are always warm and fuzzy.Sometimes the funniest moments are the ones when things go wrong, from lost luggage to the dreaded stomach flu. In this spirit, some of our TX. writers share the worst moments from their ...

Bottom Line trivia

The technical name for the popular hashtag symbol is an octothorpe.[gallery_header ids="1024519,1024523"]

Love to write or take photos? Join TX. staff

We’re looking for teenagers to write stories, take photos and draw illustrations for our weekly TX. teen section, which appears in print and online in the <a href="https://www.standard.net/lifestyle/tx/" target="_blank">Standard-Examine</a>r.There’s no one better ...

The TX. 10: Weirdest names of dog breeds

<strong>1. Peruvian Inca Orchid:</strong> Yes, it’s a dog, not a flower.<strong>2. Sloughi:</strong> He would definitely lose attendance credit.<strong>3. Stabyhoun:</strong> Don’t give this one any ...

Use summer to relax AND prep for school

With the school year a thing of the past, it’s finally time to kick back, relax and enjoy some sleeping in.While summer is great for the much-needed break from tests and grades, I’ve also found that it’s a great time to get ready for the next school year. You might not want to think about ...

‘Night Circus’ weaves tale of magic, mystery

One thing that most people can relate to is the appeal of the unknown and the mysterious. This can be seen especially in the love of magicians and magic all over the world.“People will see what they wish to see. And in most cases, what they are told they see,” writes <a ...

Bottom Line trivia

When the first woman in America applied to enter medical school in 1847, students thought it was a joke. But Elizabeth Blackwell graduated first in her class from New York’s Geneva Medical College in 1849 and opened her own practice.[gallery_header ids="1030002,1030007"]