October 18, 2017

Teen starts ‘Light it Up Blue’ event for Autism Awareness

Matthias Zierhut

By Julie Samrick Matthais Zierhut has prepared for this role his whole life. The 16-year-old high school sophomore is the planner and coordinator of his town’s first Light It Up Blue event in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day on Wednesday, April 2. Autism Speaks created the campaign where more than 1,300 cities spanning all… Read more

Mother of teen shot by girlfriend’s dad wants murder charges

teen shot by girlfriend's dad

The father who police said fatally shot a 17-year-old boy in his daughter’s bedroom should be charged with murder, the victim’s distraught mother says. Read more

Teen’s flashlight invention to change the world?

Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski was just 16 when she won a local science fair with her invention, a flashlight powered solely by hand heat. One Google science fair later, she’s on her way to changing the world. Two years ago, Makosinski was inspired by a friend in the Philippines who didn’t have electricity – the girl told Ann… Read more

Is America finally fed up with the likes of Justin Bieber?

Justin Bieber

By Julie Samrick For months we’ve heard Justin Bieber is no role model. It’s not even cool for little girls to like him anymore (at least not with my second grader and her friends.) Just when I think the whole “he’s-not-a-good-role-model” message will finally rub off and the likes of teen stars gone wild like… Read more

7 things you totes need to stop saying if you’re over 30

cool mom

Here are the things you need to stop saying if you are over the age of 30. Or if you have a mortgage, or a job that comes with benefits. Or if you have teens. Especially, if you have teens. 1. Totes. When used as an abbreviation for the word “totally,” of course. If someone approaches… Read more

Teen Overdoses on Soy Sauce

overdoses on soy sauce

The 19-year-old drank more than a quart of soy sauce on a dare, which made him have a seizure and then slip into a coma. Read more

Body Found Believed to Be Iowa Teen Kathlynn Shepard

Kathlynn Shepard

A body found in the Des Moines River on Friday evening is likely that of kidnapped 15-year-old Kathlynn Shepard, who has been missing since she and another girl were abducted more than two weeks ago, state authorities said early Saturday morning. Read more

‘Clouds’ Singer Zach Sobiech Succumbs to Cancer

Clouds singer Zach Sobiech

‘Clouds’ Singer Zach Sobiech has died at the age of 18. The boy who battled cancer while winning the hearts of many with his uplifting attitude and song will be missed by many.  Read more at People Magazine. And Here’s a link to Zach’s hit song Clouds on Youtube.  

Heaviest Alligator on Record Caught By Texas Teen

heaviest alligator

An 18-year-old Fort Bend County high school senior has become the record holder for the heaviest alligator ever caught in Texas. Read more

Remains Found are of Missing Teen Hailey Darlene Dunn

Hailey Darlene Dunn

Remains found in a remote West Texas location last month are those of a 13-year-old middle school cheerleader missing since December 2010, authorities announced Friday. Hailey Darlene Dunn’s remains were found near Lake J.B. Thomas in Scurry County on March 16, more than two years after her mother reported her missing. Read more