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Teen Culture Update: November 2019

Disney+, detachment from technology, and meme culture are just a few of the things dominating teen culture this month. Now that Thanksgiving has ended and Christmas is just around the corner — not to mention a new year and...

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The Rise of “OK Boomer” and How to Break the Generational Gap

The slogan “OK Boomer” is making a rise among Generation Z. Whether it is on the front of shirts and sweatshirts, in songs, or being used as a hashtag, Generation Z is making their voice heard while mocking the...

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The Evolution of Harry Styles: From Boy Band to Boundary Breaker

Harry Styles is having a moment. Well, more like a decade.  From his days debuting with the boy band One Direction to his current endeavors as a one-man pop star, Harry Styles has spent the last ten years making...

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The Addictive Nature of YouTube

Believe it or not, Facebook was out the minute you made an account. Instagram lost momentum when the impulse to filter and curate rather than share honestly became the norm, and Snapchat started losing steam a while ago, especially...

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Teen Culture Update: October 2019

As I sit down to write this blog on the morning of Halloween, looking back at the month of October in teen culture feels like a bit of a whirlwind. F FALL FASHION To start us off, I’ll share...

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The One Book Your Teen Needs This Advent

As a Resource Project Manager for Life Teen, I have had the opportunity to manage some incredible book projects. From “100 Saints Every Catholic Teen Should Know” to “Inspired: A Bible Companion for Teens” to “XY,” each book I...

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Helpful Resources for a Happy Halloween

It is obvious that Halloween is just around the corner — in every store, the huge spiders and ghouls that used to haunt the aisles and scare small children are now being replaced by… Christmas trees. All the hopes...

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Dystopian Societies, LGBTQ Characters, and Race Divides: Popular Trends in Today’s YA Fiction

When I was 16, you couldn’t keep me out of the library. I know … typical teen experience, right? Haha. I was a TOTAL NERD. Happily, I still find myself loving the long walk up and down every aisle...

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BTS and the K-Pop Phenomena

“Are those girls?”  “Do you even understand what they are saying?”  “They all look the same!”  “Oh my gosh, like North Korea?”   As a K-pop fan of 10+ years, these questions used to absolutely infuriate and discourage me. My...

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