middle school

  • 18 Awesomely Awkard School Pictures [Photos]

    18 Awesomely Awkard School Pictures [Photos]

    I am not photogenic. Not at all. The majority of my tagged photos on Facebook have me half-blinking one eye, slightly resembling the face people make before they sneeze.

  • My Childhood Celeb Crushes [Photos]

    My Childhood Celeb Crushes [Photos]

    Middle school. What a horribly awkward time. I personally believe that middle school is the thing everyone has to live through in order to earn adulthood. But you know what made it a little better? The amazingly hot celebs on TV and in movies and music when we were kids! Any bad day could (and still can be) made better by listening to Justin Timberlake belt out a love song.

  • 10 Best Bar And Bat Mitzvah Favors [Photos]

    10 Best Bar And Bat Mitzvah Favors [Photos]

    If I could go to a Bat Mitzvah every weekend for the rest of my life, I would. Those were the glory days. Personalized everything, sundae bars, extremely awful DJs, and everyone in their pubescent splendor.

  • The Must-haves for a Middle Schools Dance

    The Must-haves for a Middle Schools Dance

    Ah, middle school dances. Remember those? Middle school was a time filled with girls who like boys but are taller than them and boys who like girls but are suffering through that awkward I might-be-going-through-puberty-soon stage. A time for "do you like me? check yes or no" notes, relentless bullying as a sign of flirtation, and teachers who are more in tuned with the adolescent gossip than the actual students are.

  • Celebs Were Teased Too

    Celebs Were Teased Too

    Middle school sucks, hands down. I don't know anyone who has ever claimed that middle school was the best three years of their life. And if I did know someone who said that, I would also know that they were a pathological liar. Between the ages of 12 and 14, kids are awkwardly trying to adjust to their pubescent bodies. And they have braces. So things are just awkward all around.

  • The Know: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

    The Know: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

    There's a new reality show in town, peeps, and this time it's actually good. I'm not talking so-bad-it's-oh-so-good like Jersey Shore and all it's fist pumping glory (as thankful as I am that I've learned how to beat the beat); I'm talking eye-opening, thought provoking, I-can't-believe-this-is-the-country-we-live-in good, and it's starting this Friday.

  • Condoms…for Kids?

    Condoms…for Kids?

    A few weeks ago we learned that men are such fragile beings that they tend to buy condoms that are too big for them instead of admitting (to the CVS lady) that their junk is on the smaller side. And now we've discovered that less-endowed men aren't the only ones with a condom sizing issue - 12-year-old-boys can't seem to find condoms in their middle school size, either.

  • Did You Get “The Talk”?

    Did You Get “The Talk”?

    I vividly remember the times when Salt-N-Pepa’s “Let’s Talk about Sex” would come on the radio while I was being chauffeured around by my mother. I would plead to the heavens above that she would not take this opportunity to actually talk about sex with me. I dreaded the conversation that I knew was coming.

  • Bad News for Band Geeks

    Bad News for Band Geeks

    Sixth grade was a rough year for me. I was sitting at the semi-popular table at lunch and was delusional enough to think I was the cat’s pajamas. Looking back, I simply was not. Maybe because I used phrases like "the cat's pajamas." And now, a Swedish study is telling me that my unpopularity will cause me to suffer from heart disease and diabetes later in life and I will most likely start doing drugs and try to kill myself.

  • Bracelet or Sexual Resume?

    Bracelet or Sexual Resume?

    The gist of the article is that a middle school in Colorado has banned rubber bracelets because they believe the students are participating in “snap games.” No, that's not some sort of game where you pull back the rubber bracelet and snap your friend's wrist to make her scream bloody murder. It's actually when students wear different bracelets to represent their participation in certain sexual acts.

  • Middle School Fashion: WTF Was I Thinking!?

    Middle School Fashion: WTF Was I Thinking!?

    As wonderful as it was, there is one aspect of my childhood that I pray never comes back to haunt me: my wardrobe. Looking back on the trends of our middle school days, I am left sitting on my floor surrounded by piles of reputation-killing photos wondering what the eff we were thinking back then...

  • Recess Games That Rocked

    Recess Games That Rocked

    At the risk of sounding like a creeper with a window-less van parked 100 yards from a playground, here are some of my favorite games from recess that I wish were appropriate for eighteen year-olds to play. Note: I like the games...not the kids.

  • The CC Weekly Weigh In: Advice To Our Younger Selves

    The CC Weekly Weigh In: Advice To Our Younger Selves

    Remember when you were 13 and everything seemed like the biggest deal ever and "OMG you are going to die because life is just so bad"? Oh, and you were wearing giant bell bottom jeans and a shirt with a condom pocket on the sleeve? Yeah, those were the days.

  • CC’s Songs-That-Made-Mama-Mad Mix

    CC’s Songs-That-Made-Mama-Mad Mix

    It's amazing how many songs somehow slipped under my Mother's radar in middle school and managed to taint my twelve year old ears. I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a playlist with all those little ditties that we all LURVED in school, even though we most likely weren't 100% sure what the lyrics really meant.

  • The Week is Over At Last!

    The Week is Over At Last!

    This week was full of ups and downs… and we’re not just talking about the stock market. Ayooo! Don’t forget to tip the waitstaff!: Down...

  • Welcome to the Pre-Pre SAT

    Welcome to the Pre-Pre SAT

    Remember when you had to prepare for the SATs? The courses, the books, the tutors, and missing many Saturdays with your friends to take those...

  • The Nights I Looked Like a Tranny; My 5 Biggest Makeup Regrets

    The Nights I Looked Like a Tranny; My 5 Biggest Makeup Regrets

    Makeup is fun. With makeup I can make myself look like anything I want. I can glam myself up, or play out a more natural...

  • The First Day of School is Almost Here!

    The First Day of School is Almost Here!

    It’s that time of year again: the first day of school. Students all over the world are preparing for the opportunities that lie ahead. There...

  • A Blast From Your Past — Facebook Wall Style

    A Blast From Your Past — Facebook Wall Style

    “Heyyyyyy!!!! Ohmygosh we haven’t talked in ages!!!! How have you been? You look like you’re doing great. WE should totally get together sometime!” We all...

  • Summer Camp Destroyed My Virgin Ears and I Loved It

    Summer Camp Destroyed My Virgin Ears and I Loved It

    A recent New York Times article tells parents to “Please Relax, It’s Just Camp.” It details the fact that parents are WAY too involved in...

  • Hallmates from Hell, Part 2

    Hallmates from Hell, Part 2

    Last time, I told you about my oh-so-lovely hallmates, who chose to cover my board with hateful words. When misogynistic and sexist words come into...

  • 12 Year Old Girl Makes Me Hate My Life

    12 Year Old Girl Makes Me Hate My Life

    When I was 12 I had thick bangs, giant braces and a wardrobe that consisted of my brothers’ yellow-crusted-arm-pitted-hand-me-downs. I wore Umbros – one leg...

  • Masturbation: Something for Everyone

    Masturbation: Something for Everyone

    I remember the first time I tried it. My close friends were hanging out one afternoon and the topic came up. Masturbation. The room got...

  • How The Mean Girls Made Me Awesome

    How The Mean Girls Made Me Awesome

    I’ll never forget that fateful day in art class, senior year of high school. This (pardon me if I seem rash in this titling) bitch...

  • Middle Schooler’s get The Pill??

    Middle Schooler’s get The Pill??

    • I’m all for protecting the sexually active…just not for 11 year olds needing to be protected. I don’t think I even knew what sex...