middle school

Aug 6, 2015

TBT: 10 Songs To Throw It Back To Our Middle School “Emo” Years

Parents didn’t understand you—no one but your friends and music, man.

Sep 7, 2012

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.

Mar 6, 2012

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.

Nov 10, 2011

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.

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Aug 16, 2011

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

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

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.

Mar 25, 2010

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.

Mar 10, 2010

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Dec 8, 2009

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.

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Sep 30, 2009

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.

Sep 14, 2009

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.

Sep 3, 2009

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...

Jul 14, 2009

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.

Jul 10, 2009

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.

Apr 30, 2009

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.

Oct 24, 2008

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...

Oct 23, 2008

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...

Aug 27, 2008

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...

Aug 20, 2008

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...

Aug 13, 2008

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...

Aug 2, 2008

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...

Jul 24, 2008

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...

Jul 23, 2008

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...

Jan 26, 2008

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...

Oct 16, 2007

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...