Stories by Lauren Noto

Monday, Feb. 15, 2010

Sharing music files widespread among teens

No one except the record companies bat an eyelash at it. Many teens says sharing music files is the norm.
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2010

Your Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Statuses

Facebook is an interesting conundrum: the premise of the idea is that people actually care when you've brushed your teeth or taken your dog out for a walk. However, navigating the mess of Facebook ...
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2009

Wasting time over winter break beneficial

After holidays and stress of last minute cramming and studying for exams comes a well-earned period that can be used to your satisfaction, if you know how to waste time well. Wasting time well ...
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009

Lakeside teen enjoys nature photography

Lakeside High School student Bailey Doss is on her way to shooting photos professionally.
By Lauren Noto

Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

One Act Results

On Saturday, Harlem High School, Evans High School, Lakeside High School, John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School, Cross Creek High School, and Hephzibah High School competed for the Region ...
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009

One Act, hours of effort for high school drama departments

Shorter than your average musical, but longer than your little sister's Rapunzel re-enactment, One Act plays pack a serious punch.
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009

Peace sign popularity continues to grow

Although a peace sign is something widely recognized on everything from bags to bridges, its origins still remain a mystery for most teens. Called a broken cross by religious leaders and a ...
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Crutches add insult to injury

Simply put, crutches are two metal sticks that go under a person's arms and allow the user to limp around without putting weight on an injured leg or foot.
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paying for grades sends mixed messages

Though most teens get just a pat on the back for good grades, freshmen in Chicago's public high schools get checks. The payout is $50 for As, $35 for Bs and $20 for Cs.
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Spotlight: Emily Bragg

Emily had a perfect score on the SAT and is the STAR student for Columbia County.
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009

The essentials: start a club

Ethan Butler, a 17-year-old Greenbrier High School senior, is the founder of TARS, Teen-Age Republicans. TARS continues to draw lots of members. Ethan offers some advice on how to start up a club ...
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

Shoppers are drawn to mall to take advantage of sales

For the Augusta Mall, signs of the economic downturn that's supposed to be gripping the nation were hard to find on Jan. 3.
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Time capsule talk

What would you put into a time capsule?
By John Klement, Lauren Noto and Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008

Xtreme Spotlight: Blake Reynolds

Blake Reynolds is a 17-year-old senior at Greenbrier High School
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008

My Vote: Lauren Noto

Even though I can't vote because I'm only 14, I support Democratic candidate Barack Obama for two main reasons.
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008

Travel no farther than keyboard to volunteer

Even if you can't vote, now is the time to get involved in a 2008 election campaign. Both parties have increased opportunities for participation.
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008


"I'm rooting for University of South Carolina because I lived in South Carolina for most of my life."
By Lauren Noto

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008

Report on smoking has harsh words for media

A recent report from the National Cancer Institute shows that the media play a huge role in influencing teenagers to smoke.
By Lauren Noto
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