Stories by Michael Ryan

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teen Spotlight: Macey Samples

Macey Samples, 16, is a rising senior at Greenbrier High School
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Xtreme Profile: Kirsten Newlin

Kirsten Newlin, a 17-year-old rising senior at Augusta Preparatory Day School, has been hooked on theater since participating in the Augusta Players Youth Theatre's production of Bye Bye Birdie.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pop heroes should remember their own

Chris Brown batters his squeaky-clean R&B image. Michael Phelps smokes his all-American Olympic halo away. How much should society punish these fallen heroes?
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Quick hits

'Coraline': Based on the children's book of the same name, this movie is about a restless and curious girl who discovers an alternate version of her life.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009

Teen spotlight: Jason Best

Jason is involved in the marching band and the track team. He enjoys reading and volunteering at his church, Oakey Grove Baptist.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

To enjoy 'Gina's Wedding,' young cast will just wing it

There is something missing in the Augusta Players Youth Theatre's current production: A script.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009

Xtreme Profile: Stephen Lam

Stephen Lam, 17, is aiming for an amazing senior year. His wish-list classes are guitar, AP photography and yearbook.
By Michael Ryan

Time capsule talk

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

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008

Teens should be allowed to assess difficult issues

Teenagers can handle a lot. They have to: Adolescence is a crucial point in life where you are forced for the first time to deal with major issues and make important decisions.
By Michael Ryan

Quick hits

T-Pain returns with his third album. With his synthesized voice and collaborations ranging from Ciara to T.I., T-Pain lives up to all of my expectations.
By Jackie Rodriguez, Jonathan Chandler and Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008

Xtreme Spotlight: Haley Bourne

Haley Bourne is a 17-year-old senior at Evans High School.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008

How old is too old to go trick-or-treating?

Halloween memories include dressing up in costume and going from door to door getting candy, then surveying your loot. But at what age should you hang up your free candy bag?
By Lindsay Garrick, Michael Ryan and Michele Falin

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008

Students debate global issues in U.N. format

NGOs, resolutions, the General Assembly, NATO, the AU, the WHO, IGOs and position papers are all terms one might hear while listening in on a Model United Nations club meeting at Greenbrier High ...
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

The essentials: Register for the SAT

Teenagers soon will be sharpening their No. 2 pencils and buying almost indecently thick prep books for the SAT. Have questions on how to register? The Xtreme Teen Board and Greenbrier High School ...
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rome, Athens are fine, but nothing beats home

This summer, I had an experience of a lifetime as part of a group of students from Greenbrier High School that toured Italy and Greece for 15 days.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Teens enjoy 'High School'

Teens last summer were gearing up for the premiere of Disney's High School Musical 2. This summer, the original Disney's High School Musical movie comes to life in a production by The Augusta ...
By Michael Ryan

Spotlight - Daniele Spagnolo

Daniele Spagnolo is in this week's Spotlight.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Taping beating shocks teens

YouTube is a popular site to share and watch videos, but a recently posted video showed the dark side to the Web site.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The essentials: How to make chocolate chip cookies

Greenbrier High School sophomore Alex Poppell can whip up a mean batch of chocolate chip cookies.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

High schools go all out in musical productions

High School Musical is a teen cultural phenomenon, but this spring you can catch a real high school musical at a school campus near you.
By Michael Ryan
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