Stories by Michael Ryan

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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

Spotlight - Daniele Spagnolo

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Getting involved in arts is fun way to expand horizons

It's time for teens to rock the area and show what we can do with a pen, a microphone, a canvas or a spotlight.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008

Despite some difficulties, student's outlook healthy

Greenbrier High School sophomore Shelby Dorsey may seem like a picky eater, but it's not her fault. Shelby, along with her immediate family, was diagnosed with celiac disease five years ago.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008

Spotlight: Luke Amerson

Luke lives by his motto, "I'm too young to realize some things are impossible." He is all about setting high goals and standards for himself -- and reaching those goals.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007

Teenagers get more creative to find 'cool factor' in Augusta

Is Augusta lame? Teenagers in the area have different perceptions of the Garden City, but many are wondering whether it has enough to offer teenagers.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007

The essentials: Be the golden child

Here are some tips to help you to become a well-rounded, multitalented, golden child.
By Michael Ryan

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007

Even cafeteria shows how racism still affects our lives

Are you racist? Your politically correct instincts might say no, but it's a question worth giving a second thought to.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006

Media figures enrich our area

I was speaking to the downtown Rotary Club a couple years ago when Brad Means rose to ask a question.
By Michael Ryan

Sunday, Sept. 10, 2006

Steve Irwin exuded passion for life

Steve Irwin will be remembered by the world as a man who loved wildlife.
By Michael Ryan
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