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Who speaks for Generation Y?

It’s easy to take whatever the media says about Generation Y as being factual.

But what do those who are part of Generation Y, the ones who are on the front lines of adolescence, have to say about America’s youth culture?

 -- Stefan Koski

Q&A with Marty Beckerman

Author Beckerman makes a living with his bad attitude

-- By Zach Brokenrope

S.L.U.T. not based on truth

It’s not often a reader comes by a book that truly defines a generation in realistic and vibrant writing. If being able to identify with this generation of teenagers is what you’re looking for, continue looking, because you won’t find it in Generation S.L.U.T.

Author Marty Beckerman’s second attempt at wooing the lucrative teen market fails miserably.

-- By Zach Brokenrope

By Justin Skaradosky/ The Tattoo

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 -- Oscar Ramirez

Terryville teen pens book on high school life

Forget reading a novel for homework and writing an in-depth analysis of it the next class. Stefan Koski went much further – he wrote his own.

While other teens his age might have trouble finishing a book, never mind writing one, the 17-year-old Terryville High School junior sat down and wrote “The Underclassmen Years,” a self-published book dedicated to satirizing his school.

“This book was an idea I had my freshmen year,” said Koski.

 By Joe Keo


From Chapter Four: Biology Class: My Old Arch-Nemesis

  If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. —Tom Peters

I’m not saying that it’s a boring class. Well, I am, but it’s just that with all the other things that we have to deal with on a daily basis, it’s nice to be able to space-out for once through something that’s largely irrelevant. Or at least you try to. We have a biology teacher who is a little out there.

Good teacher, mind you. I just think that when God was handing out brains, our biology teacher got one that had a little label on it that said, “Do Not Use if Seal is Broken.” And it was. And he did.

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