Teen Travel -
Antigua an eclectic mix of old and new
Oozing a lively vibe, Antigua, Guatemala is an
enchanting and eclectic colonial city that takes visitors to a place
where new and old worlds meet.
This small town, which rests magically on the valley of the volcanoes
Agua, Fuego and Acatenango, was named a world heritage site in 1979 by
the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
Its particular location provides travelers a taste of the landscape that
is so characteristic of Central American nations.
Antigua, Guatemala – simply called “Antigua” by tourists – is the
leading attraction of the country, if not of the region.
When Hurricane Katrina smashed ashore last
year, Louisiana teen Samantha Perez started writing about the
storm that washed away much of her old life. Her journal,
chronicled in the pages of The Tattoo, is all online at
Read it for an eye-opening and intensely personal look into the
eye of the worst storm in recent history.
By Justin Skaradkosky/ The Tattoo
-- Freshman diary --
scared as a new high school student
bees and roller coasters, nothing really scares me. Well, that is at least what
I used to believe.
high school presented a new fear. I’ve always enjoyed school and I’ve always
gone to the same one. Since my school is private, it goes from pre-k to 12th
reality, I had nothing to be afraid of. In my high school, there are only around
400 students and I personally know most of them.
But as I
was walking into the high school building for the first time as a ninth grader,
I was scared.
She's living the high school musical
In the spotlight at Sacopee Valley High
School in Hiram, Maine is senior Rachel Freedline, who’s had roles in four of
her high school musicals.
As a 14-year-old eighth grader, she played
Bloody Mary, a native souvenir dealer on the mysterious island Bali Ha’i in
She had a minor role in “Damn Yankees” as a
freshman, but then took the leading role of Kate in “Kiss Me, Kate.”
In her junior year, Freedline played
Charley’s aunt in “Where’s Charley?”
Freedline first took the stage as an
elementary school student.