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VOLUME 13, NUMBER 6

- Teen Travel -

Ancient 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.

  – By Oscar Ramirez

Antigua Photo Page (high-speed connection recommended)

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 Hurricane Journal. 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 --

Feeling scared as a new high school student

Except bees and roller coasters, nothing really scares me. Well, that is at least what I used to believe.

Starting 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 grade.

In 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.

  – By Taylor Isenhour

 

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 “South Pacific.”

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.

  – By Sebastianne King

 

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