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Skatepark to be built soon

Finally, after years of getting kicked out of vacant parking lots, skaters will soon get a place to call home in Bristol, even if the site for the new skatepark. Click here for story

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Scooby Doo is still a lot of fun

Scooby dooby doo, where are you? You're in a wildly cheesy movie with Freddie Prinze, Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Click here for story


Texas teen tells tales on Lone Star state

At the age of eight, I moved from California, the land of sun, surfing and baseball to the land of sun, sun, sun, SUN, SUN, SUN, SUN, football, "huntin'," SUN, SUN and SUN.  Click here for story

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Hangin' with Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk and Jen Plonski at ESPN in June, 2001

I broke the "Tattoo curse." Before I joined The Tattoo, no one here could snap a shot of anything but their pinkies. Then I came along and broke the curse with my photography talent. Along with that, I write and draw cartoons, and occasionally proofread. I've been in The Tattoo for a little over a year because I joined in sixth grade. I'm the youngest person to join The Tattoo since it started eight years ago. I joined because I had dropped almost all my sports and had nothing else to do. But I'm glad I did.

My favorite thing about The Tattoo is that we get to do a lot of awesome things that we wouldn't if weren't in the group. We got into Ultimate X, ESPN's new X Games IMAX movie before it opened in the theater and, because we were working reporters, we were allowed access to the skaters in their restricted area at the X Trials at Lake Compounce last summer. Besides that, I was able to take an hour-long, hot air balloon ride through Harwinton and Bristol and pet the penguins at Mysic Aquarium.

Once of the most fun interviews I've done so far was with Tony Hawk. I got to go to ESPN and see this weird commercial he did with his entourage. He kept checking and re-fixing his hair in anything that showed his reflection. Hawk signed the back of my Tattoo t-shirt and I got my picture taken with him.

If you can help break our other curses, and you'd like to join, call The Tattoo's advisors at 1-800-Break-the-curse, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. -- Jen Plonski


Enlist now! The Tattoo wants YOU!

The Tattoo is in recruitment mode. We'd like to get our clutches on a few good teens.

Who are we to ask? Only the best teen journalism group anywhere.

We've got an increasingly popular Internet site and are drawing readers and contributors from across the globe.

Get in on the fun and make a difference in your community and in your world.

Email The Tattoo's advisors -- Jackie Majerus and Steve Collins -- at majerus-collins@attbi.com for info.