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- Posted on 10/01/2013 by Rachel1016
Over the past week, we've collected all of your expert thoughts via Twitter on this upcoming season of Degrassi. You've predicted (with expertise and precision, we might add) all of the unlikely friendships, surprise hookups, and potential freakouts that could be in store this fall! And although you guys are by far most qualified to make such projections, we decided to take a stab at our own Degrassi fall predictions. Yep, we're pretty proud of them :)
1. WINSTON ARRIVES ON A UNICORN
He may have taken a back seat during all of the summer drama, but Winston is going to make an unforgettable entrance on his first day back at Degrassi.
2. VP CLARE INSISTS ON SEGWAY HALL TRANSPORTATION
This year, Clare is the Vice President of the school, and with positions of power come certain stipulations. Walking to class has simply become too pedestrian! (Pun absolutely intended.)3. MILES ASKS CLARISSA TO EXPLAIN IT ALL
After being dumped by both Maya and Zoe, Miles will travel back in time to ask Clarissa for advice on his love life. Her wisdom of the '90s and straight talking will be exactly what he needs.
4. BECKY BAKER GETS A RACY NEW 'DOShe's ready to shed her good girl image and chop off those blonde locks. Thankfully, this is as far as it will go.
5. DALLAS GOES ON A STUDY DATE WITH DORAHe said he needed a little extra tutoring in Spanish. She said, "Come on! V�monos!"
So, what do you think? These predictions are pretty spot-on, right? Okay, maybe we let our imaginations run a little too wild, but that doesn't mean we won't be following our favorite Degrassians' every move this Thursday at 9PM ET! Right here on TeenNick is the place to be. And don't forget, we'll be marathoning the summer chapter all week so you can catch up before the premiere!
- Posted on 09/30/2013 by Rachel1016
It all starts during the brand new episode next Thursday at 9PM ET where we'll be live tweeting the on-screen shenanigans, as well as giving away some amazing Degrassi swag. All you have to do is tweet using #DegrassiParty during the premiere for a chance to win signed scripts, CDs, hoodies, and more goodies straight from set! Talk about party favors. Check out the official rules here.
Starting next week, we'll have some great content coming your way to get pumped for the party (and the premiere)! Mark your calendars for October 3rd at 9PM ET!
- Posted on 09/26/2013 by baileyb2112
Last week on TeenNick Top 10, you helped One Direction stay on top with their hilarious and elaborate video for "Best Song Ever" and made sure another band of boys kept "We Are" at the #2 spot! Plus, Lana Del Ray still took the #5 spot with her song "Summertime Sadness," reminding us all that the summer is, indeed, sadly over.
1. One Direction � Best Song Ever2. Big Time Rush � We Are3. Austin Mahone � What About Love4. Justin Timberlake � Take Back the Night5. Lana Del Rey � Summertime Sadness6. 4Count � She Aint You7. Demi Lovato � Made In the USA8. Bonnie McKee � American Girl9. Taylor Swift f/ Ed Sheeran � Everything Has Changed10. 5th Harmony � Miss Movin' On
Want to see the videos you love climb to the top of the countdown next week? Vote NOW for this week's episode right here!
As always, don't forget to check out all of the songs in the running, including this week's new nominees, on TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist! Don't miss these jams!
Can One Direction hold on to their spot for another week, or will their song no longer be the best song ever?? The choice is yours! Find out on TeenNick Top 10 this Friday at 10 PM ET. Until then, tell us what you thought of Friday's countdown in the comments!
- Posted on 09/23/2013 by Rachel1016
While you're watching the encore, we want to hear all your predictions for the Fall Chapter! Will any of the characters strike up an unlikely friendship? What about a surprise hookup? A fall freakout? New school Queen Bee? Will feuds finally be put to rest? You are the experts, and we're looking to YOU to tell us what you think will happen in the Fall Chapter. Make sure to tweet us @TeenNick or @Degrassinsider using #Degrassi before Oct 3rd. We'll be reading them all week and who knows, there's a chance YOUR predictions could appear on air!
- Posted on 09/20/2013 by Rachel1016
Photo Credit: Benjamin Kay
As you've probably heard, the 2013 HALO Awards are coming this November! Since 2009, the HALO Awards have recognized outstanding teens who go above and beyond to make the world a better place. One of the coolest things about the HALO Awards is being able to see the amazing work of past honorees long after they've been recognized by TeenNick. So this week, we caught up with 2009 HALO Honorees Team Marine, a Santa Monica-based student environmental science and advocacy group, and we learned that they're about unveil a mind-blowingly AWESOME project.
Photo Credit: Benjamin Kay
Four years in the making, the all-star students of Team Marine have completed the conversion of a '71 Volkswagen Bug into an all-electric vehicle. Basically, this means this cruiser can take on the freeway without relying on gas. The record-breaking car is the first known 100+ mile range plug-in retrofitted by high school students, and when it comes to incorporating sustainability into our everyday life, electric cars are a large part of the solution.
Photo Credit: Benjamin Kay
So, just how did these environmental whiz kids make it happen? Former Team Marine co-captain, Ivan Morales, gave us the lowdown: "This project began in 2009 when the Poon-Fear family donated the Bug to Team Marine for a gas to electric conversion project. Team Marine members from different years have worked on making this conversion a reality. The first step was removing gasoline related components. Another team purchased and installed the motor while another performed measurements to find how many batteries could fit in the car. As such, this project was a collaborative effort among different students over a span of 4 years."
Being that the team is comprised of high schoolers, the number of students that make up Team Marine varies from year to year. Angelina Hwang, current co-captian of Team Marine gave us some insight on how different members take on different roles: "As members graduate and new members join the organization, we adapt to different roles. For members such as myself who have been part of Team Marine since the initial stages of the car, we have had the chance to work directly with the car conversion process. Members who recently joined Team Marine have been focusing on the media coverage and publicity aspects of the car project."
Photo Credit: Benjamin Kay
The team plans to debut the car, cleverly named Volts Wattson, at the Santa Monica AltCar Expo this weekend. But their initiative doesn't stop there! Team Marine member Katie Oran says, "After the debut of the car at the AltCar Expo we plan on using the car as a 'lesson plan on wheels' teaching as many people about electric cars, renewable energy, and the effects that combustion cars have on the environment; especially ocean acidification and climate change." That is a mighty check-list, my friends. As if you needed any more convincing, these kids are doing big things.
Photo Credit: Benjamin Kay
We asked the members of Team Marine what advice they might have for other students who are interested in becoming involved in environmental advocacy, but may not have an outlet like Team Marine. They said that activism doesn't necessarily mean that you have to join an official organization; it starts with lifestyle changes. Whether it's buying a reusable water bottle or cutting down on your plastic use, small steps can make a big difference. And we couldn't agree more.
Feeling inspired by the superstars of Team Marine? Want to show us how YOU work to make the world a better place?! We're collecting videos of teens giving back and we want to see you! Show us your HALOing moves by uploading a Vine or InstaVid to Twitter @TeenNick using the hashtag #HALOawards. There's even a chance your video could appear on air! Be sure to come back soon for more details about the 2013 HALO Awards coming to you in November!
- Posted on 09/20/2013 by Rachel1016
It's not every week that we get so lucky to have two (well, technically, THREE) artists join us on TeenNick Top 10! This week, we pulled out all the stops to bring you special appearances by some of music's heaviest hitters. That's right, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz and the dynamic/adorable duo, Tegan & Sara, will be in the house!
Join us tonight at 10PM ET, and don't forget to VOTE VOTE VOTE for your favorite videos!
Check out those pearly whites.
Hi Tegan! Hi Sara! *waves*
- Posted on 09/19/2013 by baileyb2112
On last week's episode of TeenNick Top 10, One Direction were the top dogs with their video for "Best Song Ever!" It looks like these British babes can finally say the song lives up to its title! Plus, another big-time boy band held the #2 spot with their video for "We Are."
1. One Direction � Best Song Ever
2. Big Time Rush � We Are
3. Justin Timberlake � Take Back the Night
4. Austin Mahone � What about Love
5. 4Count � She Aint You
6. Calvin Harris f/ Ellie Goulding � I Need Your Love
7. Lana Del Rey � Summertime Sadness
8. Demi Lovato � Made in the USA
9. Taylor Swift f/ Ed Sheeran � Everything Has Changed
10. Bonnie McKee � American Girl
As always, don't forget to check out all of the songs in the running, including this week's new nominees, on TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist!
Can you help One Direction stay at the top or will another artist's video make it to #1? The choice is yours! Find out on TeenNick Top 10 this Friday at 10 PM ET. Until then, tell us what you thought of Friday's countdown in the comments!
- Posted on 09/18/2013 by Rachel Dady
Well, hello there Degrassians! Are you waiting with bated breath for October 3rd like we are? Are you scouring various social pages and fan sites THIRSTY for some info on the Degrassi fall chapter? Well, you might have to wait a little while for that (we know, we're killin' you, Smalls), but in the meantime we need to enlist you in a very important conversation. Yesterday, Olivia Scriven, the wonderful actress who plays Maya, posted a photo to her Instagram seemingly taken in the halls of the Degrassi set. Did you all see this photo? Did you all have a reaction something along the lines of...WUUUUT?
Photo Credit: @livscriv / Olivia Scriven's Instagram
It's not everyday that you see a sink chillin' in from of some lockers, am I right? We're wading through some serious confusion right now, and we would like to start an open conversation about what in the world this photo might mean. Sure, we understand that this is just one measly Instagram shot likely taken on a whim, meant for the disposable interwebs, blah blah blah. But you guys, we just can't keep this bottled up inside! Walk with us as we consider these five lingering questions.DID OLIVIA MOVE IN AT DEGRASSI?Olivia's caption to this puzzling image reads: "Degrassi is LIFE." Now, far be it from us to suggest that Degrassi is not indeed our lifeblood, our bread and butter, our everything. Because it is. BUT is she perhaps speaking in a more literal sense? Maybe filming runs too long and Olivia has been forced to make the halls of Degrassi her new home? Or maybe she is just outstandingly dedicated and embarking on some sort of method acting endeavor? Seriously, WHY is there a sink (with a toothbrush and what looks like either a tube of toothpaste or deodorant) in the middle of the hallway?IS IT AN OPTICAL ILLUSION?A few technical aspects of the image just don't make sense. For one, shouldn't we be able to see the photographer in the mirror? It's positioned high enough that there should be some sort of something its reflection, right? A hand? Or maybe the top of a head? Heck, we'd even take a ghost! We're starting to wonder if we're all just pawns in Olivia's brilliant scheme to fool/creep the heck out of us.COULD THIS BE PART OF A DEGRASSI NIGHTMARE SEQUENCE?We all know the "showing up to school naked" nightmare clich�, but perhaps the Degrassi writers have plans to tread new territory with dream sequences this fall? I mean, a scene in which someone dreams about brushing his or her teeth in the hallway could be...embarrassing? Okay, this one is definitely a stretch, but you'll have to forgive us for considering all possibilities.WHY IS THE WATER IN THE CUP YELLOW?Here's a slightly disturbing head scratcher: If the toothbrush is indeed being used for practical purposes, why is the water which it soaks so...murky? Should we be concerned about the Degrassi plumbing? Is the glass intentionally stained with that rotten yellow hue? Is there some other unmentionable liquid in there? You'll agree, this is a minor detail we just can't ignore.DID WE MISS SOME IMPORTANT DEGRASSI REFERENCE?The only other possibility that could solve this mystery that Olivia has made an iconic Degrassi reference or inside joke that we've just completely missed. We really hope we're wrong because we like to consider ourselves Degrassi experts, but we scoured through the comments left on Olivia's Instagram and honestly, no one else seems to be as confused as we are! Are we making total fools of ourselves right now? Oof.
Realistically, there is a strong chance that this photo means absolutely nothing. But we still think it merits a larger discussion, so we would LOVE to hear your thoughts. Please, take it away in the comments!
- Posted on 09/17/2013 by Rachel1016
We're collecting videos of teens giving back and we want to see you! Starting now, we're asking all you amazing do-gooders to show us your HALOing moves by uploading a Vine or Instavid to Twitter @TeenNick using the hashtag #HALOawards — tell us, show us, inspire us! There's even a chance your video could appear on air! Be sure to come back soon for more details about the 2013 HALO Awards coming to you in November!
- Posted on 09/12/2013 by baileyb2112
TeenNick Top 10 is BACK this Friday with new music, new videos and, of course, a new countdown! Join Nick Cannon at 10 PM ET as he reveals the music videos that YOU voted to the top this week!
Until then, check out all of the songs in the running, including this week's new nominees, on TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist!
Who will be the #1?? Give us your best predictions in the comments and find out during this Friday's episode!