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- Posted on 08/30/2010 by Mary
If you watch enough TV you'd think everyone wears four-inch heels to school... but the realities of getting from class to class mean they're much rarer in real life. Some girls like the height and look of them; and some girls aren't even allowed to wear them to school.
Are you a heel-in-high school person, or do you save them for special occasions? Which, if any, of these heels would you (or could you) consider wearing to school?
Straight up high heels are only for the brave and dedicated. The cushiony wedge on these (A) leopard print espadrilles might make them kinder on your feet if you have a lot of walking to do. And the (B) cobalt blue patent pumps would definitely get you noticed. Would you feel self-conscious in either of these? Confident? Comfortable? Would you save them for the day you're asking your crush out, or just bust 'em out any ol' day?
Since a boot lends more stability, a lot of people who feel awkward walking in pumps find them more manageable. Could you see yourself strutting the hallways in these (C) suede military booties? Or too much? And these (D) cowgirlish boots offer the same height-enhancement as many of the higher heels featured here, but don't seem so... high-heely. Think you could you swing 'em?
These gentler heels offer a little height, and less of a threat to your ankles -- and possibly your school's dress code. The wedginess of them also makes walking in them slightly less harsh on your constitution. Would anyone look at you cross-eyed for rocking these (E) mod, silvery slingbacks or (F) gladiator wedges?
This post sponsored by Macy's Style Lab
- Posted on 08/27/2010 by Mary
Mr. Simpson said he trusts Sav and Holly J to make sure the Night in Vegas dance is 100% problem-free. What could possibly go wrong?
If the look on Mrs. Torres' face is any indication... pretty much everything.
Because after tomorrow night... Degrassi will never be the same again.
Hello fellow Degrassi fans... I think I'm gonna hop on the ol' TeenNick twitterator tonight around 8:30 and live-tweet the Boiling Point finale. Care to join me?
I figure 8:30 gives us all a chance to watch Clare and Eli make out again, plus get more amped than is cardiovascularly healthy before the big finale at 9.
You can follow TeenNick's twitter feed here. And if you live-tweet with us, try to mark your tweets with @TeenNick -- I'll be a couple hundred times more likely to see them (and therefore possibly retweet them) that way.
MMkay. See you tonight.
- Posted on 08/26/2010 by Chairman Nick Cannon
Big night tonight! I know everybody's plumping up their couches waiting for the last episode of Degrassi: The Boiling Point. And you have my word that it won't disappoint!
Plus after that, you can hang around for The Nightlife -- we've got Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy up in the V.I.P!
Plus performances by America's Best Dance Crew winners Poreotix, and my girls The School Gyrls. Keep it locked! See you at the club!
"OMG" does not even begin to cover it. Let's attempt to break things down...
IS Degrassi out of hand?? Do you think Simpson is right to be completely at his wits' end after tonight? Do the students of Degrassi need a totally different environment? Or are they just another high school? (It's funny... there's sort of a perpetual debate in the message boards about whether Degrassi is tamer than a real high school, or completely off-the-wall bonkers. Which side do you fall on?)
Eli and Clare. OK. First of all, thank GOD he's alive. Second of all... what do you think the future holds for these two? Do you think Eli really learned his lesson tonight... or is he going to be even more angry and vengeful about being put through that?
Drew and Alli: Opinions on whether Drew is a good guy or a bad guy seem mixed... what's yours? (Mine is that he's neither good nor bad... he's a human teenager who makes super, super-dumb choices sometimes.) Also: that whole thing between Alli and Mrs. Torres... I have known sooo many moms of teenagers who are like that. They think their kid can do no wrong, so their friends take the fallout when everyone gets in trouble together. Sucks.
Holly J and Sav: Daaaag, girl! I have to say: Charlotte Arnold is probably my favorite young actress in the world. The subtle stuff happening on her face in that scene... she is one talented lady. And she looked really pretty tonight, and I dig her and Sav together. You?
- Posted on 08/25/2010 by Mary
I'd say Eli got an A+ on that there French exam, yes? Please, feel free to watch Eli kiss Clare again. And perhaps again. And I suppose you could watch it again after that. Forty times would be weird though.
...But not that weird.
I had started to wonder if we would ever see the day that Riley Stavros would kiss his boyfriend in full view of other students and just not care what anyone thought.
Especially after that heart-wrenching scene of him searching the "history" (what little there is of it) of openly gay athletes. Seriously, never has an web-search scene made me so verklempt.
Anyway, Riley is free at last. Let's celebrate by watching him celebrate again; click here.
Only two nights of Degrassi: The Boiling Point left... I'm starting to get scared of how my body's going to react to the withdrawal. What if I can't handle it? What if I die?
Anyway. The next two nights... things are going to get a little insane. 'Cause you know, up 'til now things at Degrassi have been so boring.
I leave you with the following three images from tomorrow night's television program. While they cannot possibly give you a complete picture of the events about to ensue, I hope they at least impart to you the DIRE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR WATCHING. ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE A THING FOR ELI AND WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME NICE DREAMS TOMORROW NIGHT. I hope I am being sufficiently clear.
It's hard to be mad at Adam for his behavior a) after everything he's gone through and b) after he got literally thrown like a rag doll by his tormentors at Degrassi, including Fitz. But if there's anything we know well from watching Degrassi, it's that violence doesn't solve anything.
But Eli has shown himself to be from that "fight fire with fire" camp. Which raises the question... what would you have done in Eli's shoes?