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  • Degrassi: Let's Talk about Bitter Sweet Symphony

    Posted on 02/22/2013 by Lisa

    The latest Degrassi episode deals with some really intense stuff, so we put together a list of resources. (If you haven't seen "Bitter Sweet Symphony," you might want to watch it before you read any further.)

    "Bitter Sweet Symphony" tells Cam's story, and it's a heartbreaking one. As Dylan Everett mentions in the PSA, thousands of teens take their own lives every year. By working together, and looking out for each other, we can help stop that from happening.

    The Degrassi team worked with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to make "Bitter Sweet Symphony" as accurate as possible, but a TV show can't cover every angle. Here's some stuff we want to be sure everybody knows:

    Suicide is preventable. Studies show that most people who get help when feeling suicidal improve or completely recover.

    Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Anyone who is feeling suicidal or are in emotional distress can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) any time of day from anywhere in the U.S. to be connected to a trained crisis counselor.

    If you're worried about yourself or a friend, these websites can help:

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    You Matter
    Warning Signs
    How to Help Yourself
    How to Get Help for a Friend

    If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts or talking about suicide, don't be afraid to get involved. Please use these resources and share them with anyone who may need them.

  • Degrassi Wrap-Up: Bitter Sweet Symphony, pt. 1

    Posted on 02/15/2013 by Lisa

    If you haven't seen the brand new Degrassi episode "Bitter Sweet Symphony, pt. 1," watch it online before you read any further! *Spoilers below*

    Cam

    Everyone seemed pretty happy to be back at Degrassi... right up until they got their Spirit Week bandanas. (That's not how Spirit Week is supposed to work, guys.) When Tristan warned Cam to watch out for Zig, I was like, "This is gonna get messy..." but I had no idea just how messy it would get. That hockey fight was brutal, and the stuff Zig said to Cam on the steps? So mean and so wrong.

    Cam and Maya
    A moment of peace, pre-pillow-fight. :)

    Seeing Cam cry breaks my heart. I have lots of experience with depression and I wish I could protect everyone else in the world from feeling that kind of pain. I'm glad that when Cam ran into a random classroom to be alone, Alli was in there, willing to talk him through it. Alli seems to think flowers can fix anything. I'm not sure I buy that, but when Cam showed up at the Matlins' as a "bouquet with legs," I just wanted to hug him. I mean, I know he hurt Zig, but I also understand that he's going through some tough stuff, and I think he deserves another chance. The total cuteness of Cam and Maya (and Hoot) wrestling on the couch pretty much made my night. I lovelovelove those two (or three, if you count Hoot).

    Dallas and Alli

    Meanwhile, Dallas seems really into Alli, but has he ruined his chances with her by bullying Cam? I can never quite decide how I feel about Dallas. I guess he's a good guy somewhere inside, but I wish he didn't care quite so much about hockey. Life isn't always about winning, Dallas! Sometimes, you've just gotta chill.

    Eli, feeling tempted by Clare's journal
    Dooon't do it, Eli!

    As for Eli and Clare and the locker sharing, I have to point out how far Eli has come since the hoarding storyline. He has room in his locker for Clare's stuff, and he's willing to share it with her! And that line about how she'll have her own drawer in his NYU dorm room? *dreamy sigh* But after all the stuff Eli has been through, I was really disappointed that he decided to read Clare's journal. I mean, I know Dave kind of urged him into it, but... I think privacy is essential, and I don't ever, ever, ever, under any circumstances, think it's OK to read someone else's journal (or their texts or email, for that matter).

    Clare

    That said, I feel like Clare could've been a little more careful with her journal, because the temptation to peek at someone's private thoughts can be tough to resist. Maybe she should've kept the journal in her bag, or at home? Then again, if Helen or Glen found it, that could've caused an even bigger nightmare for her. Can you imagine how they would've reacted to her entries about Jake?!? Ohhhh, that would've been bad.

    The questions in my head at the moment:
    Will Clare forgive Eli for invading her privacy?
    Does Dallas have any chance with Alli at this point?
    Will Camaya stay together?
    What is that adorable little owl up to?

    Leave a comment if you have any thoughts! And don't miss Bitter Sweet Symphony, pt. 2, Friday at 9pm et.

  • Think you know Cam? The new Degrassi promo says you're wrong.

    Posted on 02/01/2013 by Lisa

    This little video about a certain Mr. Campbell Saunders has me trying to hug my screen:

    I really don't like when people are crying and I can't do anything to make them stop crying. SOMEBODY HUG HIM ALREADY.

    New Degrassi premieres Friday, February 15th, at 9pm et. (That's only two weeks away, you guys.)

  • Cam + Maya + Karaoke = Cayaraoke!

    Posted on 08/06/2012 by Lisa

    Cayaraoke! Haha! That might be my new favorite word, because I love Cam and Maya's karaoke duet. (If you missed tonight's episode, watch the whole thing here.)

    Watch the Cayaraoke clip here:

    BTW, if you're wondering: The song they're singing is "I Believe in a Thing Called Love" by The Darkness.