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  • Celebrating 20 Years of 'All That!' With Our Favorite Moments!

    Posted on 04/16/2014 by Rachel1016

    All That!

    Happy 20th Anniversary, All That! On this day twenty years ago, the first episode of Nickelodeon's legendary sketch comedy show premiered. To celebrate all the breathless laughter induced by Pierre Escargot, Ishboo, Ask Ashley, Good Burger and more, we gathered some of our favorite moments from the bona-fide hilarity machine. What more is there say, except: Fresh out the box. Stop, look, and watch. Ready at, get set. It's All That!


    A definite All That! classic. Pierre Escargot was our resident raincoat-wearing, foul-mouthed, bubble bath connoisseur. Check out Pierre's first ever appearance on All That! (where Kenan may or may not laugh at his own jokes).


    Sweet on the outside, but quite a temper on the inside, All That! favorite Ashley ("Thaaat's me!") answers fan mail from her devoted followers. In this clip, she's tasked to answer questions from a few fans who she thinks are pretty much the dim-wittiest kids on the planet. (And I mean, we've gotta admit, she has a point.)


    What can we say about Lori Beth Denberg? Well, how much time do you have?! Lori's sketch 'Vital Information For Your Everyday Life' stands at the very forefront of legendary All That! sketches. Sure, the information was arguably vital at best (let's be real, you knew that putting peanut butter on your arm and telling a rabid dog to 'eat your arm to the bone' was probably a bad idea), but Lori was there. She was there to confirm your hunches and squelch your doubts.


    Okra was something of a dvine entity. She was the queen of daytime talk shows, and invited guests who were beautiful, hysterical trainwrecks. And as a bonus, Rose Perrot, Earboy and even Sinbad make a cameo in this clip.


    Where is Ishboo from? Do we really want to know?


    We just have three things to say: 1) I'm a dude, he's a dude, she's a dude, we're all dudes! 2) 'Sister, Sister' stars Tia and Tamera Mowry make a guest appearance dressed in something amazing, and 3) Can I take your order?

    What are some of your favorite memories from All That!? Share them with us in the comments!

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Sparks Will Fly' Part One

    Posted on 04/15/2014 by Rachel1016

    Giddy up, Degrassians, because the Wild Wild West Night is approaching, and you know someone's bound to kick up a row! On last night's episode, Clare lost her patience for Eli, Maya found herself embroiled in a love triangle, and Zo� fought her way back to the top of the acting game. If you haven't seen "Sparks Will Fly" Part One yet, watch it online then read our recap below!

    IT'S NOT ENOUGH
    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    It's no secret that there's something (okay, a LOT of things) going on between Clare and Drew. When Prez. Drew finally revealed his true feelings for his VP last week, Clare began to reconsider the fate of her relationship with Eli. But despite the mega-flirtation that seems nearly inevitable when the two are together, Clare was ready to patch things up with Eli. He was coming back to Degrassi for Wild Wild West Night, and they'd get to spend some much-needed QT together.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    ...Until he wasn't anymore? Eli called Clare and confessed that he couldn't leave school to travel back to Degrassi for Wild Wild West Night. And at this point, Clare was at the end of her rope. She knew long distance was going to be hard, but should it be this hard?

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    It only took one intruding rat and a heroic Drew (who helped usher the grimy creature back the gutter from whence it came) for Clare to realize that maaaaaybe she needed to face the facts: Drew was there. Eli was not.

    And then, Drew laid it out on the line:

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Clare had a decision to make. Was she drifting from Eli because Drew was available? Or had too much changed in the past few months? Could it be that she was just in love with the idea of Eli from before?

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Clare decided to call Eli one more time, but when he didn't pick up, it was the last straw. As she left her message, she told Eli it was over. And maybe it had been for a while.

    CALL IT A COMEBACK
    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    After a hiatus from acting on West Drive, Zo� was ready to get back into the game. She was hard-pressed to land a role on a renowned director's new project, but a less-than-stellar audition had her hopes knocked pretty low.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    To make matters worse, her performance at school wasn't ovation-worthy, either: When an F on her history test required Zo� to join the quiz team for extra credit, she not only had to agonize over a botched audition, but she faced (as Tristan suggested) social suicide on the "Nerd Squad."

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Zo� desperately needed to get the part, so Tristan suggested she tap into her personal experience for inspiration. Tristan encouraged Zoe to channel the anger and hurt she felt after she was assaulted. And when she did, she became overwhelmed by the still-painful memories from that night, and whacked her co-star in the face.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Oops.

    Zo� was sure she had ruined her chances of being cast, but after explaining to the director that she could pull through, make it real, and give a good performance...

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    He gave her the part.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    WHAT'LL I DO ABOUT YOU?
    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Even though Miles' jealousy drove him to frame Zig at the Sweethearts Semiformal, Maya confessed she missed her boyfriend. She worried, however, that if she took Miles back, Zig would fly off the handle, do something reckless, and cause even more drama than was already brewing between the three of them.

    So the perfect solution? Date Miles in secret.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Miles, happy to have Maya back, agreed to be a clandestine couple. But little did he know, Zig decided it was time to make proper moves on Maya.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Zig gave her his bracelet and asked her to give him a chance when the time was right. Maya, not ready to let Zig down, said, "Of course," as Miles bitterly watched around the corner. What a mess.

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    So, let's break it down: Zig is under the impression that Maya is into him, even though she's actually back with Miles. Zig basically marked Maya with his bracelet, and has since subtly been rubbing it in Miles' face. Maya said she made her choice, but is that enough for Miles?

    Degrassi: Sparks Will Fly Pt. 1

    Miles finally said that he couldn't be in a secret relationship with Maya anymore. Not only was Zig acting like he'd won, but it seemed suspicious that Maya continued to string him along. And when Maya said that she "just didn't want anyone to get hurt," Miles made it clear that someone (read: HE) already was.


    Man, you guys, so much happening and there's only one episode left in the chapter! Will Clare make a move with Drew now that she's single? Will Maya have to tell Zig the truth in order to save her relationship with Miles?

    Next week is the Winter Chapter Finale, and to celebrate, we're inviting you to a VERY special Degrassi Twitter Party. We'll be taking to @TeenNick and @Degrassinsider to live tweet the entire episode as well as give away some awesome prizes! Check out all the deets and contest rules right here! We can't wait to do this finale right!


  • TeenNick Top 10: Spring Breakdown with Karmin & Tori Kelly!

    Posted on 04/10/2014 by baileyb2112

    Finally...the snow has melted, the weather's warming up, and you're having a really hard time focusing in any of your classes. All of this can only mean one thing: It's time for SPRING BREAK!

    This week on TeenNick Top 10, Nick Cannon is bringing you his Spring Breakdown, a countdown of ten perfectly chosen songs to make sure you have the Best Spring Break Ever!!! These are the songs that will make you wanna hang out with your friends, dance all night and bask in the warm weather as you enjoy those precious days away from school.

    Tune in this Friday at 10pm ET to find out which artists and videos will make it onto the Chairman's playlist, and don't forget to check out TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist to jam out to all of Nick Cannon's picks, plus tons more countdown nominees!

    If you STILL don't have enough reasons to tune in, prepare yourself for special visits from Karmin AND Fresh Artist Tori Kelly! You don't want to miss this one.

    Until then, find out how to do Spring Break the right way with The Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break and, for those of you without any tropical travel plans, Five Great Ways to Spend Spring Break at Home!

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    Until then, don't forget about TNT10's Spotify playlist--an epic mix featuring all of the songs nominated for this week's countdown!

    So who will be this week's #1?? Tune in this Friday at 10 PM ET to find out! And don't forget to give us your best guesses in the comments below!



  • Melinda's Beauty Blog: Liquid or Pencil Eyeliner?

    Posted on 04/10/2014 by Melinda Shankar

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Lipstick or Lip Gloss


    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Lipstick or Lip Gloss


    FAN QUESTION: What type of eyeliner would you recommend? Liquid, gel or pencil? How do you apply them properly?

    I'm specific when it comes to my makeup looks, especially when a makeup artist I'm unfamiliar with creates a look for my face. My rule is: you have to be happy with how you look, at the end of the day -- it's your face!!

    Eyeliner on the top lid is a must for me, as I feel I need it to complete the look. My eyelids are rather large so just mascara and eye shadow can make me look younger.!

    On an everyday basis, a pencil liner is ideal, as it has the same effect while being subtle for a casual look. In order to keep a steady line, a good trick is to keep your pinky or a finger placed on your face. Remember to always keep the pencil sharp for a precise line.

    Gel liner is the happy medium if you want a more noticeable look. If anyone has problems with drawing a steady line or has difficulties with colour consistency (density or thickness) this can be a good option, as you can build to perfection by going over the line repeatedly without it flaking off!

    Liquid liner is my personal favourite. Once you've mastered the art of drawing a steady line, the thought of a bold black line on your eyes won't scare you away. There are many ways to apply eyeliner. As long as you achieve your desired look, there's no right or wrong way to go about it. If at first stroke you start thin at the corner of your eye and sweep the brush outward to where you want the line to be, you can always go back in and colour the rest in to perfection!

    Tip: Dare to be bold and attempt my favourite eyeliner look, a winged out cat liner.


    Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of�Degrassi�in its eighth season as Sav Bhandari's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. Melinda's passion for beauty has led her to a new position as CEO of Miss Conception image consulting.

  • Degrassi Recap: 'Everything is Everything'

    Posted on 04/09/2014 by Rachel1016

    Tuesdays are all about Degrassi, and last night we brought you a fresh batch of delicious Degassi drama! This week's episode tackled (SURPRISE!) the ever-changing relationship feels. From Dallas and Alli, to Drew and Clare, to Tristan...and his teacher (?) you're gonna want to watch "Everything is Everything" online and then read our recap below!

    THE GOOD FIGHT
    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Last week, Dallas and Connor were pulled over on their way to the science fair under the suspicion of a stolen car. After spending the night at the police station, the officers determined that the car wasn't in fact stolen, and the boys were free to go. But Dallas was still upset at the likelihood that he and Connor were pulled over because of their race.

    When they finally reached the science fair, Dallas was approached by one of the judges. As he fixed a few items on Alli's display, the judge asked him to "step away" from the table. When Dallas explained that he was Alli's partner, the judge did not understand, and rather insisted that he come with him to sort the situation out. Dallas, suspecting similar racism, became defensive and aggressively refused.

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Later, when the judge returned to evaluate their project, Dallas had another heated altercation. Dallas thought the judge was surprised at his articulate explanation of their findings, and Dallas called him out for having low expectations from a black man. The judge was taken aback, and Alli was not only confused, but furious that Dallas would jeopardize her chances of impressing the judges in such a reckless way.

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    As Dallas tried to figure out a way to fix his mistake, Alli's dad approached him and told him story of when he was similarly profiled at an airport. But when Dallas maintained that he wouldn't sit back and let the persecution just happen, Alli's father gave him some wise advice:

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Dallas apologized to the judge, explained the reasoning behind his impulsiveness, and encouraged him to give Alli another chance. The judge agreed, and before we knew it, Alli took home the gold.

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    But it looks like Dallas did, too. :)

    Dallas told Alli he was going to file a proper complaint with the police department about the way he and Connor were treated, proving that he could win the girl, win the fair, and win the cause.

    And that's how to fight.

    STAR PUPIL
    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Ever since Mr. Yates told Tristan that he was his favorite student, Tristan assumed that his relationship with, ehem, Grant was going to be a special one. However, Mr. Yates gave Tristan a hard time at the next meeting of the play-writing collective. Apparently, he deemed Tristan's writing both "boring" and "lacking depth." Ouch.

    Why was Mr. Yates being so hot and cold?

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    When Tristan approached him, Yates admitted that he didn't want to show Tristan any favoritism. But, I mean, anyone that knows anything about body language could tell that he was hiding something. Why was Mr. Yates being so volatile and sending Tristan signals about actually being friends?

    Well, things got even more suspicious when Mr. Yates then asked Tristan if he had ever heard of the love story of Heloise and Abelard.

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Tristan quickly learned that the story tells the tragic tale of a teacher who falls in love with a student.

    ...And we quickly learn that things between Tristan and Mr. Yates are about to get complicated.

    GET A #CLEW
    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Clare was surprised to find that Drew's date with Eden went really well. According to Drew, not only was Eden pretty, but she was funny and they had a lot in common.

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Plus, Imogen approved.

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    But as the idea of Drew and Eden together became more real, Clare started to regret helping Drew find a new girl. (Ya always want what you can't have, HUH, Clare?!) She also still hadn't revealed the true identity of Annabella, the girl in the fake profile that Clare created last episode. But it was time to tell Drew that she was Annabella.

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    Turns out Drew knew the entire time, and he confessed that the reason he chose Eden was not because "Annabella" wasn't his type, but because she had a boyfriend.

    And... KABOOOOOM! <-- That's the onomatopoeia for a #truthbomb.

    Degrassi: Everything is Everything

    So, now that the mutual feelings between Drew and Clare were on the table, it was time for Drew to let Eden down easy. He came clean about his feelings for Clare, but, even after breaking it off with Eden, he made it clear that the chances of him and Clare working were slim. Ugh, so now what? The ball's in Annabella's court?

    Oy yoy yoy, we hope you're bracing yourselves, Degrassians. Will Clare and Drew challenge the universe and get together? Will Tristan find himself in a tricky situation with Mr. Yates? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

  • Zoey 101: Top Five Reasons Zoey and Chase Belong Together

    Posted on 04/04/2014 by Rachel1016

    Who didn't ship Zoey Brooks and Chase Matthews? Sure, it took Zoey a little longer to realize just how much she liked the lovable klutz, but everyone knew these two were meant for each other from the start. And lest you've forgotten why Zoey and Chase are two birds of a feather, here are the top five reasons why they totally, completely, obviously belong together.

    THE CHASE BEGINS


    It's Zoey's first day and Pacific Coast Academy, and who's the first person she meets? Mr. Matthews, of course! Chase runs into a pole when he sees Zoey for the first time, and all it took was one (unfortunately injury-inducing) glance for him to never look back. Yep, it was love at first crash.

    Zoey and Chase


    SHE'S NO ZOEY


    Chase's new girlfriend isn't cool with him being friends with Zoey, but turns out Chase isn't cool with not being friends with Zoey. So, he dumps his lady-friend and proves that Zoey was always his #1 girl.

    Zoey and Chase


    SHALL WE DANCE?


    When Chase sleeps through an important dance contest, he feels terrible. After practicing for 24 straight hours to enter the competition with Zoey, he realized that when you snooze, you quite literally lose. But because they're obviously soul mates, we find out that Zoey isn't mad at him—in fact, she tells him he's the best! It pays to have a heart of gold (and boom-box readily available for a dance break).

    Zoey and Chase


    I DON'T JUST MISS HER


    While Zoey's away at Oxford, Chase gets mad when Logan messes with a stuffed giraffe that Zoey gave to him.

    Zoey and Chase

    We all know Logan was kind of a jerk sometimes, but after they duke it out, Logan actually gets Chase to admit his true feelings for Zoey. Chase says has been in love with Zoey since the day he met her, and thanks to a webcam malfunction, Zoey finally hears it from across the world.

    THE FIRST KISS


    Chase surprises Zoey by returning to PCA right before prom, and in a scene that's reminiscent of the time the two first met, they finally, well…you know!

    Zoey and Chase


    What are some of your favorite Zoey <3 Chase moments? Let us know in the comments!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Vote For Your Favorite Videos + Sara Bareilles Visits This Friday!

    Posted on 04/03/2014 by baileyb2112

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    Last week on TeenNick Top 10, we highlighted some of your favorite countdown stars who were nominated for the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards, and tons of them went home with the gold (or orange, that is...)! Because of your votes, Selena Gomez was named Favorite Female Singer, while Justin Timberlake took home the title of Favorite Male Singer! Plus, superstar boy band One Direction came out on top with the honors of Favorite Band AND Favorite song for "Story Of My Life!"

    And who could forget special KCA performances by countdown veterans Austin Mahone, Aloe Blacc and American Authors? Not to mention the most special moment of the night, aka the double Austin Mahone/Cody Simpson epic sliming...

    If you missed any of these magical musical moments at the KCAs this year, or if you just want to see them again, head on over to our recap to relive all the awesome action!

    Still, even though the KCAs have officially passed, TeenNick Top 10 is going strong and voting this week is back on! Once again, it's time for YOU to decide which videos will make it onto the countdown this week. Vote right here to make sure all of your favorites artists are represented on Friday's show! And guess which celebrity guest is stopping by this Friday?

    It's Sara Bareilles, y'all!

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    Until then, don't forget about TNT10's Spotify playlist--an epic mix featuring all of the songs nominated for this week's countdown!

    So who will be this week's #1?? Tune in this Friday at 10 PM ET to find out! And don't forget to give us your best guesses in the comments below!



  • Melinda's Beauty Blog: Lipstick Or Lip Gloss?

    Posted on 04/03/2014 by Melinda Shankar

    Melinda's Beauty Blog: Lipstick or Lip Gloss


    FAN QUESTION: Lipstick vs. lip gloss: Which is better, and why?

    If you've ever seen my image sense when I'm not in Alli Bhandari-mode, you'll know that I'm a big fan of makeup. A quick lipstick and mascara combo is one of my favourite go-to looks when I'm in a hurry. To me, lipstick has a more finished and elegant look, whereas lip gloss is often more youthful and fun. Depending on the occasion, a lipstick/lip gloss combo is a perfect best of both worlds!

    When I was filming my sitcom How To Be Indie I played a fourteen-year-old. My makeup artist always used lip gloss when applying character makeup to get that youthful look. I personally wear a coloured lip gloss on a daily basis for things like shopping, daytime events and running errands—It's a simple way to freshen up while on the go!

    Lip stick is a little bit more of a commitment, but definitely worth it. There are a few challenges when wearing lipstick, like keeping the colour from getting on your teeth or chin and staying in your lip lines, but when done right, it's definitely the finishing touch to a high fashion look I usually rock a bold colour as a statement for events, meetings, and for fun nights out with my friends!

    Lipstick and lip gloss are both items I must carry with me at all times. Depending on the situation, sometimes one can work better than the other, but both are great items to spice up your makeup routine!


    Hailing from Canada's capital, Ottawa, Melinda Shankar joined the cast of�Degrassi�in its eighth season as Sav Bhandari's little sister, Alli. Prior to this, she did runway and print modeling. Melinda's passion for beauty has led her to a new position as CEO of Miss Conception image consulting.

  • Q&A With April HALO Effect Honoree Teagan Stedman

    Posted on 04/02/2014 by Rachel1016

    HALO Effect: Teagan Stedman


    Hey, TeenNick do-gooders, do you feel that? The mighty force of Helping And Leading Others? The HALO Effect continues to spread as we congratulate our HALO Effect honoree for the month of the April!

    Meet Teagan Stedman, a high school freshman who brings together the power of music and service to make a serious difference in the lives of kids battling cancer. He's the founder of Shred Kids' Cancer, a non-profit organization whose mission is not only to help raise awareness and support for pediatric cancer, but also use music to hold events that are meaningful and uplifting for kids bravely fighting this terrible disease.

    Congratulations on your HALO Effect award! How did you come up with the idea for your organization, Shred Kids' Cancer?
    A friend in my school carpool had an older brother who was battling cancer. I wanted to do more than ask, "How's Alex doing?" So I looked into ways I could help other organizations that supported kids with cancer. I found that they had a lot of rules and restrictions about letting kids help, so I thought I should do something myself and thought that other kids would also want to help out.

    I knew my friend liked music and was also feeling isolated being out of school for so long, so I thought a concert with a bunch of bands would lift his spirits. I knew other kids bands could help, so I asked them, got the Roxy in Hollywood to agree to be the venue, got Guitar Center to be a sponsor and help us get items for our auction and as well as help with other costs. Then, to attract a crowd, I got Guitar Center to ask some celebrity musicians and Shredfest was born.

    The event was a great success. Other kids said they had friends that needed support, so we had another Shredfest the following year and raised a lot of money for pediatric cancer research to benefit more than just one person. Then I realized it was time to make Shredfest an official charity, and I founded Shred Kids Cancer as a corporation and it eventually became a 501c3 public charity [which means that SKC is an official tax-exempt non-profit organization].

    What do you think is particularly special about bringing together music and service?
    Music has the ability to change people's moods and lift their spirits—especially live music. People can get lost in it. It also has a way of bringing people together to share a common bond. It is almost like another language that we all speak. Music works well with service, as it is a gift, in a way, that allows people to share a common mood and move them to either dance, sing or help each other. Also, whether it be through lyrics or tone, music helps get messages to sink in with people.

    When did you start playing guitar? What is your favorite song to play?
    I started playing when I was seven years-old. My favorite song to play is my original music with my band Clockwork City—I love improvising and jamming with other musicians on stage.

    What is one of your most memorable moments from a recent Shredfest?
    It was this last one, Shredfest 6, when Kaitlin's (our "Shredhead" aka someone who is currently battling cancer) mom said, "Shredfest 6 was as good as any 'Make A Wish'! Not only are you raising much needed funding and awareness, you are truly making Kaitlin feel like a princess who is loved by a huge community that you have brought together."

    Who are some of your favorite guitarists?
    I really admire Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.

    What has been one of the biggest challenges you've had to face while growing your organization?
    We realized in order to grow we needed to diversify and get different groups interested in helping out. Trying to diversify so that we can spread awareness to all types of people has been a challenge. We have several events, including Shredfest, our annual music event which attracts a lot of musicians, we have had a lot of success with our Rock The Runevents (5K/10K and 1K kids run) that attract those who are into healthy lifestyles, and we have our Be Bold, Be Bald event (in which participants wear a bald cap for a day to raise awareness for what someone going through chemo has to deal with), and we are an official charity partner with the LA Marathon, attracting those super endurance athletes or those wanting to do a bigger challenge than the 10K. We are looking into other areas and always keep music as a priority woven into each event.

    Another challenge for us is trying to spread throughout the nation. We are working to have kids start Shred Kids' Cancer clubs in their schools and hope to have clubs and/or chapters in other areas and regions.

    You have already accomplished so much at such a young age. Do you have any advice for other kids who might want to start an organization like yours?
    Think big but start small. Enlist a lot of people to help out. If your project is a success then, build on it and never give up on your goals.



  • Degrassi Recap: 'Army of Me'

    Posted on 04/02/2014 by Rachel1016

    Hey, Degrassians! Did you catch last night's new episode? Between an act of domestic terrorism, a tough (but cute) new teacher, and an ongoing game of "He loves me, he loves me not," these kids better see all the drama a-brewin' before things get out of control! If you haven't seen "Army of Me," watch it online and then read our recap below!

    THE SCIENCE OF FAIR


    It was finally time for Alli to present her project at the science fair. She was so excited because she and Dallas had been working tirelessly for weeks, and only few loose ends stood between her and total science domination. But when Dallas and Alli went to the mall to pick up her posters, a frightening incident shook things up. Literally.



    Someone set off a homemade dry ice bomb in the middle of the food court and forced everyone to duck and cover under tables. No one was hurt, but when the police cleared out the room, they asked Dallas to stay behind for questioning.



    And before long, he realized that both he and Connor were being profiled as suspects because of their race.

    After waiting for a long time, disgruntled and upset, Dallas and Connor were finally released. Unfortunately, the bus to the fair had already left without them. They had to figure out a way to meet Alli and Jenna at the fair, and thankfully, Principal Simpson let Connor borrow his car so they could make it in time. (It pays having the principal be your legal guardian!) Keys in hand, Dallas and Connor hit the road.



    But while they were on their way, the boys got pulled over by two cops. And since Dallas was positive he wasn't speeding, he asked the officer why he was stopped. The officer scornfully replied, "Your exhaust is very loud." Dallas knew this wasn't a legitimate violation, and when the officers questioned the boys' permission to use the car, he was sure they were being persecuted. Because of their race.

    Do you think will Dallas' anger inspire him to make a stand in a constructive way? Or will it lead to even more trouble?

    WAXING POETIC


    There's a new teacher at Degrassi, and his name is Mr. Grant Yeats. He stands on desks, prefers that students and teachers "teach each other," and has this super-secret-invite-only play-writing collective (because multi-hyphenates = prestigious, obviously).



    Tristan really wanted to get into Mr. Yeats' play-writing collective to keep his mind off of how things weren't going so great at home. But when Zoe got her invitation to the collective, Tristan was confused about how and why his invitation was, er, lost in the mail?

    Well, turns out, Mr. Yeats didn't think Tristan's work was deserving of admittance into the collective.

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Determined to get a spot in the super-secret society, Tristan followed the group to their meeting place… in the middle of the woods. But as he spied on them behind a tree, Mr. Yeats noticed him. (Let's be real, when you swat a fly like a kung fu warrior, you're bound to get noticed.)

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    At first Mr. Yeats was a little confused, and suggested that Tristan's boldness might not have been in the best taste. But after the meeting was dismissed, he told Tristan individually that he admired his determination. And even said that he could foresee Tristan being his favorite student.

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Hmm…

    NOT HIS TYPE?


    After Becky called Clare and Drew "work spouses" (y'know, because they finish each other's sentences, know the intimate details of each other's candy intolerance, and basically are in LURVE), Clare became worried that everyone at school thought she and Drew were dating. And since they kissed that one time (oh, riggghhtttt), Clare decided that it would probably be better to have no suspicions floating around. So, she set out on a mission to find Drew a girlfriend.

    She created an online dating profile for Drew, and it didn't take much time for her inbox to be flooded with responses. Clare thought she was being sneaky, but Imogen sensed her ulterior motives for playing matchmaker: "You're trying to avoid your feelings for Drew," she said.

    Busted.

    But when Clare asked Imogen to keep her "stupid crush" on the down low (HEY, ELI), Imogen tried to ease her fears by saying that Drew wouldn't actually date her, anyway. She wasn't his type.

    Degrassi: Close To Me

    Wait, what?

    To see if Imogen's hunch was true, Clare made a fake profile for a made-up girl named Annabella. And this girl was basically Clare—she had all the same interests and attributes, just without the picture.



    However, when she gave Drew his options, he chose another girl named Eden based on her looks. Was Clare a little bummed? We think so.

    Will Clare finally face her feelings and tell Drew the real identity of Annabella? Will Tristan and Mr. Yeats form a bond? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!