TeenNick Blog

  • Make a HALO video and you could be on TeenNick.

    Posted on 09/14/2011 by Lisa

    Attention, awesome people of the world! Each year, the TeenNick HALO Awards honor four real teens who are making a difference, but this year, we want to get everyone involved.

    Here's the deal:

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about what you're doing to make your community a better place. If you're Helping And Leading Others in a big way -- or even in a small way -- we want to know. Talk to the camera, and tell us your story.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! Get all the details and instructions right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this contest, and urge them to make a HALO video, too. Tweet about it, post a link on Facebook... do your thing.

    You might see yourself (and your friends!) on TeenNick or teennick.com in the weeks leading up to the HALO Awards. If we share your video with the world, your HALO story could encourage other young people to get more involved in their communities, and that's what the HALO Awards are all about.

    Upload a HALO video!

  • Have you taken the Degrassi character quiz lately?

    Posted on 09/13/2011 by Lisa

    If not, it's worth a click -- I just updated it with a bunch of new characters.

    I just took the quiz to make sure it's working right, and I got Imogen.
    Which Degrassi Character Are You?

    I was like "Really? I'm Imogen?" and then I thought about it:

    *We both have crazy hair (she's always trying new hair styles; my hair is bright pink).
    *A lot of people at Degrassi think Imogen's kind of freaky. I suspect a few people in my life feel the same way about me.
    *We're both attracted to creative people.
    *I'm not nearly as dramatic as Imogen is, but I do like her style. For example, I'd wear the dress she has on in this pic:

    Eli, Clare, Imogen and Jake want you to take the Degrassi character quiz.
    Eli, Clare, Imogen and Jake want you to take the Degrassi character quiz.

    So... Which Degrassi Character Are You? Does your quiz result fit your personality?

  • The-Mary's Last Blog.

    Posted on 09/09/2011 by Mary

    I know I've made some jokes over the years on April Fool's Day about getting fired for embezzling creds, but this time, it's September, and I'm serious... I got fired for embezzling creds. Which I really thought no one would care about since we don't even have creds anymore, but I guess I was wrong.

    Psych, I'm leaving for a job opportunity I just couldn't pass up. I've spent almost ten years here -- like I said to the Degrassi Experience girls last week, I seriously remember writing radio ads for the first season of Degrassi (tagline: "If your life were a TV show, this would be it"). A lot of the users I started out talking to on The-N.com when they were in middle school are grown-ass, card-carrying adults now, so that's probably a good sign that it's time for me to move on.

    And even though I'm beyond excited about my new job, I just have to say that I've enjoyed working here more than you can possibly imagine. Not because I got to meet famous Degrassians, but because I got to "meet" you. I hope you understand that I'm not just saying that... the users of this site are the reason this job has ruled. You've been hilarious, and insightful, and creative, and you've had damn good taste. And you've had huge, fabulous, meaty hearts.

    OK. Crying, time to stop writing.

    See you guys around.


    PS: Here's some pics from my archive. Enjoy.

    Adamo at the souvenir shop by the old building, and Aubrey (aka Drake) shooting toy hoops in the old Noggin/The N offices

    Cassie and Lauren answer a fan question at the Countdown to Degrassi event, 2004

    Michael Copon and Lauren Collins, photobomb courtesy The-Stu

    Little-known fact: Justin Kelly can't tie a necktie. Well-known fact: Chloe Rose is really pretty.


    Long live RFR

    And long live this girl, forever. I wish I remembered her name.

  • How Do You HALO?

    Posted on 09/02/2011 by Mary

    The 2011 TeenNick HALO Awards are coming soon... How do you HALO?

    Get ready everyone... the 2011 HALO Awards are coming, and they're going to be bigger and better than ever!

    And you'll have even more ways to take part in the HALO spirit! For starters... you can submit a 1 minute-long video telling us what YOU're doing to make the world and/or your community a better place, and how you're Helping And Leading Others. Your video could end up on TV!

    Click here for more details and instructions on how to upload your HALO video!


    Posted on 09/01/2011 by Mary


    SO! That happened!

    Uhhhh, where to begin?

    1) How much did it hurt your heart to hear Adam crying out in pain like that? How are you holding up? Let's process our emotions together.

    2) Riley and Zane? Totally getting back together in college. Amiright?

    3) Bianca? With the Drew and the phone and the shaking? OmGGGG. That was one for the ages. Alicia can act her li'l BUTT off.

    4) I'm just gonna come out and say it. What do you think the future prognosis is for Drew and Katie vs. Drew and Bianca?

    5) I'm just gonna come out and say it again. E-Clare? Not done yet? Tender moment? Which Eli didn't even mess up his handling of? Sparkles?

    6) Not to mention uh, I don't know if you happened to see this teaser for what's coming this fall but uh..........


  • Songs from Degrassi: "Dead & Gone, pt. 2"

    Posted on 09/01/2011 by Ryanmcl

    DEGRASSI SPOILERS below if you haven't seen the new episode yet. But if you watched and need to know what songs were playing, the generous Degrassi Music Team is happy to share the info and the stories behind how the songs got there!

    TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Can't Breathe" by Fefe Dobson
    Prom slow dance . Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Stefan Brogren, the director for this episode, was heavily involved in the music selections for the prom. We sent him this song when he was looking for a tune for the dance later on, and he said it would be perfect for the slow dance. Lo and behold, the graduates danced their last slow with Fefe Dobson, a perfect meld of sad, glad, and looking forward to moving on."

    "Not In Love" by Crystal Casltes ft. Robert Smith
    Prom dance, Vince shows up. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "This song was Stefan Brogren's choice, an homage to original version by Platinum Blonde, recorded in 1985. Crystal Castles and Robert Smith of The Cure re-recorded this version flawlessly and captured the essence of our decade, the essence that translated perfectly into the ending of one of the most memorable Degrassi crews ever."

    "Always" by Neverending White Lights
    Everything is made right. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "Another of Stefan Brogren's top-choice bands, we were thrilled to find a spot for a NWL song in Degrassi. This is a special moment, where we realize everything is going to be fine, but also that new troubles are just around the corner with Katie, Drew and Bianca, who knows what'll happen next."

    "Young Blood" by The Naked & Famous
    End of episode, Sav says goodbye to Degrassi. Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "The bookend of Degrassi: Now or Never, The Naked & Famous acted almost thematically through the season, and so it only felt right to end the summer with the song that began the school year. The Naked & Famous are so thrilled with the fan reaction that they were very happy to let us have this song again, and we're incredibly grateful to have worked with such a great band. Notice the lyrics as Sav sees the cement, and when he walks away afterwards."

    Other songs in tonight's Degrassi:
    "These Are The Days" by Menage

  • That one time Jake fed Eli a pear.

    Posted on 09/01/2011 by Mary

    So, in this video, Munro Chambers tells us all about his real-life Now or Never moment -- a moment that decided whether or not we would ever see him on Degrassi! -- and then Justin Kelly feeds him a pear.

    You should probably definitely watch it.

    And don't forget! After tonight's Degrassi: Now or Never finale, you only have a few days to catch up on all of the full episodes in HD right here. Because after Labor Day (which, by the way, will also be a 9a to midnight et Degrassi: Now or Never marathon), the full archive comes down.

    So do your eye stretches, get settled, and hit play.

  • Why were Clare's and Jake's reactions so different?

    Posted on 08/31/2011 by Mary

    LOOK OUT! SPOILERS! Watch "Dead and Gone, pt. 1" before you scroll any further!


    How come Jake was all:

    Jake in Degrassi Dead and Gone, pt. 1
    "Gee soon-to-be-stepmom and dad... your big news sure is swell!"

    When Clare was all:

    Clare in Degrassi Dead and Gone, pt. 1
    "Mother, you may wish to thank me for averting my eyes so as not to accidentally kill you with my death glare."


    Theory 1: Jake has had more time to get used to his parents divorce and wants his dad to be happy, even if it's at his own relationship's expense. Clare is still reeling and doesn't particularly care how happy her mom is at this point.

    Theory 2: Jake spies an easy way out of this relationship, and is gonna take it.

    Theory 3: Jake knows they can't "win" this one so he's not even going to try.

    I'm leaning toward a combo of 1 and 3. Especially based on the look on Jake's face when Clare was like "You didn't think about involving me in this decision?" But maybe I'm misinterpreting his face there? I don't know!

    What did you think?

    Only one more Degrassi: Now or Never episode left! SSSSSIIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHHH

  • Degrassi: Now or Never on iTunes

    Posted on 08/31/2011 by Lisa

    Rewatch Degrassi: Now or Never anytime you want with an iTunes season pass. If you missed a few episodes this summer (stupid family vacations! stupid hurricane!), or you just want to watch them over and over until you can quote every word, this could be exactly what you need.

    The Degrassi: Now or Never season pass is on sale right now (through Tuesday, 9/6/11) for $29.99 HD/ $24.99 SD.

  • Jordan Todosey's Now or Never Moment!

    Posted on 08/31/2011 by Mary

    Just a few more days left to watch ALL of Degrassi: Now or Never in HD right here on TeenNick.com!

    And now... Jordy Todosey regales us with the tale of a diem totally carpe'd