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  • How Do You Halo? Karin, NJ

    Posted on 10/18/2011 by The-Gaby


    Karin HALO's by taking care of children at her church.

    That's a great way to HALO, Karin!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Tell us all about how you HALO! Upload a HALO video!

  • How Do You Halo? Jake, AL

    Posted on 10/17/2011 by The-Gaby


    Jake HALO's by volunteering at a children's camp.

    Sounds like a fun way to HALO, Jake!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Tell us all about how you HALO! Upload a HALO video!

  • How Do You Halo? Hayley, TN

    Posted on 10/16/2011 by The-Gaby

    Hayley from Tennessee helps and leads others by tutoring refugee children.

    Sounds like you had a great experience HALO-ing, Hayley!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • Are you playing the Degrassi Mobile Game?

    Posted on 10/15/2011 by Lisa

    All the Degrassi fans I follow on Twitter have been talking about the Degrassi mobile game, because the latest episode came out this week. Have you played it yet? You can buy it in the iTunes store, and it's compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. (Requires iOS 4.0 or later.)

    In the game, you get to experience life as a Degrassi student and interact with characters from the show. A new episode of the game comes out every month, and each ep includes mini-games, pictures, videos, and avatar customization. As you play, you can earn points to unlock blooper videos, bonus mini-games, future episodes, and more.

    In Episode 4, "Bad Romance," it's Romance Week at Degrassi! Katie needs your help organizing a romantic dance, Wesley wants you to teach him some moves, and a secret admirer has totally been checking you out...

    A few screenshots:

    Eli in a bowtie, Degrassi game screenshot
    Hello, Eli in a bowtie!

    Katie, Jake, or Wesley? Degrassi game screenshot
    I want to teach Wesley to slow dance. ♥

    Marisol - Degrassi game screenshot
    I don't want to get on Marisol's bad side... even in a game.

    If you've been playing the Degrassi game, what do you think of it so far? How does it compare to the show?

  • How Do You Halo? Courtney, PA

    Posted on 10/15/2011 by The-Gaby

    Courtney HALO's by inspiring others with her music and volunteering around her community.

    Thanks for HALO-ing, Courtney!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • How Do You Halo? Cody, VA

    Posted on 10/14/2011 by The-Gaby

    Cody tells us how rewarding it is to lead the Jr. Rescue Squad at his local fire department.

    Keep up the awesome work, Cody!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • 2011 HALO Awards: HALO Heroes

    Posted on 10/13/2011 by Lisa


    Millions of people idolize Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Jessica Biel and Taylor Swift -- but who do these celebrities look up to?

    You guys, I am reeeeeally looking forward to the HALO Awards this year (and not just because I sing along to Taylor Swift in my car). I love when regular people find ways to make the world a better place, so the HALOs are my kind of show.

  • Degrassi Video Yearbook: Ray Ablack (Sav on Degrassi)

    Posted on 10/13/2011 by Lisa


    Degrassi Video What-now? Here's the deal: We're asking Degrassi actors to talk about their favorite episodes, and then we're putting those episodes online for you to watch.

    Ray Ablack (Sav Bhandari on Degrassi) kicks it off with his Top Six Jake Epstein episodes. (Aww, mancrush!)

    This week only: Watch the full episodes online in Ray's Top Six Jake Epstein Episodes playlist!

    Do you share Ray's appreciation for Jake Epstein / Craig Manning? What are your all-time favorite Jake Epstein eps?

  • How Do You Halo? Chloe, NJ

    Posted on 10/13/2011 by The-Gaby

    Here's Chloe from KY, explaining how she HALOs:

    "I HALO by organizing benefit shows." - Chloe, KY

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • The 2011 HALO Awards: Everything You Need to Know

    Posted on 10/12/2011 by Lisa


    Mark your calendar for Nov. 6th at 8pm on Nick@Nite!

    The third annual TeenNick HALO Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, honor teens who are Helping And Leading Others. If you've never seen the HALOs before, they aren't your typical awards show. Instead of honoring celebrities, the HALO Awards match four extraordinary teens with a mega-celebrity who shares their commitment to service. This year's celebrity guests will include Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, David Beckham, and Jessica Biel. (This is my third year watching the HALOs, and I'm not embarrassed to say that the previous two shows made me cry more than anything else I've ever seen on TV. This is some seriously inspiring stuff.)

    Here's a peek at the teens featured on this year's show:

    James O'Dwyer and Taylor Swift, 2011 HALO AwardsJames O'Dwyer, 19, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    James was a freshman at University of Alabama when the EF4 tornado hit Tuscaloosa, leaving a six mile track of destruction across the region. He started Magnolia Disaster Relief, an aid program that targets small rural towns hit the hardest by tornadoes. James helped deliver food, water, clothing, toys, furniture, and fridges to people rebuilding their lives. James' HALO match is Taylor Swift who, among her many philanthropic endeavors, raises money and awareness to benefit those affected by tornadoes and floods.

    Emily-Anne Rigal and Lady Gaga, 2011 HALO AwardsEmily-Anne Rigal, 17, Williamsburg, Virginia
    As a young overweight girl, Emily-Anne was bullied so harshly she was forced to switch schools. That experience lead her to create WeStopHate.org, a teen-run YouTube channel and website, to combat bullying. It's a place where teens can post videos about their experiences and give tips to others on how to overcome bullying. Emily-Anne's HALO match, Lady Gaga, campaigns for anti-bullying laws and encourages teens to be themselves.

    Shanoah Washington and Jessica Biel, 2011 HALO AwardsShanoah Washington, 18, St. Petersburg, Florida
    Shanoah was born in California, where her home life was plagued with gang violence until her grandmother moved her to Florida. Through the local Boys & Girls Club, Shanoah discovered her talents as a slam poet and spoken word artist. Now, she helps young people find their own voices. She created Sista2Sista, a mentoring program which instills young girls with self-esteem, self-discipline, and positive thinking. Shanoah's HALO match is Jessica Biel, who works with Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign through which girls in the U.S. help give girls in developing countries a better future.

    Kyle Weiss and David Beckham, 2011 HALO AwardsKyle Weiss, 18, Danville, California
    A huge soccer fan, Kyle's activism was sparked after speaking to Angolan fans at the 2006 World Cup and learning about the lack of sports resources available to the youth of Africa. Kyle and his brother started FUNDaFIELD, an organization that raises funds to build soccer fields in developing countries. Nine soccer fields have been funded so far. Kyle's HALO match is David Beckham, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, who campaigns for children's education and recreational programs around the world.

    Watch Nick Cannon's intro to the 2011 HALO Awards above, and don't miss the show, premiering on Nov. 6th at 8pm on Nick@Nite. The 90-minute special features musical performances, celebrity presenters, and of course -- a few surprises. If you're a crier, definitely have a box of tissues handy.

    p.s. If you're in the mood for more inspiring HALO fun, go take one of our HALO quizzes!