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  • Ziley fans, check out these sneak peek pics!

    Posted on 02/21/2011 by Lisa

    Who wants to see a few photos from the new episode of Degrassi that airs this Friday? Ziley fans, that's who.

    Zane and Riley on Degrassi

    Sneak peek pics from Friday's new episode of Degrassi, The Way We Get By, pt. 2, are up! Check out the whole batch, right here.

    whoozbad01 says "seeing Ziley together again is so perfect!" Do you think Riley's mom will ever feel that way?

  • Degrassi OMG: Snacks for the Study Buddies...

    Posted on 02/19/2011 by Mary

    Just when Riley and Zane are really starting to figure out their relationship... life comes crashing down on them.

    I'm curious: how much privacy do your parents give you when you have friends over... would they have knocked before coming in?

  • This Week on Degrassi... Eek.

    Posted on 02/18/2011 by Mary

    WAIT!
    If you didn't watch the new Degrassi: In Too Deep episode, go watch it now so we can process our feelings together.

    SPOILERS BELOW UNLESS YOU'RE ALL CAUGHT UP ON TONIGHT'S EP.

    Drew on Degrassi: In Too Deep, The Way We Get By

    OK. Let's process.

    * Drianca? Brew? First of all what should Drew and Bianca's couple name be, but second of all: should they even be a couple? I guess one good thing is that she'll never let him walk all over her... and I don't know, ever since Bianca said she might want to be a jewelry maker in that self esteem seminar... I've kind of been like, "maybe she's human?" What's your take?

    * ZILEY!. Eek. How bad do you think this is going to be in the Stavros household?

    * "Sometimes being a good boyfriend means doing things that suck." Ain't it the truth -- and sometimes being a good girlfriend means doing things that suck, too. What are your personal limits -- how much would you be willing to compromise on activities you find boring or scary or lame, if it mattered to your bf/gf?

    * Also, dig the haircut, Riley. Nice work, Anya.

    * Is it me, or is Jenna the judgiest pregnant teen ever? Or do you feel like she has a right to judge Bianca, just because Bianca is so completely beyond the pale?

    * This Malaika girl. I'm pretty sure I don't trust her. Why can't Alli find a nice Clare-type at the Beechwood Private Preparatory School for Young Ladies?

  • Songs from Tonight's Degrassi

    Posted on 02/18/2011 by Mary

    If you were wondering about any of the songs you heard on this week's Degrassi, here you go! Info on all the songs, including commentary from the Degrassi Music Team (the quotes in italics) about how those songs ended up there!

    Down With Webster music on TeenNick's Degrassi

    "Time to Win" by Down With Webster
    From the basketball game at the beginning of the ep.
    Check the Degrassi page for a sample.
    "We love, love, love Down With Webster - we had to have them in Degrassi. We tried this over a bunch of scenes until this one landed - and it couldn't have looked better. Another rocking song to score Drew's life at Degrassi."

    "So Easy" by Gina Cutillo
    Alli and Malaika make "friends".
    "Gina caught up with Stephen Stohn on twitter and offered up her music. The song made its way to us and then into the cut. Just goes to show you, if you never try, you neverwin!"

    "Breakdown" by Ketch Harbour Wolves
    From the scene when Drew and Bianca talk about their past... and end up making out.
    "Ketch Harbour Wolves are sincerely, genuinely nice gentlemen, and as their band name suggests, their music is as warm and inviting as the picturesque image of a distant wolf howling to a distant moon. Wrapped in a sepia tone of guitar reverb, this song and its lyrics give us shivers still. It brings a little maturity to the otherwise immature Drew and Bianca."

    "Chewed Up" by Gloria Cycles
    From Riley and Zane's little talk.
    "We were just looking for fun and a little silliness, and this song fit the bill. We love the vocals and the lyrics are perfect for Drew's shenanigans. Just a ton of fun. "

    "Gasoline Handshake" by The British Columbians
    From the last basketball game in the episode.
    "A dirty rock song for this gritty scene, The British Columbians deliver angst and uncertainty - but we know Drew's going to win, right? Another point for the Degrassi editors who championed this handshake and lit it on fire."

  • Watch the first scene of Friday's Degrassi right now!

    Posted on 02/17/2011 by Lisa

    If you just can't wait any longer for new Degrassi, here's a sneak peek at the first scene of The Way We Get By, pt. 1.

    I kinda-sorta feel sorry for Drew, but that doesn't mean I'd set him up with one of my friends. Would you?

    Watch the rest, FRIDAY NIGHT AT 9pm ET!

  • Luke Bilyk: Fan of Lunch

    Posted on 02/16/2011 by Mary

    If all that future civilizations unearthed about Luke Bilyk were this quickie interview with him backstage at a Degrassi photo shoot, at least they would know that Luke Bilyk is a dude who likes lunch, and likes to scare people.

    Also, here, have a nice big picture of him. That one in your locker is getting kind of ratty around the edges.

    Luke Bilyk, Drew on Degrassi

  • Overheard on Friday's Degrassi...

    Posted on 02/15/2011 by Mary

    "I'm too bored to argue." -- ???

    Someone's gonna say it on a brand new ep of Degrassi: In Too Deep this Friday at 9... who do you think it'll be? Set the scene for us in the comments...

  • Life with an Alcoholic Mom or Dad

    Posted on 02/15/2011 by Mary

    One in four people under 18 lives in a family affected by alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Most of those people know what it's like to HATE IT when a parent drinks -- to feel embarrassed to bring friends over, to feel anxiety about their parent's unpredictable behavior, or to feel like they have to take care of their parent instead of their parent taking care of them.

    Today, TeenNick is showing this Nick News special called Under the Influence; it's about the different experiences the children of alcoholics have when their parents drink, and the different ways some have found to get through it.

    You can watch the whole thing right here:

    If you have the same problem in your family, NACOA (The National Association for the Children of Alcoholics) has a very important message for you:

    It's not your fault.
    You can't control your parent's drinking.
    And you're not alone.

    Even though you can't control someone else's drinking, you CAN still help yourself -- to have a better and safer life regardless of what they do. Even if the alcoholic never changes, you can still be OK.

    1) You can reach out for help -- talk to a trusted adult like a grandparent, aunt, uncle, a friend's parent, or someone at school like a teacher, school counselor, or nurse.

    2) You can click here for a very helpful brochure with what every child of an alcoholic should know.

    3) You can join a support group -- your school counselor can help you find one. Support groups are a great way to meet other people who are going through the same thing you are, and to help each other through the hard times. One example is Alateen; here's a link to some basic questions and answers about what Alateen is about.

    4) You can educate yourself by reading this Q&A from NACOA about what alcoholism is.

    And if you have a friend who's going through this, send them a link to this page, OK?

  • Sneak peek pics from Friday's Degrassi!

    Posted on 02/14/2011 by Mary

    Drew and Bianca on Degrassi

    Sneak peek pics from the next episode of Degrassi are up! Click here for all of them...

    And about this whole "Bianca's on the hunt, and Drew's on the menu" thing...

    So far we know that the very idea of it makes iluveli235 want to puke... how's your stomach doing looking at the pic above?

  • Do you believe in love at first sight?

    Posted on 02/14/2011 by Lisa

    Here's a romantic topic for debate, since it is Valentine's Day and all. Do you believe two people can fall in love right away -- from the very first moment they meet?

    Alli and DrewFor example: Alli and Drew. They felt an instant attraction, but was it love, or were they just hot for each other?

    What about Eli and Clare? Did Eli step out of his hearse and right into Clare's heart? They definitely felt *something* when he picked up her broken glasses and told her he had pretty eyes... but it's tough to say if it was love.

    Do you think it's possible to love someone before you know anything about what they're like as a person?

    Maybe humans have love instincts and we can sense whether someone is right for us. But even if we DO feel an instant connection -- does it mean anything? Or is love more meaningful if it develops over time?

    Has anyone out there experienced love at first sight? If not, what's the closest you've been?


    This post is sponsored by Beastly, in theaters March 4th (PG-13).