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Shoot the Moon!

International Observe the Moon Night takes place Saturday, October 12. Look up and take notice of earth’s nearest celestial neighbor. There’s a lot to see with binoculars, a telescope or even just your naked eye. For even more fun and potential prizes, snap a picture of it and post to Instagram with the hashtag #npldteens […]

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Project Playbill Presents: Musical High School

Welcome to Adequate High School in Adequate, Oregon. The school motto is “Keep it adequate!” and the school cheer is “OKAAAY!” The drama club tries to stage a production of the muscial Mint Green Tap Shoes,  and in the words of Playbill writer and cast member Robbie, they face a lot of challenges. Gabrielle says, […]

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Build with Straws

Like to build things and solve puzzles? Join us for Drinking Straw Construction and try your hand at designing and building bridges, towers, sculptures and wind turbines from plastic drinking straws. Experiment with different building techniques and test your creations with weights and wind. Submit your favorite to display in our gallery, but all of […]

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Summer Reading Listravaganza

Summer is almost upon us, and that can only mean one thing — vacation? Yes, okay, it means two things — getting a job? Oh, okay. Three th– catching up on sleep … forgot about that one. Okay, so summer means a lot of things, but the thing I was thinking of is: Summer Reading […]

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Teen Choice Awards 2013

37 teens braved the construction to vote in our annual Teen Choice Awards. Their ballots have been counted, and here are the winners in each category. Best Song: Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Best Video Game: Call of Duty Best Movie (tie): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoUT7q2iTbQ] Hunger Games [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87E6N7ToCxs] Wreck-It Ralph Best TV Show: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mr1BRB7CLI] Pretty […]

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Enter Our 15th Annual Poetry Contest!

Win prizes! Submit up to 6 of your best poems to our annual contest to celebrate National Poetry Month. To enter you must reside in Northern Illinois and be between 10 and 18 years old as of the deadline: April 21, 2013. Please include your name, age, address, phone number, name of your school and […]

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