teens these days
Kids these days do enough extracurricular activities to make even adults with full-time jobs feel like lazy sacks of disappointment. You may wonder how the hell the city’s teens make it from “gymnastics on the pier” to “fencing practice” to Oliver and Sebastian’s joint quinceanera. Well, the New York Times can tell you: their moms are booking cars through Uber for them.
Guy Parkin is a blase 13-year-old with a busy schedule. “It’s a lot more reliable than a taxi,” he tells the Times. “I have to get around. I also have this Princeton Review thing that’s all the way up on Madison Avenue.” Ugh, tell us about it. Read More
Teens’ never-ending rampage to destroy everything in this world has claimed another victim. This time, one woman said hundreds of the uninvited nuisances trashed her home in Belfast after somebody posted her son’s party invite on Facebook. BBC News reports that some of the teens were rioters who have been involved in sectarian violence in other sections of Northern Ireland. Read More
Despite the convenience of online shopping, teens are still heading to malls in droves. Where else are they supposed to harass old people and flagrantly make out?
A study found that 78 percent of girls and 75 percent of boys said they’d rather shop in brick-and-mortar stores than online, Pew Research Center reports. Behind the study are the grownups at Minneapolis investment bank Piper Jaffray, who regularly take stock of teens’ spending patterns and entertainment habits because you kids keep them young. Read More
Remember when one of the only ways to cheat on school tests was to sneak off mid-exam to the bathroom and look at your notes stuffed in your locker? Apparently teens these days are much more sophisticated, as 12 high schoolers were caught using a Facebook group to assist each other with homework and share test answers. Read More