Technology

Many teens grow more cautious about Facebook postings

Since school officials in Eden Prairie and Woodbury suspended students from extracurricular activities after finding on-line photos of them drinking alcohol, other teens have been taking action.

Some limit access to their Facebook pages; others have grown more cautious about what they post on popular social-networking sites.

Chasing fads keeps wallet empty

July 10th, 2006, was the most significant day marked on the 2006 calendar posted on the wall of my room. On that date T-Mobile officially released the latest and hippest version of one of its most popular cell phones, the Sidekick 3.

The hype surrounding this cell phone was ludicrous. So was the pricing — $399 plus tax.

I wanted it anyway.

I placed it at the top of my birthday list, which was four days later. To my disappointment, I didn’t get what I so desperately wanted. Angry and frustrated, I asked my parents why. They gave me the obvious reason: the cell phone was too expensive.

Losing touch -- a broken cell phone leaves teen out of the loop

On a standard Friday evening, I finish up dinner and get ready for a night out. As my curling iron heats up, my make-up palette awaits and my chosen outfit lies on the bed, Nelly Furtado’s ring tone alerts me to a text message. It’s from a close friend who texts everyone on weekends to alert us of plans.

Tonight it’s bowling and then a late-night movie. Sounds good. A minute later, Nelly’s tone rings again, alerting me that my friends are texting to make sure I’m coming and to figure out who’s driving.

How important is your cell phone to you?

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Engineering new opportunities for girls

With shortages of engineers on the horizon, the summer STEPS camp at the University of St.

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When cell phones come to school

Although school policy bans their use, student journalists at one junior high learned that their fellow students consider cell phones an essential way to connect with family and friends.

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Engineering for Girls

ThreeSixty summer workshop students Sage Davis and Pat Gustafson tell the video story of 7th grade girls who spend two weeks at the University of St.

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Computing a New Direction

David Hiel and Sally Mahmoud collaborate on a story about Osiris, a computer training program founded by Bill Roddy and his wife.

Teens, no talking while driving

Sixteen-year-old Thomas Birai walks out of his house chomping on some toast. The chain around his neck jingles with each step. He gets into his car, buckles his seat belt and takes off down the street toward the corner. His cell phone rings. It’s a friend. He slows down, picks up the phone and answers.

Cell phones come to school

Despite school rules prohibiting cell phones, junior high students feel they’re essential to keep in touch with family and friends. Junior high students {{examine the pros and cons}} of bringing cell phones to school.

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