MINNEAPOLIS _ Olivia Priedeman, 17, woke one morning from a dream she had about making plans with a friend.
"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
It's been a while since we've seen a new addition to the Peggle franchise. The original game easily won its way into our game collection with its crazy ball physics, charming "Masters" and challenging levels. Its expansion, "Nights," continued to buck the trend with even more Peggle-y goodness. Now, at long last, we have the sequel, "Peggle 2," which continues the status quo of the original in terms of prolonged entertainment. It's hardly a perfect effort, but consider this another notch in PopCap Games' well-made belt.
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. _ How many teenagers does it take to fill a test tube?
"Life is a series of disastrous moments. In between those moments, that's when you savor, savor, savor."
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Susan Bitar and her 17-year-old daughter, Sophia Davis, a senior at Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, Calif., were talking about the ins and outs of etiquette one day when they came to the conclusion that not everybody knows this stuff.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. _ Life is a little easier for University of California-Santa Cruz junior Mireya Mateo, thanks to UCSC Dreamweavers, a volunteer program supporting undocumented students.
The story behind EA Sports' "NBA Live" series is an interesting one, not because of the games themselves but the events surrounding them. Due for a comeback in 2010, "NBA Elite 11" _ the new name for the franchise that didn't stick _ was cancelled a week before its release. EA Sports then vowed a comeback with ""NBA Live" 13", only to can it months before its arrival, insisting it needed technical tweaking.
The night before her interview with a Rider University admissions counselor, Katelyn Zemlak, a senior at New Jersey's Washington Township High School, cheerleader captain, and aspiring teacher, was so nervous that she almost forgot she didn't have an outfit to wear.