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Leave no trace: how a teenage hacker lost himself online

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José Robbe was leaving her place of work in Rotterdam when she saw a man and a woman walking towards her. It was a Tuesday afternoon, 20 March 2012. “Are you Mrs Robbe?” She nodded. The woman, who was wearing jeans an...

Athena review – teenage duellists take a hesitant stab at friendship

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The verbal sparring is sharp and pointed in Gracie Gardner’s quick-witted play about two American high-schoolers training to fence competitively. Performed in full fencing get-up, this is a show of friendship fuelled ...

Miro Rys: US football’s first teenage star was killed before his prime

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During a locker room celebration after a World Cup qualifying win over Canada on 20 October 1976, Miro Rys could not have been more elated. The 19-year-old striker not only scored the opener of the US’s 2-0 triumph bu...

The Artful Escape review – Bowie meets Hitchhiker’s in gratifying teenage space opera

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Seventeen-year-old guitar prodigy Francis Vendetti lives with his mother in a small Colorado town that is still in thrall to its most famous export: Francis’s late uncle, a platinum-selling folk singer. Francis feels ...

Common’s teenage obsessions: ‘Michael Jordan gave me the shoes off his feet’

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Evergreen Plaza was a place that I would take the bus to go and shop, eat and see movies. It was one of the coolest places on the south side of Chicago because you could get cool clothes and get caramel and cheese pop...

‘I felt my body wasn’t good enough’: teenage troubles with Instagram

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Internal research by Facebook that found its Instagram app worsens body image issues for young users has been leaked, revealing how aware the social media giant is of its product’s effect on mental health. According t...

Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’

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Emily started using Instagram when she was in her mid-teens and found it helpful at first. She used the photo-sharing app to follow fitness influencers, but what began as a constructive relationship with the platform ...

Emma Raducanu is about to discover that famous teenage girls can’t win

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According to the commentators, Emma Raducanu’s triumph at the US Open is just the start. She has been hailed as a sporting saviour, a model of resilience, an antidote to xenophobia and a potential money-making powerho...

Teenage Afghan who feared UK would deport him killed himself

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A teenage asylum seeker who feared he would be deported to Afghanistan killed himself this year in Birmingham, a coroner has concluded. The Guardian is not naming the 19-year-old at the request of family members in Af...

Timothy Spall’s teenage obsessions: ‘For my art A-level I nailed up apples covered in pubic hair’

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My 13th birthday in 1970 coincided with David Bowie coming out of Space Oddity and turning into Ziggy Stardust. My mate Peter was a dead ringer for Bowie. He had the same haircut and dressed in gold lamé tights and p...

Emmylou Harris’s teenage obsessions: ‘The Beatles parted the clouds after JFK’s assassination’

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Just after I started high school, there was the Cuban missile crisis, so I wasn’t sure if the world was going to be around much longer. It was a very intense, frightening 13 days, then suddenly it was over and I got i...

Michael Smiley’s teenage obsessions: ‘I heard the Beat and came back to Belfast a rude boy’

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Music was like a totem pole for us, growing up in Belfast in the 70s. My mother was a singer and a dancer: she had a beautiful voice, and if there was ever a chance to get on the dancefloor, she’d take it. She loved M...

Energy to burn: teenage metabolism rate similar to adults’, says study

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Teenagers may be said to eat their parents out of house and home, but research suggests their daily energy expenditure isn’t much greater than that of adults. An international team of researchers has tracked the total...

Brandon Flowers’ teenage obsessions: ‘I considered an Oasis tattoo’

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I grew up in Henderson, just outside Las Vegas. When I was eight, we moved to Nephi, this rural town in Utah. So at the same time I was falling in love with music, I was also being introduced to rodeos and farming. I ...

Coaches charged with murder over US teenage player’s heatstroke death

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A grand jury has charged two coaches with murder and child cruelty in the death of a Georgia high school basketball player who suffered a heat stroke after practicing outdoors in nearly 100F (38C) weather, an attorney...

Five teenage boys die in New Zealand’s worst car accident for five years

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Five teenage boys have been killed in a car crash in New Zealand’s worst road accident for two years. The tragedy occurred in Washdyke, just north of Timaru halfway between Christchurch and Dunedin, when an overcrowde...

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