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Middle School Students Take Locker Decorations to a Whole New Level

two teen girls next to decorated lockerBack when I was in middle school, I decorated my locker with pictures of *NSync, all my friend, and a paper flower that my crush had given me.  It was actually pretty awesome, not gonna lie. But today, middle schoolers are putting my feeble attempt at locker-decoration to shame.

Allow me to introduce Nola Storey. Storey is an 11-year old student at Rye Middle School in New York. Her locker decorations go above and beyond anything I could have thought of. Her locker is equipped with a polka-dot chandelier, zebra-print wallpaper, and a lime green shag rug.

“I’ve had a bunch of people stop by my locker, and say, ‘Wow, your locker’s so cool,'” Storey said.

Other trends in the locker-decorating craze include motion-sensor lamps that turn on when the locker door opens, magnetic wallpapers, and furry carpets.

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Admongo: Advertising Education for Tweens

admongoAdmongo is an initiative through the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) aimed to educate tweens (kids ages 8-12) about the power of advertising, so they can become more informed consumers. The reason for this initiative is due to the $200 billion dollars that tweens represent in purchasing power.

With this power, brands want to make sure they are top of mind with these kids, which is why the FTC, whose job is to protect consumers regarding advertising and marketing campaigns, developed Admongo.

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