Sunday, March 24, 2013
Do you want to share what it's really like to be a teenager today? Why not consider becoming a Patch blogger?
Want to make the secret life of the American teenager not so secret? In our never-ending search for bloggers to join our team, St. Charles Patch, Batavia Patch and Geneva Patch are asking teenagers ages 14 and older to blog for Patch. What does blogging for Patch entail? Not much, really. Interested? First, simply join Patch — it's free. Click on your community and register with your email address. Then click on "Start a Blog" next to your community. Let Patch save you time. Have local stories delivered directly to your inbox with our free newsletter. Sign up for Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. Then like us on the Facebook pages for Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles. Follow us on Twitter at @BataviaPatch, @PatchGeneva and @StCharlsILPatch.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Parents, Patch wants to hear from you on the questions that get families talking.
Welcome to "Hey Mom and Dad"—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting. Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the area. Most teens love to stay out late with their friends, a habit upon which many parents prefer to keep a certain degree of limitations. Mom and Dad tend to know better about when their kids need to get some sleep, after all—and when there's liable to be less reason to be out. Which brings us to this week's question: What curfews have you set for your teenage children, and how do you enforce them? Take a look at what people had to say and join the conversation in the …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Come to Geneva's Tom & Eddie's from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, to sample "The Pineapple Express" and other Geneva High School marketing class burger creations.
The task is simple: create an edible, easily marketable burger for a local establishment to sell to perspective customers. The students of Eric Hatczel's Marketing I class have been given this task to better understand the inner workings of how businesses get their products sold and popularized in a community. "The goal is to really just challenge us as marketing students," said senior Kristen Schrotenboer, 17, "The project tries to get us to think and be creative on how marketing works. Its true purpose is to make us think out of the box and find ways to succeed and be better than our competition." The project tries to capture the fundamental task of a business: to create an original product and make a profit from said project. It's a …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
This actually happened to someone, who was seeking advice.
There is actually a magazine called Parents Talk, and on its website, there is a letter from a parent who is distressed. "I Found My Son Making a Pipe," the headline reads, and it's under the category of "Talking to Your Teen." Basically, the parent—not certain if it was the dad or mom but we're guessing the mom based on the e-mail handle—said she came home unexpectedly and found her son building what he told her was a "volcano" science project. It consisted of an empty water bottle with hole on the side and at the bottom, duct tape and a roll of foil paper. She did an Internet search, and it didn't take long for her to figure out the science project was most likely a homemade bong for smoking pot. Her son had admitted to smoking pot in …
Monday, July 18, 2011
If you're interested in volunteering for a worthy cause to help the children of Kane County, you might want to attend a special information session today.
There's no way around it, Mother Nature has opened up her blast furnace and now we're all going to suffer. You might want to cool off today at one of Geneva's splash parks or Sunset Pool. And, bored teenagers can get out of the house for a free movie matinee, complete with refreshments, at The Geneva Public Library. Plus, a hero will be welcomed home tonight during the City Council meeting. Here are five things happening in Geneva today: 1. The WeatherChannel.com is reporting a high temperature of 95 degrees, with an overnight low of 76. Please make sure to take proper heat and sun precautions. Also, take a moment today to check on the welfare of older people and pets; they may need some help keeping cool in the extreme heat. 2. Teens…