Thanks to an exception in the rules, Vito Mielnicki Jr. is the first 17-year-old in New Jersey to make his professional boxing debut.

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Teen About To Have Youngest Boxing Debut In NJ HistoryThanks to an exception in the rules, Vito Mielnicki Jr. is the first 17-year-old in New Jersey to make his professional boxing debut.
Automakers Pushing New Tech To Fight Teen Driver Distractions, Improve SafetyOver the past five years, nearly 3,500 people have been killed in crashes involving teen drivers between Memorial Day and Labor Day. CBS2's Kenneth Craig reports.
Study: Playing For Fun, Not To Win, Key To Get Young Children Into Sports For LifeThe American Academy of Pediatrics says children should be physically active pretty much as soon as they can walk, run and play. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
Teens Turn To Burner Phones To Avoid ParentsCBS2's Hazel Sanchez has the latest on how teens are reportedly using more burner phones to avoid their parent's discipline.
Rodent-Fighting Efforts Raising A Stink At Deer Park High SchoolDoes the stench in a suburban school pose a health hazard? Suffolk County's health commissioner says no., but students are crying foul. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Wonder Teen Overcomes Homelessness, Gets Into A Dozen CollegesBrianna Watts, an 18-year-old Bronx teen who was once homeless with her mother, got into every college of the dozen she applied to. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Honoring Heroes: Students Using Social Media To Remember PeersStudents are now using tragedies like the school shooting in Colorado and the sacrifice made by Riley Howell and Kendrick Castillo to spread something positive on social media. CBSN New York's Vanessa Murdock reports.
High School Softball Pitcher Hurls ‘Perfect’ Perfect GameThe Mahopac High School softball team has a lot to celebrate. This week, ace pitcher 16-year-old Shannon Becker threw what’s being called a “perfect” perfect game. CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.
Teacher Creates Urban Dictionary Translation Guide To Talk With Generation ZMassachusetts high school teacher James Callahan came up with an urban slang dictionary to help adults better communicate with "Generation Z," using a spreadsheet to define terms kids use nowadays.

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Behind The Scenes Of North Bergen High School's 'Alien'BEHIND THE SCENES AT 'ALIEN': Check out the costumes and monstrous transformation of a student actor into the xenomorph at North Bergen High School's production of the classic sci-fi horror film:
Long Island School Trying To End Teen VapingCBS2's Dr. Max Gomez has the latest on a new program on Long Island that's trying to cut down on teen vaping.
Many Teens Unaware Vaping Involves Consuming NicotineE-cigarette use has skyrocketed among middle and high school students, but a new study suggests many teens aren't aware how much nicotine they're getting when they vape. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
Teen Apologies And Pays For Destroying Easter DisplayA teen in New Jersey, caught on camera destroying a home's Easter display, came back to apologize and pay for the damage.
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Sunday Morning Science Lab: Meet Carmie Zuniga, Emily Cook, Cate MayVanessa Murdock talks with Carmie Zuniga, Emily Cook and Cate May, all eighth graders from Greenwich Catholic School in Greenwich, Connecticut, who show off their method for measuring the effectiveness of sunscreen and UV rays hitting human skin. You can enter your student scientist at
Robotics Competition Draws Students From Around The WorldThe FIRST Robotics Competition put international teams of high school students head-to-head for a robotics competition Sunday in New York. CBSN New York's Marc Liverman reports.
Copiague Middle School Reports Case Of TuberculosisA person at Copiague Middle School on Long Island is being treated for tuberculosis, school officials said. CBS2's Chris Wragge reports.
School Move To Have Students Lock Up Their Phones During ClassSmart phones can be extremely distracting for students in class, but the principal at Maxson Middle School in Union County, New Jersey, is taking a unique approach to help kids focus more on school and less on their phones. CBS2’s Meg Baker reports.
Young ‘Superheroes’ Give 5-Year-Old With Autism Amazing Surprise BirthdayA heartwarming happenstance took place at a South Brunswick skate park where 5-year-old Carter Braconi was playing around on his scooter. CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.
'GOAT' Tops Survey Of Most Annoying Slang WordsA new study by market research company OnePoll asked Americans about their most annoying slang words. On the list: Ghost, Gucci, Hangry, Bae and GOAT - Greatest Of All Time.
Gwyneth Paltrow's Daughter Upset Over Mom's Picture ShareThe actress and GOOP founder posting a sweet picture on Instagram of her and 14-year-old daughter Apple on a ski lift, but the teen was quick to point out she gave mom no permission to share her on social media without consent.
New Jersey Teen Once Homelessness Accepted At 18 Colleges, Lands Dream PickThe story of Dylan Chidick is a tale of triumph over tragedy when, after being n and out of homelessness during his youth, he got admissions letters from 17 schools. On Tuesday, the teen landed this 18th acceptance letter, and it was the one that counted the most: His dream school, The College of New Jersey.
College Hopefuls Anxiously Waiting For Acceptance LettersNow is the time teenagers start receiving college acceptance letters and decide where they’re going to continue their education. But with that also comes rejection. CBS2's Scott Rapoport reports.
Experts Warn Of Issues Teens Using Sleep Aids Can FaceThere's a potentially dangerous trend among teens looking for a good night's sleep. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
NYPD Holds Youth Basketball TournamentHundreds of students from across all five boroughs showed up, and strengthened bonds with New York's finest in the process. CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
Suffolk County Set To Launch 'Vape Out' ProgramCiting an alarming rise in use by young teens, Suffolk County is pushing to snuff out vaping in schools. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Cuomo Proposing To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco, E-CigsIt could soon be tougher for teenagers to smoke in New York State.
New Dangers Detected In Underage VapingThe nation's top doc says swift action is needed to address the risks of electronic cigarettes to teenagers.

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