“5 Things I’m Obsessed With”

We check in each week with a New Canaan tween or teen for a snapshot of their five latest obsessions.

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Teen Girls Obsessed With Shopping and Netflix

For this installment of “5 Things I’m Obsessed With,” I ran into these three teens on their way for a quick dinner after a long day of typical summer fun. For Chloe, Victoria, and Charlotte, hanging out with friends to shop or watch Netflix is all apart of their everyday summer lifestyle. Having that, here are these teen New Canaanites’ “5 Things I’m Obsessed With:”

Chloe Sigg, 15

Friends
Bathing Suits
Snapchat
Shoes
Netflix

Victoria Whitcomb, 15

Netflix
Food
Shopping
Summer
Friends

Charlotte Sigg, 13

Shopping
Netflix
Brandy Melville
Starbucks
Friends and Family
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Seventh Graders Obsessed with Football’s Giants and Patriots, Basketball’s Knicks and Celtics

Glad I was able to catch up with a group of sports fanatical seventh-graders outside Baskin Robbins and learn all of the latest sports news. Whether the topic ranged from the 2016 NBA Draft picks and Derek Rose signing with the New York Knicks, or their excitement for the upcoming football season, these incoming sevies are always on track with the latest news the ESPN and the NFL Network apps. With that, here’s what these sports-crazed kids had to say in this installment of “5 Things I’m Obsessed With,” where we ask young New Canaanites to give us their lists: (more…) Continue Reading →

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These Saxe 7th-Graders: Obsessed with Chicken, Lawnmowers and Their iPhones

It’s been a while since our last installment of the “5 Things I’m Obsessed With” feature, where we ask young New Canaanites to give us their list. We ran into these Saxe Middle School seventh-graders downtown on Friday afternoon—some good ones here. Kelsey Mottolese

Chicken
Lawnmowers
Singing
My phone (5C)
Shopping

Marie-Grace Pirrone

Music bands
Instagram
Tumblr
Music
My phone (6)

Sarah Crawford

Gymnastics
YouTube
Netflix
My computer
My phone (4S)

Riley Seelert

My phone (5C)
Vine
My Spotify playlist
Cotton candy Frappuccino
Steeze Yaller

Devin Findlay

Food
Netflix
YouTube
Clothing
My phone (4S)
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Phones and Netflix: Obsessions for Two New Canaan Teens

The NewCanaanite.com Summer Internship Program is sponsored by Baskin-Robbins, Connecticut Sandwich Co., Joe’s Pizza and Mackenzie’s. For the first entry of “5 Things I’m Obsessed With” this summer, NewCanaanite.com talked with rising New Canaan High School senior Casey Begoon and his friend Mitchell O’Connor, who attends The New Hampton School in Vermont as they were walking out of Radio Shack on Park Street. Here’s what they said:

Casey Begoon, 17

My iPhone
Netflix
Hockey
Swimming
Going to the beach

 

Mitchell O’Connor, 17

Netflix
TV(in general)
The gym (“at one point at least”)
The pool
My phone
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Patrick Metzger: Obsessed with Chicken Joe’s ‘High School Special’

 

For this installment of “5 Things I’m Obsessed With” with, we stayed right in front of Mackenzies—unofficial backpack depository of downtown New Canaan—and turned to a pair of willing Saxe Middle School eighth-graders, both 13. This marks just the second time in “5 Things I’m Obsessed With” history that an interview named as an obsession someone we had already interviewed. Here’s what these guys came up with:

Patrick Metzger

Girls
Basketball
Becca Walshin
Vineyard Vines
Chicken Joes (the “high school special,” a half-pound of nuggets with fries)

Matthew Knight

Yellow cones (pointing to a cone in the alley: “Even though that one is orange.”)
Audi A-8s (“That’s what my dad drives, pretty nice car if you ask me, gets some good gas mileage.”)
The color red (pointing behind him, “Like the one on that car right there, it’s hard and not too soft, sort of like when you see a red light.”)
Hats
“A luscious mustache or really big beards.”
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