The Contra Costa Times: Bay Area Newspaper

Young ‘Glee’ fan finds closure in Cory Monteith tribute episode

glee storyOn a summer night some months ago, I mourned the death of actor Cory Monteith, a young man who was part of something very important in my life, as well as in the lives of other young people for several years: The TV show “Glee.”

But Thursday night, I mourned the death of Finn Hudson, The Quarterback — the cool high school football player who matured into a gentleman before our eyes. Teen fans sat in front of the television for hours to be uplifted by the music and the relatable stories that were shared by the characters they adored. Read more here.

Holiday gift guide: Ideas for teens

What: PopRock MiniBoom Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($19.96,

Why it’s a must-have: This nifty wireless speaker comes in eight colors and can fit in the palm of your hand. You can hook up your blue-tooth enabled device to play music and accept phone calls from up to 30 feet away. And it’s waterproof. With its strong suction cup, it can easily be placed in your shower! For the price, its sound quality is exceptional and the color choices make for a fun personal touch.

— Jillian Argento