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Wikipedia can be a blessing and a curse

    Commentary by Jos Boswell
Times-News correspondent
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   We’ve all had a school project that’s required lots of tedious Internet research. And during almost any search, somewhere on the page, you’ll probably come across that infamous website — Wikipedia.
Wikipedia was launched on January 15, 2001, and has grown into the largest reference guide on the Web. It has more than 4 million articles in English and gets about 500 million visitors each month. Wikipedia is also the sixth most popular website on the Internet. However, it has been criticized because of inaccuracies due to the fact that anyone can edit the site for free, according to the site, Wikipedia.org.
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Ministry reaches out to college students

Memberes of Pathway College Outreach Ministry pose in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris during a recent mission trip. / Photo submitted

By Michaela King
Times-News correspondent
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   ELON — If you are a high school senior or a college student looking for a place to fellowship, meet new friends and just get away from the stress of class, work and other activities, then check out Pathway College Outreach Ministry. Every Thursday evening, beginning at 7 p.m., a group of people meet at Blakey Hall After School Center, 501 Manning Ave., as an alternative to drugs, alcohol and other temptations students face today.
Pathway College Outreach Ministry, a non-profit organization began on Oct. 7, 2010, after an incident in which a young college student attempted to purchase alcohol as a minor.
“We never intended to start this ministry,” said Santiago Olortegui, executive director of Pathway. “With the rise in alcohol consumption, drug read more…


Student of Month excels in more than just football

Hunter Lent is Student of the Month for November, 2014. / Photo submitted

By Joshua Fitzgerald
Times-News correspondent
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   Hunter Lent, November’s Student of the Month, excels both on and off the football field.
An accomplished football player, an intelligent student, and a good role model, Lent is a senior at Western Alamance High School, where he plays on the varsity football team. He is a tight end, a defensive tackle and a punter. While most people can manage just one position, he excels at all three.
In fact, he currently is considering athletic scholarships from two universities in South Carolina, and he is communicating with many others read more…


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