Monthly Archives: December 2011

In the new year … Teens & Twenties writers share hopes, aspirations for 2012

 Times-News New Year’s resolutions often include getting fit, eating healthier and so on, the Teens & Twenties writers have a few of these and many more. See what these high scool and college writers aspire to do in 2012: My New Year’s resolution for 2012 is to keep myself from becoming overly stressed. I am [...]

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‘Sherlock Holmes’ sequel keeps you guessing

 Reviewed by Braxton Rickert Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  In 2009, director Guy Ritchie showed us a fresh take on Sherlock Holmes, which proved there was still life in the old tales yet. And with the sequel, “Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows,” Ritchie does it again, as Holmes faces, in his words, “the single most important case [...]

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Student of the Month hopes to become a sports reporter

 By Kari Spencer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Mikayla Cisna, a 20-year-old student in the Alamance Community College (ACC) transfer program, is December’s Student of the Month. Her mother, Kelly O’Reilly, nominated her and said “She is an all around great person. I could not be more proud of all her accomplishments, and the kind and caring [...]

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Christmas traditions can be friendly for the environment

  A few of our Teens & Twenties writers took time to share ideas on making holiday celebrations a little more environmentally friendly:  — When I was younger, my great grandmother never wrapped my gifts with wrapping paper, but instead with old newspapers. This is a great way to wrap gifts for the Christmas season [...]

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Reason for the season: BADA bring Christmas to the stage with ‘Unto Us A Son’

 By Kayla Kirkman Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com ELON — “I want this to impact the audience’s life for the better,” Stephanie Daniel, a teenage dancer said of the Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts’ upcoming Christmas performance, “Unto Us a Son.” The production is filled with elaborate and meaningful ballet dances, which include a real baby [...]

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Teens see holidays as an opportunity

 By Braxton Rickert Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    The holidays, for some, can be a great source of joy as teens can relax, take a break from school, eat and be with friends and family. Teens like Alex Fogleman and Daniel Saconn see it as an opportunity. The two co-run “Santa’s Tree Garden,” a local Christmas tree [...]

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Gondolas, chocolate and marble: From Venice to Carrara

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a three-part series about The Elon School’s recent trip to Italy. Commentary by Michaela Meredith Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Before we knew it, it was time to pack up and leave our home in Florence for two days to visit Venice. We headed to the train station [...]

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Teens & Twenties writers share their Christmas memories

   Christmas has always been a time in which we celebrated Jesus’ birth. My Nanny and Papow have always taught me that the holiday season is not about the gifts, food, or even the family bonding. While all of those things are nice, and certainly make for a great Christmas, the real reason for the [...]

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Focus on area colleges: UNCG

Compiled by Heather Ivey Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com School: University of North Carolina inGreensboro (UNCG)    History: Founded in 1891, UNCG soon became an accredited Women’s College. Originally at 10 acres, 15 faculty members and 198 students, UNCG has grown to 2,010 acres, 2,500 faculty members and 18,600 students.

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Profiles of area bands

Compiled by Heather Ivey Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Matt Parrish Acoustic Band Formed: September 2011 Playlist: Classic rock covers Band members: Matt Parrish on lead guitar and Jason Roberts on lead vocals Based in: Burlington

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