Monthly Archives: April 2012

Today’s graduation invitations have STYLE

Commentary by Jessica Page Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com   Attention classes of 2012: the time to get your invitations out is getting closer. Graduation day is filled with excitement and lots of planning. Back when our parents were in high school, it was straightforward information, “you’re invited to this person’s graduation ceremony,” with just the school’s [...]

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Student of the Month enjoys volunteering

By Jennafer Fowler Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com April’s Student of the Month Samantha Ross is compassionate, caring and bright. She is a senior at Western Alamance High School and is involved in many volunteer projects. Samantha is the daughter of Eddie and Debra Ross of Elon and she has an older brother, Matthew, who is graduating [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day the entire year

By Ngozika Nwoko Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Earth day has been an event for environmental awareness now for more than 42 years. Unfortunately, many people with their busy schedules cannot find the time to set one day aside to be more conscious about the environment. Because of this, many who are passionate about Earth Day have [...]

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Travel back to the ’20s with ‘Bugsy Malone’

Commentary by Olivia Bennett Special to the Times-News   Do you love the rowdiness and action of the 1920s? Then you will enjoy Burlington Day School’s production of the musical “Bugsy Malone Jr.”   Originally a movie with now-famous actors such as Jodi Foster and Scott Baio, “Bugsy Malone” made its film debut in 1976 [...]

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Graham High to present ‘Rent’

By Amber Isoma Special to the Times-News GRAHAM — Graham High School’s Theatre Department will perform the Tony award-winning Broadway musical this week at the school on 903 Trollinger Road. The show centers around a group of artists who struggle with modern-day problems. “Everything is great — the acting, characters, singing and the story — [...]

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Going to the prom? Create your own unique look

By Jennafer Fowler Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  Trying to figure out what to wear to prom or how to accessorize? Don’t worry — whether you’re going for a soft, pretty look, or a bright, party look, there’s tons of ways to make your prom look all your own. If you are going for a brighter, exciting [...]

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‘Everybody cuts Footloose’ in Western High production

 Reviewed by Jacen Lazar Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com With about 30 years’ combined experience among the three directors at Western Alamance High School alone, it’s no surprise that there is an abundance of the right stuff in the Theatre Arts department. Western’s spring musical will continue its legacy of great productions, with “Footloose, the Musical.” Sitting [...]

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Kick off your Sunday shoes: When Western High presents 1980s hit “Footloose” this week

 By Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com ELON — No need to leave your dancing shoes at home when you have the 1980s right around the corner. The Western Alamance High School’s drama department is proud to present this year’s spring musical, “Footloose.”  Based on the original 1980s movie, this musical centers around a high-schooled boy named [...]

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April showers fill my rain barrel for May flowers

Commentary by Rachel Anne Spencer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Did you know it takes 110 gallons of water to grow one pound of corn? Watering your lawn and garden from a hose can use three to 10 gallons per minute. If you’re planning on having a garden or green lawn, you could easily end up increasing [...]

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Mission trip a life changer

 Commentary by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Have you ever had an experience that you knew would remain in your memory forever? That happened to me when I recently returned from a mission trip to China. Since China is a communist country, what can be done to spread the gospel is limited. However, you can [...]

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