Monthly Archives: June 2012

Awareness is the key for campus safety

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com I attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and I have never felt unsafe while on campus, but I do take extra precautions to ensure my safety. Actually, I’m sure a lot of students at this university roam about our lovely campus with precaution. We all have [...]

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College preparation should begin junior year

Commentary by Al Fernandez Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Many seniors around the nation have made their decisions about what college they are going to attend this fall. This leaves the question for many juniors who will comprise next fall’s university class: What should we do to prepare?    The advice of this topic ranges from unfiltered [...]

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Christian Punk Rock band True Liberty to play in Burlington tonight

Times-News Christian Punk Rock band, True Liberty, will perform at the Front Street Pub, 107 E. Front St., Burlington. Doors open at 10 p.m. and True Liberty will take the stage at midnight tonight, June 13, 2012. Tickets available at the door.    The band is opening its summer tour, which coincides with the release [...]

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Eastern Alamance High School plans ‘Dance with the Stars’ fundraiser

Times-News  MEBANE — The Eastern Alamance High School Dance Company will hold a Dance with the Stars fundraiser at 7 p.m. June 23 at the high school auditorium.    “Stars” include Sammy Ballard, the Eastern Alamance Eagle; Eastern sports chaplain Robbie Owens; Jake Foushee “The Voice;” rising Eastern Alamance senior Calvin Kling; Mebane city councilman [...]

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Radio, anxiety can cause you to lose focus when driving

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Driving is a great responsibility. There are many things you need to know in order to keep yourself and others safe. Many new drivers face great anxiety while driving. There are many distractions that can lead to car accidents and danger. Limiting the number of distractions will [...]

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As freshman year fades, an ode to the good times

Commentary by Heather Tosch Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    A new year — new beginnings and new memories to be made — that’s how freshman year began.    Now, looking back, we are going to miss this year and all of the lessons we learned from grades to boys. We’ve had plenty of heartbreaks and plenty [...]

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3-D: The gimmick of the entertainment industry?

Commentary by Sam Diezel Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Whether it’s movie theaters, video games or television, that “3-D option” has a tight grip on many aspects of the entertainment industry. While the visual effect itself has been around for more than a century, in recent years it is becoming a standard to provide a 3-D version [...]

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Love shouldn’t hurt: One in three teens a victim of dating violence

Commentary by Maddie Lee Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Dating violence is a common problem among teens in America.    “One in three teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner, a figure that far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence,” according to teendv month.org.    [...]

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N.C.’s biggest Alex’s Lemonade Stand set for June 16 at Holly Hill Mall

Commentary by Sabrina Otero Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Local nurse Jolene Cannady and her husband, Terry, have vowed to combat pediatric cancer. With the aid of their local Team Lemon, they’ll present the biggest Alex’s Lemonade Stand (ALSF) in the state from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 16 at Holly Hill Mall and Business Center, [...]

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Country patriot argues for a better America

 “Does God Still Bless the USA?: A Plea for a Better America,” by Lee Greenwood. 205 pages. Tate Publishing. Copyright 2012. $17.99. Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com For some, when they hear the words “God Bless the U.S.A.,” they automatically begin to hum Lee Greenwood’s 1984 patriotic anthem of the same title. While [...]

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