Monthly Archives: April 2014

Carolina on my mind: College senior contemplates her college days, future

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com For the past 16 years, all I’ve known is school. I’ll graduate in a few weeks from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with bachelor’s degrees in English and Communications and a minor in Creative Writing; then, I’ll finally put the studying on hold. I’m so [...]

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Student of the Month ‘an excellent role model’

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com It is not often that a 15-year-old student exemplifies determination, maturity and humbleness to such an extent that he stands out among his peers. Amari Lee manages Amari Lee / Photo submittedto personify all these traits and more and is one of the most deserving candidates for Student of [...]

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Man in Black at top of the charts again

Reviewed by CJ Click Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com One might pause when hearing that Johnny Cash, the legendary Man in Black, has an album that is not only at the top of the Billboard Country charts, but No. 3 on the overall Billboard 200 top-selling albums. Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, discovered the album that has [...]

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Dystopian societies popular genre among teens

Commentary by Mary Daniel Cheek Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Twenty-four teens are put in an arena and forced to battle each other until just one remains. Society is rigidly divided into five factions who take priority over one’s family. Citizens who do not conform to their society are euthanized without a choice. Not only are these [...]

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Broaden your horizons: International Youth Exchange a way to see the world

Commentary by Vivian Hohl Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Most children dream of traveling to big cities full of opportunities. It can take a lot of money and time to accomplish this, however. That’s why there are projects that make this easier. You can visit friends in other countries, and they can visit you. You get [...]

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Williams sophomore gaining college recruiters’ interest

By Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Sixteen-year-old football player Harrison Gee is a sophomore at Williams High School. Gee has made an impact on the William’s Offensive Line, starting on the varsity team since he was a freshman. As a freshman, he was awarded the Freshman M.V.P. at the National Underclassmen Combine and as [...]

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Common sense, basic know-how is best self-defense, author says

   “Teen Self-Defense: American Marine Goju,” by Garry Klaus. Copyright 2013, AuthorHouse. $26.09, 88 pages.  Reviewed by Christian Hornaday Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com  Alertness, avoidance and awareness are the three key points to successful self-defense, as explained by Garry Klaus in his recent release, “Teen Self-Defense: American Marine Goju.” When one is prepared with a combination [...]

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Western Alamance’s FFA to hold sixth annual plant sale

Times-News    Western Alamance High School’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) sixth annual plant sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the State Employee Credit Union, 1176 Saint Marks Church Rd., Burlington. For more details, call (336) 538-6020.      

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Home of the Piña Colada: Puerto Rico has beautiful views, but hospitality was lacking, says Teens & Twenties writer

Commentary by Lenzie Purcell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    I’m spoiled. After working and saving for years, I’ve been able to travel around the world (twice) and have been extraordinarily lucky in having enjoyable and easygoing trips. I’ve been able to overlook malaria-induced hallucinations in Egypt, no access to clean water in Cambodia and jellyfish attacks [...]

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‘Winter Soldier’ holds your attention

Reviewed by Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     “Captain America: Winter Soldier” is the sequel to the original film about the first Avenger. Captain America is now faced with a foe whose strength, agility and wit almost render our favorite superhero powerless. Following all the events that happened in New York in “Avengers,” Steve Rogers [...]

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