Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sharptop Cove a great experience for Young Life campers

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    JASPER, Ga. — More than 50 teens from Alamance County Young Life visited Sharptop Cove on June 15. The Young Life camp is in the mountains of Georgia. About 500 teens from Wisconsin, all across North Carolina, Texas, and Singapore joined Alamance County’s kids for the best [...]

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Written word remains meaningful (even in these ‘texting’ times)

Commentary by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    There is a certain euphoria that writers experience when pen is put to paper or hands placed upon a keyboard, and words are allowed to freely flow across the pathway from heart to brain to hands. The process creates an almost trance-like state that is only interrupted [...]

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Despite social media, some teens still like to write

Times-News correspondents teens20@thetimesnews.com    During a recent Teens & Twenties meeting, the volunteer writers mentioned how much the written word has changed since texting, Twitter and Facebook are so mainstream. Their feelings on the topic can be found below: The written word, once filled with beauty, has been mutilated into choppy bits of lifeless text [...]

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Dress codes affect all of us at one time or another

Commentary by Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Dress code is one of the most heated topics among students, and with it being back-to-school time, the rush to find clothes that comply with school dress codes has begun. School dress codes have been in the news a lot lately, with many schools calling out students [...]

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‘Dirty Dancing’ touring show hits N.C. next week

By Lincoln Pennington Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — The Durham Performing Arts Center’s stage heats up next week with the opening of “Dirty Dancing.” The show marks the seventh season of the SunTrust Broadway series at the center. The North American tour of “Dirty Dancing” opened Sept. 2 in Washington, D.C., but the production [...]

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Teen to Teen Theatre’s cast, crew hit high marks in ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

Reviewed by Jos Boswell Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    In its production of Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.,” Teen to Teen Theatre delivers a tale of intrigue where pirates sail, fairies sparkle and children fly. The show opens with its joyful title song performed by Tinkerbell (Dyani Ince). These songs are a common occurrence throughout the musical, [...]

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Western Alamance High School band boosters to hold mattress fundraiser

Times-News    ELON – The Western Alamance High School band boosters will hold a mattress fundraiser sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday inside the gymnasium, 1731 N.C. 87 North. Prices are 30 to 60 percent off retail. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. For more details, call (336) 263-9960.      

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Teen to Teen presents ‘Peter Pan Jr.’

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Disney lovers of all ages are familiar with the story of “Peter Pan.” Now they have the chance to see the modern musical version, “Peter Pan Jr.,” on stage at the Paramount Theater starting Thursday. Thirty-six performers from Burlington’s Teen to Teen Theatre make up the cast; they [...]

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Study habits can lessen stress

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    With the new school year starting, it’s back to homework, tests and quizzes every week and if you’re anything like me, it can become pretty easy to get distracted and stressed out about a test. That’s why getting in to the habit of studying a little bit [...]

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Where are they now? Number of Teens & Twenties writers headed off to college

  Times-News    A number of Teens & Twenties writers have gone on to graduate from high school and are now in college. Here’s where they are now: Kaitlin Gillespie is a 2014 Western Alamance High School graduate. She’s attending the Honors College at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee where she’ll major in nursing with [...]

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