Monthly Archives: January 2015

‘No Man’s Sky:’ The ultimate in gaming

Commentary by Jos Boswell Times-News correspondent    Now is an exciting time in video gaming. Everywhere you look, new and exciting games, consoles and other innovations are being developed. It seems like more and more advertisements for such games are showing up. Perhaps one of the lesser-known but most interesting of these games is [...]

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Teens tackle Shakespearean comedy

By Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent    Studio 1’s teen actors are performing Shakespeare’s very own “Comedy of Errors.” This brilliantly written and directed show, combined with a winsome cast, offers a refreshing and entertaining night to the Burlington community. “When people normally think of Shakespeare, they remember a boring English class they took in [...]

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Yearbooks ARE worth it

Commentary by Emily Fogleman Times-News correspondent    What’s a high school memento everyone likes to have, but the cost may seem monstrous and undoable? A yearbook. Yearbooks document the year and remind people of all the good times in high school, doing their best to counteract the bad. Lynn Bare, a yearbook adviser at [...]

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Area native starts own business

By Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    Five years ago, Burlington native Will Page was a junior at Western Alamance High School, interning with Steve Exum where he assisted in photo shoots and assembled picture frames in the photographer’s studio. Since that time, Page began his own business, Will Page Photography. Now he is set [...]

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Chocolate dessert contest deadline is Feb. 5

Times-News    Think you have a great chocolate dessert recipe? Then enter the Cheers for Chocolate Festival’s Decadent Chocolate Dessert contest. The event is open to high school and middle school students and adult hobbyists (18 years old and up) as well as professional cooks. A children’s chocolate cookie contest for elementary school students also [...]

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‘Slacktivism’ isn’t true of all teens

By Sam Lowe Times-News correspondent    The rise of social media has seen the birth of an embarrassing new form of involvement — slacktivism. This portmanteau word is used to describe the “activism” many argue they are carrying out behind their computer screens. With the prevalence of this form of IN-activity, it’s easy to [...]

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Transgender teen’s suicide a wake-up call to ‘fix’ society

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    Transgender people deal with judgment and discrimination every day of their lives. In a 2011 survey conducted by the National Center for Transgender Equality, it was found that 41 percent of 6,450 transgender or nongender conforming individuals have attempted suicide. Recently, America was reminded of the fight [...]

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Wattpad is a great way to express yourself

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    Have you ever wanted to write something about your favorite band or TV show? Or, have you wanted to read authors that haven’t been discovered yet? Then Wattpad is just the website for you. There are thousands of works ranging from fan-fiction, stories written by fans about [...]

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Archery instruction for youth to be offered

Times-News    Basic Archery Instruction for Youth will be Feb. 16, March 27 and April 8 at Lake Mackintosh Clubhouse (temporary indoor archery range), 2704 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington. Upcoming sessions are from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 and March 27 and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 27 and 2 p.m. to 5 [...]

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Kitchen Capers to hold Saturday classes

Times-News    GRAHAM — Kitchen Capers, cooking classes for kids 9 to 14, will hold three-hour classes on the following Saturdays in 2015: South of the Border on March 28, Far East Fun on May 9, Viva Italiano on Sept. 26 and African Safari on Dec. 12. Classes are held at Alamance Arts (formerly the [...]

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