Monthly Archives: January 2015

‘Nerdfighters’ unite: Followers of brothers John and Hank Green bond through books, movies

Commentary by Allison Tate Times-News correspondent    John Green has found great success among young adults with his novels about life, love and loss. Out of his many books, two have become popular with readers worldwide: “Looking for Alaska” and “The Fault in Our Stars.” The two books, as well as Green, have gained [...]

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John Green’s books “speak” to teenagers

Commentary by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent    There are few authors that have the ability to write a book that speaks to most teenagers, and John Green is one of those few. Green is a new face among the many at red carpet events, but who is he? Best known for his many best-selling [...]

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‘Don’t forget to be awesome’

Commentary by Caroline Carpenter Times-News correspondent    “Nerds” are taking over the Internet and one of their first steps is through Vlogbrothers. The YouTube Channel “Vlogbrothers” was originally created in 2007 by John and Hank Green as a way for the two brothers to communicate without any text-based communication for an entire year. The [...]

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Young writers share feelings about recent attacks in Paris

Times-News correspondents    The attacks on the satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo,” on Jan. 7 in Paris, France, affected people nationwide deeply, especially those in the journalism field. Teens & Twenties writers wanted to voice their opinions on this tragic event.Some of them are going into journalism as a career and expressed their feelings on this [...]

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‘Wicked’ is a winner

Reviewed by Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent DURHAM — Few musicals are able to incorporate a love triangle, a sisterly bond between rivals, family drama and an insurmountable amount of perfectly placed witty repartee, but “Wicked” manages to do all of the above and more. It is hard to exactly place what is so consuming [...]

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Warm meal for a cold day: Winter stew recipe has been passed down for generations

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    Now that winter looks like it’s finally here to stay, making a hearty stick-to-your-ribs meal may be high on this week’s to-do list. Classic beef stew is the perfect cold weather comfort food. This simple recipe (almost a one-pot meal) was handed down from my great-great Aunt [...]

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Bungee jumping (inside) can be fun

Commentary by Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent    There are many good ways to entertain a child in Alamance County; however, the EuroBungy (Bungee Jumps and Trains) inside Holly Hill Mall and Business Center in Burlington is quite possibly the most exhilarating of them all. EuroBungy is a set of four one-person trampolines arrayed around [...]

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Learn more about video production through Teen 2 Teen

Times-News      If you want to learn more about video production, come to a meeting with Teen 2 Teen Video at 6 p.m. Jan. 19 at Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. The event is for ages 13 to 19. For more details, visit Teen 2 Teen Theatre and Video on Facebook.| Teen to [...]

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Archery instruction being offered

Times-News      Basic Archery Instruction for Youth will be from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 20 and April 8 for ages 9 to 12 and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 8 for ages 13 to 16. Admission is free and all equipment will be provided. All classes are at Lake Mackintosh Clubhouse (temporary indoor [...]

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Middle school formal is Feb. 28

Times-News     A Middle School Winter Formal for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders will be from 7 pm. to 10 p.m. Feb. 28 at Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. Dance to the latest music and meet other teens from around the area. Concessions are open with pizza, cold drinks, nachos and cheese and more. [...]

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