Monthly Archives: February 2015

Spoilers: Love ‘em or hate ‘em?

Commentary by Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Spoilers — little bits of information that divulge a key plot-point from a movie or a book —  are, for some reason, greatly hated by a small but influential group. I don’t know why.    After all, what is better than hearing the surprise ending of “Mockingjay,” [...]

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That ‘glass ceiling’ is beginning to crack

Commentary by Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    In roughly 40 years, the role of women in politics has drastically changed for the better. In 1979, only 3 percent of Congress consisted of women, and in 2015, 19.4 percent of Congressional members are women. In addition, it’s the first time that more than 100 women [...]

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Think ‘outside the box of chocolates’ next Valentine’s Day

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    On Feb. 7, I participated in a youth event to honor the senior citizens of my church with a Valentine’s Day dinner.    This is the fifth year the youth have held this Valentine event. The seniors look forward to an evening of food and fun. The [...]

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Boutique look available online: Western Alamance grad creates own business

By Kaitlin Gillespie Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Being a young adult this day and age is tough, but having the courage to take your dream, run with it, and being prepared to accept the risks and rewards is the definition of tough. Hannah Headen, a 2014 graduate of Western Alamance High School, has taken the [...]

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Dancing is middle-schooler’s dream

By Lisa Boykin Batts The Wilson Daily Times lisa@wilsontimes.com    Endya Joyner loves to dance. The 11-year-old dances in the studios at Hunter’s Dance; she dances on the competition stage; she dances at home in the family’s apartment. “I always feel like my feet need to be dancing,” she said. “I love the feel of [...]

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Buzzfeed features a variety of content

Commentary by Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    In this digital age we live in, websites are a prevalent part of our lives. From platforms about politics to news stories, social networking, video streaming and lifestyle blogs, the Internet is home to an array of web pages, and there isn’t a day that we go [...]

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Imagine Dragons’ latest more than ‘Smoke + Mirrors’

“Smoke + Mirrors,” Imagine Dragons. Interscope Records. Copyright 2015. $11.88.  Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Imagine Dragons’ second album, “Smoke and Mirrors” consists of a unique mixture of bass guitar, guitar, drums and a little bit of trumpets. The album itself is based off the paintings of San Diego artist Tim Cantor. [...]

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Shift in teen smoking: more teens are turning to smoke-free tobacco and e-cigarettes

Commentary by Sam Lowe Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Preventing teens from using cigarettes is a cause with near universal support in modern society. Since studies began showing the dangers associated with their use, people everywhere have been searching for ways to keep teenagers from ever starting to smoke. The vast majority of smokers (nine out [...]

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Student of Month helps neighbors

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    It takes a special kind of heart to selflessly help others without any encouragement to do so. February’s Student of the Month, Dylan Woods, has such a heart. Woods, a sixth-grader at Western Alamance Middle School, has spent his mornings before school for the last six months, helping [...]

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Make your own chicken stock

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Wait — don’t toss that chicken carcass in the trash. If you want to get several more meals out of it, consider making stock before throwing away those bones. Recipes across many cultures begin with chicken stock, and each of our grandmothers knew how to make this [...]

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