Monthly Archives: February 2015

Balancing work, college courses can be a challenge

By Allison Tate Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Any college student will tell you that juggling life, homework and relationships is overwhelming. But for many students there is an extra issue to handle: a job. Paying for college doesn’t come easily for anyone in today’s economy, but having a job (or two, or three) is definitely [...]

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Dances, other events planned at Thataways Youth Center

Times-News    Burlington Recreation & Parks Department’s Thataways Youth Center has a number of events planned for elementary and middle school students in the next few weeks. All events will take place at the youth center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington. For more details, call (336) 222-5134    A Preteen Valentine’s Party will be from 6 [...]

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“Motown” musical rewinds back down a melodic path

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — Looking for a musical filled with classic old-school hits, snazzy dances and a dash of history?| If so, “Motown: The Musical,” being performed now through Sunday at the Durham Performing Arts Center, is a show worth your time. Based on the life of Motown [...]

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PathWay College Outreach Ministry to have chicken pie sale

Times-News    PathWay College Outreach Ministry will be selling chicken pies to raise funds for its upcoming missions trip to San Celoni, Spain, in the summer. The group will be teaching English as a second language in the community and through it, sharing the gospel along with sharing testimonies and singing at revival services. Chicken [...]

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Checkmate! Five reasons to play chess

Commentary by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Chess is a game that’s been played for centuries, by young and old. It has been depicted in books, films, and TV shows. Chess clubs can be found almost everywhere, and its popularity is increasing rapidly. Why should you play chess? Well, here are five great [...]

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Studio 1 brings show to life in 12 hours

Commentary by Abby Chester Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Studio 1 is producing “12,” a middle school event that teaches kids how to do many things in the show business. Three teams of middle-schoolers come together to direct, stage and produce a one-act show, in only 12 hours. The participants are given the show and then [...]

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Music is a big part of teens’ lives

Times-News correspondents  Music can be called the soundtrack of our lives. During a recent meeting, the Teens & Twenties writers expressed how they feel about music and their favorite times to listen. Here’s what they had to say:  Music intensifies my mood. If I’m happy, I listen to songs that make me want to dance. [...]

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Cure for Valentine’s Day ‘despair’

Commentary by Sarah M. Jones    Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com     Valentine’s Day is a beautiful and romantic holiday that is, unfortunately, inevitable. Most teenage couples go out to see a motion picture, enjoy an enchanting dinner, or simply stay in to spend quality time with each other. But the majority of single adolescents have nothing [...]

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Have a heart for Haiti; share the love

Commentary by Abby Redding Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    In 2012, I had the opportunity to go to Haiti with a small group from Glen Hope Baptist Church. This was a life-changing experience. I would have never thought that I would travel back every year after that. It was thrilling and also terrifying, I had never [...]

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Fall Out Boy’s latest CD is captivating

   “American Beauty/American Psycho,” Fall Out Boy. Island record label. Copyright 2015. $11.88. Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Fall Out Boy’s new album “American Beauty/American Psycho” has topped the charts since its release on Jan. 20. This is its second album after the band’s hiatus from 2007 to 2010. The album’s original [...]

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