Monthly Archives: May 2015

Score some cash doing what you love

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    We all know how difficult it is to make money in the summer and it seems to get more difficult every year. There are some easy jobs that don’t even involve leaving the house and then there are others that you have to apply for and train [...]

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Getting to the ‘pointe’: Ballerinas perform amazing feats in those shoes

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Pointe shoes: they lift a dancer onto the tips of her toes and create a magical, floating effect. But what happens to the dancer’s feet behind the scenes? According to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, pointe shoes are formed by layering fabric, cardboard and glue. Each dancer has her [...]

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History behind being en pointe

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Being en pointe is every young ballerina’s dream. But do they really know what happens when you go en pointe? Pointe first began at the Royal Academy of Dance and instead of the traditional pointe shoe you see on modern day pointe dancers, they were heeled slippers, [...]

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Where is this?

Times-News    Do you know where this is? If so, you would win a small prize. The correct answer for May 4′s photo was the children’s mural in downtown Burlington. Zo Tanczo won a $20 gift certificate to Southeast Cinemas, 1090 Piper Lane, Burlington. If you know this location, email Teens & Twenties adviser Charity [...]

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Graduation is a time of achievement, excitement

Commentary by Michaela King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Graduation can be an exciting, yet bittersweet moment for high school seniors. As everyone is about to go their separate ways, it can be a little overwhelming, and especially for those who have been with each other since elementary school. As a high school senior, I’ve come [...]

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Twisted Measure video trending on YouTube

Times-News    ELON – Elon University’s a cappella group, Twisted Measure, is trending on YouTube for its performance of Sia’s “Chandelier.” The video has received more than 1.5 million views. Click on this link to see the video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSjr6ixi4ik#t=180. For more on Twisted Measure, visit http://www.twistedmeasure.com/#!members/c1g3j.  

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Actor enjoy his role in Disney’s ‘Newsies’

By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — The musical spectacular “Newsies” is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center starting June 2. Winner of two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Choreography, “Newsies” is known by many as the exciting and energetic retelling of the newsboy strike of 1899. It follows the [...]

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‘Into The Woods’ like you’ve never seen it before: BADA presents Broadway, box office hit as a ballet

Commentary by Abby Chester Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    For inspiration for this year’s ballet, the Burlington Academy of Dance and Arts (BADA) owners Drew and Virginia DuPont, looked to the big screen. The couple decided on the movie and Broadway musical “Into the Woods.” It is their favorite musical and because of the movie’s popularity, [...]

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Know your farmer, know your food

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    With summer almost here, local farmers markets are in full swing. We are fortunate to have so many nearby, with easy access to healthy, seasonal produce. With the amazing variety of fruits and vegetables at your fingertips, it can be difficult to pick out what you want [...]

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Music isn’t only focus in “Pitch Perfect 2″

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Three years ago, the musical comedy “Pitch Perfect” was an instant hit and now, the sequel, “Pitch Perfect 2,” is doing it again. After embarrassing not only themselves but the entire a cappella community in front of the President of the United States of America, the Barden [...]

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