Monthly Archives: August 2015

College freshmen: ‘Embrace the struggle’

Commentary by Alexis Dickerson Times-News correspondent    Class of 2019, as you all are settling into your first year at which ever higher institute you decided to go to, there are probably a lot of things running through your head. There are probably a lot of eyes looking at you, from your parents, siblings, [...]

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Student of Month has ‘strong desire to change the world’

By Allison Tate Times-News correspondent    For most teenagers, summer is a time to relax by the pool with friends or to binge-watch entire TV series on Netflix, but Emily Herry, August’s Student of the Month, has bigger plans than that. Emily, a freshman at Alamance Community College, spent her summer as a counselor [...]

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Now, for the not-so-official school supply list

   Commentary by Emily Fogleman   Times-News correspondent     Of course you need paper and pencils, binders and tab dividers, but what about the stuff no one mentions? You need these things, even if no one reminds you about them.    1. Headphones: These tiny devices may very well save your life. Well, [...]

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Zucchini is the star of this dish

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent    What to do with all that zucchini? Have you ever heard the joke, “When do folks in the country lock their car doors? During harvest time, for fear that someone might slip a bag (or two) into their back seat!” Well, it’s now harvest time and the [...]

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Lessons the degree doesn’t teach you

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent    Once senior year hits, life seems to fly by — spring break, a last prom, graduation, senior week and finally, college. Though move-in day is one many countdown to for several months, every freshman who steps foot on campus is petrified when the day comes. There is [...]

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Burlington Royals games bring back fond memories

   Commentary by Caitlin Durham Times-News correspondent    The majority of people obtain a liking for sports in some way, shape or form. Maybe it is the energetic atmosphere sporting events possess; the purpose the teams bring to die-hard fans, or possibly a person likes sports because they genuinely like sports. My reason, is [...]

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Where is this?

Photo by Mackenzie Loughran / Times-News correspondent

Times-News     If you know where this is, send an email to Accent editor/volunteer Teens & Twenties adviser Charity Apple at for a chance to win a small prize. Colleen Payne of Mebane won the “Where Is This?” contest on July 6. The photo was of Mike Roig’s “Out of this Whirled” on South [...]

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Have you thought about being home-schooled?

   Would you want to be home-schooled? If so, why? No, I wouldn’t want to be home-schooled. Mostly because I enjoy the friends made at school and the team sports that I play. I also feel I am getting a great education from the teachers at school. — Silken Carlton, rising freshman, Western Alamance High [...]

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Public vs. Home School: Teens & Twenties asks teens what they think

   Teens & Twenties asked area home-schoolers would you want to be public-schooled and why? No, I wouldn’t have been public schooled. I was home-schooled all 12 years and it worked best for me because I would not have been able to learn sitting in a class room with 20 other students. People say

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‘Free Baseball’ an enticing read

“Free Baseball,” by Sue Corbett. Copyright 2006, Puffin Books. (152 pages; $5.99 paperback)  Reviewed by Caitlin Durham Times-News correspondent    Sue Corbett’s “Free Baseball” carries many different underlying themes of love, family and growing up. The story is about a young kid named Felix who has moved to America with his mom. His dad [...]

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