Monthly Archives: August 2015

How public, private schools differ

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    How many public and private schools are there in Burlington? A lot. There are approximately 15 public schools and five private schools in and around Burlington. There are quite a few differences between public and private schools. Four come to mind: dress code, electronics, classes and student [...]

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Calming freshman fears: Those who have ‘been there’ offer advice

By Hannah Kiker Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Being a freshman in high school can be scary, at first. But it doesn’t have to be. A rising senior and a recent graduate from Alamance County share a little bit about what they learned during high school in hopes of preparing upcoming freshmen for the year ahead. [...]

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Wear what makes you happy

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Preppy. Grunge. Band nerd. Comic nerd. Jock. Common nicknames in middle and high school, right? But the fashions that go behind those nicknames are what started the “She/He’s not wearing this so she/he’s not cool” thing. Whatever your style is — you have to go shopping to [...]

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