Monthly Archives: November 2015

Suspenseful ‘Mockingjay’ shines

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Suzanne Collins’ “Hunger Games” trilogy finally comes to a long-awaited but bittersweet conclusion in “Mockingjay, Part 2.” The film resumes its storyline exactly where the first “Mockingjay” movie left off, beginning the final leg of the story in an almost anticlimactic manner. Though there are a [...]

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Author shares experience with area students

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    As a first-generation American, Paul Cuadros always wanted to make a difference and be a voice for those who didn’t have one. Cuadros was covering a story on the growing Latino population in Chatham County for Times magazine but still found himself with nothing to do. “I love [...]

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‘Looking for Alaska’ is a unique, thought-provoking read

“Looking for Alaska,” by John Green. Copyright 2005, Dutton Books. (223 pages, $8.92) Reviewed by Leeann Williams Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    John Green’s “Looking for Alaska” deals with mixed-up feelings about love, life and self-discovery. Miles Halter is a high school junior who doesn’t have a lot of friends. He has a quirky obsession with [...]

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‘Mockingjay, Part 2′ – the film vs. the book

Editor’s note: This column contains “Mockingjay, Part 2” spoilers.  Commentary by McKinley Webster Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    The worldwide phenomenon, “The Hunger Games,” has just come to its end with the final film, “Mockingjay, Part 2.” The film was action-packed and fast-paced just like Suzanne Collins’ book. Actual sentences and lines from the book were [...]

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‘Sound of Music’ touring show begins Tuesday in Durham

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    DURHAM — Wishes — they’re easy to make but difficult to grant. For Paige Silvester, playing Liesl Von Trapp in “The Sound of Music’s” national tour is a childhood dream come true. “The Sound of Music” is set in Austria, just before the start of World War [...]

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Brush with fame: Teens & Twenties writer is tutored by Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher

Commentary by Meghna Mahadevan Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Lauren Kalo has met more celebrities during the span of 16 years than most of us ever will in a lifetime. From meeting Taylor Swift, American Authors, Rachel Platten and many other artists to being featured in one of Cassadee Pope’s music videos, there’s little that she [...]

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‘Littlest Angel’ offers a dose of holiday cheer

Reviewed by Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    “The Littlest Angel” is filled with dancing, singing and is bound to get you in the Christmas spirit. Teen 2 Teen Theatre’s production will be at 7 p.m. today and Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. [...]

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Teen 2 Teen Theatre presents ‘Littlest Angel’

By Zoie Nelson Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    Christmas is quickly approaching which means it’s time for festive plays. One of the many must-see plays being performed this season is Teen 2 Teen Theatre & Video’s ” The Littlest Angel.” “The Littlest Angel” is the story of a young boy who arrives at heaven’s gate and, [...]

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‘Fallout 3′ makes gamer excited for latest game

   “Fallout 3,” Bethesda Softworks. Copyright 2008, rated M for Mature. Available on Xbox 360, PlayStation and PC. Price ranges from $13 and up. Commentary by Zoe King Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Since the midnight release of “Fallout 4″ on Tuesday, fans of the Fallout series have been avidly tearing into the new game. The [...]

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How to find the perfect phone case

Commentary by Emily Fogleman Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com In this day and age, one thing has become the command center for people’s relationships with others, important information, and a large portion of entertainment: the cell phone. With all the powers these mystical little devices have, they are not yet invincible. As something that has come to [...]

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