Monthly Archives: December 2015

Tips on improving your college essay

Commentary by Emily Fogleman Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Preparing to apply for college? This is a difficult task and many consider the essay the hardest part. Take these tips from someone who is busy writing college essays herself to heart and apply them to your own essays. 1. Start early: It may be too late [...]

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Helping Charlotte’s homeless

Commentary by Briona Kiser Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    While driving through Alamance County, what will you see? Leftover Christmas lights, “Trump 2016″ signs, and probably some Panthers flags. Now consider this: what do you see but choose to overlook? This list likely includes litter laying on the side of Highway 87, a chained dog in [...]

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BCA senior releases his first EP

Commentary by Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Grey Oakes, a senior at Burlington Christian Academy, can add recording artist to his list of accomplishments. Oakes is the worship leader at Burlington Christian Academy (BCA) and has performed at numerous events in and around the Piedmont-Triad including weddings, ballgames and special events. Oakes released his [...]

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Alamance Arts offers scholarship for art students

Times-News    GRAHAM — Each year, Alamance Arts offers scholarship for students planning to further their education in one of the arts disciplines. Four scholarships are awarded in the amount of $500 each. Those eligible must be a resident of Alamance County, a high school senior (or equivalent) with acceptance pending in a college/university or [...]

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Check out these apps and get your game on

Commentary by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    It’s official — we’re at the halfway mark of winter break and the excitement of being able to do absolutely nothing has worn off. If you need a quick and easy fix for the holiday doldrums, download one of these five awesome apps and immerse yourself [...]

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Christmas traditions include gingerbread: Annual event brings families together for fun holiday activity

Commentary by Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    On a recent sunny Saturday morning, Christmas melodies filled the air, while children and their parents brought their own gingerbread houses to life at the Fairchild Community Center in Burlington. Brightly colored icing decorated roofs in straight lines, loop-de-loops and random squiggles. Peppermint fences lined green gummy [...]

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Winter break boredom? Pick up a good book

Commentary by Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent teens20@timesnews.com    As schools are closed for the holiday season and any thoughts of algebra or biology are pushed aside, we teens need something to entertain ourselves. Yes, there’s always Netflix or YouTube, but what about a good book? Here are five entertaining novels that you can pick up during [...]

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‘Force Awakens’ pulls from the past, looks to future

Reviewed by Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens” tells the story of a young adult, Rey, (played by Daisy Ridley) who grows up in a troubled galaxy on a little desert world in the middle of nowhere. She meets a forgotten old man, who once was a [...]

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Magic of Christmas: BADA’s biennial ‘Unto Us A Son’ depicts the birth of Christ

Commentary by Marissa Kuczkowski Special to the Times-News    Every dancer’s dream is to affect their audience in some way by simply performing a series of movements set to music. However, dancing in Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts’s authentic, original production of “Unto Us A Son” provides me with so much more than just [...]

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‘Service with a smile’ a must during holidays

Commentary by Elizabeth Mullis Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Anyone who works in customer service during the holiday season knows sometimes it is hard to serve customers with a smile. During this time of year, there are good days and bad. If you are having a bad day or someone else is having a bad day, [...]

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