Monthly Archives: February 2016

‘A night of bluegrass’: Southern High School FFA presents second annual fundraiser on Friday

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    When it comes to music, it has always been about understanding both the origins of the music itself and ourselves as individuals. The Southern Alamance High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Band keeps these ideals in mind when performing. “The whole band has known each other [...]

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What’s all this fuss about Leap Year Day?

Commentary by Joshua Fitzgerald Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Though many people never consider its importance, February 29 is essential to keeping our calendar synchronized with the seasons and holidays. The evolution of the day is a story of both human foresight and human stupidity. The leap day that became February 29 was first devised during [...]

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Best Binge Shows

Commentary by Emily Fogleman Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Have a little extra time on your hands? Here are some suggestions if you’re looking for a show to fill the void.    1. “Supernatural:” While this show would take quite some time to completely catch up on, it’s worth it. Ten seasons already on Netflix and one [...]

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Last day of Black History Month a chance to discover history makers

Commentary by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Black History Month is ending, but don’t let discovery stop when the month is over. Curious about more influential African-Americans?Check out the history makers on this list and keep learning about the movers and shakers of the past and present: Hiram Rhodes Revels Bessie Coleman Misty [...]

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‘Death of a Bachelor’ doesn’t disappoint

“Death of A Bachelor,” Panic! At The Disco. Copyright 2016. $6.99. Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins  Times-News teens20@thetimesnews.com    From “Victorious” to “Emperor’s New Clothes” to “Crazy = Genius,” Panic! At The Disco proves that they’re just as good as they used to be. “Death of A Bachelor” hit the world of music on Jan. 15 [...]

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Kitchen Capers goes on ‘African safari’

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    Since last winter, Kitchen Caper’s young chefs have “traveled” all over the globe, from Mexico to the Far East, to Italy’s sunny shores. To kick off a new year of culinary exploration, this month we are traveling south again, but this time one continent over, following drumbeats to [...]

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‘Death of a Bachelor’ doesn’t disappoint

“Death of A Bachelor,” Panic! At The Disco. Copyright 2016. $6.99. Reviewed by Catherine Wiggins  Times-News teens20@thetimesnews.com    From “Victorious” to “Emperor’s New Clothes” to “Crazy = Genius,” Panic! At The Disco proves that they’re just as good as they used to be. “Death of A Bachelor” hit the world of music on Jan. 15 [...]

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Snapshot of a history maker: Wilma Rudolph

Commentary by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com Most student athletes are cheered on by their family, but can you imagine having twenty-one siblings rooting for you? Wilma Rudolph grew up with a large family encouraging her throughout an amazing athletic career. Who was this persistent speedster? Here’s five fast facts about Wilma Rudolph: Polio [...]

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‘The 5th Wave’ is fast-paced, emotional

Commentary by McKinley Webster Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    To teenagers, everything feels like the end of the world, but imagine if the end of the world actually happened. In “The 5th Wave,” you will watch the end of the world unfold through the eyes of many different characters such as Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) and [...]

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‘The Lion King’ is a must-see

Reviewed by Logan A. White Times-News correspondent teens20@thetimesnews.com    The classic coming-of-age story set in the Serengeti blossoms into life on the stage — Disney’s “The Lion King” is now performing at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), 123 Vivian Street. Based on the acclaimed animated film, “Lion King” is a treat for every member [...]

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