Category Archives: Opinion

Three easy steps to saving money

By Sydney Horton Times-News correspondent     Editor’s note: Teens & 20s writer Sydney Horton will explore issues    affecting twenty-somethings in this column, Adulting 101. Have you ever wanted to save money but didn’t know how? In these three steps you’ll see just how easy saving can be, regardless of income. Start by setting aside [...]

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‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’ is high-energy & fun

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     DURHAM — “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” is a high-quality,    energetic show perfect for the whole family. From the detailed sets to the impressive special effects to the talented performers, this national touring production, at DPAC now through Sunday, is sure to entertain all audiences. The story centers [...]

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Origins of Valentine’s Day

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent    The origin of Valentine’s Day is rather obscure, though several colorful legends about its origin survive to modern times. Some believe Valentine’s Day is related to an ancient Roman love festival celebrated in February; however, little historical evidence supports this view. A more commonly believed legend credits a priest [...]

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‘Miss Saigon’ an incredible spectacle

 By Rachel Teseneer Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — A breathtaking love story captivated audiences at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) Tuesday night. “Miss Saigon,” from the creators of “Les Miserables,” follows the story of a young Vietnamese girl who falls in love with an American GI. Three years later, the two have been torn [...]

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A$AP show excites fans

By Presley Mauney Times-News correspondent   GREENSBORO — The amazing A$AP Rocky, aka Rakim Mayers, shook the stage at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex on Tuesday night. Fans from all over North Carolina came together and shouted their voices away as he ran out on the stage, opening with one of his hits “A$AP Forever.” The [...]

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Song-filled adaptation: ACT II’s ‘Little Women’ a captivating show

By Cecilia Newsome Special to the Times-News Alamance Children’s Theatre’s Act II’s “Little Women — The Broadway  Musical” is a song-filled adaptation of the classic tale of adventure, following one’s dream, young love and the importance of family. Written by Allan Knee with lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland, “Little Women” is [...]

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Collegiate Start positive & enlightening

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent     The Collegiate Start program at Elon University and programs similar to it offer high-schoolers the opportunity to take college courses in addition to their regular coursework. Overall, my experience with this program has been both positive and enlightening. Taking two classes at Elon this semester has helped me [...]

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Favorite holiday flicks: Teens & 20s writers share their lists

Times-News correspondents     On Christmas Eve, so why not gather the family together for a great holiday film? The Teens & 20s writers have compiled a list of their favorite Christmas movies for you to choose from. My favorite Christmas movie is “Elf” because it is incredibly funny and never gets old. I try to [...]

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Something simple: Create a ‘Movie Night’ box for friends

By Paulina Lopez Times-News correspondent     Love and appreciate your friends, but don’t have a lot of money? Personalized homemade gifts are the solution. These are the best gifts   because they hold so much more meaning. It is important to think about what means the most to that person when  deciding what to make them. [...]

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When should you listen to holiday music?

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    When is the “right” time to listen to Christmas music? Four area teens share their opinions. “I love the ambience of Christmas music and there are so many positive thoughts about Christmas music — a break from school, driving downtown looking at Christmas lights with Christmas music on, and [...]

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