Category Archives: Opinion

There’s something wonderful about ‘Mean Girls’

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent     For many young people, the response to bullies and “mean girls” is to dehumanize them and see them as nothing more than plastic.    This is what the musical “Mean Girls” at the Durham Performing Arts Center is all about. Based on the beloved 2004 movie, this production brings [...]

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‘I am enough’ … and so are you

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Wake up in the morning. Eat breakfast. Go to school. Go to swim practice. As easy as these tasks may sound, for someone suffering from clinical depression, these are some of the hardest things in the world. Every breath is exhausting. Every activity, draining. Both physically, mentally and spiritually.    When [...]

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‘Come From Away’ is a memorable masterpiece

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Come From Away” is the story of simple human kindness acting as a shining light in the darkness, and how it affects those around us.     Everyone knows about the horrific acts that took place on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New [...]

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Holiday traditions: Teens & 20s writers share their favorites

Times-News correspondents Holiday traditions vary among friends and family, but it’s a chance to celebrate the season. Teens & 20s writers share their favorite traditions.    My favorite Christmas tradition is driving around to look at the Christmas lights. Their brightness reminds me of how Jesus Christ came to be the light of the world. [...]

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Reduce holiday waste: What to do with unwanted gifts & more

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent  Every year after the holidays, tons of trash, leftover food and unwanted presents end up in landfills. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) estimates that the amount of solid waste Americans generate increases by 25 percent around Christmastime.    One of the most significant ways to cut down [...]

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Oh, Christmas tree: Teens & twenty-somethings talk decorations

Times-News    Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings, “What does your Christmas tree look like this year?”    “In our home, we have a pretty small area to set up a Christmas tree so we made the decision to go with a tree that was tall and skinny. It’s quick and easy to decorate [...]

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Poll: How do you spread Christmas cheer?

Times-News    Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings — “How do you spread Christmas cheer during the holidays?”    “By being nice to others.” — Malorie Evans, eighth-grader, Southern Alamance Middle School    “I make fun little personalized gifts for my friends based on their interests. I think that it really shows I care [...]

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‘White Christmas’ a joyful holiday show

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” is the perfect collection of song and dance mixed with classic 1950s flair. This show, which is being performed at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) today through Sunday, will undoubtedly lift your spirits and put you in a Christmas mood.    A [...]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ an impressive performance

By Lily Pope Times-News correspondent Alamance Children’s Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol” puts a new spin on the story that many know and love.    Directed by Rachel Ealy, the show features elaborate costumes and impressive accents.    The play opens with a grandfather (Daniel Brasington) telling his grandson (Paul Stansberry) a story, which while different [...]

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Looking for extra spending money? Holiday jobs for teens available countywide

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent    Tis the season … for an influx of holiday job openings for teens and twenty-somethings in Alamance County, which works out perfectly to pad wallets in time for Christmas shopping. Check out these temporary listings: Alamance Crossing    Seasonal Retail Sales Associate at Kohl’s — Applicants must be 17 [...]

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