Category Archives: Opinion

Finding the right school: College search can be challenging

By Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent    For high school seniors, trying to figure out what your next move is can be a difficult task. Not only are you faced with what seems like a never-ending workload from teachers, but suddenly you’re expected to figure out what to do with the rest of your life. For [...]

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‘Beatles vs. Elvis’ a high-energy event

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent RALEIGH — Aptly named, “A Musical Showdown: Beatles vs. Elvis” was a high-energy experience. On the second stop on their Mid-Summer Tour, the group came to Duke Energy Center’s Fletcher Opera Theater for an intimate but sold-out performance on Monday night Opening with Elvis (Scot Bruce) in his early years, [...]

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‘Book of Mormon’ is high-energy hilarity

By Nick Chester Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “The Book of Mormon” is so good that you don’t want it to end. The characters are so lovable and the show will make your stomach hurt from all the   laughing. There are also lessons about faith and the struggle people endure to keep it. The national [...]

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‘Mamma Mia!” a feel-good summertime film

By Elspeth Macnab-Stark Times-News correspondent    ”Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” tells two stories at once. In the present day, we see Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) dealing with a surprise pregnancy while missing her mother Donna (Meryl Streep). This is paralleled with the story of a young Donna’s (Lily James) own unplanned pregnancy. Considering that [...]

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Panic! At The Disco rocks Raleigh show

Reviewed by Katie Farrell Times-News correspondent     RALEIGH – Panic! At The Disco performed to a sold-out crowd on Saturday night at the PNC Arena. The band was preluded by opening acts Hayley Kiyoko and A R I Z O N A, who each sang a nine-song set before Panic! took the stage. Panic!’s lead [...]

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Splashing good time: Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park a great place to cool off

Commentary by Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent    GREENSBORO — It had been awhile since I last visited Wet ‘N Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park. What I noticed after a recent visit, however, was that you can’t leave there without smiling. Toward the beginning of the day, the crowds weren’t as heavy and the lines weren’t [...]

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It’s time for a revolution

By Andrew Pankratz Times-News correspondent Folks, it’s time for a revolution. Though Thomas Jefferson was a bit over-zealous in thinking it good to have a revolution every 50 years, it has been well over 200 years since the last one. But by revolution, I mean that we should do the same as the early patriots [...]

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Culture & excitement: Atlanta is a great place to visit

By Avery Aguila Times-News correspondent     Atlanta is definitely a city fueled by its people, and with something to do around every corner, it lives up to its previous slogan, “a city too busy to hate.” The city’s business brings people from all walks of life, and with artists, tourists, and business people alike, Atlanta [...]

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‘Fallen Kingdom’ is best sequel yet

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By Gable Pierce Times-News correspondent    ”Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” has all of the thrills and excitement associated with the original “Jurassic Park” film. There’s a modern-day twist as well with a volcano erupting on Isla Nublar (think the recent volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii). This volcano, however, is threatening to destroy [...]

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DIY summertime fun: Projects to chase away the boredom

 By Alley Morris Times-News correspondent Summertime has just begun, and if you’re already hearing “I’m bored,” from the teenagers in your life, here are some ways to keep them occupied. These four do-it-yourself (DIY) projects are fun, easy and can be completed without breaking the bank. 1. Mason jar flower vase This DIY is fun [...]

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