Category Archives: Opinion

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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‘Elf, the Musical’ is delightful

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Elf, the Musical” is a delight from beginning to end. From the energetic dance numbers like “Happy All the Time” to emotion-filled solos like “World’s Greatest Dad”, this show will fill you with the Christmas spirit of love and joy. The show is being performed at the [...]

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Dancers to perform at Disney’s Thanksgiving Parade

By Elizabeth Davis Special to the Times-News     Nine area dancers will participate in Disney World’s Thanksgiving Parade. These include Victoria Black and Patterson Poteat of The Burlington School; Kennedy Melton, Grayson Holt and Ashlyn Troxler, all of Western Middle School; Reece Wilburn, Aaliya Carson, Izzy Brinskelle and Hallie Smith, all of Turrentine Middle School. [...]

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‘Hamilton’ is a masterpiece

By Catherine Wiggins Times-News correspondent    DURHAM — “Hamilton: An American Musical” is a masterpiece. The cast performed a beautiful show on Wednesday night at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). Everything about it, from the set to talent, was amazing. DPAC was one of the sites to receive this musical on its debut tour [...]

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Voting is a privilege

By Jakob Miller Times-News correspondent     One of the most sacred duties of American citizens is to vote. This year, North Carolina voters will have their say on significant amendments to the state constitution, as well as a pivotal Supreme Court seat and three Court of Appeals seats in addition to the elections for U.S. [...]

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