Category Archives: School Life

George & Georgette are at it again: Williams High School Homecoming Show is Oct. 22

By Kamryn Guye Times-News Williams High School’s Homecoming Show has been a tradition for close to 60 years. The show, which is written entirely by the students, centers around the school mascots, George and Georgette, facing off against their homecoming rivals before the big homecoming game. This year’s event is at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 [...]

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Something simple: Comfort is ‘the style’ this season

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent  What styles of dresses can you expect to see at Homecoming dances as well as fall and winter formals this season? Three sales associates weighed in on the subject — Aura Martinez from Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh; Larissa Hamilton from Dillard’s in Burlington; and Debra Harrison from JCPenney in [...]

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To AP or not to AP?

By Alexa Baer Times-News Each year, it seems like more and more students are taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes but should some students really be in those classes? AP classes are not right for everyone. They are undoubtedly harder than honors or college prep classes and don’t always help your transcript. Plus, in order to [...]

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Embrace the college application process

By Alexa Baer Times-News The college application process is stressful. One of the most stressful parts for some students can be choosing where to apply and finding schools you like. I know because I struggled, too. I want to share the method I used to help me decide which schools to apply to and hopefully [...]

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Poll question: What’s your personal motto?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked local teens and twenty-somethings, “If you had a personal motto, what would it be?” “Don’t seek approval in places you’ll never find it.” — Lillie Overman, senior, Burlington Christian Academy “Stop procrastinating.” — Andrew Nice, senior, Burlington Christian Academy “Life’s not waiting for the [...]

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Delicious & nutritious: Tips for packing school lunches

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent     We all know the feeling — it’s as inevitable as classes starting soon. “New year, new me,” or rather, “New school year, new me.” Yet, no matter how much you try to fix your eating habits at the beginning of the year, somehow your lunchbox always ends up void [...]

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Elon University serves as host for college fair

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Here is how the conversation normally goes — “Oh you’re a high school student? Well, where are you going to college?” This is a question, unfortunately, that students aren’t often prepared to answer. The College Fair at Elon University on Monday, Sept. 16, may provide a little more clarity [...]

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There’s a new game in town: Teens & 20s writer creates ‘Nature Bingo’

Editor’s note: The incorrect information for CERES was included in the print edition. The correct information can be found below. By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent SAXAPAHAW — To clear the last hurdle to obtaining a North Carolina Environmental Educator (EE) certification, candidates are required to spend a minimum of 20 hours planning, coordinating and leading [...]

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Poll question: What purchase has impacted your life?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s asked teens and twenty-somethings — “what purchase of under $100 has had the most positive impact on your life in recent months?” “I have curly hair, and I just got a haircut specifically for curly haired people. It’s so bouncy now and it just makes me [...]

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Looking forward to what comes next: High school senior reflects and relishes the future

By Kamryn Guye Special to the Times-News    Walking through the double doors of Williams High School on that first day of freshman year felt like torture. That was August 2016. It wasn’t long before friend groups started to form. We began pick favorite classes, and dread certain others. Freshman year was about individual growth, [...]

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