Category Archives: School Life

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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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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Uniting for change: Teen pushes for national day of unity

By Kamryn Guye Times-News After being tormented day after day by bullies in middle school, Charles Kolin, of Greenwich, Conn., knew something had to change.    Kolin contacted PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in Minnesota in order to bring Unity Day to his school. And it was a success.     Unity Day was created [...]

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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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