Category Archives: School Life

‘Heart’ of environmental education

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent In 2005, Megan and Tim Toben founded the Eco-Institute at Pickards    Mountain in Chapel Hill  based on their concern for the future, and desire  to move toward a life-sustaining society with a  deeper human-earth  relationship. Since then, this local center has grown into a vibrant  community  embracing all walks [...]

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Show sparks conversation: ’13 Reasons Why’ has teens, adults talking about suicide

By Hollyann Gardner Times-News correspondent Netflix’s popular TV show, “13 Reasons Why,” has sparked conversations among teens and adults alike all around the world. The storyline follows Hannah Baker, a high-schooler who has committed suicide, and she leaves tapes explaining the reasons why. This show has brought more awareness to suicide and what leads to [...]

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Teens & 20s orientation party is June 5

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Return to childhood: The Burlington School presents ‘Seussical the Musical Jr.’

By Will Self Special to the Times-News The Burlington School is bringing all of your favorite Dr. Seuss stories to life on  stage at the Paramount Theater. It’s “Seussical the Musical Jr.” where many of Dr. Seuss’ books are included in one  musical review. The show stars characters like the Cat in the Hat, Horton [...]

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WA Cappella’s spring concert is May 13

Times-News    ELON — Western Alamance High School’s co-ed a cappella group, WA Cappella, will perform its annual spring concert at 7 p.m. May 13 n the Pamela B. Mebane Auditorium at Western Alamance High School, 1731 Hwy. 87 North. Featured guest groups include Elon University’s Shirley Tempos and Western Alamance High School’s Looking for [...]

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Elon University presents ‘Little Women, the Broadway Musical’ today through Monday

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Applying to college requires a plan

By Chandler Holland Times-News correspondent  With graduation closing in, it’s time to take stock of your future. If your plans include college, you’ll need to tackle the application process. And even if you’re in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade, it’s time to start looking in that direction. First of all, don’t let everything that needs [...]

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Western Alamance High School presents ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

Commentary by Jake Frizzelle Special to the Times-News    After an almost two-year break, the Western Alamance Theatre Department is back producing quality musical  productions. The show in this year’s repertoire is “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” This exciting production takes place in 1920s New York; a city overflowing with jazz, speckled with shining lights, and  home [...]

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Relevant now more than ever: Graham Middle School, Graham High School and North Graham Elementary School to present “Hairspray Jr.”

Commentary by Baley Sutton Special to the Times-News     The Graham High School Theatre Department, in conjunction with Graham Middle School and North Graham  Elementary School, will be presenting “Hairspray Jr.” Thursday through Sunday in the high school auditorium.    The musical, set in 1962 Baltimore, follows a teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad (played by [...]

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Things To Do (week of April 24, 2017)

Elon University’s Department of Performing Arts and the Music Theatre program presents “Little Women, the Broadway Musical”: 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; and 7:30 p.m. May 1, Roberts Studio, Scott Studios at Arts West, Elon University campus. $13 or free with Elon University identification. Gallery Players [...]

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