Category Archives: School Life

What do you wish your parents knew?

By Emily Clark Times-News correspondent     Teens & 20s recently asked five teens and twenty-somethings “what do they wish their parents knew?” “That it’s not just a phase.” — William Sandford, Alamance Community College senior    “I wish my parents understood that I notice and appreciate the little things they do for me, just as [...]

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Camp a chance to improve writing skills

By Corinna Workman Times-News correspondent    WILMINGTON — The University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Young Writers Workshop teaches high school students how to improve their writing skills. From July 9-13, 2019, campers experienced living on campus and eating all their meals at the university’s most popular dining hall. The camp featured short seminars by [...]

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Exercise science can lead to influential jobs

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent  EDITOR’S NOTE:Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White discusses college majors and applicable career choices in this monthly column. Exercise science is an often overlooked course of study that has become increasingly important in the age of athletic entertainment. Behind every athlete, there’s a team of specialists keeping their [...]

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McRae’s Barbershop is collecting school supplies

Times-News    McRae’s Barbershop is collecting school supplies for its annual Back-To-School Cookout & Supply Giveaway starting today through Aug. 23. Backpacks, notebooks, pens and pencils are needed and monetary donations are appreciated as well. Supplies can be dropped off at McRae’s Barbershop, 105 W. Harden St., Graham. The Back-To-School Cookout & Supply Giveaway is [...]

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Geology major can lead to intriguing jobs

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent    Editor’s note: Each month, Teens & 20s writer Logan A. White delves into the variety of college majors offered. Summer’s just begun, school is out, and it’s the stage just before senior year starts. If you’re headed to college, freshman year is upon you, which means it’s time [...]

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Professional ballet dancer is June’s Meet The Artist

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final Meet The Artist feature by Teens & 20s writer, Logan A. White. June’s featured artist is Francisco Schilereff, a 19-year-old Argentinian ballet dancer. He moved to North Carolina two years ago to join Cary Ballet Conservatory’s professional training program and has achieved great [...]

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Navigating the college application process

By Jakob S. Miller Times-News correspondent    Navigating the college application process doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It’s a good idea to make a list of the colleges that interest you — starting with your dream college. Here are a few tips to help you through it: • Take both the SAT and [...]

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Clover Garden School presents ‘Happy Birthday, Dear Grandpa’

By Alyssa Brashers Special to the Times-News    What do birthday parties, police detectives and an ill-tempered grandpa all have in common? They are combined in Clover Garden School’s first-ever theater production, “Happy Birthday, Dear Grandpa.” Witness a cast of quirky characters as three young-adult grandkids become murder suspects at their grandpa’s birthday party. Showtimes [...]

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Western Alamance presents ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

 Times-News    Western Alamance High School will present “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. May 2-4, 2019, in the Pamela B. Mebane Auditorium at Western Alamance High School, 1731 N.C. 87 North, Elon. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. For more details, call 336-538-6020.

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Bridging the gap: Three reasons you should take a gap year

By Logan A. White Times-News correspondent     The gap year — a year of discovery or a year of disuse? Taking time off between completing high school and beginning college is a notion that’s becoming more appealing to students in the United States, but remains a misconception to most. With the popularity of gap years [...]

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