Written by: Cindy Chen

The end to a journey just beginning

By Cindy Chen

May 15, 2019

  This is my story of how writing became an escape, rather than a chore, through journaling — and then journalism. Coming to America with English as my second language I always thought it was the hardest subject to master. Being the quiet shy kid in class, I felt inferior with my English language skills […]

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­A high school senior’s advice: Beware the senioritis trap

By Cindy Chen

February 13, 2019

­   As winter break ends and a new semester begins, high school students usually tend to buckle down to end the academic year strong. However, for many seniors, it’s another story. After college applications are all in and the college acceptances begin to roll in, many seniors often feel that is okay to take […]

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Kidznotes’ free Winter Concerts this weekend

By Cindy Chen

December 14, 2018

  Kidznotes, the Durham-based non-profit music program devoted to giving kids a passion for music, is back with their annual Winter Concerts. This year’s first free concert will be held Fri., Dec. 14, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Fayetteville Elementary School located at 2905 Fayetteville St. The second concert will be presented in the same […]

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East Durham front porch providing needed resources

By Cindy Chen

October 2, 2018

  As cooler weather knocks on our doors, Change Paths Ministry (910 N. Guthrie St.) opens its doors, welcoming those in need of clothing or food. Change Paths Ministry, located in East Durham, was founded in 2015 by  Pastor Allen Jones and his son, Tyrone (Redd) Nelson. From Jones’ home, he takes in donations of […]

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Heading East: My summer bike ride with Triangle Bikeworks

By Cindy Chen

September 11, 2018

  In mid-July, a few weeks ago, my friend and fellow PYO (Partners for Youth Opportunity) student, Tyee Meek, and I biked from Chapel Hill to the Outer Banks — a distance totaling over 700 miles — with Triangle Bikeworks. Triangle Bikeworks is an organization that promotes youth leadership development through biking. Our bike tour […]

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