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Radio Latijam continues without Latino teens

Radio Latijam continues without Latino teens

    When Radio Latijam airs on Friday evenings, Carrboro’s WCOM-FM studio is usually frenzied and hectic, the room packed with teenagers and young 20-somethings making spur-of-the-moment decisions before air time. By comparison, the studio is almost empty lately. Radio Latijam is a radio program broadcast completely in Spanish and tailored to local Latino youth, who in previous years have… Read more →

The updated PTA thrift shop will grow Carrboro’s community

The updated PTA thrift shop will grow Carrboro’s community

  As the updated PTA thrift shop continues construction on its new store, local schools are excited for its future impact on their community. The new store, which is located on Jones Ferry Road, will celebrate its update with a ribbon-cutting ceremony October 17th. “I think it’s really exciting,” said Tamara Daley, a resident of Carrboro and the president of… Read more →

Hidden Voices exposes the school-to-prison pipeline

Hidden Voices exposes the school-to-prison pipeline

  Hidden Voices took a stand against children headed for prison instead of college. On Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 at the ArtsCenter, Hidden Voices, a nonprofit group founded at the ArtsCenter in 2003, shed light on the “school-to-prison pipeline” – the issue of children moving from the education system into prisons. Staged as a live radio broadcast,… Read more →

CHCCS Board of Education considers teleconferencing for world language courses

CHCCS Board of Education considers teleconferencing for world language courses

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools district is considering teleconferencing to bolster middle and high school world language courses that suffer from low enrollment. Elaine Watson-Grant, the Dual and World Language Coordinator for CHCCS, presented a recommendation for teaching world language courses affected by low enrollment at the Sept. 5 Board of Education meeting.   She and the Instructional Services Division, in… Read more →

UNC helps students 'Launch' into college

UNC helps students ‘Launch’ into college

By Sarah Brown Carrboro Commons Co-editor Chapel Hill and Carrboro high school students attend school just down the road from a major university — nevertheless, the transition to a foreign and overwhelming college atmosphere after graduation often catches them off guard. But a trio of UNC students has jumpstarted a program to assist local high school students, particularly those without… Read more →

TABLE Celebrates its fifth year and a new executive director

TABLE Celebrates its fifth year and a new executive director

Five years doesn’t sound like a long time, but when Carrboro-based non-profit TABLE celebrates its fifth birthday this April, it will be clear that its community impact has been no small feat. On Saturday, April 20, TABLE will hold a birthday party of sorts for the organization at Carrboro Farmers’ Market with food trucks, three local bands, craft vendors and kid’s activities. TABLE also… Read more →

Track runs in the family for Morken girls

Track runs in the family for Morken girls

By Sarah Brown Carrboro Commons Co-Editor Grace and Helen Morken are no strangers to state running awards and championships, and they hold seven Carrboro High School track records between them. The petite, blond sisters might only be teenagers, but both are seasoned running competitors. It didn’t take the girls long to be bitten by the running bug. “We started running… Read more →

Community reacts to approval of new charter school

Community reacts to approval of new charter school

By Danielle Tepper Carrboro Commons Staff Reporter Listen to the full story: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] The Lillian Lee Scholars Charter School, set to open by August 2012, has caused controversy in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district since the community first heard of its proposal. The State Board of Education approved the new school March 1, despite… Read more →

New coach, new season, new era for Jags lacrosse

New coach, new season, new era for Jags lacrosse

By Kevin Collins Carrboro Commons Co-Editor It’s springtime in the Piedmont yet again, and the feeling of newness is palpable. For Carrboro High School’s varsity men’s lacrosse team, spring marks the start of a new season, and with a new coaching staff in place and a program on the rise, there’s a very new energy surrounding the Jaguars these days…. Read more →