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Teens with unique names, spellings say positives outweigh negatives
Teens with unique names, spellings say positives outweigh negatives

“Taylor Green, Mary Jones, Helen Parks, John Smith.” The teacher reads the attendance list before pausing, unsure of how to continue. She makes a face, struggling to decide which way to attempt to pronounce the strange name typed on her...

Teens with unique names, spellings say positives outweigh negatives
Teens with unique names, spellings say positives outweigh negatives

“Taylor Green, Mary Jones, Helen Parks, John Smith.” The teacher reads the attendance list before pausing, unsure of how to continue. She makes a face, struggling to decide which way to attempt to pronounce the strange name typed on her...

REVIEW: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’
REVIEW: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is a dark tale of apes conquering the planet that’s told more realistically than the original “Planet of the Apes” movies. It’s in spectacular 3-D, and its color is better than ...

A trio of cool treats for National Ice Cream Month
A trio of cool treats for National Ice Cream Month

Looking for something fun and new to try this summer? Well, what better than making a nice cold treat on a hot summer’s day?

July is National Ice Cream Month, so in celebration of this, I decided to make a few ice cream snacks on my own. ...

Randy Moss comes home for horseshoe tournament, ESPN filming
Randy Moss comes home for horseshoe tournament, ESPN filming

The second annual Randy Moss Country Boy Horseshoe Tournament was held July 5 at Coonskin Park. The park’s sand volleyball courts were transformed into multiple pits for the games, and 15 teams showed up ready to play.

Teams had two...

Team Zack rallies for gravely injured teen
Team Zack rallies for gravely injured teen

At the Oceana Heritage Festival 5k Run in Wyoming County on June 21, two runners stood out from the rest. Nathaniel Evans and Brianna Bailey didn’t just run for fun; they ran for a reason.

On May 22, their Westside High School classmate, ...

Teen seeks item donations for chemotherapy care kits
Teen seeks item donations for chemotherapy care kits

Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. To help ease the discomfort of chemotherapy a little bit, Anna Schles is putting together care kits for local cancer patients. The “Dara Care Kits” are being assembled in...

FlipSide seeking teen writers

FlipSide is looking for correspondents, so if you’re a teen age 12-19 and like to write, take photos and/or create illustrations, here’s your chance to show your stuff — and get paid for it!

Send an email to...

Kings Island: summer fun to appeal to everyone
Kings Island: summer fun to appeal to everyone

It’s the time of year again when calendars are brought out and trips are planned. If you are coming up short on ideas but looking for an amazing summer adventure, consider Kings Island, the largest amusement and water park in the Midwest. Kings ...

Review: Elton John wows fans of all ages at Civic Center concert
Review: Elton John wows fans of all ages at Civic Center concert

English singer-songwriter Elton John was back in Charleston after 17 years on Wednesday for a concert at the Charleston Civic Center. The show kicked off this leg of his world tour, which has stops in Virginia Beach, Charlotte and the Bonnaroo Music & ...

‘Maleficent’ a magnificent new twist on an old tale
‘Maleficent’ a magnificent new twist on an old tale

Angelina Jolie (“Tomb Raider”) stars as the titular character in the new Disney blockbuster “Maleficent,” named for the villain in “Sleeping Beauty.” Already a dead ringer with her high cheekbones and pouty...

Nothing to fear on Friday the 13th

Everyone mark your calendars, lock your doors and wear comfortable shoes! The time has once again come; next week marks the first Friday the 13th of the year.

Social media, popular broadcasts and spooky ghost tales all claim this day is full of ...

‘Fault in Our Stars’ a thoroughly enjoyable adaptation
‘Fault in Our Stars’ a thoroughly enjoyable adaptation

Nearly seven years after John Green inconclusively sold the film rights to his novel “Looking for Alaska” to Paramount Pictures, another one of his novels, “The Fault in Our Stars,” has finally come to the big screen. The...

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