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Class Notes: Jan. 24, 2015

6 WVU students awarded Spilman Scholarship

The law firm Spilman Thomas and Battle PLLC (Spilman) announced that a firm-sponsored scholarship was awarded to six West Virginia University students for the 2014-15 academic year. This year’s...

Don’t have a New Year’s resolution? Try one of these!
Don’t have a New Year’s resolution? Try one of these!

Everyone starts the first day of the year thinking about the New Year. This is a new beginning — 365 more days of adventures and enjoying life. Being a teen can be hard, but not if you try and do things that make you smile throughout the year....

Most teens don’t see the point of New Year’s resolutions

Are New Year’s resolutions a thing of the past, or will teens carry on this tradition long into their futures?

In an interview with 20 Riverside High School students (five from each grade), the large majority of them said New...

Resolution resolve: effort and will needed to achieve new year’s goals

Believe it or not, 2015 is here, and that means people all over the world are partaking in an annual tradition: making New Year’s resolutions.

It’s pretty simple to come up with a resolution — I’m going to lose 50...

The year in entertainment: teens name their favorites of 2014
The year in entertainment: teens name their favorites of 2014

Believe it or not, folks, 2014 has nearly reached its end. To celebrate these past 12 months, Mingo Central teenagers have taken time to remember some of the best creations of the year.

One of these teenagers, bookworm Kailey Stuart, said,...

Cinema showdown: which local movie theater do teens prefer?
Cinema showdown: which local movie theater do teens prefer?

During holiday break, going to the movies is a great way to hang out. Whether you’re with your special someone or the whole family, the movie theater is a place for all to enjoy themselves.

The two theaters in Charleston are Marquee...

Last chance to enter FlipSide logo contest
Last chance to enter FlipSide logo contest

If you’ve been procrastinating entering our contest to create the new FlipSide logo, your time is running out. We’re only accepting entries through 5 p.m. Monday.

The new logo, debuting in January, will appear on all FlipSide...

TRIPLE THREAT: 24-year-old is firefighter, paramedic and business owner
TRIPLE THREAT: 24-year-old is firefighter, paramedic and business owner

At just 24 years old, Dwight Shorter is a firefighter, paramedic and business owner. In 2013, he started Shorter’s Carpet Care.

He said, “I’ve always had a business mindset. Business always keeps me interested — not...

10 for $20 (or less): Gift ideas that won’t break the bank
10 for $20 (or less): Gift ideas that won’t break the bank

Christmas can be a stressful time, especially for those with a lot of loved ones to buy for. But the sad reality is, not everyone has money for that.

There’s no reason to fret, though. Gifts aren’t measured by their price tag but...

Fresh fir or fake fir: what kind of Christmas tree do teens prefer?
Fresh fir or fake fir: what kind of Christmas tree do teens prefer?

Christmas is a time for joy and cheer. For many teens who celebrate this fun-filled holiday, Christmas is a time of tradition and memories in the snowy month of December. Some widely-celebrated traditions include sleigh-riding, putting up Christmas...

There’s still time to enter the FlipSide logo contest!
There’s still time to enter the FlipSide logo contest!

FlipSide’s logo is getting a makeover in January, courtesy of a talented West Virginia teen. Not only will the winning logo appear on all publications, promotional items and other official FlipSide materials, but the artist responsible for it...

Social media sites aren’t teens only Internet destinations

Let’s face it; we’re in a world run by social media. It’s one of the few things we can’t escape in our daily lives, and teens are especially guilty of using it all the time. It’s so easy to just whip out your cell...

Teens’ career choices in childhood vs. now
Teens’ career choices in childhood vs. now

The difference between what you want to be as a child and what you want to be as a teenager can be pretty drastic. If you ask children to communicate their future plans or dreams, you can get some pretty different answers than if you were to ask...

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