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FlipSide seeking teen writers
FlipSide seeking teen writers

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

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‘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...

Sissonville student travels to Jordan this summer
Sissonville student travels to Jordan this summer

While most high school students will be enjoying summer break relaxing at the beach or practicing sports for the upcoming school year, 16-year-old Sissonville High School junior Ellie McClung will be traveling to the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan....

FestivALL seeks teen artists
FestivALL seeks teen artists

Charleston Town Center is looking for talented teen artists for its annual FestivALL art show/competition. Newly dubbed “FestivALL’s Quest for Xtreme Teen Artists,” the event is open to Kanawha, Putnam and Clay County artists ages ...

Science teacher an inspiration for Mingo Central students
Science teacher an inspiration for Mingo Central students

You enter a large room full of desks, lab tables, dozens of beakers bubbling with chemicals, sleek microscopes and life-size skeletons. The walls are completely covered with overlapping, cheesy posters of science jokes and portraits of biologists and...

There’s more to teen Theater Project than acting

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Around this time last year, Children’s Theatre of Charleston was gearing up to launch a new initiative: The Theatre Project, a program for teens interested in learning more about all facets of play production....

Children’s Theatre teen program stages ‘Harvey’
Children’s Theatre teen program stages ‘Harvey’

The Children’s Theatre of Charleston’s teen program, The Theatre Project, is bringing to life the play “Harvey” by Mary Chase this weekend at the Alban Arts Center. The production is about a strange series of events...

Summer arts camps for teens

Teens, if you’re looking for something to do in the next few months, there are plenty of summer camps across the state. Here’s a sampling:

Clay Center camps

Clay Center camps are primarily targeted towards elementary...

Logan County teen named West Virginia’s Teen Idol
Logan County teen named West Virginia’s Teen Idol

See Shana Nelson’s Teen Idol finals performance here.

By Amy Robinson

Staff writer

Logan County High School junior Shana Nelson has been...

‘One day, I want to have a connection with my parents again’
Teen in foster care shares his story
‘One day, I want to have a connection with my parents again’ Teen in foster care shares his story

May is Foster Care Awareness Month. Foster care is a system in which minors are placed into a group home or the private home of a state-certified caregiver (foster parent) when their parents abandon them, pass away or lose their parental rights or...

Students with grand plans for future undeterred by naysayers
Students with grand plans for future undeterred by naysayers

“You want to go to school at Harvard?!” “You want to major in what?” “Wouldn’t you rather study something more…practical?” These are all things three students at Mingo...

PRO: Dissection prepares students for the field of biology
PRO: Dissection prepares students for the field of biology

It can be easy to become a little woozy when your biology teacher brings out the scalpels and gloves for dissecting animals.

Debate on the topic has been heated for years, with students, parents, teachers and even PETA weighing in. Issues such...

CON: Dissection an outdated method of learning biology
CON: Dissection an outdated method of learning biology

It’s a typical day; you are at school, and it’s time for science class. You walk in, and the teacher tells you to take your seat. Then he says it’s Dissection Day.

These days are common in high school science curriculum,...

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