Built in 1866 and decommissioned in 1995,the West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville now offers day tours, paranormal investigations, escape rooms and more. This former state penitentiary was used for some of the craziest criminals from West Virginia. The history gets even darker. From exe…
As we all know, Halloween is going to look a little different this year (thanks, COVID-19). Face masks will probably be required for trick-or-treating, and the parties will most likely be cancelled.
In the past several months we have seen the coronavirus take over all aspects of our lives — from simple tasks such as going to the drugstore to the big things, such as school — our lives have become increasingly different.
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is one of the most allegedly haunted areas in West Virginia containing a lot of secrets from the years of the Civil War up toward the closing in 1994.
Music isn’t always for everyone, so for May’s music recommendations, we have a podcast instead. This month, it’s time to get haunted — “Let’s Get Haunted,” that is.
In case you are unaware, the coronavirus is rapidly spreading all over the globe. As a result, many locations are now under quarantine, which means that it is advised to avoid leaving your home unless absolutely necessary, and to avoid unnecessary contact with others.
We did it last year with fathers, so let’s give the mothers a turn. The rules are the same; books, movies and games are all eligible, with the top five best and worst being counted. Biological, adoptive and stepmothers are all fair game.
St. Patrick’s Day: teens’ most forgotten holiday. Every March 17, teens are left out of the day’s normal celebrations of clubbing, partying and a variety of other celebrations that all sit behind an age wall due to the inclusion of alcohol. The green of this holiday shouldn’t be the green of…
With a new season approaching, spring cleaning time is almost here. Start off your cleaning process by filtering out old music you are tired of and add some new tunes to the playlist.
Happy New Year, FlipSide readers! As the new year begins, many people have made their New Year’s resolutions that they hope to achieve throughout the upcoming year, but most people do not actually pursue them long term. Luckily, though, I have a few tips and tricks to help you achieve them.
New year, new me and new music. For the next few publications, FlipSide is here to recommend new music from many genres, including a playlist and artists for each. As well as the playlist, each will include the history of the genre and what makes that genre unique. Make sure to tune in each …
As a musician, I’ve always sought to join a music community with great opportunities to grow, and share my musical talent with the Charleston area. My desire culminated into joining the Charleston Chamber Orchestra (CCO) about two years ago. We, a community of diverse ages, professions, musi…
Christmas is almost upon us. Time for sugar cookies and an overload of green and red everywhere you look. Now is the time to spend time with friends and family.
As we approach the ever growing season of Christmas music being blasted no matter where you go, has it ever crossed your mind which of these songs is the most loved by teens?
Christmas is just around the corner and a big thing is Christmas movies. There are so many Christmas movies made and many more to come. There are so many to pick from to watch when you are in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas break: the perfect time to get comfy and cozy with some warm pajamas, fuzzy blankets and a cup of hot chocolate. There’s only one thing that could make the relaxation week even better: a good book. FlipSide has some young adult novels full of representation and great stories to cur…
Eight Kanawha County high school choirs will give spectators a first look into their upcoming competition season on Sunday, Nov. 17. Swing Sing, held annually in downtown Charleston at the Municipal Auditorium, will be celebrating its 45th anniversary with the 2019 event.
With so many school breaks coming up, one of the primary activities will be binge watching television shows for the fun of it. Binge watching shows is almost an art form. Being able to follow a story line and be interested in it for episodes upon episodes is really hard if the show isn’t int…
Have you been deemed by parents and neighbors to be “getting a little old” to go trick-or-treating? If you try, will you get stares, not sweets? But do you still want to get a good, cheap sugar buzz? Have no fear — use these tips to satisfy your teenage candy cravings:
With Halloween coming up in the next few weeks, spooky traditions are beginning to rise from the graves. Parties are being planned, costumes are being made and movies are being played.
Summer is a time to spend with friends and have fun away from the stress of school, but some days can be a little boring. Here are some ideas for what to do when you get bored this summer.
Oliver is about 8 years olds, and can be seen here when he followed FlipSide writer Mary Barker and her sister on a hike behind their house. Mary said Oliver is the sweetest cat. Over the summer, the members of FlipSide may share photos of their pets from time to time.
Two-year-old dachshunds, Griffey and Gracie belong to FlipSide writer Emma Daniels. Over the summer, the members of FlipSide may share photos of their pets from time to time.
Bolt, who may look like a large cotton ball, is actually an American Eskimo. He belongs to FlipSide writer, Susan Prigozen of George Washington High School. Over the summer, the members of FlipSide may share photos of their pets from time to time.
George Washington High School’s Theatre of Nevertheless recently put on a fantastic production of an adaption of the acclaimed movie, “9 to 5.” The student performers graced the stage and showcased the talent that lies within our youth as well as community.
By the time this article is in the May issue of FlipSide, we will all know the ending to “Avengers: Endgame,” if some of our favorite characters are gone or came back. The marveling (pun intended) thing is how Marvel has been able to keep its audience on its feet for the last 10-plus years, …
Since Beyoncé Knowles-Carter made her solo debut in 2003, the star has been stunning fans with her career moves, and 2019 is no different. Only four months into 2019, the singer announced a documentary on Netflix of her Coachella performance that had been deemed Beychella.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is approaching its 91st ceremony. The Oscars are no stranger to controversy, and this year has not differed so far.
With multiple movies, the Grinch has become a Christmas staple. The 2018 animated version lives up to its predecessors by having the right amount of humor and Christmas spirit. These movies are based on Dr. Seuss’s book “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” and this movie is a great addition to …
With Thanksgiving coming up fast, it’s about time that everyone starts making plans. Flights are scheduled, arrangements are made and outfits are prepared. Thanksgiving is generally seen as a traditional sort of holiday. In other words, every family has different customs they tend to follow,…
Charleston and the surrounding area has many fun and exciting activities for teens throughout the year. Here are some events in September:
Hollywood may be slowly going off the deep end. We’re drowning in kids’ and family movies with ridiculous cash-grab concepts and casts of celebrities who seem to have way too much time on their hands (I wonder, would Jimmy Stewart have played a cartoon talking turd?).