Pretty soon after the holidays, January will be one of the biggest months for paging. That will be because the 2020 regular Legislative Session will be starting at the Capitol. It’s when many important political figures from around the state come together for 60 days to help make decisions a…

The 21st Annual Capital City Pumpkin Drop was held Oct. 17 at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. The contestants included select teams of students from 42 schools and 13 counties around the state. The event was also open to the public, so many citizens from surrounding communities cane ou…

Midterms and finals are just around the corner, and the stress of studying can seem like a villain terrorizing the city. When staring at pages of notes for hours with nothing seeming to stick, finals season can be a very stressful one. While teachers have taught the material, they never seem…

It’s likely that the school election just ended at your school, or maybe it hasn’t started or you may not have it at all. School elections can be different depending on how your school does it, and what your student body is like. The main differences may even just lie in if you’re in high sc…

Not too long ago, many of us found ourselves setting alarms, purchasing supplies and reuniting with friends and classmates for that yearly tradition, back-to-school. But why now? Have you never wondered why we start school, end school and have vacations when we do, and what it would be like …

School is back in session. While this may be a time of relief for some parents, it is often a dreadful experience for most teens. There are some students who genuinely do not enjoy any part of their school day, but for the most part, teens can find something to help get them through their hi…

It seems as though the second you get into to high school, sometimes even middle school, you start to feel the pressures of getting ready for college. These pressures are in addition to the ones you already have from high school classes.

During the first week of school, most people are gathering supplies for their classes. Mostly because teachers tell you what you’ll need for the school year and what you’re expected to have, whether it be on a syllabus or if they tell you in class. Though, has it always been that way? People…

A popular getaway for people in West Virginia is the beach. Whether it is the water, sun or relaxation that entices, thousands of West Virginians to flock to all kinds of beaches when summer arrives, there are many dangers that accompany the fun of these trips.

Throughout the years, America has learned to evolve. In the late 1700s, we were slave to British rule. By the eighteenth century, we became our own slave masters. We went from fighting our oppressors to fighting our brothers. Yet the nation managed to come out the other side.

For those who live in the Charleston area, many are familiar with the multiple pools located near town. While at some you can pay a daily rate for admission, at others, the only way to get in is by paying a fee at the beginning of the summer.

Robben Island holds a piece of history that seems so recent, yet occurred more than two decades ago. The island captures a shadowed part of history, which includes the apartheid movement and years of civil turmoil leading into the decade before the new century.

On July 17, 1955, 11,000 exclusive guests were admitted to a small amusement park in Anaheim, California. It contained four specifically themed areas and a total of eight rides and attractions. Within ten weeks, it had become a host to one million visitors, and the ultimate travel destinatio…

For FlipSide’s first school year back, we had one senior on our staff — Mary Barker from Scott High School in Boone County.

Earth is home to five massive quantities of water. Those bodies are what we call oceans. Our oceans are home to a variety of marine life; the plants, animals and other organisms that thrive in the salty water. We love the ocean, the beach and the joy we feel when we experience it. So why hav…

In 1985, Alison Bechdel published a segment of her comic strip entitled “The Rule.” It showed two women discussing going to a movie, and one explaining that she will only see a film if it fulfills the following requirements: that the film contains at least two female characters who have a co…

West Virginia is filled with many photogenic sites. Since prom season is around the corner, many are wondering where they should take their prom pictures. Below is a list of locations where you can take great pictures.

As you know, we are getting closer to the end of the school year. That can only mean one thing — it’s finally prom season. Everything from the dresses and suits, to the price of a ticket, can be really expensive. Below are a few places where you can save a few bucks on your dress:

A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity of interviewing the new mayor of Charleston, Amy Schuler Goodwin. I asked many people across the community what questions or concerns they wanted to bring to our city government, and how they thought the city in general was doing a few months into…

In the past, deaf culture was viewed in a vastly different light than it is today. Today, deafness is a celebration of a different sensory universe; not something to be seen as a disability. Deaf history is full of differing viewpoints and derogatory ideals written not by those who actually …

On Feb. 22, 2018, all schools in West Virginia closed their doors, and students across the state went nine days without education. Almost a year later, teachers’ needs hadn’t been met and tensions were rising. On Feb. 18, the teachers’ union leaders announced that a strike would begin the ne…

Since the beginning of civilization, arts have been an integral part of human culture. From cave drawings depicting the predators of the time to Jackson Pollock’s No. 5, the arts will always have a place in society no matter the time period.

School personnel members weren’t just standing up for what they thought was right for their students during the 54-county strike on Feb. 19 and 20. Some students also participated to show their teachers they supported them.

Most of us have heard of depression; a mental disorder that causes people to feel constantly sad because of an imbalance of chemicals in their brain. This is a disorder that has affected many people and comes in many different forms.

Many high schoolers need to volunteer for certain reasons, but finding a good place to do it is sometimes difficult. To make it easier, I have compiled a list of the top 4 places that teens can volunteer in the Charleston area.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it can make you wonder what lengths some people in history have gone to show their love for their significant other. Nowadays, we give a card and maybe some candy to show someone how we feel, but history has proven others’ methods to be a little …

With Christmas over, there is something more pressing to focus on: midterms. Midterms are stressful, but there are some foolproof methods for studying that will get you a good grade.

West Virginia has a homeless population of 1,309 people and families, not including transients that pass through the state, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. A majority of the homeless population resides in the capital city of Charleston.

New Year’s resolutions are usually the punchline of jokes around Christmas, and with the good or bad they pose, there are many opinions surrounding them. To find out more about how teens look at New Year’s resolutions, I conducted a poll.

The month of December is commonly associated with the holiday of Christmas, but other holidays occur this time of year. One of them is the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.