As a child, I always wondered what it would be like to be a business owner. I would go around Charleston visiting various local restaurants and stores and wonder, who is the person that started it all? As I have grown, I consider this question more and more. Suddenly, now it is not only abou…

Stories can travel a very long way, especially if it’s about the past. These stories are from the deepest and darkest parts of West Virginia. Legends and legacies remain of the history that lies in this town. They have lasted for centuries, and some still remain. This town is named Harpers F…

It’s no secret that 2020 was an “exciting” year, to say the least. From a global pandemic, to devastating losses, to constantly living in a state of confusion, it’s been unlike anything that we have ever experienced — but you didn’t need me to tell you that.

How can one de-stress during stressful times? Without a doubt, the 2020-2021 school year stands out compared to the past years. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought multiple new problems to students, parents, educators and many more. With the presence of these new stresses, most people are left…

It has been such a crazy year — one that gave us surprise after surprise (and not in a positive sense). I think I can speak for a majority when I say that while we know that it not being 2020 doesn’t mean that all the problems simply resolve themselves, it doesn’t hurt to know that we are en…

We all know nutrition plays a key role in physical and mental health, yet many people suffer from distorted eating. Everyone goes through the trials and tribulations of life; the highs and lows are what make the journey. Unfortunately, social influences have contributed more lows.

We all know at this point how hard the COVID-19 pandemic has been on local businesses. We witness and experience the struggles every day of people trying to balance safety with making a living. We have been all masked and social distanced — at stores, restaurants, cafes and all the places we go.

Throughout childhood, a fear of the dark is a common thread. After a few years of maturing, that fear normally goes away, but for 2021 seniors, the fear of the dark is back. That is, the fear of being left in the dark.

Located on a small island in the middle of the Ohio River lies a haunted area that has kept secrets, paranormal activity and is a place where history has created a story of treason, chaos and pure terror: Blennerhassett Island.

Ever since the lockdown of this past March, everyone’s been noticing the decline in the economy. All of the lost jobs, the closed businesses, losing the ability to do things like going to the pool or getting an ice cream on a hot summer day, something most everyone expected to be doing this …

To claim that 2020 has been an insane, scary, exciting and wild year so far would be a major understatement — and it’s only September.

On April 2, 2019, Mark and Libby Chatfield opened Ristorante Abruzzi, in the space previously occupied by Paterno’s in West Virginia Power Park. For over a decade, the two had run Charleston Bread Company, and were making a long-awaited expansion into a full-service Italian restaurant.

It’s been a rough few months for everyone, and after years and years of hard work, the class of 2020 won’t be able to finish their final year of school and celebrate at graduation.

Crises like the COVID-19 outbreak shed light on the problems that have gone unchecked in all of our systems for years, and technology is no exception.

Staying on top of everything now that we are in quarantine seems like it would be a lot easier, but being able to keep everything from getting unorganized is actually not as easy as it would seem. Here are some ways to keep everything from going crazy:

Slavery was one of the most horrific institutions in the history of our country and the world. There is only one thing wrong with that sentence; the word “was.” The practice has found new ways to adapt to our laws and restrictions, and has remained a horrific institution.

Pretty soon after the holidays, January will be one of the biggest months for paging. That’s 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 at our …

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.