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.
Various schools in West Virginia have recently opened, giving students the option to begin attending in-person.
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.
Though it might feel like there is nothing to do during this pandemic, you can still experience the joys of the fall season. You can have fun and even discover new activities, while also staying safe.
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.
The year 2020 has brought a lot of new challenges and experiences for everyone, including new layouts for extracurricular activities.
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 …
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.
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.
On March 13, Governor Jim Justice announced that all West Virginia schools would be closed indefinitely. As a result, students were forced to continue their school year either online, with paper packets provided by their school or by other methods specified by their school.
The spring semester of 2020 is currently at a halt. No one really knows what’s going to happen with the rest of this school year. All we know is that sporting events, proms, field trips, and graduations, have been either canceled or put on hold to be rescheduled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s not really the biggest holiday. Some people celebrate it and some people don’t.
Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Some people have a New Year’s resolution each year and some don’t. Honestly, some people don’t even know what a New Year’s resolution is.
Many children, teens and adults look forward to tearing into a brand new gift bestowed upon them by a loved one. What about the people who aren’t that lucky, though?
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…
Do you think cellphones should be allowed at school? Does your school allow the students to have their cell phones out during class or in the hallways? Logan Middle School does not allow them, but other middle schools do.
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 …
Does your school provide students with individual school planners each school year? My school, Logan Middle School, does, but the student body has varying opinions on them.
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…
According to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2014 report, 34 percent of the total homeless population is under 24. The numbers have only grown in recent years.
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…
With the summer coming to a close and school bells on the horizon, it’s time for the dreaded back-to-school shopping that we’ve all been through countless times.
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.
There are some things in our culture that are so universal that you can find some version of them nearly anywhere on Earth. Popular brands, certain books and movies and particular yummy foods. Pizza, chocolate, coffee… you can find them in most other world countries without too much trouble.
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…
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…
Flowers, high temperatures and a cloudless sky are all signs of the one thing high school students constantly look forward to — summer break.
A prominent issue facing the public today is anti-vaxx and the repercussions involved. Anti-vaxx is when people will not vaccinate their children due to personal beliefs.
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: