Let it snow!
It’s the three beautiful words that sleepy students wish to hear in the dark hours of each winter morning before rolling out from under the warm covers: Marion County closed.
Many students become excited even the night before a snowstorm moves into the area because any such accumulation could mean a day off or at least a delay in the school schedule.
Bowling for bucks
Puppies, kittens, cats and full-grown dogs are all examples of animals that one can find at the Marion County Humane Society.
The goal statement of the organization, as quoted from its Web site (www.mchswv.com), is to “to provide a safe and humane sheltering facility for animals; to assure proper placement of homeless animals by adoption or by use of qualified rescue groups; and to promote spay/neutering and responsible pet ownership.”
Composting: The ‘ultimate in recycling’
When Gene Weaver decided to grow a vegetable garden, he started composting as a way to create fertilizer from household products he could recycle.
“It was natural and we had a lot of yard waste like grass clippings and leaves, so I decided it would be a good thing to do,” said the White Hall resident.
Making the grade with AP
As one works his or her way up through high school, the option opens up to take more advanced courses for a more-challenging schedule.
Provided by the College Board, the Advanced Placement courses are a great way for high school students to earn college credit and carry a higher GPA, all the while challenging themselves to more-trying schedules and classes.
Underdog role can be positive
When Anthony Shields, a secondary education student at West Virginia University from Stonewood, attended the 2008 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz., he viewed West Virginia University’s underdog role as a positive sign of things to come.
If only all Mountaineer football fans were so confident before the start of that game.
It’s a word that strikes terror or indifference in the heart of every student and frustration in the hearts of many parents and teachers.
Music makes me lose control
Music helps us relate, let out feelings and establish who we are. Music has defined generations, like the arrival of The Beatles in the ’60s, and grunge and Nirvana in the ’90s. One of the most awesome things about music is that there are so many genres.
- Internet opens elite colleges to all Gilbert Strang is a quiet man with a rare talent: helping others understand linear algebra. He’s written a half-dozen popular college textbooks, and for years a few hundred students at the elite Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been privileged to take his course.
Student voting preferences
The 2008 presidential election is fast approaching, and the AP Government students at East Fairmont High School have been diligently researching the presidential candidates.
All of the students have chosen one candidate to research until the election, and he/she must follow his/her candidates progress.
How to pack for college
Parents who packed for college themselves more than two decades ago may be amazed by what appears on the “must-have” list for dorm life today.
“It used to be people came with a couple of boxes and suitcases.
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