Monday, November 26, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Many chain stores such as Walmart, Best Buy, and Target (to name a few) steal the show and typically have the greatest deals of the night/morning. People show up in droves, forming lines at the doors hours before they even open. And this brings to question, is it even worth it? This typically depends on the person. Some find Black Friday to be exhilarating, giving them somewhat of an adrenaline rush as they push through crowds and fight for the products they want. Some would rather stay home, deciding instead that the ensuing insanity is simply not worth it. Or, maybe instead, they take to the internet which holds some great days on the holiday of full-fledged consumerism.
Either way, Black Friday is something that we are all aware of and some of us are crazy enough to pursue. Whether you decide to take part of the ongoing frenzy, the holiday is here to stay and will continue to be one of the most commercially successful holidays with the largest body count.
Thursday, October 25, West Virginia native Homer Hickam, the author of the famous book Rocket Boys, came to visit Jackson County. He spoke at both Ripley and Ravenswood High Schools on perseverance and how he became so successful in his life. He later spoke at a Jackson County community fundraiser event at the armory in Millwood. His appearance at Ripley and Ravenswood were live-streamed for anyone to see online.
Hickam is 69 years old from a little town in McDowell County called Coalwood. He went on to work at NASA training astronauts, and he is the author of around eight successful books. In his presentation, he showed that he had a great sense of humor and was self-deprecating; “Football star brother who gets all the girls, compared to me, an average geek who had his nose in a book all the time.”
Many students were excited about Hickam’s appearance at Ripley. Senior Ashton Moore said, “Homer coming to the school was a big honor. He was a very interesting speaker and I learned a lot about him.”
Homer Hickam is a hero to us in West Virginia, and it was an absolute honor to have him speak to us here in Jackson County.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Friday, November 9, 2012
What would you do if you could avenge a family member’s death and correct their wrongs? Well, that is the base of the CW’s new action series, “Arrow”. Based off the famous Green Arrow comic book, it stars Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen, the titular hero of the series. This is Amell’s first leading role, having only been a guest on numerous TV shows. With a supporting cast including Katie Cassidy, Willa Holland, and David Ramsey, “Arrow” has a star studded cast that anyone should enjoy.