In recent weeks, the Flipsiders have practiced interview skills and writing on the fly. Here’s the results from last week’s writing exercise, where each Young Observer was given a question and a couple minutes to craft an answer:
Brittany Tender, Burgettstown
Q: Who’s your favorite music artist?
A: My favorite music artist is Koji Kondo. Although I have a wide range of musical interests, his compositions are brilliant and I can listen to them for hours.
Amanda Reilly, Washington
Q: If you could only watch one TV show, which one would you choose?
A: I would choose ”So You Think You Can Dance?” because I have always loved dancing. I love the different styles of dance. I never get tired of watching or hearing about dance.
Alex York, Career Connections Academy
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: It may be cliché, but … Disney World.
Grace Scofield, Homeschooled
Q: What do you most enjoy about your Flipside experience?
A: The thing I enjoy most about my Flipside experience is the opportunity to get my writing out into the community. I have loved writing for years and this gives me a great opportunity to improve my skills by learning with professional journalists.
Julia Vilencia, Jefferson-Morgan
Q: The Pirates made the playoffs for the first time in 21 years. What do you think about that?
A: I think it’s pretty cool. I’m not really interested in sports, but it’s still fun to see the home team do well.
Josh Yancosek, Wheeling Central Catholic
Q: What new movie are you looking forward to that hasn’t been released yet?
A: The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug or Hunger Games Catching Fire.
Nicole Bakaitis, Washington
Q: What’s your favorite animal and why?
A: Currently, my favorite animal is a fox because of the song “The Fox” by Ylvis, some Norwegian band.
Noelle McKinney, Washington
Q: What holiday do you most look forward to?
A: Halloween, I guess. It seems chill.
Julia Felton, Canon-McMillan
Q: What is your favorite class of the new school year and why?
A: My favorite class is U.S. History Honors. I really love American history and I also have a very good teacher in that class.
Soma Hannon, Washington
Q: The government is currently shut down. What would you do if your school shut down?
A: If my school shut down, I would watch “Doctor Who,” “Sherlock” and “Supernatural” all day, listen to music and the Hight-Vale podcast and read.
Jenna Ronto, Washington
Q: If you could switch places with anyone for a day, who would you choose and why?
A: If I could switch places with anyone for a day, I would choose Soma because she suggested it. I would also want to see if her life is interesting.
Jenna Campbell, Avella
Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
A: Ten years from now, I see myself working at a job I love, graduated from college, possibly traveling, possibly living in another country just enjoying my 20s before they’re over. Other than that, I can’t really say where I see myself because I have hopes that my life will be unpredictable and filled with spontaneity.
Julia Grant, Washington
Q: Who would portray you in a movie about your life?
A: Jennifer Lawrence in my 20s and older, Arianna Grande in my teens and the sister from “Big Time Rush” for my preteen years. Plus, Coco from “Convos With My 2-year-old” for my toddler years.