The Mountaineer News Service is produced by journalism students at West Virginia University. Students from the WVU Reed College of Media report, write and produce multi-platform news and feature packages about newsworthy subjects in West Virginia, with an emphasis on Morgantown and WVU.
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Mom and Pop Shop With Something for Everyone

Mom and Pop Shop With Something for Everyone

By Megan Sperling and Matthew Wolford Fishing tackle and fairy lamps? Guns and ice cream? You can have it all at Mountaineer Gun Sales and Mountaineer Country Ice Cream, where the owners make an eccentric mix work. “My favorite is still good ole’ fashion Praline...9:59 pm June 26, 2012
HyperFest 2012

HyperFest 2012

Livelihood, Future, Dream By Laura Flood and Isaiah Rosier Located at the Summit Point Motorsports Park near Charlestown, W.Va., HyperFest is an automotive festival which attracts thousands of race fans and drivers. The 11th annual event, which took place on June 16 and 17, boasted...4:03 pm June 26, 2012
The Hunt for the Mothman

The Hunt for the Mothman

This page chronicles the quest of a group of journalism students to investigate the mystery behind the mothman in Point Pleasant, W.Va. Josh Davis, Laura Flood, Dan Matarazzo and Isaiah Rosier Are You There Mothman? By Laura Flood It is an eerie quiet that fills...4:13 pm June 8, 2012
Life in the “Quiet Zone”

Life in the “Quiet Zone”

By Matthew Wolford, Megan Sperling and Bevin Fletcher Inside the gates of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, scientists are drawn to the area to conduct research using the world’s largest, fully steerable radio telescope, but outside in the small town of Green Bank, W.Va., people...10:55 pm June 7, 2012
Travel the world with Amizade Global Service-Learning programs

Travel the world with Amizade Global Service-Learning programs

By Erin Fitzwilliams, Wayne Haviland and Dave Carl Imagine spending the summer in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. It could be the reality for several West Virginia University students this summer who join a service-learning trip with Amizade. Amizade Global Service-Learning is a nonprofit organization that has...1:02 pm April 23, 2012
On Eagles Wings

On Eagles Wings

By Amy Wallace, Autumn Lonon, and Josh Marshall Jacob Allen has severe autism.  For the past three years, Jacob has been going to On Eagles Wings, a non-profit organization that does therapeutic horse riding for those with disabilities. Karen Allen, Jacob’s mother, said when Jacob...1:01 pm April 23, 2012

The WVU results…

The WVU results for the Student Government Association’s election for the 2012-2013 school year were announced last night in the Mountainlair. The announcement resulted in mixed emotions all around, and the Golden Ticket won only one seat on the SGA despite the endorsements from Senator...12:59 pm April 23, 2012
Rock the House

Rock the House

By Caitlin Graziani, Alex Trafecante and Jacob Peirce When it comes to live music, more and more people are choosing to stay in rather than go out. Whether it be the recession, or people not wanting to figure out how to get home from a...4:48 pm April 20, 2012
Passover in Morgantown

Passover in Morgantown

By: Lauragrace Allen, Derek Denneny, Lee Ammer For many, college is an opportunity to challenge authority and question ideas and beliefs. For Glenn Isralsky it was an opportunity to find God again “I came here in the fall of 2008 and missed my family a...11:51 am April 20, 2012
Haunted WVU

Haunted WVU

By: Ashley Piomelli, Mackenzie Mays and Erica Mokay [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgqJeHnONdE&w=560&h=315] Janitors at West Virginia University have seen a little girl in a yellow party dress dancing around the Mountainlair at night. Legend has it, she was buried years ago in a cemetery where Stewart Hall...11:34 am April 20, 2012
WVU Men's Soccer: The Home Field Advantage

WVU Men’s Soccer: The Home Field Advantage

Produced by: Eva Buchman, Brooke Cassidy, and Matthew Krauza With the slow break up of the Big East Athletic Conference over the last year, WestVirginia University was on the hunt for a new conference. After months of uncertainty, WVU found a new home with the...8:10 pm April 19, 2012

Cooking With Chris

By: Sebouh Majarian, Ryan Ross and Andrew McDonald Chris Hall’s retirement dreams became reality as he looked over the blueprints for his future retirement home. Hall loved to help others improve their cooking skills while teaching them how to prepare and make distinct dishes. “Every...7:46 pm April 19, 2012