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WVU faces controversy over price inequities and maintenance at its new student housing

WVU faces controversy over price inequities and maintenance at its new student housing

By Erin Drummond, Tyler Mason and Nayion Perkins Fallon Mowles, a senior at West Virginia University, has nothing good to say about her experience living in the newly built University Place apartments. She paid a premium price of $750 a month last year but says management...11:52 pm October 11, 2017

The Unsung Heroes of WVU

By Ashley DeNardo, Karly Shire, and Matt Fergo What does it take to keep a university running? At West Virginia University, the answer is people, and lots of them. From Facilities Management to Dining Services, there is a ton of work done behind the scenes...7:40 pm May 3, 2016
West Virginia University Under Scrutiny for Right-to-Work Research

West Virginia University Under Scrutiny for Right-to-Work Research

By: David Schlake, Kara Loyd and Anthony Santoline Beginning July 1, West Virginia will become the 26th right-to-work state in the nation, which means employees who work for companies with unions will no longer be required to pay union dues. Republican leaders who pushed the...2:21 pm April 28, 2016
Morgantown residents exposed to dangerous air pollutants

Morgantown residents exposed to dangerous air pollutants

By Robert Lee and Elisha Wagoner Morgantown residents are exposed to high levels of toxic particles in the air emitted by coal-powered plants and the diesel trucks so ubiquitous on the city’s downtown streets. These microscopic particles can have harmful effects on people, according to several...8:01 pm December 5, 2015
Veterans fight for a better life at West Virginia University

Veterans fight for a better life at West Virginia University

by Kevin Hooker, Joe Lipovich and Kiley Putnam The clock strikes 4 am and Christopher Morris is still tossing and turning, unable to sleep. Morris, a veteran now enrolled at West Virginia University, hasn’t slept in six days.  In bed at night, he is haunted...10:50 pm April 1, 2015

A Day as an Athletic Trainer

By: Alissa Hudak, Makenzie Bristol, Emily Meadows and Kelsey Bartlett To the West Virginia University athletes he trains, Christopher Worrell is a “glorified mother.” Along with being a full-time athletic trainer, Worrell is also a full-time listener, advice giver, and companion. “The girls will come...1:53 am April 28, 2014
Full-Time Students, Part-Time Drug Dealers

Full-Time Students, Part-Time Drug Dealers

By Ashley Hite, Nicole Linder and Charles Richardson Amber gets most of her clients around finals week.  The text messages and requests for some of her ADD medication, Vyvanse, start to pour in after Thanksgiving break and continue until the end of the semester. “I...8:16 pm December 14, 2013
Man's Best Therapist

Man’s Best Therapist

By Ian Moore, Jeremy Jenkins, William Posey As finals loom, West Virginia University has found a new way to help students relax: a therapy dog named Gretel. Starting this school year, The Carruth Center offers students the opportunity to hang out with Gretel, a 2-year-old labradoodle....7:30 am December 11, 2013
WVU students working on Google Glass campus tour application

WVU students working on Google Glass campus tour application

By Brittany Furbee, Megu Kolanko and Anjelica Trinone In early 2013, Google introduced the world to Google Glass, a new way to experience wireless, hands-free technology in the form of eyewear. Ephraim Pittore was one of the lucky, young revolutionaries to get his hands on...7:01 pm December 9, 2013
Health Insurance Mandatory for WVU Students in 2014-2015 Academic Year

Health Insurance Mandatory for WVU Students in 2014-2015 Academic Year

By Michelle Deehan, Joe Nelson and Laken Vita Tyler DeAntonis is a college student with money issues other than textbook fees on his mind. He is part of a distinct statistic. According to The United States Government Accountability Office, 20 percent of college students in...11:47 am December 3, 2013

WVU Women’s Soccer program making big moves in the Big 12

By: Amit Batra, Will Hirsch, and Taylor Eaton The West Virginia Women’s Soccer team wrapped up the 2013 season with a 13-3-2 record and its second consecutive Big 12 regular season title. The squad has been one of the most successful programs for the Mountaineer faithful in...2:51 am November 3, 2013
Education reform and state budget cuts will affect West Virginia University

Education reform and state budget cuts will affect West Virginia University

By: Amit Batra, Will Hirsch and Taylor Eaton MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Last month, President Barack Obama announced a set of proposals aimed at making colleges more affordable and accountable to students by rating these institutions and linking federal financial aid with a college scorecard that takes...3:09 pm October 4, 2013