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Juggling classes and extra-curriculars

Juggling classes and extra-curriculars

By Joe Mitchin, Ryan Fadus and Dan Ingham MORGANTOWN, W. Va.- At 10:25 a.m., Kevin White ran off the bus, dodging students like he was dodging defenders on the field, hustling for the doors of the Business and Economics building. His Econ 202 test would...6:16 pm December 9, 2013
Bringing Broadband To All Of West Virginia: A Multifaceted Issue

Bringing Broadband To All Of West Virginia: A Multifaceted Issue

By: Branford Marks, Caroline Szwed, Brandon Hite. It’s happened to all of us: you come home excited to get caught up on your favorite show on Netflix or turn on your laptop to check your Facebook and you get a pop-up saying no connection. You...10:24 pm December 6, 2013
Close to 1,000 children available for adoption in West Virginia

Close to 1,000 children available for adoption in West Virginia

By Kristen Basham and Tiet Tran In early October, 15-year-old, Davion Only approached the pulpit at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church and made a public plea to be adopted.  In the weeks after his public address, hundreds of families reached out hoping to welcome Only...2:33 pm December 3, 2013
West Virginia’s Urban Deer Hunting Programs provide for the less fortunate

West Virginia’s Urban Deer Hunting Programs provide for the less fortunate

By: Amit Batra, Taylor Eaton and Will Hirsch For years, hunting has been an integral part of the West Virginia community. For hunters around Morgantown, in addition to recreation, hunting offers a way to give back to the community. The Urban Deer Archery Hunt program...5:17 pm December 2, 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
Children’s Discovery Museum of Morgantown launches hands-on science exhibit

Children’s Discovery Museum of Morgantown launches hands-on science exhibit

By Kristen Basham and Tiet Tran Tucked away in the old, nearly abandoned, Mountaineer Mall sits a facility full of robots, nanotechnology and inquisitive explorers.  This isn’t a science laboratory though, it’s a children’s museum. The Children’s Discovery Museum of West Virginia hosts a variety...12:39 am October 30, 2013

Craft beer industry continuing to grow across the country and in West Virginia

By: Doug Walp, Morgan Farr and Alex Dye Once a thriving industry in the state of West Virginia, craft beer brewing is finally returning to the Mountain State. In fact, craft breweries across the entire country have seen a resurgence in recent years after growth...7:40 pm October 28, 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
Morgantown Fire Department and WVU students to promote fire safety in community

Morgantown Fire Department and WVU students to promote fire safety in community

By Kristen Basham and Tiet Tran The Morgantown Fire Department and West Virginia University are teaming up in October to promote fire safety in and around Morgantown. The MFD received the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant from the Michael H. Minger Foundation. The grant will...12:59 pm October 3, 2013

WVU researcher finds links between asthma and exposure to secondhand smoke

By: Doug Walp, Morgan Farr and Brandon Bates Almost 30 million people across the country are afflicted by asthma, and that number grows every year according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But no one knows exactly why. The state of West...1:36 am October 2, 2013
VH1's Save the Music supports musical education in West Virginia Schools

VH1’s Save the Music supports musical education in West Virginia Schools

By Michelle Deehan, Brandon Hite and Laken Vita MORGANTOWN, W. Va – Louis Armstrong once said, “What we play is life.” Though music is important to culture, musical education is one of the first casualties of budget cuts, and without help, many West Virginia children...10:56 pm October 1, 2013
Federal ruling on emergency contraception could spark local backlash

Federal ruling on emergency contraception could spark local backlash

By Michael Stahurski, Laura Clark and Kelly Dugan In early April, a federal judge ruled that the emergency contraception known as Plan B can be sold over the counter to anyone. overturning an existing ban on sales of the morning-after pill to girls under the...4:32 pm May 2, 2013