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Stalking cases appear to be on the upswing at West Virginia University

Stalking cases appear to be on the upswing at West Virginia University

By Rebecca Toro and Daniel Blair In early August, Morgantown police arrested a 27-year-old area resident for allegedly stalking and then breaking into the Sunnyside home of two female West Virginia University students, where he assaulted them. Victor Panico was charged with night-time burglary, three...1:01 pm October 12, 2017

Ice Arena renovations becoming a slow, but needed process

By Alec Gearty, Isaac Ferebee and Jerod Kenney Morgantown Municipal Ice Arena has a hot-button issue on its hands. For upwards of 40 years, the ice arena has been home to all aspects of sport including hockey and ice-skating. Since then, renovations to the arena...5:36 pm February 16, 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
Finding hope in the hopeless: Local SMA victim has 5 percent chance of living to age 2

Finding hope in the hopeless: Local SMA victim has 5 percent chance of living to age 2

By Samantha Clarkson, Kalea Gunderson and Nate Temple MORGANTOWN – It wasn’t long after the birth of Alexander Johnson that his parents, Autum and Chris Johnson could tell something was different about him. Alexander was diagnosed at 2 weeks old with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, an...8:08 pm February 18, 2016
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
Private developers in Morgantown benefit from university's tax-exempt status

Private developers in Morgantown benefit from university’s tax-exempt status

By Ryan Petrovich, Kevin Hooker and Courtney Tranter University Place, a spanking-new, 900-bed student housing complex, sits high on a hill of Morgantown looking over the campus. Inside, retail shops, eateries, a fitness center, study lounges and roomy apartments make University Place a coveted environment...2:41 pm February 26, 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 Slackline Club

By: Wesley Uhler, Jessica Guay, Abu Daud Isa Growing Sport Improves Mind and Body Walking, jumping, and performing tricks on a line of nylon webbing anchored between two trees is the daring and growing sport called slacklining. The dynamic nature of the slackline creates a...6:47 pm December 9, 2013
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
Businesses want to keep downtown locally owned

Businesses want to keep downtown locally owned

By Joshua Cooper, Hayley Clover and Allyson Parrish MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — If you walk in downtown Morgantown, you will see local store after local store, but corporate restaurants are coming. Concerned that Panera Bread and Sheetz will squeeze out local businesses, Mountain People’s Market Co-op...6:11 pm December 9, 2013