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A Safe Haven

By Nicole Linder, Ashley Hite and Charles Richardson West Virginia University Student Government Association passed a resolution to create a new lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning center on campus. “I think the creation of the center will help demonstrate to the community that WVU...2:17 pm November 5, 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
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
WVU students chosen to conduct key NASA space experiment

WVU students chosen to conduct key NASA space experiment

By: Sarah Cordonier, Hunter Homistek A team of West Virginia University engineering students will battle history and microgravity this summer when they represent their school in a national NASA project designed to improve the use of high-powered computers during space travel. The 11  students who...1:46 pm May 2, 2013
Can Morgantown officials ban trucks clogging downtown roads?

Can Morgantown officials ban trucks clogging downtown roads?

By Bryan Popkin, Kelsea Lynch and Stephen Sleeper For years, Morgantown residents have complained about the large trucks that clog traffic downtown as they rumble by on Beechurst Avenue and Walnut Street on their way to deliver coal and gravel to the coal-powered plant on...11:10 pm April 4, 2013
Air pollution in Morgantown is reaching dangerous levels

Air pollution in Morgantown is reaching dangerous levels

By Laura Clark, Kelsea Lynch, and Matthew Fouty If you walk down Beechurst Avenue on a daily basis, you’re taking your life in your hands — and it has nothing to do with getting hit by a car.  Your health is being compromised daily by...10:24 pm February 28, 2013
How WVU's couch-burning tradition spawned riots

How WVU’s couch-burning tradition spawned riots

Produced by: Krista Baker, Terry Fletcher, Jonathan Nelson   MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In the hours after West Virginia University’s football team beat the University of Texas Oct. 6, more than 1,000 students filled the streets of Morgantown, toppling a light pole and setting fires to...11:15 pm November 8, 2012

Don’t Worry Brew Happy

By Amy Wallace, Josh Marshall and Autumn Lonon The history of beer is a long one. Beer has been brewed for thousands of years and the first archeological evidence of a brewed beer was in 7000 B.C. Likewise, the beer brewing process itself takes time, sometimes...12:28 am March 16, 2012

WV lawmakers pass distracted driving law

By:  Cesar Colon, Jenna Kees and Derek Rudolph The West Virginia Legislature has a passed a bill that many say will save lives. Gov. Early Ray Tomblin signed the texting bill that goes into effect on July 1st, 2012. Texting while driving will be a...8:06 pm March 15, 2012