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Picket or Flick-It Hidden Figures: A Potent Work of Art and A Passionate Tribute

Picket or Flick-It Hidden Figures: A Potent Work of Art and A Passionate Tribute

By Jessica Sharpless
January 14, 2017
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(The Picket)- When one thinks of NASA in the early days of the space program, names like Neil Armstrong and John Glenn come to mind easily, but the many people who help put these men in space are often forgotten, even more so if they are women or minorities. Hidden Figures explores the story of t... Read more »

Run the Jewels 3 Review: A Bombastic and Heartfelt Letter to the Duo’s Peak at Greatness

Run the Jewels 3 Review: A Bombastic and Heartfelt Letter to the Duo’s Peak at Greatness

By THOMAS GIROD
January 13, 2017
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(THE PICKET) — Run the Jewels, hip-hop’s tag team composed of Killer Mike and El-P, dropped their third album that blasts a Kalashnikov spray at anybody in their way while lending a voice and a megaphone to those left speechless.   The swagger of Brooklyn’s underground and Atlanta’s ... Read more »

Update: University Police give Reporting Rules on Campus Graffiti after Dec. 2 Report of Library Defacement

Update: University Police give Reporting Rules on Campus Graffiti after Dec. 2 Report of Library Defacement

December 7, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Features

As complaints of hate crimes have increased nationwide since the Nov. 8 elections, Shepherd University is not immune. Grafitti with racial slurs was found Dec. 2 in the men’s third floor restroom at Scarborough Library, according to Valerie Owens, director of University Communications. Library... Read more »

Enrollment at Shepherd University continues to decline

Enrollment at Shepherd University continues to decline

SAMANTHA GRAY, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Current, News, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

Enrollment at Shepherd University has dropped 5.4 percent from fall 2015 to fall 2016 for degree-seeking students, according to the vice president of management annual report. According to the board of governor’s report from Nov. 16, 2016, freshman enrollment is down by 151 from fall 2015 to fall... Read more »

Picket or Flick-It: Arrival Touching The Human Concepts of Peace, War, and Time

Picket or Flick-It: Arrival Touching The Human Concepts of Peace, War, and Time

By Jessica Sharpless
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(The Picket)- A group of Alien space crafts make landing on earth and the human race is forced to react in ways it sees fit. This feels like the plot to every movie on extraterrestrials since the 1950s from ET to Close Encounters, to Mars Attacks. We have a fascination with making contact beyond our own world. This is the part of ... Read more »

Shepherd University named 2017 Military Friendly® School

Shepherd University named 2017 Military Friendly® School

Chace Jones, Staff Writer
November 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

Shepherd University has been named 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, and STEM Jobs®. Victory Media connects with employers and students from the military and provides service members and their families a list of their Military Friendly® Schools... Read more »

Dave Chappelle Hosts SNL: What America Didn’t Realize It Needed Most

Christian Thompson, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts & Style

(THE PICKET) – By now, most people know the story: In 2005, at the height of his popularity and on the cusp of a $50 million contract with his television network, Comedy Central, Dave Chappelle turned his back on his comedy sketch show, along with the wealth and fame it had brought him, and took... Read more »

Diggin’ Deep With Diggz – Post Election Review

Da'Shawn Long, Staff
November 10, 2016
Filed under Commentary, Current, Entertainment, Fall, Local News, News, Opinion, Staff, Student Blogs

Da'Shawn takes a look at the post-election landscape in this weeks episode of Diggin' Deep With Diggz.

The Importance of Veterans Day

The Importance of Veterans Day

Chace Jones, Staff Writer
November 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, News, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

Shepherd University is holding a Veterans Day Program on Friday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. until noon in the Cumberland Room. Special guest speaker Jim Staley will be attending. Staley has served three years in the U.S. Army and is a 1968 graduate of Shepherd College. Mary Beth Myers, the veterans support... Read more »

The Town Run Brewery hosts Election watch party

The Town Run Brewery hosts Election watch party

SAMANTHA GRAY, Staff Writer
November 9, 2016
Filed under Breaking News, Current, Local News, News, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

Donald Trump stuns the crowd at the Town Run Brewery in Shepherdstown with his victory. Hillary Clinton supporters were confident as the polls began to close that Clinton would carry the election. The national, state, and exit polls predicted that Clinton would win. As the votes were counted and... Read more »

“Almost, Maine” Concludes its Run

“Almost, Maine” Concludes its Run

David Hammond, Staff Writer
November 6, 2016
Filed under Arts & Style

“Almost, Maine,” the newest presentation of Shepherd University Theater, wrapped its final show on Nov. 5. The play was held in the Center for Contemporary Arts II Marinoff Theater and was clearly made for the setting. The fishbowl seating style of the Marinoff Theater was a key bonus for this... Read more »

The Picket Playback is Here

November 5, 2016
Filed under Arts & Style, Local News, News

Want to know what is going on at Shepherd University, but don’t have time to see the Picket’s website? You’re in luck, now Shepherd’s radio station, WSHC 89.7, is hosting a segment called the Picket Playback which takes multiple stories throughout the week and creates another medium for people... Read more »

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