The Voice of the Shepherd University Student Body Since 1896

Where in the world would you go?

Pandora Affemann and Zoe Nicewander
February 23
Filed under Arts & Style

Shepherd students contemplated where they would go if they could travel anywhere in the world, and why. Some students took family heritage into account when considering where they’d like to go. Mariella Avendano, 22, said China and Spain are on her list because she has Chinese and Spanish ancestry.... Read more »

Shepherd University Presents an Annual Event, The Vagina Monologues.

Zoe Nicewander, Staff Writer
February 20
Filed under Arts & Style, News

The Picket-The Vagina Monologues is an annual performance featuring students and members of the community that rise together to empower women through coming-of-age and liberating monologues, presented by Rising LOVE. The writer and creator of this show is Eve Ensler. The show first debuted in 1996.... Read more »

Pickett or Flick-It: John Wick: Chapter 2, The Action Flick Is Revamped…Again

Pickett or Flick-It: John Wick: Chapter 2, The Action Flick Is Revamped…Again

Edward Smith, Picket Staff
February 16
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment

THE PICKET — Action movies are nothing new. We’ve all seen the typical thinly laid plot of burly guys punching each other in the face while soaking up bullets like sunlight…usually fighting over a damsel in distress. No one should really care at this point. Thankfully John Wick: Chapter 2—just... Read more »

Paul White and Danny Brown’s “Accelerator EP” Review: Smooth Insanity

Paul White and Danny Brown’s “Accelerator EP” Review: Smooth Insanity

Thomas Girod, Staff Writer
February 16
Filed under Arts & Style, Entertainment

(THE PICKET) — Paul White and Danny Brown have proven to the music world that they are untouchable in the circle of experimental hip-hop. White brings his signature brand of off-kilter, post-punk production to Brown’s zany rap vocation for an insane two-track EP, “Accelerator”. White and Brown are no... Read more »

A Guide to Shepherdstown’s Secret Menu

A Guide to Shepherdstown’s Secret Menu

BRANDON DYE, Staff Writer
February 15
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Food

(The Picket)- The hungry at some Shepherdstown restaurants don’t need menus. For Shepherd University students, diets depend on cheap eats and variety, and availability without a wait. At the Blue Moon, people can order health-conscious meals. “Our menu is self-explanatory. Blue Moon has da... Read more »

Picket or Flick-it : Fifty Shades Darker, a Full Example of Sex Sells

Picket or Flick-it : Fifty Shades Darker, a Full Example of Sex Sells

By Jessica Sharpless
February 13
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(The Picket)- The Fifty Shades of Grey franchise has been giving audiences a set of guilty pleasures on paper for the last five years and on film in the last two years. The stories follow the dark BDSM and romance based relationship of recent college student, now graduate Anastasia Steele, played by... Read more »

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Picks

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Picks

By PAIGE CONRAD, Staff Writer
February 12
Filed under Arts & Style, Features, News

(The PICKET) - The most expensive Valentine’s Day chocolate is not the tastiest, according to Shepherd students. Students participated Friday in a taste test of four different types of chocolate: Godiva, Hershey’s Kisses, Dove, and assorted chocolates from DeFluri’s in Martinsburg. DeFluri’s chocolate sells ... Read more »

Shepherd Music Department Presents Little Women, A Classic Tale Set to Music

Shepherd Music Department Presents Little Women, A Classic Tale Set to Music

By Jessica Sharpless
February 12
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(The Picket)- Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women has been a coming-of-age tale enjoyed and retold countless times, this latest musical retelling is a lively and emotional journey. The original Broadway production featuring the book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein... Read more »

Sampha’s “Process” Review: Drifting Through Space

Sampha’s “Process” Review: Drifting Through Space

Thomas Girod, Staff Writer
February 11
Filed under Arts & Style

(THE PICKET) —Sampha’s new record is an experience in understanding a path to nihilism through its 10 tracks. “Process” is a rare, intimate album that succeeds both as a debut for the soft-spoken artist and an exhibition for a haunted man who communicates through delicately produced alternative-R&am... Read more »

Pets of Shepherd

Pets of Shepherd

By Christine Critchley
February 9
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Features, Staff, Style

(The Picket)-How much do you actually know about your professors? Well two of Shepherd's creative instructors set out to give us a peek into the character of the people we see everyday. Dean Colleen Nolan and Director of Marketing and Digital Strate Timothy Haines created the Pets of Shepherd, an ... Read more »

Picket or Flick-It: The Space Between Us, A Charming Would Be TV Special

Picket or Flick-It: The Space Between Us, A Charming Would Be TV Special

By Jessica Sharpless
February 6
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Entertainment, Features

(The Picket)-This is the plot of The Space Between Us: An astronaut being sent on a pioneering mission to Mars turns out to be pregnant midflight to the red planet, then dies in childbirth, leaving a son whose body cannot handle the return trip to earth’s gravity. The boy grows up in a bubble with... Read more »

Shepherd Students Swipe in the Right Direction

Shepherd Students Swipe in the Right Direction

BRANDON DYE, Staff Writer
February 6
Filed under Arts & Style, Current, Features, Style

(The Picket)- Online dating has become a custom among youth in their search for an ideal mate. Students can swipe right to connect on Tinder, or females can be the aggressors on Bumble, so the need for friends to arrange an introduction is fading. Zoe Nicewander, an English major, said “I had a ... Read more »

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