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Anything But Normal

David Hammond, Staff Writer
March 2
Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Recent Posts

Now over a month into President Trump’s term, it is abundantly clear that this administration will be all but normal. The overt attacks on the press by Trump via his Twitter account and through exclusion to White House press briefings are dangerous affronts to the vital role that the media plays i...

Google Pixel XL Review: Three Months Later

Google Pixel XL Review: Three Months Later

Edward Smith, Staff Writer
February 25
Filed under Arts & Style, Commentary, Features, Opinion

The Pixel XL is Google’s new flagship smartphone and their shot at winning over longtime iPhone users. I’ve been lugging my Pixel XL around since December after I switched from an iPhone. So how does the phone hold up after three months? Quick answer, amazingly. Google already has created a substantial...

Trump’s Ludicrous, Ineffective Immigration Ban

David Hammond, Staff Writer
February 1
Filed under Commentary, Opinion

​Just over a week into the Trump presidency, the administration is showing no sign of slowing down. On Friday, President Trump signed an unprecedented executive order banning immigration from seven majority Muslim nations (Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen) for 90 days and barring refugee...

The Road Ahead Under President Trump

David Hammond, Staff Writer
January 25
Filed under Commentary, Opinion

The 45th president of the United States has officially been sworn in to office and has begun the first week of his term. Defying nearly all expectations of almost two years ago, the commander in chief working out of the oval office is indeed real-estate tycoon and reality TV star Donald Trump. The...

Diggin’ Deep With Diggz – Women’s March on Washington

Jake Teague, Photographer/Videographer
January 20
Filed under Blogs, Commentary, Current, Entertainment, News, Opinion

This week on Diggin' Deep with Diggz: Da'Shawn interviews students about the Women's March on Washington that will be taking place this Saturday.

Diggin’ Deep With Diggz – Post Election Review

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

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEgjZQUvIq4[/embedyt] Da'Shawn takes a look at the post-election landscape in this weeks episode of Diggin' Deep With Diggz.

Why I am still proud to be an American

Why I am still proud to be an American

By HAYLEY BUTLER, Editor in Chief
November 9
Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

(EDITORIAL) - Many Americans woke up this morning in complete fear and shock of our nation under the newly-elected president of the United States, Donald J. Trump. I, however, am not scared. As a person who supported neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump through the election. I am still proud to ...

Diggin’ Deep With Diggz – How Has This Election Impacted Your Relationships With People Who Have Opposite Views?

Da'Shawn Long
November 3
Filed under Arts & Style, Commentary, Current, Entertainment, Fall, Opinion, Recent Posts, Staff

This week, Da'Shawn Long takes look at the various points of view this election year, and how they may effect our relationships with those around us.

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Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tour is anything but scary

Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tour is anything but scary

SAMANTHA GRAY, Staff Writer
October 21
Filed under Commentary, Entertainment, Fall, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

(THE PICKET)- Just two weeks before Halloween, Sharpsburg Civil War Ghost Tours offered a two hour Halloween-Samhain Ghost Tour special that was anything but scary. The Ghost tour is $15 per person and has to be paid for before the tour begins, however the guides did not verify who paid. The tou...

Making a Way Through African American History

Making a Way Through African American History

DEMIAN NUNEZ, Managing Editor
October 14
Filed under Commentary, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

On Oct. 8 I joined Shepherd University’s International Student Union on their free weekend trip to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The museum has been a long time coming, with proposals going back to the 1990s. In 2006, then President George W....

The Media and the Pursuit of Truth in the Presidential Election

CHRISTIAN THOMPSON
October 5
Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Recent Posts

(THE PICKET) –  During Monday night’s first presidential debate, in a flustered response to Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s accusation that he once described global warming as a “hoax perpetrated by the Chinese,” Republican nominee Donald Trump denied the claim outright:   “I...

Editorial: Saving the chimney swifts of Sara Cree

Editorial: Saving the chimney swifts of Sara Cree

By HAYLEY BUTLER, Editor in Chief
October 2
Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

(THE PICKET) - As Shepherd University works to execute its five-year plan, the University has proposed to tear down the former home of The Picket, Sara Cree Hall. Sara Cree, which was built in the early 1950's, served as a gym until the wellness center was built in 2006. The plan for the lot Sara...

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