Da'Shawn takes a look at the post-election landscape in this weeks episode of Diggin' Deep With Diggz.
(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 ... Read more »
Diggin’ Deep With Diggz – How Has This Election Impacted Your Relationships With People Who Have Opposite Views?
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.Read more »
(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... Read more »
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.... Read more »
(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... Read more »
(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... Read more »
When you think about the United States, you think of a country that is a melting pot, combining cultures from around the world to make one unique but dominant nation. Within this nation there were always things that people didn’t see eye to eye on, Democrat vs. Republican, country vs. city, or Redskins... Read more »
THE PICKET) - Working in the emergency department at a hospital I have become immune to the sickness I see around me. I stop letting the psychiatric patients get to me, the cries of sick babies no longer pierce my heart, and I’ve gotten used to the police bringing in sick inmates. The one thing... Read more »
Memorial site dramatically different 15 years later: A personal reflection of the 9/11 Memorial in New York
NEW YORK, New York – Walking around the 9/11 Memorial in New York was an eye-opening experience. For the first time I was seeing the site that I had only seen on TV, read about in the newspaper or seen in magazines. The two square fountains bring tranquility to the site of the country’s worst terrorist... Read more »
(THE PICKET) - John is well aware of the drug scourge that plagues his hometown in Berkeley County, West Virginia. He’s been contributing to it since he was 12. “I sell the good kush,” he said. Mainly selling marijuana and mushrooms, he used to only sell to friends until he realized that... Read more »
(THE PICKET)- I greet the customers as they come into the restaurant, a husband and wife. I attempt to smile. They shoot me a blank look. The wife shouts to me that she needs three small sundaes, with extra hot fudge. She puts extra emphasis on the word extra, as if I couldn’t hear her. "There i... Read more »