Longboarding Trend Widely Enjoyed on Campus

Longboarding Trend Widely Enjoyed on Campus

December 10, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Twelve, Showcase

It has become a common sight to see Shepherd University students cruising on their longboards throughout the campus and town. The activity of longboarding has grown in popularity while I have been a student here since 2010. At that time, longboards were few and far between, but it has become a trend... Read more »

A Day in the Life of an Elf

A Day in the Life of an Elf

December 10, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Twelve, Showcase

Some might think that being one of Santa’s Elves is all sugarplums and snowball fights, but it’s a lot more work than that. My day starts at the crack of dawn, or what would be considered dawn if the sun came up at the North Pole. I rise from my bed and dress in my favorite colors: green and red.... Read more »

Shepherdstown: The Best Small Town in the State

Shepherdstown: The Best Small Town in the State

November 23, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Eleven, Showcase

Despite being West Virginia’s oldest town, Shepherdstown continues to be a remarkable place for people to both live and visit. The town, which was founded over 250 years ago, sits in the lower Shenandoah Valley, and it is the crossroads of the Eastern Panhandle region as the Potomac River, the C&O... Read more »

Vegetarians Don’t Have to Eat the Holiday Bird to Have a Good Time

Vegetarians Don’t Have to Eat the Holiday Bird to Have a Good Time

November 23, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Eleven, Showcase

“What do you eat on Thanksgiving?” That’s the question people usually ask when they find out I’ve been a vegetarian for the past nine years. Some folks get this crazy idea in their heads that vegetarians can eat vegetables and nothing else, and they are absolutely wrong. Here is everything... Read more »

Thanksgiving Holiday Takes Back Seat to Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving Holiday Takes Back Seat to Black Friday Shopping

November 23, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Eleven

Frankly, I have grown weary of seeing the images of crazed shoppers looking to pounce on Black Friday deals and sales during a time which is supposed to be spent taking stock of the things for which we are thankful. The day after Thanksgiving marks the decrease in stress for all the cooks in the family,... Read more »

Ben Bradlee: The Legendary Journalist Memorialized

Ben Bradlee: The Legendary Journalist Memorialized

November 13, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Ten

A journalist’s job is to seek the truth. No more, no less. Someone who knew this better than anyone else was long-time executive editor of The Washington Post, Ben Bradlee, who died on Oct. 21, 2014  He was the journalist who took down a president, and he never looked back. Bradlee believed that... Read more »

Private Space Ventures Face Hurdles After Recent Accidents

Private Space Ventures Face Hurdles After Recent Accidents

November 13, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Ten

Traveling to space has long been undertaken by government agencies such as NASA. However. after the conclusion of the U.S. Space Shuttle program, a crop of new commercial spaceflight endeavors set their sights on going to space. These ventures are backed by billionaire entrepreneurs, and many of them... Read more »

Annual Security Report Shows Decrease in Crime on Campus

Annual Security Report Shows Decrease in Crime on Campus

November 13, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Ten, Showcase

Shepherd University recently released the annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for 2014. Based on the statistical data presented in it, crime rates on campus appear to be dropping, and one could argue that students and staff have never been safer than they are today. Shepherd’s Clery Compliance... Read more »

Maynard Reportedly Dies Peacefully, Shepherd Professor Reacts

Maynard Reportedly Dies Peacefully, Shepherd Professor Reacts

November 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Nine

In the days leading up to what would ultimately not be Brittany Maynard’s last day of life, planned to be Saturday, Nov. 1, she released a new video saying that the date may change depending on how she is feeling on a day-to-day basis. “I still feel good enough. I still have enough joy. I laugh... Read more »

Morgantown Riots Erupt After WVU-Baylor Game

Morgantown Riots Erupt After WVU-Baylor Game

November 5, 2014
Filed under Commentary, F14 Issue Nine, Showcase

Since the 1970s, students at West Virginia University have had a reputation for lighting things on fire. Burning couches to celebrate a football victory or to vent over a loss has become a famous tradition and, frankly, the norm at the university. However, this tradition has also contributed to WVU... Read more »

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