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Title: Shepherd Women’s lacrosse falls to 1-7 on the season with loss to Rollins College

Vaughn Brewer, Sports Writer
March 25
Filed under News, Spring, Women's Lacrosse

The Rams (1-7) fell to Rollins College (9-2) on the road Friday evening by a score of 16-2. It was a disappointing loss for the Rams as they were unable to build off of last week’s victory. It was an offensive onslaught for the Rollins College Tars as five players scored at least two goals. Midfielder,...

Shepherd Community Mourns Death of Dr. Carl Bell

Shepherd Community Mourns Death of Dr. Carl Bell

By JESSICA SHARPLESS, Staff Writer
March 22
Filed under Breaking News, News

(THE PICKET)- Dr. Carl F. Bell, Professor Emeritus of Biology and Shepherdstown resident, died Monday, March 20. Bell was a retired Shepherd University professor, having taught from 1961 until 2015. This morning Shepherd paid him tribute on Facebook, citing an article from Shepherd Magazine, which was publis...

Small School Atmosphere

Small School Atmosphere

By PAIGE CONRAD, Staff Writer
March 9
Filed under News

(THE PICKET) - Shepherd students interviewed this week said they chose this university because it was close to home, but they stayed because of the small school benefits. Jessica Wall, a freshman undeclared major, said she chose Shepherd because it was close to where her family lived. She said she lik...

SGA Votes Against Ram Statue

SGA Votes Against Ram Statue

David Hammond, Staff Writer
March 7
Filed under News

The Student Government Association voted on two measures this week regarding the construction of a new ram statue on campus. The measures decided whether the project would have the endorsement of the SGA and whether a poll would be presented to the student body regarding the funding of the statue. Neither...

Blue Town Red State Episode 4: Should The Bible Be the State Book of W.VA.

Blue Town Red State Episode 4: Should The Bible Be the State Book of W.VA.

Picket Staff
March 3
Filed under Breaking News, Local News, News

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4G6qEGILbA[/embedyt] (The Picket)-Blue Town Red State is a series of videos exploring social and political issues with local opinions from the Students of Shepherd University and citizens of Shepherdstown WV. This episode features a question about the propos...

Senator Joe Manchin defends Jeff Sessions and Steve Mnunchin in Skype interview

Senator Joe Manchin defends Jeff Sessions and Steve Mnunchin in Skype interview

By HAYLEY BUTLER, Editor in Chief
March 2
Filed under Breaking News, Local News, News, Recent Posts, Showcase 2015

(THE PICKET) - A Democratic senator in a Republican state, Sen. Joe Manchin defended Monday his support for President Trump’s cabinet nominees in a Skype interview at Shepherd University. "They like to play up this red and blue state so much. Vulnerable means that I'm going to be different, I'm g...

Provost accepts position as president of The Sage Colleges

Provost accepts position as president of The Sage Colleges

By PAIGE CONRAD, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under News

(THE PICKET) - In an email sent to Shepherd employees, President Hendrix announced today that Provost Christopher Ames has accepted a position as the president of The Sage Colleges in Troy and Albany, New York. Ames will begin work on July 1 as president of The Sage Colleges, which include a women...

A Panel Discussion on Women’s Health

A Panel Discussion on Women’s Health

By Pandora Affemann, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under News

Women’s healthcare needs to be protected, a panel of health professionals told a crowd gathered Monday, Feb. 27, in Byrd Center auditorium. Representatives from the West Virginia Healthy Start and Helping Appalachian Parents and Infants Project, WV FREE, and Planned Parenthood discussed the importance...

Debate and Forensics Team Wins First Place

Debate and Forensics Team Wins First Place

CHACE JONES, Staff Writer
February 28
Filed under News

The Debate and Forensics Team at Shepherd University won first place in the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensic Association’s State Tournament last weekend. It was the second year in a row the team won. It took second place in individual events, and in team sweepstakes. With much diligence and...

A Tour of Storer College: Looking at the Wounds and Bandages of History.

A Tour of Storer College: Looking at the Wounds and Bandages of History.

By Jessica Sharpless, Picket Staff
February 26
Filed under Local News, News

(The Picket)-On a hill in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, stands an old brick building that appears simply a set of offices to The National Park Service, but once you enter and begin to look a new forgotten piece of history comes to life. Storer College was a well-connected early African American ...

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