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The Daily Athenaeum
284 Prospect Street
Morgantown, WV 26506
Phone: 304-293-4141

WVU's Independent School Newspaper

The DA is student led. All content, content decisions and advertising sales are made by students. Learn more about the history of The Daily Athenaeum by clicking here.


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News Department

To contact the News Department or share a news tip or breaking news:


Sports Department

To contact the Sports Department or share a sports tip or score update:


Opinion Section

The Opinion Section is lead by the DA Editorial staff. To reach the Opinions Section:

Letters & Guest Columns Submissions

Letters to the Editor are to be no more than 300 words signed with a name and title. Guest columns are to be no more than 500 words with a name and title.
Email your letters to the editor and guest columns to


Culture/Chill Department

To contact the Culture Department:

Pet of the Day Photo Submissions

We love pet photos! Submit your pet photo by filling out this form, and we might choose yours to feature your pet in print and online!


Corrections & Clarifications

The Daily Athenaeum is committed to accuracy. As a student-run organization, The DA is a learning laboratory where students are charged with the same responsibilities as professional reporters, editors, photographers, production, delivery and sales staff. We encourage our readers and the West Virginia University community to let us know when they believe we have fallen short. The DA will promptly research and determine whether a correction or clarification is appropriate. If so, the correction will appear in the same media (print or online) the error appear. Corrections will be appended to all archived content.

To report a correction or clarification, click here to fill out the corrections form, or contact our editor in chief directly at (304) 293-5092 or email us at


The DA Takedown Policy

The DA is the student newspaper of record for West Virginia University and is editorially independent from the University. The DA’s mission is to serve as a historical record of the news and events of the West Virginia University community. Therefore, the DA generally does not remove the DA’s created content from its website (, including its online archives. In case of a factual error, the DA’s created content will be corrected and updated with an editor’s note, but not removed.

If you feel there is a factual error regarding an article, column, photo or other material created by the Da please submit your formal request to the below address, including with your request: 1) the name of the written work, 2) its author, 3) the date of publication, 4) a hyperlink to the online version, 5)any supporting documents. Requests should be submitted to


Advertising & Classifieds

To contact our sales department, please call (304) 293-4141 xt. 1 for issues relating to classified, display and Web advertising.

To email our sales department your ad, email

To view our mediakit, click here.

To contact the Advertising & Marketing Manager, Andy Modecki, call (304) 293-0083 or email


Web comments/technical difficulties

For problems or feedback concerning the website that are not specific to content, please email our digital department at



2022-23 Editorial Staff


Trenton Straight |


Managing Editor

Raeanne Beckner |


Multimedia Director

Caroline Murphy |



Emily Kennel |



Matthew Michael |


Executive News Editor

Jules Ogden |


Breaking News Editor

Christina Rufo |


Investigations Editor

Katelyn Aluise |


Co-Sports Editor

Emma Scott |


Co-Sports Editor

Luke Blain |


Culture Editor

Lara Bonatesta |


Assistant Culture Editor

Jordan Howes |


Opinion Editor

Luke Morgan |


Social Media Manager

Ladimir Garcia |


Social Media Video Editor

Dylan Gay |


Podcast Editor

Sydney Wentz |


Photo Editor

Avery Yearout |



Raymond Lapoint

Media Consultant


Ainslee Batt

Graphics Designer


Jordan Howes

Newsletter Editor




Madison Fleck Cook

(304) 293-4141


Andy Modecki

Director of Sales
(304) 293-0083


Jami Christopher

Operations Manager
(304) 293-0082


Nick Kratsas

Digital Media Manager
(304) 293-3824
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