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Thousands of students attended FallFest Thursday night after waiting two years for the return of the highly anticipated concert series.

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For decades, WVU students have gathered for FallFest ahead of the first day of classes to listen to some of their favorite artists. 

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Welcome Week at West Virginia University has traditionally served as a way to welcome new students to campus, but freshman last year were unable to fully take part in this tradition due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee spoke to the Daily Athenaeum on Friday over video conference, discussing various concerns related to COVID-19 and the University's current plans on operating once students return to campus in the fall.

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West Virginia University spent a total of $479,610 on costs related to the 2018 FallFest event held on the Evansdale campus on Aug. 14.

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There were 182 reported criminal offenses from Aug. 10 to Aug. 15, according to the WVU Police Department’s crime log.

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Whether you love or hate the lineups, WVU pays hundreds of thousands of dollars annually on FallFest.

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Each semester West Virginia University organizes Arts and Entertainment events on campus for students, faculty and residents to enjoy. Events may vary between musical acts, entertainers and theatre performances.

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FoodFest for our Mountaineer community has been a platform for many local restaurants to participate in an event that brings our community closer together, debuts these local stops to new students, and allows for these restaurants to compete to see who comes out of the exhibition on top.

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West Virginia University held its second annual FoodFest in the Student Rec parking lot, offering a variety of options for students and attendees to choose from, especially freshmen, who are still becoming acquainted with campus eats.

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As tradition goes, West Virginia University welcomed students back with its annual FallFest, but this year’s event left many students feeling like the tradition was lost.

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If University Police catch someone flying within three miles of any WVU event or higher than 400 feet, officers will seize the drone and contact the Federal Aviation Administration, according to Chief of UPD Bob Roberts.

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Moving the date of FallFest from the first Monday of classes to a day earlier was met with much criticism at the end of last school year. Arguments against the change ranged from increased traffic disruption to decreased class attendance the following day, which was noted to potentially star…

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Finding new food and friends was no challenge for those who attended this year’s FallFest. The traditional event underwent some serious changes as the date was moved from the first day of classes to the Sunday before the start of the semester.

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 Each year, as summer comes to a close and students prepare, perhaps begrudgingly, for the new semester, there is always anticipation for FallFest. FallFest, which began in 1994, is an annual free concert held by West Virginia University as a way to welcome students.

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At the end of last school year Dr. Bill Schafer, West Virginia University vice president of student life, announced FallFest would be moved to an unspecified time. 

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In early May, Vice President of Student Life Dr. William Schafer announced a change to the FallFest date and his intentions to implement seven changes to Greek life come Fall 2015.

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 Usually the concert is held during the first week of classes, with both University and city police patrolling all day to keep rowdy students under control, but Schafer announced Monday at the monthly Faculty Senate meeting that FallFest will move to an unspecified time in the first semester.

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Someone once said, “Life isn’t the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” If you’re graduating from West Virginia University, you’ve experienced more of these moments than you can count. From the countless riots, to the off the wall concerts and parties, Mo…

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 Fall Fest is West Virginia University’s official welcome back to campus and each year our homecoming is even sweeter than the last.

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Student Government Association election season is now in full swing, and with it comes the discussion of the candidates and their platforms. 

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On Wednesday, West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee visited The Daily Athenaeum’s newsroom to sit down with members of the DA Editorial Board. Gee discussed a variety of topics revolving around campus life, including the recent attention placed on WVU’s Greek life.

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In my three and a half years at West Virginia University, there have been more changes than I can keep track of. My school went from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism to the Reed College of Media, Grant Street as I knew it was completely knocked down and 700 numbers became 800 numbe…

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Many of us develop bad habits in college. These range anywhere from drinking too much to taking drugs, or even smaller but nonetheless detrimental habits, like not sleeping enough or not eating nutritiously. We are stressed out, overwhelmed and for the first time we are making decisions that…

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It ends where it began, wasted on the Mountainlair Green, rapping along with one of my favorite rappers, blithely dancing and meeting new friends. Yes, this last FallFest was, probably, my last drunken hurrah on that square turf assembly ground.

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