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People all around the world are being affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. While staying inside seems like a dream to some, others are negatively affected with the increase in job loss and financial insecurity. Many large corporations are helping in any way that seems to fit their business, bu…
Within 48 hours of actors Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announcing they tested positive for the novel coronavirus, one West Virginia University expert launched into research mode.
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When entering an elevator, it’s critical that you attempt to get on before allowing others enough time to exit. Upon departure you may see someone frantically trying to catch the elevator door. Simply look the other way and click the door close button as if you’re not aware of their presence…
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WVU student largely celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Friday and Saturday night, since the actual holiday occurs over spring break.
Over the last few years I’ve watched as multiple people walking or biking have been mamed or killed by people driving motor vehicles. Our dear friends Charlie Shaffer, Divanté Coles, and Robin Ames have been hit while riding; WVU students Leah Berhanu and Sara Queen have been hit walking to …
It’s 2020, and the census is upon us. This is a time where we get to look at the results and see what has happened in the last decade with regard to population. While the country as a whole is certain to see a population increase, I am more concerned as to what is going on within the borders…
In a unanimous vote last Tuesday, Morgantown City Council became the first municipality in West Virginia to effectively decriminalize possession.
Dining hall food is unsatisfying, but not being able to eat at all is even worse.
Whether you spent your Valentine’s Day in bliss with a significant other or grumpy over the absence of a significant other, there’s one thing about Valentine’s Day that everyone can be happy about: the cost of candy in the days following the holiday.
Every 92 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). One in 3 female students at West Virginia University will become a victim of sexual assault. In fact, college-aged (18-24) women are three times more likely to experience se…
This year, fraternity and sorority life at WVU turns 130 years old. With the founding of the West Virginia Alpha Chapter of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity on May 23, 1890, our Greek community became recognized for the first time in our institution’s history.
Beginning as a literary magazine in 1887, the Daily Athenaeum has evolved and grown into a large, multimedia news source that works hard to provide and uncover needed information for readers and hold the University and other higher authorities accountable.
A flake of snow in Morgantown is equivalent to a drop of blood falling into a tank of hungry piranhas.
It’s long been a problem. But, if it can’t be fixed now, it’s just going to get worse and worse.Right now, if one tries to travel along Beechurst Avenue at various times in the morning, afternoon or evening, it can take more than a half hour to go around a half mile.To put that into perspect…
Morgantown recently had the opportunity to join the ranks of many communities offering Drag Queen Storytelling at their public libraries. Unfortunately, death threats and a barrage of hate mail led the volunteers and the library to cancel the program. Many of us watched on social media as pr…
Love always wins. That phrase is a very common motto in the LGBTQIA+ movement simply because it’s message is simple, direct and encouraging. The slogan also happens to be a pertinent because when doing something as simple as volunteering to perform a community service, your biggest adversary…
We’re nearing the time of the semester where those group projects that are a significant portion of your grade are due.
To WVU Students:
Halfway through fall semester is one of the most stressful times of the year for many students. They take notes, make a plan for the next few months and kick themselves for procrastinating.It’s not midterms — it’s cuffing season.“Cuffing season” is a term that first appeared on Urban Diction…
While college students are young and bound to make an incredible amount of mistakes, they’re also adults.
There are very few experiences that compare to a football game day in Morgantown. No matter what time kickoff is set for, you will find droves of fans filling the Blue Lot at 7 a.m. to get the day started. However, not all kickoff times are equal. Every fan dreads the infamous noon kickoff. …
A new semester at WVU means a new round of first-year freshmen. And for upperclassmen who travel between campuses that means it’s the most annoying time of the year to ride the PRT on Evansdale.
- WVU seeking student volunteers for return to campus COVID-19 testing
- WVU-Maryland football game on Sept. 19 canceled, others in question
- Men's basketball workouts postponed after players, staff member test positive for COVID-19
- Four more positive coronavirus tests for WVU football team
- Mon County Health Department reports 61.7% increase in COVID-19 cases
- Gov. Justice to sign mandatory face covering order
- Three High Street bars connected to COVID-19 cases
- WVU: At least 10 students have tested positive for coronavirus
- Provost Maryanne Reed reliant on past experiences in maneuvering pandemic, the future
- MPA installing more than 510 new meters with Smart Card access
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