West Virginia University, and by extension, the Daily Athenaeum exist because of Indigenous lands. This land was purchased by the U.S. government over a century ago through violence-backed treaties and resold at a massive profit, according to recent reporting.
Gary Palmer’s opinion piece is thought-provoking.
Upon reading the opinion piece, "Columbus was merely the first to do the inevitable," I was shocked. I couldn't understand how the Daily Athenaeum could publish a work attempting to promote Columbus apologia—the justification of Christopher Columbus's actions—within a framework treading, or …
Indigenous American peoples pre-European contact sustained vibrant communities. Although wheels, gunpowder and a written language may not have been around, sustainable hunting and farming (better than European farming), complex languages and political minds were present.
As students, we have access to literally everything WVU through our portals. Whether that be homework assignments through eCampus, paying our tuition bill, or even checking our grades. To do all of this, we have to use Duo Mobile. While Duo may be a seem excessive, it has numerous perks.
Duo Mobile fights an invisible enemy, both in its most literal intention to combat breaches in security, and in the fact that, to the best of my knowledge, no one is trying to log into my WVU portal and do my calculus homework for me.
For those who have endured the WVU on-campus dining changes over the years, it is no surprise that a good amount of students are disappointed with our current situation especially in comparison to what it once was.
What makes John Carpenter’s 1978 “Halloween” the classic that it is? It’s a question I asked in 2018 when director David Gordon Green brought the iconic murderer back for the 11th film in the four decade franchise and it’s the same question I ask now with “Halloween Kills”. The answer: tensi…
“(They have) all the time in the world,” James Bond (Daniel Craig) tells his “Spectre” lover Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) when she asks him to talk about Vesper, his deceased “Casino Royale” love that has riddled him with guilt four movies later.
This Monday brings us to yet another round of controversies surrounding the impending “celebration” of Columbus Day (how does anyone actually celebrate? play golf?). Stubborn and misguided efforts to continue the tradition of honoring Columbus come at a time when Indigenous peoples and the n…
I had the pleasure of attending my first game at Mountaineer Field this past weekend. As a Texas Tech alumnus, I had heard many accounts of the devoted and fiercely loyal Mountaineer fans.
Homecoming 2021 is your chance to celebrate Mountaineer traditions and show your spirit during this year’s in-person events. There will be traditional activities – some with a new twist – for you to enjoy with friends, families and returning alumni. Be sure to check them out.
Declines in mental health. A need for public space. A desire for more research opportunities. What is one way to help ease this all? I argue that a campus aquarium is what we need.
Mike Flanagan has returned after his traumatizing masterpiece “The Haunting of Hill House” and less frightening, but more atmospherically chilly, “Bly Manor” with a new limited horror series that seeks to leave scars before the Halloween season even begins.
Since 2018 when Lil Nas X set fire to the scene with his smash hit “Old Town Road” (which just made history by being the first song to go 15x-platinum), eyes have been on the viral star, waiting to see if he would be a one-hit wonder or pop’s newest wave-making sensation.
It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to notice the vast array of students with stuffy noses and sore throats roaming campus. In my own classes, it is rare that a silence on behalf of the professor is not met with a cough.
Imagine yourself inside a small space, crammed with around 14 other people on a five-minute ride between campuses. Despite TSA requirements, some passengers may decide that it is not worth wearing a mask during a pandemic, thus exhaling their breath into the cramped vehicle.
With each new addition to Marvel’s behemoth catalog (this being number twenty-five if we are just counting films), it becomes more challenging to create a superhero story that feels rooted in an original vision, to surprise audiences with the wonder of their gifts.
While the Proposed Resolution on a Vaccine Mandate (PRoaVM) states “THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Faculty Assembly supports mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all students and employees by January 1, 2022, with limited legally mandated exceptions,” the Faculty Assembly’s arguments for supp…
It’s been almost thirty years since the release of Bernard Rose’s Candyman, a wicked horror tale based on Clive Barker’s “The Forbidden” that remains one of the most respected horror/thrillers of the nineties, a story about urban legends among many things that has become one itself.
On the evening before the first day of the fall semester, the University informed us that masks would be required again within the classroom for the next 30 days. It felt like a step backwards after so much progress in the fight against COVID-19.
It’s been over five years since Lorde released Melodrama: a heartbreaking, lonely album that rings like the musical equivalent of a guttural cry. She has since then floated under the radar and out of the public eye.
In 2016, Fede Alvarez, the writer and director behind the gnarly "Evil Dead" remake, crept into the end of summer and made a lasting impact with his sleeper hit "Don't Breathe," a subversive home invasion flick that pinned a trio of robbers in a fight against an old, blind vet that they were…
Dorms give freshman students the chance to come home to their roommates naked in their rooms, see floormates flossing in public restrooms and listen to the person in the next shower sing a rousing rendition of “Oops!..I Did It Again.”
Later this month, people will rappel down an eight story building in downtown Morgantown.
The Daily Athenaeum is pleased to announce that we will continue reporting throughout the summer of 2021, providing news, sports, essential information, COVID-19 updates and more.
Since the loss of beloved Mountaineer Benjamin Pravecek, students have come forth with stories detailing how West Virginia University has let their mental health down.According to the WVU mission statement, “[the University community commits] to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that …
West Virginia University’s leadership is missing.
Brockhampton, the self-proclaimed best boy band since One Direction, dropped its sixth full-length studio release on April 9. And after a nearly two-year gap since its last record (the longest gap between albums since the group’s first full-length studio release in 2017), the wait proved wel…
During an interview with New Musical Express, singer/songwriter Madison Beer explained that she came up with the title for her highly-anticipated debut album as a result of how it affected her, saying, “It kept me alive.”
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) has been dominating the big screen for a little over a decade now, raking in hundreds of millions consistently with each blockbuster release. Their films feel more like global events or holidays with the way giddy fans run to their nearest theater to see e…
It only takes a few minutes into Natasha Kermani and Brea Grant’s metaphorical home invasion flick before you realize the subversive ride you’re in for. May (Brea Grant) is woken in the night by an intruder (Hunter C. Smith), and after waking her husband Ted (Dhruv Uday Singh) in a panic, he…
“One of the things I love most about this life is that there’s no final goodbye,” comments Bob Wells in conversation, a real-life nomad who helps newcomers transition into a nomadic lifestyle.
When “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” arrived on Netflix in 2018 (the first in the series), it was deemed a teenage rom-com hit by critics and audiences alike, both for its ingenious hook of a premise involving true love found within a fake relationship, and for a powerhouse performance f…
Since the legislative session began on Feb. 10, more than 700 bills have been introduced over the two chambers of the legislature. They range on a variety of topics, such as selling alcohol earlier on Sundays to eliminating the requirement that schools be closed on election days, as well as …
As we arrive into a new year still burdened by the ongoing pandemic, it seems a miracle that the annual Park City film festival managed to have such a successful transition to a virtual experience. Under its new director, Tabitha Jackson, the program was packed with hidden gems that should b…
February is National Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. We all know those first loves can feel amazing, but for many college students — statistically one in three — those first encounters turn into abusive and often violent relationships.
This year’s Big 12/SEC Challenge game included a pair of four-loss teams facing off in the WVU Coliseum, which for the first time this season allowed a limited number of fans in the stands.
Let’s face it, not all of us are going to be the “main character,” and that’s okay. Main character culture has ruined many of our perspectives on things, especially on what our college experience should look like.
When it was announced midway through March 2020 that the highly anticipated hit show “Euphoria” had paused production due to the coronavirus and wasn't expected to return until 2021, fans were admittedly crushed. The itch for new episodes grew even stronger when Zendaya took home the Emmy th…
It’s a risky move from director Doug Liman and writer Steven Knight to release a film so heavily involved with the current pandemic to start 2021. Not just because it offers the very opposite of escapism, but for fear that it has anything truly valuable to say given our position still tight …
This may only be my second semester on campus, but I can tell when the University makes new rules or fails to change policies that don't sit well with students, especially for those either living on campus or in the Morgantown area.
- Police recover missing hand sanitizer dispenser at Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity house
- 'Get Huggs a national championship': Veterans key for WVU basketball success in 2021
- Fall FoodFest set for this Thursday
- Neal Brown vs. Garry Patterson part III
- Graduate workers petition WVU for COVID vaccine mandate
- Students and faculty gather in support of vaccine, indoor mask mandates