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Q&A with newly appointed secretary of the DEP, Austin Caperton

1 Mar

By Erin Drummond   Tension lingered in the air as citizens of West Virginia stared at the member of the state’s government, glaring as he answered question after question with the same three words: “I don’t know.” As Austin Caperton entered his second month in as the newly appointed secretary for the Department of Environmental […]

Sierra Student Coalition holds forum for DEP

1 Mar

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection held a forum sponsored by the Sierra Student Coalition on Monday, February 28th. This forum was put together to help introduce the new secretary, Austin Caperton, and environmental advocate, Ed Maguire, while also giving the people of West Virginia the opportunity to speak up about their concerns. DEP […]

West Virginia DEP Secretary, Austin Caperton, Faces Tough Crowd At First Public Forum

28 Feb

By: Mariah Congedo The Sierra Student Coalition hosted newly appointed, secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, Austin Caperton on Monday evening. Caperton and his environmental advocate, Ed Maguire were faced with many angered citizens of West Virginia regarding several economic topics. Caperton has only been in office for forty days and says this was […]

Morgantown adopts gun ban, despite pleas from citizens.

26 Feb

By Nick Foutrakis MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — Morgantown City Council barely passed an ordinance prohibiting guns in municipal buildings and on city-owned property. The ordinance was passed after a four to three vote decided on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Councilors Bill Kawecki, Nancy Ganz, Jenny Selin and Marti Shamberger voted in favor of the ordinance while […]

Drawing the line on Euthanasia

22 Feb

By Isaac Zivkovic The British Columbia Civil Liberties Union (BCCLA) is currently challenging the constitutionality of physician assisted deaths in Canada. Bill C-14 was voted into effect last June and outlines various safeguards for patients who may wish to request physician assisted death — otherwise conventionally known as euthanasia. Should a person be old enough […]

The water in the streams of West Virginia remains orange with Trump as President

22 Feb

  President Trump revoked the Stream Protection Rule in February of this year. This rule protected against the dumping of hazardous waste into the nearby streams of coal mining communities. This decision will largely effect the wildlife and health of our local streams. As a citizen of West Virginia I am outraged by this action […]

One Mans Mistake, is his Whole Groups Downfall.

22 Feb

Due to the data fabrications of a colleague, researcher Sophie Martin has decided to retract her paper that was published in the 2015 Journal of Cell Biology. Pranav Ullal admitted to falsifying results along with two figures in his paper after being called by Sophie. Her suspicion first arose when she failed to replicate the […]

Scientists Challenge 14-Day Human Embryo Growth

22 Feb

As research gives sight of critical period of human development, Scientists propose the reconsideration of 14-day legal embryo experimentation limit. Researchers from Cambridge University have made an alarming, conflictual discovery regarding the growth of human embryos, keeping them alive beyond the stage when they would implant a mother’s womb. In the study the embryos were […]

Ethics

26 Apr

Rachel Magnone Professor Bass Investigative Journalism The idea of journalism is sometimes conflicted with journalistic ethics. In cases like these, the individual journalist or organization must determine which one should be prioritized. One goal for a journalist is to distribute information, the ethical concern of privacy and confidentiality limits the spreading of certain information, and […]

Watch What You Say

26 Apr

Journalists face ethical dilemmas at some point in their career. There isn’t always a clear answer on what to do and most times the decisions are different for each individual journalist. Journalists often have to use their own judgement and try to decide the right thing to do in the particular situation. Law360 Courts Reporter, […]