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City council and WVU approve bicycle safety course

9 Feb

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, the Morgantown City Council authorized a resolution with West Virginia University that would provided a new bicycle education class. Morgantown and West Virginia University have always been adamant about bicycle safety throughout the time, due to the large amount of college students interacting with the driving roads. West Virginia University’s […]

Just Roll With It

9 Feb

To a majority bicycling is stereotyped by the short, tight, spandex wearing health nut that lives, sleeps, and breathes bike riding. However, many do not know that bicycling is becoming more popular everyday. Whether it is in the middle of winter or pouring down rain many communities are motivating residents to ride all year around […]

Somebody call 9-1-1…

17 Sep

Talk to any student at WVU who has placed a call to 9-1-1 for an emergency recently—they will all tell you the wait time to get a response is too long. It’s an emergency after all, and should be treated as such. But has anyone cared to dig deeper into why the wait is so […]

Expand or Restrict Parking First?

17 Sep

By: Emily Eisenhuth Do you live in Morgantown, WV? Do you go to school in Morgantown? If so then you know that parking here is a scarce resource and quite annoying to find on the streets or in parking buildings like the Mountainlair. At the Morgantown City Council meeting on Sept. 15, the issue of […]

9-1-1 Emergency… Can You Wait Please?

17 Sep

“The Constitution of the State of West Virginia provides certain powers to the County Commission, but these powers are limited to “the manner prescribed by law”. This means that the County Commissions’ powers must be expressly conferred by the Constitution or by acts of the Legislature.” This line above is the first line stated under […]

Unintended victims left in the aftermath

27 Apr

by Paige Czyzewski It’s raining lightly as I sit outside the bookstore on my laptop waiting. Focusing on the work in front of me, I absentmindedly wave to classmates who call my name when they walk by. I’m too consumed to fully look up, but my eyes rise once I notice a figure has steadily […]

Morgantown Crime

10 Feb

Crime was the main topic of discussion at last night’s Neighborhood Coordinating Council meeting. Officer Robert Balderson shared the statistics from the Morgantown Police Department, which included 3654 total calls and 91 arrests for the month of January.  The Police Department received 24 calls for arson, 1 for kidnapping, 13 for drugs, and 15 for […]

Faculty Senate discusses WVU’s Image in Latest Meeting

10 Feb

by Joseph Lipovich- MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–The Faculty Senate meeting on Feb. 9th 2015 covered many areas that are important to WVU. However, none may be as important as the social and student life issues which face WVU today. Highlights of Monday’s meeting include the discussion of greek life. President E. Gordon Gee mentioned in his initial […]

Wireless Mesh Networks in Morgantown

10 Feb

The Neighborhood Coordinating Council meets every second Monday of each month to discuss the various concerns that community residents would like addressed in the municipal government. The meeting on Feb. 9 brought up many topics of discussion. Everything from litter on the rail trail to public safety concerns were brought up in the meeting. The […]

Faculty Senate Meeting

10 Feb

MORGANTOWN, W. Va – Several faculty members shared their ideas and plans to improve the university at the monthly Faculty Senate meeting held in the Erickson Alumni Center. February’s meeting was held Tuesday afternoon, and covered an array of pressing issues and exciting changes being brought about by nearly every department in the university. Among […]