Opinion

By December 12, 2013 Read More →

Harrison County scores another funding victory

An editorial from the Exponent-Telegram: CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — On Monday, the Harrison County Schools System received good news from the School Building Authority. Once again, the system earned the state agency’s blessing for a building project, this time a $1 million award for renovations at Simpson Elementary School. Harrison County’s success with the SBA has […]

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By December 11, 2013 Read More →

School bus drivers desperately needed

An editorial from The Inter-Mountain: ELKINS, W.Va. — As the children’s song says, the wheels on the bus go ’round and ’round. Unless there’s no one to drive the bus. The Randolph County school system is nearing a crisis situation: there simply aren’t enough available bus drivers to handle the routes every day of the […]

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By December 11, 2013 Read More →

WVU student newspaper decries stimulant abuse

An editorial from The Daily Athenaeum: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –Each one of us can think of at least one person who has taken Adderall to get through studying for that tough final or that 20-page research paper. It might even be you, the reader. The usage of this drug is so prominent, many of us don’t even […]

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By December 10, 2013 Read More →

The loss of a social justice giant

 An editorial from the Exponent-Telegram:  CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela Not since the death of Martin Luther King Jr. […]

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By December 10, 2013 Read More →

Hands-free requirement may not be enough

An editorial from The Register-Herald: BECKLEY, W.Va. — The revolutionary impact of technology on our lives in the past two decades has without question changed them for the better. From improved food safety to miraculous medical treatments to the recent unprecedented advances in communications. But with all such dramatic leaps forward, there often arise new […]

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By December 10, 2013 Read More →

Thirty years and counting, Mountain Stage rocks

An editorial from the Charleston Daily Mail: CHARLESTON, W.Va. — For generations, West Virginia has been known as an energy state – producing coal and natural gas from within the state’s borders for consumption here and across the U.S. and world. The Mountain State produces another high-energy export – live music. For 30 years, the […]

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By December 9, 2013 Read More →

Getting Away With Health Care Fraud

An editorial from The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register WHEELING, W.Va. — As many as one-fourth of the people who thought they had obtained health insurance through the government’s website, HealthCare.gov, may be “or-phans,” officials confirmed last week. That is the term federal bureaucrats have coined to describe people who enrolled for insurance through the website […]

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By December 9, 2013 Read More →

Bluefield growls over a Grinch

An editorial from the Bluefield Daily Telegraph BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — In 2009, Bluefield’s Holiday of Lights was repeatedly targeted by thieves seeking copper wire. The crimes were an awful act then, and they are just as terrible now. As of Thursday, one or more individuals have stolen Holiday of Lights cables twice, shutting down large […]

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By December 9, 2013 Read More →

A relevant message from an old movie

A column by Matt Harvey, assistant managing editor of the Exponent-Telegram: CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — I’ve watched “The Mortal Storm” — a 1940 film starring Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart and Robert Young — twice in the past year. It’s an excellent film. More than that, it’s twice as frightening as any of today’s horror movies. “The […]

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By December 8, 2013 Read More →

The Daily Athenaeum looks at the working student

For many college students, having a job is a necessity. These students probably pay their own bills, their rent and are probably trying to cut down on debt as much as possible. While the University offers a wide variety of jobs for students, it only allows each employee to work a maximum of 20 hours […]

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