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June 29, 2011 Some might say that the entire state of West Virginia is full of oddities from the mildly bizarre to the downright ridiculous — and they're probably correct — but that's what makes us interesting,... more »»

CNN reporter, Marshall alum tells grads to reach for greatness

June 29, 2011 When Marshall University’s distinguished graduate Joe Johns stepped on campus in the early 70s, he recalled that events took place in one auditorium, Old Main. more »»

Fairs, fests are great places to troll for the opposite sex

May 25, 2011 June is here and more dating is near. At least for me. Well, I am a dating expert and I do a lot of research. I also research plenty of festivals and fairs. more »»

On the occasion of your graduation

May 25, 2011 The American college campus is unique. No other setting so perfectly allows for young men and women, fresh out of their parents’ grasp, to believe they are wholly free and independent adults. more »»

Solar-powered church is righteous

April 27, 2011 A church in Barbour County is harnessing the power of the sun to further the word of God. The Re. more »»

Morgantown environmental group keeps on eye on the water

April 27, 2011 Evan Hansen is the founder and one of the owners of the research-based environmental consulting group Downstream Strategies, in Morgantown. more »»

Read, Return, Repeat: A Lesson in Recycling

April 27, 2011 [Full disclosure: I am not a librarian but my day job is, more or less, centered around libraries. more »»

How I stopped hating Mother Nature and learned to hug a tree

March 30, 2011 I was fourteen, reading Seventeen, and came across one of those inane quizzes gracing magazines targeted at teenage girls. more »»

Are we dating like animals?

March 30, 2011 “Animals Showing Off” is an amazing National Geographic pop-up book that fell into my lap — or rather, I found it in the backseat of my car. more »»

Feeling lonely? Hop on the Internet

February 23, 2011 Well, Valentine’s Day has just passed. But what about those of us who are single? What should we celebrate? Let’s celebrate you. Let’s celebrate dating. Let’s celebrate the possibilities. more »»

The warm and fuzzy side of comic books

February 23, 2011 When you think about comic books, the first thoughts are probably about high-flying action and colorful adventure. more »»

From Hamlet to Moby Dick, politics in literature

January 26, 2011 A donkey and elephant duke it out over abortion. more »»

A new year and a new crop of comics

January 26, 2011 A new year has arrived, and for comic book fans, that simply means the calendar is ticking another day closer to one hotly anticipated release or another. more »»

Enjoying football: Fantasy turned reality, Part 1

December 28, 2010 Soon hormone levels will rise, but this isn't your menopausal mother's hot flashes. Conversations will ruminate on patriots, saints and eagles, but this isn't a history lesson. more »»

Radioactive Huntington

December 28, 2010 The ‘50s and ‘60s were not an assemblage of rocking and rolling “Happy Days” with “Laverne & Shirley” working at a brew factory singing, “Give us any chance we will make it… We’re going to make our... more »»

2010: A year in preview

November 23, 2010 It’s a year ending in zero. So we all know what that means: the remaining weeks of this calendar year will be a blur of Top 100 This or Best Thats of the Decade. more »»

On sucky gift giving

October 27, 2010 The purchasing and/or creating of any object to bestow upon another—it’s not easy, but we are all called upon to do it. Some go forth into gift giving with great gusto. more »»

You want to know what’s scary? Being an adult.

September 30, 2010 Most holidays evoke Kodak moments and Hallmark sentiment. Even if it is a charade to cover underlying hostility toward loved ones, you play along or risk leaving empty-handed and empty-stomache. more »»

Scooters 101: Your guide to awesome

August 25, 2010 (Ed. note: Motor scooters have, unfortunately, been most recently associated with that waif of an actor Zach Braff, thanks to his overrated “Garden State” movie. more »»

The sport of football and the rise of the Autumnal equinox

July 28, 2010 I was having this argument a couple of weeks ago. I told my friend I was sick of people putting down sports. more »»



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