Connecting Veterans to Campus

Marshall University’s new director of military and veterans affairs may not have had a long career in the military, but he certainly knows the challenges military and veteran students and dependents face on...

Rising Scientist Program Launched

When 15-year-old Addison Leaberry asked to meet with Marshall University’s President Jerry Gilbert last fall, she had no idea he would agree to meet. She also had no idea that he would take her...

She Took A Leap of Faith

For the past 10 months, I have woken up each day to the beautiful view of the state capitol directly across the Kanawha River. To be more specific, I was waking up in the freshman dorms at the University of...

The Challenges in Modern-Day Bluefield

Chasing The Powhatan Arrow Lawyer Peter Richardson talks about the challenges in his city Find Part One Here While in town, I called on an old Virginia Tech classmate, Peter Richardson, who works in a...

Hey Doc…Try This!

International Award Winning nutrition writer Gary Taubes Joins West Virginia health leaders at Try This for Health Professionals Day June 1 Piggybacking on the fourth annual Try This West Virginia...

Chasing the Powhatan Arrow: Part 1

Mayor Tom Cole discusses his city in decline. A MUTUAL FRIEND put me in touch with Bluefield’s Mayor Thomas Cole, whom I met in a new restaurant he owned in downtown Bluefield, a block or so from the NS...

What Lies Beneath

Addressing the Misconceptions of Organ Donation Dressed up, Justin Cowley looks like everyone else. And in many ways, he is a typical, thriving 28-year-old. He turned his love for horses into his own equine...

What it Means to be HUMAN?

What does it mean to be human? Ride a bike? Talk to people and eat food? Have feelings? All of these thing are true, humanity consists of the normal day to day things. But humanity isn't just a breathing,...

There’s No Growth in Comfort

This story is courtesy of Vandaleer partner Generation West Virginia. “upThink” is: “a new email series designed by young people for young people around topics that matter to...

Helping Pets, Helping People

By Barbara Grigg This story originally appeared on www.wvexecutive.com. Given limited resources and the exponential nature of unfettered animal reproduction, West Virginia taxpayers currently spend about...

West Virginia, My Home

When I first moved to West Virginia, I didn’t understand the strange sense of pride the people here seemed to hold for their state. I came from the West, where everything is spread further apart, and...