We all know by now that Morgantown is a big party town. Alcohol sales are booming, riots have formed, and a select number of students come here just to party and drink. However, West Virginia University continues to identify as a “dry campus” because they claim they don’t sell alcohol directly on campus. Two places… Continue reading WVU Sells Alcohol On “Dry Campus”?
Beech View Place has been a mystery since its construction began in 2011. The building took two and a half years to be completed, and it seemed as if it would never get finished. When it was finally completed, there was no official announcement of its opening. While the area is a bit more lively… Continue reading What’s the deal with Beech View Place?
Racil Mando is a sophomore West Virginia University Student from Homs, Syria. She and her family fled to Morgantown in 2012, a year after the Syrian civil war started. Now, her family owns Beity on High Street. I talked to Racil about her emigration and adjusting to a new country. JMS: Tell me about… Continue reading Starting Over: A Syrian Family’s Journey to Morgantown, West Virginia
West Virginia’s overall economic situation is much worse than anticipated, and WVU could see much deeper cuts than the $45 million already in the works. A sharp drop in revenues from the energy sector (coal and natural gas) prompted Standard and Poor’s to downgrade the state’s bond rating from AA to AA- on April 22nd.… Continue reading WVU: This is HUGE!
As the school year is dwindling down so are college students rent payments. YAY! Soon people will be packing everything up and getting ready for summer or leaving for good after graduating. People like me. In a pervious post, you have seen that housing in Morgantown is an issue, but with housing comes payments and… Continue reading Short-term Leases Should Be Available
It wouldn’t be Morgantown without the Personal Rapid Transit, and it certainly wouldn’t be a normal day of classes without the PRT breaking down. Over the past couple of years, though, the PRT has undergone many drastic changes to the system and its all-around looks, but there doesn’t seem to be a difference. This past… Continue reading You Can’t Spell Party Without P R T-Why The PRT Is Closing Early
Two weeks ago on Morgantown Matters I looked at the unpleasant conditions many students face when living in older apartments and houses in the downtown area. But in some cases, students are experiencing adverse living conditions in the University’s own residence halls. It seems as if WVU is choosing to use their money to build… Continue reading WVU chooses to build more residence halls while many are in desperate need of updates