Mountaineer Troy Clemons arrested for DUI

Published by the Daily Athenaeum, Oct. 27, 2018. According to court records, Troy Clemons, the WVU Mountaineer mascot, was arrested for a DUI on Oct. 27. Clemons blew a .126 blood alcohol content during his breathalyzer test and failed sobriety tests performed by the police. Records show he was stopped by a sheriff deputy on … Continue reading Mountaineer Troy Clemons arrested for DUI

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WVU faces controversy over price inequities and maintenance at new student housing

NOTE: I spent a few weeks working on this investigative piece that reveals West Virginia University’s unexplained rise in prices following the transformation of an apartment complex into a residence hall. The rental prices skyrocketed during the change, rising by nearly 35 percent. Although students didn’t notice the extreme jump in prices, I was able … Continue reading WVU faces controversy over price inequities and maintenance at new student housing

2016 Clery Report shows rise in thefts, on-campus alcohol violations at WVU

NOTE: After communicating with West Virginia University’s police chief on multiple occasions and developing a professional relationship with him, Chief Bob Roberts immediately informed me when the annual Clery Report was released, granting me the opportunity to break the news. After announcing its release on our social media platforms, I quickly wrote a brief detailing … Continue reading 2016 Clery Report shows rise in thefts, on-campus alcohol violations at WVU

Art Up Close! Series discusses “Confrontation of the Bridge” by African-American artist

Published by the Daily Athenaeum, Sept. 13, 2017. The West Virginia University community was invited to view art that contributed to the course of U.S. history. The Art Up Close! Series was hosted on Tuesday, Sept. 12 and featured Marjorie Fuller, director of WVU’s Center for Black Culture and Research. Fuller’s presentation focused on the … Continue reading Art Up Close! Series discusses “Confrontation of the Bridge” by African-American artist

A journalist’s perspective on handling ethical issues

Also posted to WVU Investigative Journalism's WordPress. A journalist’s career consists of making difficult, ethical choices. Some take a hazardous route, resulting in “fake news,” lawsuits, and other negative outcomes. Others follow what they believe in, doing their best to prevent unethical situations. Emily Daniels, the City Editor for The Journal in Martinsburg, WVa., recalled … Continue reading A journalist’s perspective on handling ethical issues

WVU’s Relay for Life raises $26,000 for cancer research

Published by the Daily Athenaeum, April 24, 2017. The WVU’s Shell Building filled with applause Friday evening as survivors and current cancer fighters took a “Survivor Lap” around the track, opening the 12th annual Relay for Life. According to Shannon Fitzpatrick, the co-director of WVU’s Relay for Life, the event raised around $26,000 for the … Continue reading WVU’s Relay for Life raises $26,000 for cancer research