Highlights

Student, professor trek for bear research

4 Mar , 2011  

“It’s awesome to hold something so small, and then in a few months it could kill you.” By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu Using an airplane, satellite tracking devices and few well-placed tranquilizer darts, a student and professor continued their work this past month tracking bear populations. After finding a mother bear using an airplane and [...]

Highlights

Honor Court policy adopted

4 Mar , 2011  

Policy will prohibit students who have a pending case from dropping the class in which the case originated By Jordan Fifer News Editor jtf3u@uvawise.edu A proposal that would add a new Honor Court policy to the college catalog drew some debate from the Faculty Senate Wednesday before ultimately being unanimously approved. The addition will prohibit [...]

Highlights

Em & Kay

4 Mar , 2011  

Emily and Karrye — that’s us at the top of the page — are here to answer your questions. Nothing is off limits. Send any question or problem, big or small, to the e-mail addresses below. Dear Em & Kay, I’ve seen the same guy all over campus. He’s not in any of my classes [...]

News

Freshmen convicted in beating of junior

4 Mar , 2011  

By Jordan Fifer News Editor jtf3u@uvawise.edu Two of the five freshmen accused of breaking into a student’s off-campus home before beating and attempting to rob him were found guilty Tuesday of misdemeanor assault and battery. Paul Gene Kearney and Brycelyn Corey Miller, both 19, pleaded not guilty to the charges, but were found guilty by [...]

News

Senior pleads guilty to charges

4 Mar , 2011  

By Jordan Fifer News Editor jtf3u@uvawise.edu The student accused of a drunken assault following a Jan. 25 rehearsal for the college’s spring musical pleaded guilty to three charges Wednesday in Wise County General District Court. Rodger  Earl “Rocky” Cooper, 38, a senior music major, pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor assault and battery of sophomore Kevin [...]

News

Students participate in research symposiums across country

4 Mar , 2011  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu Three students left UVa-Wise Thursday to travel to Jacksonville, Fla. Their mission? To compete in the research program at the Southeastern Psychological Association’s convention this weekend. Senior psychology major Ashley Strong, senior psychology major Dora Brooks and senior administration of justice major Alli Dietz will present their study, “Different Information [...]

News

Two professors leave for jobs at other colleges

4 Mar , 2011  

By Jimmy Seals Staff Writer jjs9v@uvawise.edu Two professors from UVa-Wise are set to leave at the end of the semester to teach at other schools. Feng Din, a professor of education, is set to take a job at Kentucky Union College, while Tom Goyens, an assistant professor of history, will leave to take a job [...]

Opinion

Lawsuits often pointless and accomplish nothing

4 Mar , 2011  

By Matthew Barnette Opinion Editor mwb8q@uvawise.edu Lawsuits often seem frivolous. Case in point: The Westboro Baptist Church protests. Their members are the people who travel to military funerals carrying signs that have messages like “Thank God for dead soldiers” written upon them.

Opinion

PROPS and DROPS

4 Mar , 2011  

PROPS SPRING BREAK STARTS TOMORROW. BASEBALL TEAM  WON WEDNESDAY’S GAME. DON’T HAVE TO EAT FOOD FROM CAF FOR A WHOLE WEEK. SPRING STARTS IN TWO WEEKS. FLOWERS ARE BLOOMING. WEATHER HAS BEEN DECENT. NEW IPAD TO BE RELEASED IN STORES NEXT WEEK. DROPS MIDTERMS WERE THIS WEEK. GAS PRICES RISING. LONG DRIVE HOME FOR MANY [...]

Opinion

Federal debt should concern college students

4 Mar , 2011  

By David Carty Staff Writer dsc8p@uvawise.edu From personal experience, college students tend to be apathetic toward the federal government’s debt. However, I am usually able to get their attention when I tell them that every American is accountable for more than $45,000.

Sports

Baseball drops doubleheader

4 Mar , 2011  

By Adam Hood Staff Writer arh4d@uvawise.edu The baseball team dropped both games of their doubleheader games 5-1 and 7-6 against the Milligan College Buffs on Feb. 26. The team’s inability to drive in runs and their surprising pitching errors were key in each of the losses.