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Gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango meets with voters in Shepherdstown
10/04/2020
Gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango meets with voters in Shepherdstown

Gubernatorial candidate Ben Salango meets with voters in Shepherdstown

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – On Friday, September 25, Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ben Salango was at Evolve Shepherdstown to converse with voters about the Nov. 3 election. Salango said he wanted …

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - The Shepherd women and men’s basketball teams are preparing for postseason play as the Pennsylva...
03/01/2020
Shepherd basketball gears up for PSAC tournament

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - The Shepherd women and men’s basketball teams are preparing for postseason play as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Basketball Championship begins on Monday. The women’s team finished the regular season with a record of 20-8. They went 14-8 in conference play which is good for the fourth seed in the eastern division. The Lady Rams will host five-seed Lock Haven University (15-12, 12-10 PSAC) on Monday at 6:00 p.m. [ 301 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - The Shepherd women and men’s basketball teams are preparing for postseason play as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Basketball Championship begins on Monday.The women’s team finished the regular season with a record of 20-8. They went 14-8 in conference play

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - Shepherd women’s basketball freshman guard Abby Beeman and junior forward Sydney Clayton were an...
02/25/2020
Beeman and Clayton gain weekly PSAC honors

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - Shepherd women’s basketball freshman guard Abby Beeman and junior forward Sydney Clayton were announced as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East women’s basketball athletes of the week on Monday. Beeman was named PSAC East athlete of the week for the second time this season. She averaged 30 points per game in the Shepherd’s two games this past week. [ 134 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - Shepherd women’s basketball freshman guard Abby Beeman and junior forward Sydney Clayton were announced as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East women’s basketball athletes of the week on Monday.Beeman was named PSAC East athlete of the week for the second t

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., – Shepherd University baseball was picked to finish fifth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Confe...
02/24/2020
Shepherd baseball voted fifth in PSAC East preseason poll

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., – Shepherd University baseball was picked to finish fifth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East division in a preseason poll released by the conference. The Rams are playing their first season in the PSAC after spending seven years in the Mountain East Conference. Shepherd finished last season with a 36-16 overall record and failed to make the NCAA II Atlantic Regionals for the first time since 2015. [ 105 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., – Shepherd University baseball was picked to finish fifth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East division in a preseason poll released by the conference.The Rams are playing their first sea

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd women’s basketball forward Sydney Clayton surpassed 1,000 career points in the team’s lo...
02/22/2020
Clayton Surpasses 1,000 Career Points

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd women’s basketball forward Sydney Clayton surpassed 1,000 career points in the team’s loss to Kutztown on Saturday. Clayton, a junior from Frederick, Md., scored her 1,000th point on her first basket of the game. Clayton finished the game 5-of-7 from the floor with 14 points in just 17 minutes due to foul trouble. “It’s such an amazing milestone, and one I honestly didn’t think I’d reach,” Clayton said. [ 113 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Shepherd women’s basketball forward Sydney Clayton surpassed 1,000 career points in the team’s loss to Kutztown on Saturday.Clayton, a junior from Frederick, Md., scored her 1,000th point on her first basket of the game. Clayton finished the game 5-of-7 from the floor

SHEPHERDSTOWN W.Va. - The Shepherd Women’s basketball team secured their 13th win in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Con...
02/21/2020
Shepherd Women’s Basketball Blow Out Millersville

SHEPHERDSTOWN W.Va. - The Shepherd Women’s basketball team secured their 13th win in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) on Wednesday night in the Butcher Center. The Rams bounced back from their overtime loss on Saturday by blowing out the Millersville Marauders (8-17) 96-62. Shepherd head coach, Jenna Eckleberry said, “I told the girls to play angry and with a chip on their shoulder because of the way we lost our previous game.” [ 233 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN W.Va., - The Shepherd Women’s basketball team secured their 13th win in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) on Wednesday night in the Butcher Center.The Rams bounced back from their overtime loss on Saturday by blowing out the Millersvill

eff Fowler’s new Sonic the Hedgehog movie based off the high-selling game of the same name set a dangerous precedent for...
02/19/2020
Sonic the Hedgehog Review

eff Fowler’s new Sonic the Hedgehog movie based off the high-selling game of the same name set a dangerous precedent for existing intellectual property adaptations. As many are already aware, this film was set to release on Nov. 8 2019, but was pushed back to Feb. 14 2020 because of the online backlash against the character design. In all fairness, the original character design was monstrous, but the power that Paramount Pictures gave to the people in their decision to completely remodel the character is surely going to go to our heads. [ 337 more words ]
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eff Fowler’s new Sonic the Hedgehog movie based off the high-selling game of the same name set a dangerou

The 92nd Oscars aired on Feb. 9th, and despite the failure on part of the Academy in the way of gender inclusivity, and ...
02/15/2020
Oscars 2020: Our Thoughts

The 92nd Oscars aired on Feb. 9th, and despite the failure on part of the Academy in the way of gender inclusivity, and some expectant pandering, they did not disappoint. Parasite won Best Picture, historically making it the first South Korean film to be nominated for the category, and the very first foreign language film to ever win it. It was a marvelous moment for film fans to see Bong Joon-ho on the stage so many times, including the Best Director win, for what is undoubtedly the best film of the year. [ 453 more words ]
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The 92nd Oscars aired on Feb. 9th, and despite the failure on part of the Academy in the way of gender inclusivity, and some expectant pandering, they did not disappoint.Parasite won Best Picture, historically making it the first South Korean film to be nominated for the category, and the very f

PG-13 Nazi comedy Jojo Rabbit is a singularly cathartic experience. It’s not for the individual, but for generations of ...
02/11/2020
Jojo Rabbit Review

PG-13 Nazi comedy Jojo Rabbit is a singularly cathartic experience. It’s not for the individual, but for generations of people. The trailer left a touchy impression, threatening to trivialize the plight of the Jewish race during World War II, but writing as a Jew myself, I can assure that it is with much taste and grace that Taika Waititi instead trivializes the power of the Nazi regime. [ 195 more words ]
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PG-13 Nazi comedy Jojo Rabbit is a singularly cathartic experience. It’s not for the individual, but for generations of

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Phillip Jordan and Kyle Daggett combined for 43 points in Shepherd’s win over Bloomsburg Universi...
02/09/2020
Jordan and Daggett Lead Rams Past Bloomsburg

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Phillip Jordan and Kyle Daggett combined for 43 points in Shepherd’s win over Bloomsburg University on Saturday in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference matchup. The Rams (10-12, 6-10 PSAC) defeated the Huskies (8-15, 5-12 PSAC) 85-74 to hand them their fourth straight loss. Midway through the first half, Shepherd took the lead for good on a three by Jordan. [ 151 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Phillip Jordan and Kyle Daggett combined for 43 points in Shepherd’s win over Bloomsburg University on Saturday in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference matchup.The Rams (10-12, 6-10 PSAC) defeated the Huskies (8-15, 5-12 PSAC) 85-74 to hand them their fourth straig

Photo courtesy of ABC News 7 With the Super Bowl just hours away, Shepherd Students are preparing to watch Super Bowl LI...
02/02/2020
Super Bowl LIV Winner Predictions

Photo courtesy of ABC News 7 With the Super Bowl just hours away, Shepherd Students are preparing to watch Super Bowl LIV as the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Cheifs face off in the biggest game in the NFL. According to ESPN, both teams are evenly matched and have very similar offensively. Both teams also have the speed to have defense on their guard all of the time. [ 73 more words ]
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Photo courtesy of ABC News 7 With the Super Bowl just hours away, Shepherd Students are preparing to watch Super Bowl LIV as the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Cheifs face off in the biggest game in the NFL. Acc

Photo courtesy of USAToday Yesterday, January 26, 2020, was music’s biggest night. The Grammy’s went live and displayed ...
01/31/2020
Grammy’s 2020 Review

Photo courtesy of USAToday Yesterday, January 26, 2020, was music’s biggest night. The Grammy’s went live and displayed an array of artists and what 2020 may have to offer for music this year. With the shock of Kobe Bryant’s passing, Alicia Keys the host of the evening brought out Boys II Men to pay tribute to the late basketball player who died in the early morning of January 26, 2020, due to a helicopter crash. [ 290 more words ]
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 Photo courtesy of USATodayYesterday, January 26, 2020, was music’s biggest night. The Grammy’s went live and displayed an array of artists and what 2020 may have to offer for music this year. With the shock

SHEPHERDSTOWN W.Va., - The Shepherd University Women’s basketball team is inching their way up the Pennsylvania State At...
01/31/2020
Shepherd Women’s Basketball Sink Shippensburg

SHEPHERDSTOWN W.Va., - The Shepherd University Women’s basketball team is inching their way up the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East (PSAC) rankings after beating Shippensburg University in the Butcher Center Wednesday night. Shepherd head coach, Jenna Eckleberry said, “It feels good to be closing the gap and moving up in the rankings, however we have had a great season so far and still aren’t at the top.” [ 176 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN W.Va., - The Shepherd University Women’s basketball team is inching their way up the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East (PSAC) rankings after beating Shippensburg University in the Butcher Center Wednesday night.Shepherd head coach, Jenna Eckleberry said

Kobe Bryant the five time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan 26, 202...
01/27/2020
Mamba Out

Kobe Bryant the five time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan 26, 2020. His daughter Gianna and seven others were on board. Bryant was on his way to coach his daughter Gianna, 13, at his Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks, California. Bryant is one of the few people who went straight from high school to the NBA in 1996, he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets but later was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. [ 395 more words ]
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Kobe Bryant the five time NBA champion and Olympic gold medalist was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Jan 26, 2020. His daughter Gianna and seven others were on board. Bryant was on his way to coach his daughter G

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., — This Spring semester, Shepherd University’s theatre troupe The Rude Mechanicals will be taking o...
01/27/2020
Shepherd University Play Performances of 2020

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., — This Spring semester, Shepherd University’s theatre troupe The Rude Mechanicals will be taking on the five short plays: Mankind, Joseph’s Wedding and three versions of The Woman Taken in Adultery. Dr. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Ellzey, English Chair of Shepherd University and the director of the troupe, has unified these plays in the theme of diversity. [ 598 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., — This Spring semester, Shepherd University’s theatre troupe The Rude Mechanicals will be taking on the five short plays: Mankind, Joseph’s Wedding and three versions of The Woman Taken in Adultery.Dr. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Ellzey, Englis

01/24/2020
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2019 was a fantastic year for film-- perhaps the best of the decade. Because of the inordinate amount of praise-worthy movies released this year, this will be a top fifteen list instead of top ten. This is of course an opinion-piece, and if you haven’t seen any of the following movies, I encourage you to check them out. 15. Toy Story 4… [ 539 more words ]
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Shepherdstown, W.Va., - International students from Taiwan and mainland China are to host a Chinese New Year event on ca...
01/22/2020
International students to host Chinese New Year event

Shepherdstown, W.Va., - International students from Taiwan and mainland China are to host a Chinese New Year event on campus. The event will take place on Friday, January 24 in the Storer Ball Room located on the third floor of the Student Center to celebrate the year of the rat. Dr. Lois Jarman said, "The students are thrilled to be sharing their traditions. [ 26 more words ]
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Shepherdstown, W.Va., - International students from Taiwan and mainland China are to host a Chinese New Year event on campus. The event will take place on Friday, January 24 in the Storer Ball Room located on the third floor of the Student Center to celebrate the year of the rat. Dr. Lois J

Shepherdstown, W.Va. - Shepherd University has proposed turning the Riverside Market in the Potomac Place residence hall...
01/21/2020
Shepherd University proposes turning Riverside Market into Chick-fil-a

Shepherdstown, W.Va. - Shepherd University has proposed turning the Riverside Market in the Potomac Place residence hall into a Chick-Fil-A. Students, staff and faculty received an email from Jack Shaw, vice president of campus services, and SGA president Allison Lott proposing the idea. Shaw and Lott ask for email recipients to fill out the linked survey where alternative restaurants options could be proposed, in addition to students, staff and faculty feelings on Chick-Fil-A.
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Shepherdstown, W.va., - Shepherd University has proposed turning the Riverside Market in the Potomac Place residence hall into a Chick-fil-a. Students, staff and faculty received an email from Jack Shaw, vice president of campus services, and SGA president Allison Lott proposing the idea. Shaw and L

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - The Shepherd Women’s basketball team fell short to East Stroudsburg University (ESU) on Wednesda...
01/17/2020
Shepherd Women’s Basketball Fall to East Stroudsburg

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - The Shepherd Women’s basketball team fell short to East Stroudsburg University (ESU) on Wednesday night in the Butcher Center. Senior guard Tiffany Lapotsky of ESU scored a game high of 26 points to lead the Warriors to their 56-59 victory over Shepherd. Lapotsky is the third leading scorer in the conference and it was Shepherd’s plan to shut her down when she set foot on the court. [ 224 more words ]
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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., - The Shepherd Women’s basketball team fell short to East Stroudsburg University (ESU) on Wednesday night in the Butcher Center.Senior guard Tiffany Lapotsky of ESU scored a game high of 26 points to lead the Warriors to their 56-59 victory over Shepherd.

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01/16/2020
The Chamber Singers perform Shepherd University Alma Mater for Founder’s day

The Chamber Singers perform Shepherd University Alma Mater for Founder’s day
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Arts & StyleCurrentNewsLocal News The Chamber Singers perform Shepherd University Alma Mater for Founder’s day By Jessica Sharpless - October 7, 2017 0 2252 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Founders graphic by Yani Meda TAGSAlma MaterChamber Singersfounders dayhomecomingShepherd University SHARE...

Picket Special Report: A short discussion about freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and discriminationhttp://supicke...
01/16/2020
Picket Special Report: A short discussion about freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and discrimination

Picket Special Report: A short discussion about freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and discrimination
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CommentaryNews Picket Special Report: A short discussion about freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and discrimination By Jessica Sharpless - October 12, 2017 0 3036 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Picket Special Report screen image TAGSdiscriminationFreedom of ReligionFreedom of SpeechPicket....

By Zoe Nicewander SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., — In its 10th year of operation, the Wellness Center at Shepherd University is i...
12/14/2019
Students Speak About Shepherd University’s Recreational Facility, “The Wellness Center.”

By Zoe Nicewander SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., — In its 10th year of operation, the Wellness Center at Shepherd University is in need of some new recreational offerings and upgrades, some students say. “A sauna would raise the appeal for students like other gyms, but the studio rooms are completely underused and have the potential to allow so many more people to work out and feel more comfortable if it were allowed,” said senior Mattea Hastings. [ 455 more words ]
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By Zoe NicewanderSHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va., — In its 10th year of operation, the Wellness Center at Shepherd University is in n

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The Picket - A History

First published on Jan. 30, 1896, The Picket derived its name from sentinels – known as pickets – who stood watch along the Potomac River during the War Between the States (American Civil War). Its stated purpose was to serve “as a safeguard of student liberties.” In pursuit of this mission, The Picket achieved national attention in 1990 over the issue of student access to campus crime reports. The resulting controversy reached up to the Congress and eventually led to passage of a state law known as “The Picket Bill” requiring all public and private institutions of higher learning in West Virginia to keep police logs of any crimes committed on campus, and to make the information available to the public and the press -- or suffer penalties in court. At stake was the interpretation of The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), commonly known as the Buckley Amendment. Many schools, including Shepherd College, claimed that “educational records” included campus security reports. Editor Steve Rosa challenged college policy following The Picket’s report that a woman had been raped on campus during Labor Day weekend of 1990. When college president Michael P. Riccards took the newspaper to task for alleging a “crime wave on campus,” the editors noted that it was impossible to verify the facts as long as school officials refused to make security records available. Following an article in USA Today referring to The Picket’s struggle with the college administrators, then Sen. Joe Biden, D-DE., cited The Picket in debate on the floor of the U.S. Senate. In 1992, Congress confirmed that Buckley was not intended to prevent students’ rights to access campus security records.

Over the years, The Picket has reported on events large and small in the evolution of Shepherd College – now Shepherd University. In 1905, in an early example of political correctness, an anti-cigarette league created a nearly smoke-free campus – except, as an article of February 1909 noted, for “a few deadheads… whose only ambition seems to be to cause as much inconvenience… as they are able.” The Picket also recorded the effects of World War I and the influenza epidemic of 1919, causing classes to be cancelled for “nearly eight weeks.” Less than glorious was belated coverage of the integration of Shepherd College following the closing of Storer College, a school for black students located in Harpers Ferry. Storer closed its doors following the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court. It took more than a decade for The Picket to note that Shepherd had benefited from Storer’s demise with a new scholarship fund and a valuable collection of library books. But when the unrest of the late 1960s erupted at quiet, conservative Shepherd College, The Picket inscribed the events for posterity.

In January 1912, The Shepherd Seal first appeared on the cover of The Picket, bearing the motto PLUS-ULTRA, translated as More Beyond, or, perhaps, Way Cool!

- The Picket, a History, by Dr. James Lewin, a former faculty adviser

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Spearheaded by SPLC, the Freedom Forum Institute and the Newseum, the Year of the Student Journalist will consist of a calendar year (2019) of high-profile national programming and local student-led events designed to raise awareness about the important role of student journalists, the struggles they face, the need for state-based legislation to protect the First Amendment rights of student journalists and their advisers (New Voices), and to validate the importance of journalism education.
Goodwin v. City of Shepherdstown, No. 17-0907 - In separate appeals, petitioner appeals the grant of the City’s motion to dismiss, filed pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6), and the grant of the University’s motion for judgment on the pleadings, filed pursuant to Rule 12(c).
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