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The Beautiful Day In Our Neighborhood

In 1995, Fred Rogers gave the commencement address at West Virginia University. He believed that we make life more beautiful in the pursuit of our dreams.

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The Book Distributor

Using skills from high school debate, Kassie Colón has harnessed a passion for social justice to broaden cultural representation on West Virginia University’s campus and beyond.

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A Peaceful Patriot

Tom Bennett took out his tape recorder and dictated a letter home to his family in Morgantown, W.Va. He mentioned his location: “Somewhere in the great, noble land of South Vietnam – at least I hope it’s South. I’m pretty sure it is.”

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Found in Translation

Shun Nakasone makes his living hanging out with tennis champs and Major League Baseball legends.

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Our Country's Music

Mountaineers, from Kathy Mattea to West Virginia song writers, explore the meaning of Country Music coinciding with Ken Burns’ documentary.

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The lives theyll live

Ziler Hawkins makes friends everywhere she goes, especially at WVU Medicine Children’s where she was one of thousands of children whose lives have been saved. Now that life-saving ability is growing with a new hospital.

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Striking Signs

Malayna Bernstein, director of learning sciences programs at the College of Education and Human Services, saw the value in chronicling the West Virginia teachers’ strike – through the protest signs.

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