Pioneer on the Street

Final Preparations

Final Preparations

It is about time for one of the most stressful weeks for each college students, finals week. Finals week is a week of torture for college students and The Phoenix was wondering how students handled the brain pain. Every student is different and the way they prepare for finals differs from person to person. Therefore, we decided to go around and ask students how they survive and prepare for finals week. Students go through crazy emotions and rituals during finals week. Some students go through doing [...]



Glenville Gives Thanks

Glenville Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving break is almost here and students at Glenville State College could not be more excited. Thanksgiving is all about being with family and friends all while sharing laughs and good food. So in honor of Thanksgiving the Phoenix went around asking students what they are most thankful for. Kaydee Mansheim, a senior , when asked what she was thankful for she said her family, Sawyer (her boyfriend), her best friend Kaitlyn Yerby, and the opportunity to graduate in May. Nate Bolin (junior), says that [...]



Pioneer on the Street- Election Reaction

The election of 2014, although not a presidential year, had interesting results. The Republicans will have control of both the house and the senate, and most state races were also won by Republicans, including West Virginia.  The Phoenix asked a few students what their reaction to the election was. Cody Moore, a freshman from Glenville, said that the election went the way he wanted it to and about half the races went the way he wanted them to. Tyler Wilson, a senior from Georgia, agreed that he [...]



Pioneer on the Street-Did You Vote?

Pioneer on the Street-Did You Vote?

With Election Day past us The Phoenix interviewed several students on-campus and asked them whether they voted or not and why they voted and why they did not. Bobby Nicholas, who is from Glenville, did vote and he said he did it because this is America. Timmy Williams who is from Spencer did not vote because he is here in Glenville and is currently away from his current polling location and did not have his absentee ballot in. Makayla Myers, who is a sophomore from [...]



Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised?

Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised?

Because of the recent strikes in a McDonald’s in Chicago to raise the minimum wage,  The Phoenix hit the streets on campus to see what the Glenville community thought. .We asked five students whether or not they thought the minimum wage should be increased and why or why not. We also asked them where they were from and their grade here at GSC. Mischell Workman, senior from Burnsville said, “The minimum wage should not be raised because the price of everything else will go up as well.” [...]



Glenville State Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

Glenville State Welcomes Three New Faculty Members

Glenville State College has three new professors on campus this year. They are Dr. Wen Wen Du, who is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Dr. Michael P. Bobic, who is an Assistant Professor of Social Science, and Dr. Gregory Lemmons, who is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. Dr. Wen Wen Du is originally from China but has lived in Kentucky for the last 11 years. His first impressions of Glenville were that the people are very nice and different; that there are many hills;  and that [...]



Pioneers on Gender Choice

Pioneers on Gender Choice

Pioneers offer their opinions on the new gender options available on Facebook. “I think it’s good to help people express who they are.” – Stefanie Gladders “A great step in equality.” – Rose Johnson “Gives you more options and freedom to express yourself.” – Traci Kelley “I feel it is wonderful that a name as globally recognizable as Facebook is being as forward thinking and gender inclusive as they are.” – Patrick Montgomery “I do believe it is a great idea, but that moronic people [...]



Pioneers Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Pioneers Celebrate Valentine’s Day

    Look to see what your fellow Pioneers are doing on Valentine’s Day



Pioneer on the Street Freezes Solid

The regularly featured “Pioneer on the Street” column will return as soon as the weather improves. The Pioneer in question was found frozen solid on the Nature Trail near the cemetery. The thawing process has commenced in The Phoenix newsroom. This location was chosen because a slow thaw was considered safer. Watch this space for the return of the newly thawed Pioneer soon.



Plans for Break

Plans for Break

With Thanksgiving break just around the corner, students are already planning what they want to do with their week away from school. Amber Bragg said that she will be spending time with her family while eating ten different Thanksgiving dinners with ten different groups of family members. Megan Pratter said that she will spend her break sleeping and working. Robert Hensley said that his plans are to do nothing but play video games, sleep, and plan a Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Except for the Sunday [...]