Summer 2016

Ken St. Louis

The Man Who Took on Stuttering

Ken St. Louis stuttered as a child. But he conquered the disorder and went on to improve the lives of thousands across West Virginia.

Atiba Ellis

Election Law 101

Law professor Atiba Ellis explains how voting rights laws surprisingly have something in common with Monty Python.

Karen Culcasi stands in front of a photo she took of a refugee camp in Jordan.

Learning from Refugees

Hear what researcher Karen Culcasi found when she interviewed women in a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan.

Photo of Comuntzis downtown.

Flashback - Where Dad Took His Girl

Morgantown restaurant Comuntzis doesn't exist anymore. But the relationships made there are responsible for the founding of many Mountaineer families. Tell us your "meet cute" story in the comments.

Enslaved man inside a cage in Indonesia.

Slaves No More

She helped to free more than 2,000 enslaved fishermen in Indonesia. Then she and her team won the Pulitzer Prize for their reporting. Here’s how Margie Mason did it.

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Marching to the Beat

Dive into the Mountaineer Marching Band’s colorful history, from the inclusion of women to an early rebel band.

Blair Crisson with her daughter.

Reversing the Drug Trend

Dr. Carl Sullivan has been finding solutions to addiction for decades and developed a comprehensive opiate addiction treatment.

Yew Choong Cheong teaches a student at the piano.

Alumnus Creates Music Even After He Stops Hearing It

Yew Choong Cheong was in love with the piano. And then he lost most of his hearing. But he kept playing anyway.