Shepherdstown Chronicle, 18 Apr 2019 12:25:20 EDTThu, 18 Apr 2019 12:25:20 EDT Professor Sylvia Shurbutt positively changing U.S. perceptions of Appalachia doesn't realize how lucky it is to have an academic like Sylvia Shurbutt on its sid.Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDTMiss America is starting to catch up waves her hand and smiles, with a tiara glinting in her hair and a sash draped across her satin gown. Little girls admire her like they would a Disney princess, teenage girls envy her and women wonder what sort of legacy she'll leave behind.Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDTWinning shouldn't be everything"We are the champions, my friends," the popular song goes. Whenever I hear these lyrics, I'm reminded of the sometimes obsessive way people pursue winning. My grandfather is no exception to this obsession. Pappy loves football.Fri, 1 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDTWhen did Memorial Day lose its meaning? Day is coming up in a few days, and for most of us, that means it's time for picnics and, if the weather's warm enough, pool parties. My family's always spent Memorial Day together, eating grilled hot dogs and burgers.Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTCan Millennials truly appreciate Mother's Day? Mother's Day, I gave my mom a wonderful present-a shiny new colander. Yes, her old one had a broken leg, but the scenario felt strangely similar to that of a man giving his wife a new vacuum, expecting her to be thrille.Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 EDT