Gillian Brooks

News Intern

Gillian is a Sophmore at West Virginia University where she studies Broadcast Journalism with a dual minor in Dance and Geography. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Gillian knows how important being informed is in a big city. This is what has inspired her to persue a career in News.  

At WVU Gillian is apart of the News Staff at U92. Gillian has recently joined the West Virginia Public Broadcasting news team as an intern with hopes to learn the skills needed to posess a job in News.  

Gillian enjoys exploring new places in Pittsburgh, running, spitting off Disney facts, and spending quality time with family and friends. 

Never Again MSD

  After a deadly mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida this past winter, students are speaking up and taking action hoping to make change across the nation. Founded by the survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the “Never Again” movement spread across the country and made it to Morgantown through Rebecca Brazaitis, a sophomore at Morgantown High School.

Shayla Klein

The U.S. Department of Justice announced a  “Zero Tolerance” policy in illegal immigration earlier this year , and that policy has recently come under scrutiny for news that  children are being separated from their parents as they enter the United States across the Mexican border. A group, called “Mountaineers for Progress”, hosted a protest Monday evening against the policy.

West Virginia Higher Education Policy Comission

 

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announced that over 3,000 students who are graduating from high school this year have been awarded PROMISE Scholarships.

West Virginia University

 

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources announced today that efforts are underway to distribute naloxone to emergency first responders statewide.

All first responders will carry the opioid overdose reversal drug and will be trained on how to  reduce overdose deaths in West Virginia. The DHHR has purchased a $1 million supply of naloxone, about 34,000 doses.

 

Courtesy Photo / The Charleston Ballet

The Charleston Ballet is one of the oldest ballet companies in America.

In a new documentary directed by company member and three time Emmy Award winner, Deborah Novak, dancers, both seasoned and new, share the story of the ballet and its founder, Andre Van Damme.

Courtesy Photo / ISCEP/CRCC

Students from middle schools across West Virginia are gearing up for the final round of a new Cyber Robotics Coding Competition in Fairmont.

 

Finals for a New Hampshire-based Cyber Robotics Coding Competition will be held on Fairmont State University’s campus. 60 West Virginia middle school students will meet for a coding face off followed by an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 17.