Hiking the Appalachian Trail

What it takes to hike the Appalachian Trail was the focus of discussion at an evening event organized by the Social Justice Council, and attended by a crowd of students and faculty of Potomac State College recently. Speaking at the event, Steve Oberlechner, author and instructor, offered anecdotes laced with facts and details about the history of the trail, such as how the adventure was … Continue reading Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Celebrating a Decade of Grapes and Grains

Some deliciously exciting news has been brewing at the Starcher Agricultural Complex here at Potomac State College. This fall semester marks the ten year anniversary of Stepping Into Grapes and Grains. Since its conception in 2008 as a way to reach out to the local community, instructors Donna Ballard and Tom Sydow have been introducing the fun and fundamentally fascinating world of fermentation to both … Continue reading Celebrating a Decade of Grapes and Grains

STEM Attracts Families

  What do dissected pigs, lasers, snakes, equines, rockets, LEGOs and drones have in common? The Mineral County STEM Festival! Faculty, staff, students and community members volunteered to present a variety of activities on campus March 24. The festival introduced children in Kindergarten through 12 grade to science, technology, engineering and math concepts through hands-on activities. About 1,000 visitors attended the STEM Festival. The festival … Continue reading STEM Attracts Families

Stoplight to be Stationed on State Street Should Secure Strolling Students’ Safety this September

      “I used to have friends who’d call and ask me to help them cross the street,” said Steffan Chapman, a PSC student.    For some PSC students, crossing 220 from Catamount Place is difficult due to the lack of a stoplight or crosswalk. The closest crosswalk is on St. Cloud Street, a block from Fort Ave.   Recent events at West Virginia … Continue reading Stoplight to be Stationed on State Street Should Secure Strolling Students’ Safety this September

The STEM Festival Returns to PSC

By Cody Brazil David Miller tinkers with his drone before the STEM festival. Photo by Cody Brazil. The time for the Potomac State College student body to showcase their knowledge in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math is almost upon us. The STEM festival, which is a day for the community to learn about many interesting topics in those fields from the students … Continue reading The STEM Festival Returns to PSC

Greenback Observatory Researcher Lectures at PSC

By Matthew Timbrook, Contributing Writer Andrew Seymour gives his lecture in the Davis Conference Center. Photo by Matthew Timbrook The students and guests gathered in the Davis Conference Center to experience a close encounter of the third kind, but it wasn’t an extraterrestrial who had come to deliver a message. Dr. Andrew Seymour, a researcher from Arecibo Observatory and Green Bank Observatory, came to share … Continue reading Greenback Observatory Researcher Lectures at PSC

PSC Fly-Fishing Course Coming Back this Spring

  By Levi Linn   Students and members of the community can take a course that isn’t about hitting the books — it’s about learning how to fly fish. Potomac State College’s Introduction to Fly-Fishing course returns this spring. Professor Tom Sydow is co-teaching with Charlie Laffey who has extensive knowledge of the Savage River watershed and regional Brook Trout streams. “He’s like a walking … Continue reading PSC Fly-Fishing Course Coming Back this Spring