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Prejudiced First Impressions

First impressions can be detrimental to the beginning of relationships. The initial opinion you have of someone can be extremely deceiving, whether it is positive or negative. I remember thinking about first impressions during the journey to college in August…. Read More ›

Word from the Co-Editor

Appalachia has a legacy of violence surrounding the coal industry. Today, mountaintop removal perpetuates this violence, while dividing activists and miners who both contribute to the problem. I attended the Mountain Justice Fall Summit in Rock Creek, W.Va. to learn… Read More ›

Letter: Care For Creation

Environmental protection is not a new concept to today’s society, as   climate science and its validity is being proven more and more everyday. However, there is still frequent opposition to the idea of taking care of and respecting our… Read More ›

Stop Using Amanda Todd

The loss or death of someone you are close to can actually bring people closer. It can motivate people to let grudges go, to change bad habits, or appreciate the people and time they have because they realize that both… Read More ›

Independence in Journalism

The Weather Vane is a fully autonomous, independent newspaper organized and run by students. The student staff is  responsible for producing, editing, and approving content. Funding is raised through the selling of advertisements and student fees. EMU administration is involved… Read More ›