FYS Interview about the theme of Pandemics with Lois Bay by Zackery Wood

I interviewed Lois Bays for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories, particularly oral histories....

FYS Interview about the role of work with the coronavirus pandemic with Darren Fearing.

I interviewed Darren Fearing for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. During this interview, we focused on the corona virus pandemic and how it personally affected him.

Mom writes a children’s book

Gina has been trying all year to write a children’s book. She left a piece of paper with mom while she went to McDonald’s to get breakfast. Mom had the story written by the time she came back.

FYS Interview about the theme of protest with Randi Watson by Peyton Taylor

I interviewed Randi Watson for my First Year Seminar class at Marshall University. Our FYS class has been focusing on critical thinking and how thoughtfully developed and artfully asked questions can lead to enriching and enlightening stories, particularly oral histories....

Maynard "Dick" Dixon

"There wasn't nothin' goin' on around there anyway:" A grandfather's stories from Rainelle, WV to Hopewell, VA. Maynard "Dick" Dixon tells stories from his childhood and brief career in coal mining in Rainelle, WV, a stint in Arlington, VA, and...

Mom and daughter talk about growing up in a small coal town surrounded by love

We reminisced about Mom’s childhood and the people who were most influential to her. We also discussed what she’s most grateful for and what she hopes for for her children.

A Nurse’s Mind in Quarantine

In this interview, I have the chance to talk to Nena, a nurse who shares her insight of how the COVID-19 pandemic in WV effects her place of work and herself.

Bully Bullseye

The bully was walking to the outhouse. I throw a snowball at him and just happened to hit him on the first try!

My Grandma’s Story

We talked about wisdoms she would like to have passed down, her very few regrets, and her greatest accomplishments: her family. My grandma has come a long way from growing up in a little town in West Virginia by working...