Top Five Ways to Throw a Great Labor Day Party!


By Jessica Broverman Editor

Throwing a party is difficult considering all of the different challenges that they come with. Food, drinks, music, atmosphere and so on. Many believe that parties are even more difficult to plan when they are centered around a theme or holiday. On the contrary, Labor Day is one of the best holidays to throw a party. Not only is it a legitimate reason to celebrate our country and our people, but it gives us an opportunity to put our patriotic colors to use.

IRS Scams Sweeping the Nation


Katie Ralbusky Staff Writer

The Internal Revenue Service warns of a new phone scam going on across the nation.

It has hit taxpayers, and notably recent immigrants, in the last several months.

Potential victims of this scam are threatened with warrants for their arrest, having their utilities shut off, or deportation if they are immigrants.

The callers are often openly demeaning and demanding, as to better intimidate their potential victims.

Defeating the Freshman Fifteen


By Olivia Morgan, Editor
West Liberty University has been preparing for the incoming freshman class, and move-in day will be here before students know it.

Whether they’re ready or not, the class of 2018 is going to be starting a new chapter of life; within this chapter, students will get the full college experience.

Being a first year college student has both pros and cons. The pros are making new friends, living away from home, and finding a major to study.

The cons include being homesick, living in a small dorm room, and adjusting to the cafeteria food. Another infamous downfall of college life is the “freshman fifteen,” which is the name given to the weight-gain that first-year college students generally experience. 

Back to School Tips


By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

It is August, so that means school will be starting in a couple of weeks for  West Liberty students. It’s the time for all the preparation students need to do to get back into the swing of school. Here are some tips on what students can do to come out of summer vacation mode.

Robin Williams’ death leaves America in shock


By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer

On August 11, 2014, one of America’s most beloved actors, Robin Williams, passed away at the age of 63.

Williams got his start in acting through his high school drama department, and in 1973 was one of 20 students accepted into  Julliard; one of two selected for the Advanced Program. Williams left Julliard in 1976.

Williams got a kick start in his career playing the alien, Mork, in the TV series “Mork and Mindy,” which ran from 1978 to 1982.

Miley Cyrus’s Bangerz Tour: Outrageously Fun


By Jessica Broverman, Online Editor

Many of us grew up with Miley Cyrus from when she rocked a blonde wig and was secretly a pop star in high school. From then to now, the transition she has made has been drastic and though some people question her morality, it has not diminished her fan base.

Buy local? Read local!


By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

It’s a pretty safe bet that if you pick up a book that’s landed on the New York Times bestseller list that it’s going to be a pretty good read. Today that list only makes up a small fraction of the books that are out on the market on any given week.

As much as we as readers may enjoy keeping up with the latest and most talked-about bestsellers, it’s also important that we show our community support in buying and reading books by local authors from our area.

We’re always told about how important it is to support local businesses by purchasing locally made products, but that community attitude ought to carry over into the business of books as well.

14th Annual Wheeling Grecian Festival

By Jessica Broverman, Online Editor

Every year all people of different walks of life come together to celebrate at the Grecian Festival. Though this event is in recognition of the Greek people, it is open to everyone of all ages, religions and denominations. During this celebration, you can learn about Grecian history, play games and eat traditional Greek food.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Hits Theaters


By Katie Ralbusky, Staff Writer

The Apes Are Here.

Ten years after the events of the first movie, the virus has decimated humanity and caused a global economic collapse. Caesar rules over his own ape community and soon welcomes the birth of a new son.

Dorm Room Tips for Going Back to School

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer

The next month is a stressful time for incoming freshman and returning upperclassmen. College move in day is one of the most stressful days of the year for students.