Archive for the ‘Lifestyle’ Category

WL XC coach will return to Boston Marathon

By Jacob Flatley, Contributing Writer April 15 marked the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, and on April 21, West Liberty head cross country coach and track assistant Eric Laughlin will be returning to the site of that tragedy for his second Boston Marathon. Laughlin’s original plan was to just run in the […]

Please don’t buy the Easter bunnies

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By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer As the Easter season approaches, we start seeing images of all kinds of baby animals. Though no one really has a great answer to why these images have taken over Easter holiday industry, families have embraced the idea wholeheartedly. Some of the fondest childhood memories are of chicks, ducklings, and […]

WLU to host second annual environmental education day


By Caitlyn Johnson, Contribtuing Writer The second annual West Liberty University Environmental Education Day (WLUEED 2) will take place on April 23 in the College Union Ballroom from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. In terms of attendees and participants, last year’s event exceeded the expectations of Green Initiative Committee (GIC) Chair Dave Thomas.

April to bring autism awareness to the hilltop

By Caitlyn Johnson, Contributing Writer April 2, 2014 marks the seventh annual World Autism Awareness Day. Organizations across the globe make an effort to raise money and awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Children and adults around the world benefit from the continual efforts of those who educate others about ASD. Dean of the College […]

2014 income tax season winds down

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer Three things sum up this time of year: fighting colds, dealing with weather changes, and remembering to file your income taxes before April 15. Some college students fail to realize the importance of filing their income taxes. Students should file if they receive a W-2 from their employer because they […]

WLU professor and students to conduct fracking research

By Caitlyn Johnson, Contributing Writer During the upcoming 2014 summer break, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at WLU Dr. Douglas Swartz and three WLU students will monitor certain chemicals in natural water around West Liberty and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. The research project is part of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Training […]

Turning the midterm grades around

By Olivia Morgan, Online Editor With Spring Break quickly coming to an end, only eight weeks remain in the Spring 2014 semester. Now that midterms are over, most students know where they are currently standing grade-wise. Some may be satisfied with their academic performance so far, but some may not be so satisfied with that […]

WLU offers valuable resources for students


By Molly MacGhee, Contributing Writer All universities have resources that students can use to help them succeed in their college careers. West Liberty University is no exception. There are plenty of resources on campus that can help students succeed. As midterms approach, students may want to take advantage of one or more of these resources […]

College Republicans Club hosts local candidates


By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer The College Republicans organization made its debut this semester on West Liberty University’s campus. “[This group] is getting involved at one of the most exciting times in the history of the state and the Republican Party,” said guest speaker Ryan Ferns. For the first time since 1928, the Republican Party […]

Cold and flu season peaks on the Hilltop

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By Elizabeth Knott, Staff Writer Tis’ the season for runny noses, body aches and fevers. Director of Health Services Christy Bennington, estimates seeing almost 300 students with upper respiratory issues since the fall semester. According to Bennington, that is generally a sign of the cold or the flu. Since the fall and winter months are […]