Posted by admin on June 18th, 2014
By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer
With all the major holidays being well known, there are always a few unknown holidays that are brought to ones attention through social media. For example, daughters week, national siblings day, national pet day and more may have caught the eyes of social media junkies making them wonder what other unique holidays are out there.
Since Father’s Day has come and gone, many may be looking for something else to celebrate until the Fourth of July. The unique holidays leading up to the next national holiday could be a fix for those who are in need of a celebration.
Posted by admin on June 11th, 2014
By A.J. Blehschmidt, Sports Editor
On Thursday, June 12, the world will turn its attention to the country of Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Amongst a lot of political and social issues, the world’s game may find itself overshadowed by problems that have nothing to do with the on-field action. While off the field drama plays out all over Brazil, the tournament promises to be one of the best ever.
The tournament features so many interesting storylines that it could make ones head spin. The favorites going into the World Cup are the hosts Brazil, Spain, Germany, and Argentina. Dark horses to watch out for range from a youthful team from Belgium to the surprise of the 2010 World Cup, Uruguay. However, at this point any of the 32 teams competing over the next month could win it all.
Posted by admin on June 5th, 2014
By Olivia Morgan, Online Editor
Each start to a new summer means swimming pools open, ice cream shops are packed and people are purchasing new furry friends. Dogs are often purchased in the summer months because they are the best months to train animals. When choosing the right pet people often look in pet stores, but due to the fact that our society is more tech savvy than ever, more people are searching for new pets on the internet. Purchasing a pet from the internet or a pet store often means that the cute puppy in the window came from a puppy mill.
Posted by admin on May 31st, 2014
By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer
With school ending, and graduation season behind us, summer vacation is finally here. After studying and working on projects for 15 weeks, students may take the first week of summer to relax. For go-getters, relaxation often turns into boredom.
To avoid boredom over the next three months, follow these five tips to make it a productive yet unforgettable summer.
Posted by admin on May 29th, 2014
By Katie Ralbusky, Staff Writer
Godzilla is back and better than ever. The recent movie proves to be an instant summer classic and I recommend everyone to see it at least once on the big screen. Without spoiling the details I will say that you cannot go into this movie expecting a plot like Pacific Rim where there are Kaiju fights from beginning to end.
Posted by admin on May 27th, 2014
By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer
After the frigid weather that plagued the hilltop this winter, West Liberty students may take every opportunity to soak up the summer sun. However, too much sun can cause more than embarrassing farmers tans and lobster-red burns.
Posted by admin on May 25th, 2014
By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer
Summer break is the perfect time to take all the standardized tests that students may need to take in order to get into graduate school. Although every test is different depending on what career path one is following, the test preparation is almost identical. Below are 5 tips that may help prepare students for the test that determines their future.
Posted by admin on May 19th, 2014
By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor
With finals behind us, fifteen weeks of catching up on sleep, friends and family, and the latest movies and books stretch out in front of us.
Whether you’re going to be spending the break working on your tan, your summer classes, or your summer job, you’re probably also looking forward to some of the blockbuster movies and highly anticipated books slated to come out during summer 2014.
Films like “Godzilla,” “22 Jump Street,” and “Maleficent” will be hitting the big screen in the coming months while new titles by authors like David Baldacci, Cassandra Clare, and Kiera Kass continue to fly off the shelves.
Posted by admin on May 7th, 2014
By Katie Ralbusky
What do you plan on doing this summer? Finding jobs, possibly taking summer courses, and relaxing in general are probably at the top of your list.
But what about educating yourself? I know the last thing you want to do is be bombarded with stressful work and topics when all you hope to do is sleep in and catch up on those episodes of whatever show you missed. However, being mentally stimulated is important.
Posted by admin on May 6th, 2014
By Elizabeth Knott Staff Writer
On Saturday, May 10, 2014, West Liberty University will graduate 352 students at its spring commencement ceremony.
The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the ASRC. The doors of the ASRC will open for seating at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets are not required to attend, so seating will run on a first come first served basis. Parking will be available for guests behind the ASRC.