Ten Things You Need to Do This Summer

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer Here it is, the break all of us have been waiting for so long! By now the euphoria of completing another semester is probably over, and you More »

‘Money Monster’ pays off with thrillingly directed cast

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager Jodie Foster has done it again by directing another real-time film that pulls you in and keeps your attention. The clever drama, Money Monster, was released in More »

The Perks of Working in a Recording Studio

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor It’s not uncommon for me to easily spend 9-10 hours in the recording studio. I’m not sure if it’s the result of perfectionism to a fault, or More »

Pastor Deb’s love for others fuels passion for EMS

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer Everyone has a goal in life, whether it is to be a rich and famous or to someday have a family. A common goal that everyone has More »

Campus community racks up awards as academic year ends

By Daniel Morgan, Editor As the 2016 spring semester comes to a close, West Liberty University students, along with some staff and faculty members, are collecting awards and scholarships as well as More »

 

Support your local businesses this summer

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By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

The freedom of summer also comes with the freedom of shopping. For most people, when they are away at college, they make due with large grocery stores in the area. However, in the months that school is out, we should try and buy from small businesses instead of large companies. 

Ten Things You Need to Do This Summer

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By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Here it is, the break all of us have been waiting for so long! By now the euphoria of completing another semester is probably over, and you may be starting to get bored. If you happen to stay on campus or live somewhere in the tri-state area, here are ten things you have to experience this summer.

‘Money Monster’ pays off with thrillingly directed cast

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By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

Jodie Foster has done it again by directing another real-time film that pulls you in and keeps your attention. The clever drama, Money Monster, was released in theaters on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Money Monster is a 90 minute suspense-filled thriller which starts off with smug TV personality Lee Gates (George Clooney) hosting his daily financial show with the help of the smartest producer around, Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts). Gates dresses up in ridiculous outfits and dances around making stock talk as goofy graphics appear behind him (I don’t know about you, but I’ll pay $9.25 to see George Clooney dance any day). He is constantly goofing off while she is constantly keeping him in check; they have somewhat of a brother-sister relationship.

Cruel intentions have no place in entertainment

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By Daniel Morgan, Editor

“Gee, some people just can’t take a joke,” is often what comes to mind when people criticize a comedian or a television show for being mean. It is hard to tell when such forms of entertainment cross the line from being funny to being hateful.

The Perks of Working in a Recording Studio

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By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

It’s not uncommon for me to easily spend 9-10 hours in the recording studio. I’m not sure if it’s the result of perfectionism to a fault, or simply an addiction, but when left to my own devices – the hours just evaporate in an instant.

When I tell people that part of my major involves music technology, I usually get a “huh?” No, I don’t spend my time making EDM (Electronic Dance Music) or robot-voice laden Daft Punk rip-offs; at least not all of my time that is.

Pastor Deb’s love for others fuels passion for EMS

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By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer

Everyone has a goal in life, whether it is to be a rich and famous or to someday have a family. A common goal that everyone has is to be a better person, and a good way to achieve that goal is to help others. West Liberty University’s Pastor Debra “Deb” Dague is the perfect example of someone who betters the lives of others.

Pastor Deb devotes her time on and off campus to help others. For one, she volunteers at the West Liberty Volunteer Fire Department (WLVFD). Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has been a passion of hers since 1985, and she became an EMT in 1987.  She became a campus minister at WLU in 2007, and took took some time off from EMS. However, she has decided to return to her passion.

Campus community racks up awards as academic year ends

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By Daniel Morgan, Editor

As the 2016 spring semester comes to a close, West Liberty University students, along with some staff and faculty members, are collecting awards and scholarships as well as scoring achievements in numerous academic areas.

The Spring Honors Convocation was held on April 28 in Kelly Theatre, and numerous students received awards, which included some substantial monetary scholarships.

First group of Community Education students graduate from WLU

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By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

May 7th’s commencement ceremony will include the first group of graduating students from the Community Education program. The seven students are Ramsay Core, Michael Hensley, Christian Rice, Teracyn Rich, Morgan Wagner, Mary Ward, and Brady Lytton, who is doing an interdisciplinary study with focus on Community Education and Graphic Design.

Community Education officially became a major in the fall 2014 semester, though it had been in development since 2012 by Dean of the College of Education Dr. Keely Camden, Director of Community Education Dr. Miriam Roth-Douglas, and Director of the Center of Arts and Education Lou Karas. The program focuses on non-formal educational practices that are not limited to the traditional classroom setting, including emphasis on non-profit organizations, community outreach, and program and fundraising development.

Look out for these summer movie blockbusters

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By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

Summer is right around the corner, and what better way is there to escape the heat than to immerse yourself in a new movie or two? After watching some previews, listening around, and comparing ratings, here are some of the films that have the potential to become great summer blockbusters. 

WLU welcomes Dianna Vargo as graduation speaker

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By Nicole Henry, Distribution Manager

The Spring Commencement ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 in the Academic, Sports and Recreational Complex (ASRC) at 11 a.m. Ohio County Schools Superintendent Dr. Dianna Vargo will deliver the commencement address

Vargo is a resident of Wheeling, W. Va., and is an Ohio University alumna. She earned a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Mathematics at Ohio University in 1981, a Masters of Arts in Science/Mathematics Education from Wheeling Jesuit College in 1987, a Master of Arts in Education Administration from West Virginia University in 1993, and a Doctoral in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University in 2009.