Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sodexo Update

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

 This semester, Sodexo has a few new services and food choices to offer, while also returning with the usual favorites.

Why I Buy CDs

Ian Beabout, Contributing Writer

No, that’s not a typo. While Youtube, Spotify, and Soundcloud are a few of the ways I  can instantly enjoy music via the internet, not to mention the 100s of illegal options out there, I long for the experience of actually owning my music. 

Yay, Campus Activities

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

 The eternal mantra on the hilltop seems to be the grumbled, “There’s never anything to do at West Liberty!” Probably, this West Lib-ism has been around forever, with no clear origin—though it’s logical to conclude, I think, that it came at least in part from our geography: our isolated, small-town, hilltop location as well as our relative proximity to “big city” schools like WVU and Pitt, where we assume there are “things to do.”

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

It is that time of year when stores are covered in pink and flowers, and chocolates and teddy bears flood the shopping aisles. Valentine’s Day gives us a heightened opportunity to show others that we care. We often take the easy route to fulfilling our loved ones expectations of expressing that love: a card, roses, or candy in a heart shaped box. There are so many other ways to not only express your thankfulness and love for the people in your life, but you can do it in a more inexpensive and thoughtful way.

Cats Have Clawed Their Way Into Our Hearts

Tara Adamczyk, Advertising Manager

Cats have always melted our hearts with their fluffy, cuddly adorableness. With a little help from their owners, cats have found a home as one of the top internet trends in America. Cats have moved past the internet and are now reigning as one of the top trends of this decade. “There is something about cats that just makes you smile and you can never get enough. I always buy sweaters and socks with cats on them because they are freaking adorable and I cannot get enough of them. Everything with a cat on it is so cute,” said Jessica Baker, cat enthusiast.

The Good Lie Review

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

This is one movie you won’t soon forget. The Good Lie is directed by Philippe Falardeau and written by Margaret Nagle. The plot follows four young Sudanese refugees, otherwise known as the Lost Boys of Sudan even though one is a girl, as they flee from their village in search of safety. You may recognize Reese Witherspoon as Carrie Davis, a character who aids them later in the movie.

Three WLU students awarded Bucks-for-Brains fellowships

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

WLU students Nicole Sadecky, Adam Kenney, and Nancy Isner have been named 2014-2015 Bucks-for-Brains research fellows.