Daily Archives: February 25, 2016

International festival showcases diversity among WLU students

By Jessica Broverman, editor

Hilltoppers from all walks of life attended the International Country Festival. This festival introduced students to a multitude of cultures through music, dancing, education, and food. In just two hours, I learned more than I had anticipated.

One of the first countries presented was China. The audience was taught different ways in which people in China say hello, which include Mandarin and Cantonese among many more. Other information provided to those present included a discussion about Beijing, the capital of China, a tutorial about how to make a Chinese dish, and a deep look into Chinese Operas.

Regional Science Fair to be held this Saturday

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

The annual Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held at West Liberty on Saturday, Feb. 27. Between 70 and 100 middle school and high school students, grades six through 12, from eight eligible counties in Ohio and West Virginia, are expected to display their science projects and compete for prizes. The event will be held in Campbell Hall of Health Sciences, with an awards ceremony in College Hall, according to the science fair’s webpage under the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

This year, the science fair is sponsored by Southwestern Energy, the third largest producer of natural gas in the continental United States. According to Dr. Zachary Loughman, Assistant Professor of Biology and Co-Director of the Regional Science and Engineering Fair, this sponsorship is providing the fair with the ability to grant monetary awards to the first, second, and third place winners this year.