Monthly Archives: July 2017

Kesha on the rise with new music

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer

Kesha Sebert, formerly known as Ke$ha, is a 30-year-old American singer who has made a career confronting the double standards of American society.

“The Children of Hurin” is a hidden gem for “Game of Thrones” fans

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

Game of Thrones has finally returned in all of its bloody and depraved glory. Much like thousands of other Thrones fans, I spend my week anxiously waiting for Sunday night to arrive for another serving of the most sadistic show in the history of television.

Various student discounts available with ID, email

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 

College may give you a college degree, but that’s not the only valuable thing. Use your .edu student email and ID to your benefit! Here are just some of the discounts that you can receive when using your West Liberty email or student ID. 

Top 5 unknown artists to listen to today

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

As the General Manager of WGLZ, I receive tons of music from unsigned artists who are trying to make it big in the industry. They send me music to listen to and if I like it, I add it to our station’s music library to be included over the air. Here are five artists that I have come across that you need to check out today.

Wheeling offers many fun festivals during summer

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Wheeling offers many outdoor summer festivals. While some events have already passed, like the Wheeling Arts and Culture Festival, there are still many in the near future. Here are some of the upcoming local festivals you can attend:

Photo Gallery: New York City

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

After the very successful bus trip to NYC this past April, my sister and I knew we wanted to try to go back this summer, take in the city and watch a show before my sister moved away for college. We happened to find some good deals for show tickets and bus tickets, and finally got the excuse to go this past weekend.

Boyd Hall renovations nearing completion

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Nearly three years ago, West Liberty University and the Office of Housing and Residence Life decided to close a popular student dormitory, Boyd Hall. This summer, however, the Maintenance Department has been vigorously working to renovate the vacant dorm, as it will be reopening in the fall. Those renovations will soon be finished.

Tweet, post and share as if your life depends on it

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

There was a time when having good social media skills meant you never forgot to update songs on your MySpace profile. Then, it got complicated.

Nowadays, plain social media presence is not enough. According to the business magazine Fortune, Facebook reported a 21 percent decrease in original posts in 2016. It is happening because the time of simple happy-birthday-grandma type of posts are ending, and other social media sites will soon follow.

Six obscure sporting events you didn’t know about

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

When you hear the word “sports,” events like baseball, golf, football, and even NASCAR come to mind. They’re the usual suspects found on ESPN because they are familiar. Well, there are plenty of additional “activities” that qualify as sports, and it’s very likely that you’ve never heard of them because they are just plain weird. We’re going far beyond makeshift playground activities as these six obscure sports have two things in common: randomness and an unexpected fan base.

“Baby Driver” races with a beat

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

When I went to the movies a couple nights ago, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Baby Driver. Directed and written by Edgar Wright, the R-rated action movie took me by surprise with its amazing soundtrack. Why? Without the music, the movie is nothing.