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Sounding Off on next semester

Compiled by Megan Jones

Top 5 different ways to stay fit on campus 

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor 
 
Sometimes it’s hard to get into a nice rhythm when it comes to exercise, especially in college. Here are some tips to get or stay in shape while on West Liberty University’s campus. 

Ed Sheeran’s new album ‘Divide’ is a must-listen

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
After a leave of absence from social media for a year, Ed Sheeran returned Dec. 12 with a Tweet that had only a picture of the color blue. This was his first hint of his upcoming album, “Divide” stylized as ÷, which was released on March 3. Before the entire album release, the songs “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You” were also released as singles and have been played on the radio constantly since. 

Thank you, Coach Crutchfield; good luck, Coach Howlett 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
On March 21, West Liberty University and President Dr. Stephen Greiner announced that head men’s basketball Coach Jim Crutchfield resigned from his position and will be taking the head coaching job at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On March 28, it was announced that Ben Howlett will be the new head men’s basketball coach

Try not to stress over job-hunting after graduation 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
Graduation is almost a month away, which is causing seniors on the hilltop to feel a little panicky. We’ve already graduated once, so what is there to be afraid of? Graduate school applications, building your resume, writing a cover letter, finding a good paying job, paying off student loans and possibly becoming homeless. Okay, I understand why you’re scared now!

WLU keeps students fit with wellness opportunities 

By Ana Berbel, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty’s campus offers many ways for students to stay fit and healthy. There are numerous sport clubs that students can join, physical education classes and even official sports teams that they can tryout for. During the past year, these opportunities have been increasing with the appearance of new programs, such as the personal trainers and the new official sport teams that will start next year.

Students should keep an open mind for Spring Fling 

By Zarek Wiley, Contributing Writer
 
As we approach the end of the school year, there are still many things to do before this year is in the books from Greek Week and Spring Fling to papers, finals and so much more. For those who have not yet heard, Spring Fling is scheduled to be held in the Union this year. No matter how you may feel about this decision, it is important to keep an open mind and give it a fair chance before rushing to judgement.

Students should keep updated with SGA elections and events

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer

Student Government Association (SGA) elections are happening today, April 5, and it is important for students to participate in the election. The Student Government elections are held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through electronic voting. E-mails are to be sent out with a link to vote for the candidates. The President and Vice-President-elects will be sworn in towards the conclusion of the Honors Convocation ceremony.

Nutting Gallery features unique paper-cutting artwork 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager 
 
The Nutting Gallery hit the ground running after Spring Break with a gallery opening that featured artist Kathryn Carr. On March 23, students and staff members filled the gallery to see over 25 different and unique works of art, all made of cut paper. 

Taking a look at WLU buildings and history

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University is home to a variety of unique and historic buildings. From tall, white pillars, to beautiful brick structures, the hilltop houses some historically-rich buildings, ranging from campus facilities and residence halls. Currently, WLU offers five dormitories on the campus grounds: Hughes Hall, Bonar Hall, Curtis Hall, Beta Hall and Krise Hall; two former dorms, Boyd and Rogers Halls, are expected to re-open next school year.

Students eat, sleep and live in these buildings, but most, if not any, do not know where they got their names. In this article, I will state the brief history and where WLU’s various dormitories and campus facilities got their names.