Category Archives: Commentary

‘As it is in Heaven’ offers a unique experience

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Oct. 5, the first showing of “As It Is in Heaven” premiered in Kelly Theater. The whole run of the show is being dedicated to Julie Alderfer, who was a part of the original play and recently lost her battle to cancer.

‘Memories of Memories’ opens in Nutting Gallery

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer
 
On Sept. 27, West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery opened its newest showcase of artwork from Pittsburgh artist, Nicole Renee Ryan. 
 
The show exhibition is called “Nicole Ryan: Memories of Memories.” Ryan is a contemporary watercolorist, oil painter and muralist from Mercer, Pa. She is currently working in Pittsburgh. This showcase included multiple watercolor and oil paintings; each piece ranging from $400 to $8,000. 

Hoodie Allen’s new album lives up to the hype 

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
Last year in January, New York rapper Hoodie Allen (or as his fans call him, Hoodie) dropped his album “Happy Camper” and at the time, I thought it would go down as his best album ever. Like always, he has proved me and thousands of other fans wrong. 

WLU opens lactation room on College Union’s top floor

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 

Upstairs in the College Union, a space is now available for students, faculty and staff who are nursing with the new lactation room in room S3. Plans for this space have been in the making for a while, but it’s now finally ready to be utilized.

Bear Necessities makes living on campus more convenient

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
The start of another school year here at West Liberty University has come with some changes in the College Union. Before leaving for summer break, students had different food choices including The Grille, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Jazzman’s Bakery. This fall dining options have seen some changes– Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have been replaced by Slice of Life and most of the food items that were carried by Jazzman’s have been moved to the new convenience store, also located in the Union, Bear Necessities. 

Life just got better with Sodexo’s new dining option

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
 
With the departure of co-branded Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, Sodexo has introduced Hilltoppers to a new life filled with Italian dishes. Positive first reactions have settled the verdict on whether the removal of two name-brand corporations was the right decision. 

Stephen King’s ‘It’ raises the fear factor to new heights 

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Stephen King’s novels have a reputation for being some of the most entertaining and terrifying stories of our time. More often than not, however, the aspects of King’s fiction that makes it so effective is lost in translation when adapted to film. 
 
King fans can now rejoice that “It” now stands tall as one of the rare King movies that can scare and entertain its audience even if they are completely unfamiliar with the source material.’

Nutting Gallery opening features interactive art

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Nutting Gallery opened up for the first time this semester. The theme for this gallery opening is interactive art, and Tom Estlack was the artist in the spotlight this time around. 

How to start off the new semester right

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor 

Classes at West Liberty University start today, Aug. 21, which means it is time to get back into the swing of classes. Whether you are a new or returning student, here are some tips on how to start the semester off on the right foot.

Stephen King is the king of horror

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Stephen King, perhaps the most recognized horror author of all time, continues to unravel the minds of his suspense-seeking readers. Since his first publication in 1973, with the widely renowned novel “Carrie,” King has paved a path into the mystery and science-fiction genre, publishing nearly 60 novels and selling 400 million copies.