Category Archives: Lifestyle

Music affects our lives in a positive way

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. Now, there is not a single day that goes by that I don’t listen to music. Music is fun to listen to, however, there is something scientists have been studying for years: does music affect mental health in any way?

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.

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.

Gender should not dictate who pays on dates 

By Emily McLean, Contributing Writer 
 
Stereotypes, the widely-held assumption about a certain group of people, surround us. As soon as we see someone, we form a concept of who we think they are based on their appearance. We often tell ourselves we are not judgmental, but the reality is that we are shaped to be. 

College allows students to exercise independence

By Kendra Rhodes, Contributing Writer

A significant time of maturation and independent growth is during the college years. College provides the setting for exploring new-found freedom. Students have the choice to live on their own and make many of their own day to day decisions, but they still have the structure and the basic rules that on-campus living stresses. When parents fail to loosen the reins of control when their students go to college, a large part of imperative personal growth is lost and has adverse effects for the parent.

Remembering how we got here: A tribute to Moms

By Ana Berbel, Contributing Writer

Being her first child, my mom has told the story of my birth many times. It always starts with her telling the anecdote about how my grandparents got to the hospital before she did; of course, the whole family was very excited, but apparently they just couldn’t wait to meet me.

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. 

Focus, fun are key for strong semester finish

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 
 
We’re halfway through the spring semester at West Liberty, and while the first half may have went by smoothly and quickly for some, for others it may have dragged on with stress and chaos. Regardless of which category you fall into, it’s important to make sure that you’re focused and prepared for the rest of what this semester has to offer.

Weekend facilities closure hurts campus residents 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
One of the most common dissatisfactions for students when it comes to going to the campus bookstore is its work hours. WLU’s Barnes and Noble is normally open only Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
However, many students do not know that the bookstore is also open during many special events on campus. 

Caution: Binge watching can be dangerous!

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
It is not uncommon to hear people talking about watching a whole TV series in only a handful of days, or even bragging about it yourself. With streaming websites like Netflix and Hulu among others, it has become so easy to get caught up in watching a show.  Even though binge watching may seem harmless, and has even become mainstream, it is dangerous, and students should stop binging their favorite TV shows.