Category Archives: Travel

What you need to know about the total solar eclipse

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

Monday, Aug. 21 will mark the beginning of the new academic year, but it will also mark the day of quite possibly the biggest astronomical event in almost 100 years: a total solar eclipse across the United States.

Photo Gallery: Bolnuevo, Spain

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager

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.

The great American total solar eclipse coming soon

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Can you name something that occurs twice a year? We do adjust our clocks biannually to accommodate daylight savings, but I am not referring to this practice. A solar eclipse happens at least twice a year, and Americans will get to experience a rarity this year.

Photo Gallery: Emerald Isle

Photos provided by Megan Sayre

Campus highly anticipates 2017 New York City trip 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
Spring break has been over, but West Liberty University students have another adventure coming. This semester, the Student Government Association is sponsoring a red eye bus trip to New York City. Students will depart from WLU’s campus on April 21 and return on April 23.  

Fun, cheap things to do while on Spring Break

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager 
 
Spring Break is here and if you’re anything like me, you’re a broke college kid who can’t afford to go on a nice vacation to a warm, sunny, relaxing getaway. While all of your friends are hitting up Florida’s hottest beaches and clubs, you’re stuck in good ole Wheeling, W. Va.
 
Although, Spring Break trips aren’t what they’re all cracked up to be. By the end of the trip you’re exhausted, annoyed, and worst of all even more broke than before. By kicking it local, you can save your money and still have an enjoyable break.

Music & art festival coming soon in New Cumberland 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
Warm weather is amongst us, kind of, which means getting off the Hilltop to explore and have fun is a necessity. Luckily, the Mid-Ohio Valley provides us with numerous opportunities to do just that.
 
 Just before West Liberty University’s spring break, the third Montani Semper Liberi – Music & Art at Oak Glen festival will be hitting the halls of Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland, W.Va. on March 10-12. With about an hour drive, you can explore one of the largest and most unique cultural offerings that this region has to offer. 

Campus involvement in SGA rises with N.Y. trip underway

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty University Student Government Association (SGA) is taking a new approach at event planning. Now, even students who do not have a chance to attend senate meetings can voice their opinions. SGA connected with the student body via Twitter to plan two big events for the spring: Spring Fling and a bus trip to New York City. 

Lake Erie provides an affordable getaway

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer

Planning a budget-friendly vacation is difficult without knowing the perfect destination. Instead of sunbathing on the sandy beaches of South Carolina, consider staying closer to home. Erie, Pa provides an affordable weekend getaway. Located just shy of three hours north of West Liberty University, Erie is a great alternative to the beach.