Category Archives: Weather

How to handle cold weather, harsh road conditions

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Late in the spring semester, West Liberty students are blessed with some of the greatest weather of the year. The trips across the quad to all of the on-campus classes and events feels like a short walk. However, during the earliest parts of the spring semester, these walks can feel more like miserable journeys. To properly prepare for the often harsh January and February weather on the hilltop, there are certain precautions that students can take to make the cold less inconvenient.

Tips for safe winter driving

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

It’s probably a scene you’ve seen a hundred times before: you wake up in the morning, and the ground and road are covered in a blanket of snow.

Depending on how old you were, you had one of two reactions. When you were young, you saw it as a full day of playing in the snow with school probably cancelled. As a college student, you are probably less excited because you have to drive in it. This means waiting for the plows and the salt, or simply going out and hoping for the best.

Preparation is key for power outages

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

The Ohio Valley just received its first big dose of winter weather to start out the season. Along with snow, sleet, and wind often comes power outages, and it is important to stay prepared.

Remember: Keep your animals safe this winter

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

The first snowflakes and crisp winds of the winter season bring excitement to those getting in the Christmas spirit. Unfortunately, these conditions can also be deadly to an important member of our family: our pets. Protecting our pets from the cold can be easy by simply following a few guidelines. 

This weather is making me crazy

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

On Christmas Eve, 2015, I took the dog for a leisurely walk. Stop right there and reread that sentence. Let it sink in. On Christmas Eve, I was out in short sleeves and tennis shoes, bouncy pup in tow.

The event was so monumental in my life, I did what any normal human person would do and went to Facebook to report the news – it was 60 degrees and I paused my tree decorating duties to sup in the great outdoors. “Lovely March weather,” I was heard to quip.