Human Trafficking Summit

By Tara Adamcyzk, Advertising Manager On April 8, 2015 Senator Shelley Moore Capito hosted a Summit on Human Trafficking on West Liberty’s campus. More »

Senior Capstone Collection A Huge Success

Tara Adamczyk, Advertising Manager   This semester, three senior WLU journalism students (Tara Adamczyk, Nathan Johnson, and Katie Ralbusky) focused their senior project on domestic violence. As part of the project, they did a More »

SGA meeting further discusses building closures on campus

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer and Jessica Broverman, Editor West Liberty’s SGA held a meeting on April 21 in the Alumni Room to discuss the closures of three buildings on campus: Shotwell More »

Social media helps build real relationships

Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer  Many may think we as a society are overusing social media and losing interaction with our real life family and friends. I would agree with this to an More »

WLU Biology Research Published by Scientific Journal

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor On April 2, the research of WLU Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Evan Lau and his colleagues was published in a special issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal More »

 

WLU Should Offer More Religious Organizations

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By Rick Tyler, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University strives to have a diverse and complex campus, but in some ways it stops short of perfect. While WLU offers a good number of clubs and organizations to become a part of, the campus’ religious side is sorely lacking. There aren’t many groups at West Liberty that allow less mainstream religions a place to worship in peace, and it should be our goal as a campus to be as inclusive and diverse as we can.

Recognizing the Founders of Alpha Xi Delta

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By Zoe Poindexter, Contributing Writer

More than 100 years ago, on April 17, 1893 at Lombard College Galesburg, IL  Alpha Xi Delta was founded by ten young woman who shared the vision of a national organization dedicated to the personal growth of women. Today it is known as one of the oldest women’s fraternities. The spirit of Alpha Xi Delta has enriched the lives of thousands of women throughout the world with its emphasis on lifelong learning and lasting friendship.

Stay Aware of Campus Sexual Assault

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By Lauren O’Connor, Contributing Writer

It’s time West Liberty University and its students have a serious conversation about sexual assault. Reports have shown that one in every five college-aged women are victims of campus sexual assault. Up to 10 percent of campus sexual assault victims are men, but those men are usually assaulted by other men. However, a recent report by the Department of Justice found that these statistics are much lower than is being portrayed. There have been several other reports that also had conflicting numbers.

Remembering Auschwitz

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By Jessica Broverman, Editor

April 16 marks seventy years since the liberation of those held within the fences of Auschwitz. For many people it is a dark period of time in which we only know through photographs and stories, but for others it is a much darker memory. Over six million people were sent to the Nazi concentration camps in the 1940’s and a little over one million escaped with their lives.  Philosophers, authors, business people, and even an Olympian were some that went through the terrors of Auschwitz.

Senior Year Problems

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By Tara Adamczyk, Advertising Manager 

Looking back at freshman year, most of you probably felt pretty confident in yourselves. We knew what we wanted to be and thought we had our futures figured out. Four years later, we are about to walk in our caps and gown and receive that long-awaited college degree. If people only knew the millions of thoughts running through our heads.  

WLU’s 2015 International Food Festival

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By Jin Zhang, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University’s sixth International Food festival kicked off on Monday, April 13 in the College Union Ballroom. More than 200 attendees stopped by the Union to have a taste of dishes from all over the globe for just $1.00 a serving. 

West Liberty students shine at WVAS Meeting

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By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

On April 11, the 90th Annual West Virginia Academy of Science (WVAS) Meeting was held at West Liberty University, for the first time since 2001. Nine West Liberty students took home awards and recognitions, with two of the three best overall prizes awarded to West Liberty students.

A Look into the 15th Annual MADfest

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By Ian Beabout

Friday, April 10th, 2015 marked the 15th annual Media Arts and Design festival (MADfest), which was held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will took place on campus and involved 26 workshop sessions, presentations from professionals in the field of media design, and a student awards ceremony held in College Hall.

The awards ceremony was presented by MADfest Director and Professor of Graphic and Digital Media Design, Jim Haizlett and was judged in categories that include Film, Digital Imaging, Electronic Music, Animation and Illustration, Photography, and Graphic Design to name a few.      

Get Tough on Dog Fighting

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By Marissa Wetterau

In honor of National Dog Fighting Awareness Day (NDFAD) on Wednesday, April 8, the ASPCA is asking animal advocates across the country to help them Get Tough on Dog Fighting. This brutal form of animal cruelty occurs in every part of the country and in every type of community, and it must be stopped.

They are working to eradicate dog fighting by assisting in raids and rescues alongside law enforcement agencies. The ASPCA is assisting by advocating for stronger laws and sentencing for those who commit this terrible crime.

W.Va. Academy of Science Meeting to be held at WLU

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

The 90th annual West Virginia Academy of Science (WVAS) Meeting will be held at West Liberty University on Saturday, April 11.