Getting into rhythm for spring semester

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor It can be hard to get back in the rhythm of college after such a nice, long winter break. However, spring semester is just right around the More »

Manage your time wisely: Stop caring 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor  Normally, when you think about time management, pictures of daily planners and schedules come to mind. There are tens of thousands of other how-to articles that I can More »

Spring semester brings new and returning activities to campus

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor As winter break comes to an end, not all students may be excited to head back to classes. Yet some of the greatest aspects of West Liberty More »

Car emergency kits important for safety

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor  A good driver is always prepared. Breakdowns can happen anytime, anywhere. Start the new year out with safety in mind. In addition to having the necessary equipment More »

‘Fences’ welcomes audience right through the gate

By Daniel Morgan, Editor  “Fences,” the new film based on August Wilson’s award-winning play, stars Denzel Washington (who also directs) as Troy Maxson, a black garbage collector dealing with family and personal More »


Top 10 holiday movies to enjoy

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

Movies play a very large part in having a great holiday experience. Next to food, gifts, and family time, Christmas movies get all of us in the mood for hot cocoa and buttered popcorn. Here are my favorite top ten Christmas movies to watch this December!

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.

Top 5 movies coming to cinemas over break

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and while winter may bring snow and cold weather, but it also brings another round of blockbusters at the cinemas. This break will be no different; some of the upcoming movies have been looked forward to for almost a year now! However, there are also some movies that are sneaking into the cinemas that are definitely a must-see. 

During the break, if you’re looking forward to grabbing some movie-theater popcorn and relaxing for a few hours, here are my top-5 movies I suggest to go see. 

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. 

Top 10 Netflix finds during winter break

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

The fall semester just recently came to an end, and I believe I speak for all West Liberty University students when I say, “Thank goodness!” It was a long, grueling semester, and this winter break is much needed. We get to see our families, celebrate the holidays, and most importantly: relax. But what do we do in our spare time? We have five weeks until the spring semester begins, and I know, personally, I don’t have things going on every day. So, I think I’ll spend a lot of time doing one of my favorite hobbies: watching Netflix.

Greek life organizations await revival on campus

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor 

When it comes to opportunities to join organizations on campus, many students turn to West Liberty University’s Greek Life. With five sororities and four fraternities, there are many options if a student wishes to “Go Greek.” However, come spring 2017, there will be a new fraternity opportunity as Theta Xi Fraternity makes its way to campus. 

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ fails to impress 

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is the newest film set in J.K. Rowling’s ‘Wizarding World,’ but it tells a story separate from the Harry Potter series. It proves to be a fun and visually exciting ride for viewers of all ages, regardless of how much they know about Rowling’s previously-established world. However, the film tells a story that is less exciting than the spectacle it provides.

WLU Alumnus reflects on Rio 2016 Summer Olympics experience

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Alumnus Dr. Aaron Joel “AJ” Monseau had an incredible opportunity and adventure over the summer. Monseau was a team physician for USA Wrestling at the Rio Olympics.

Volleyball’s record season comes to an end

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

If the last season for the West Liberty volleyball team was historic, then this season is “unprecedented.” 
The Lady Toppers found themselves in the record books once again; they finished with an overall record of 23-14, 11-6 in conference. It was historic when the Lady Toppers broke even in conference play last season. Now, the team’s never looked better and it seems that there’s no stopping this team on the way up.

Campus offers many study spots 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 
A challenge for all college students is finding a good place to study, especially with final exams less than a week away. Sometimes it can be hard to study in the dorm rooms because of distraction from TVs, computers and a comfy bed. So, here are some of the best places to study at West Liberty.