Passion for the Game

Story Provided WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., Aug. 12, 2015 — Like most college students, West Liberty University student Rose Christian is getting ready to return to campus and the books. Unlike most, her More »

Nutrition Expert Advises WLU Students

By Jessica Broverman, editor As college students, we rarely have time to consume anything other than coffee and Ramen noodles. However, The Trumpet has called upon a professional within the Ohio Valley More »

Read “The Martian” before the movie comes out

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor It’s not what it sounds like. Despite the title, the New York Times bestselling science fiction novel The Martian by Andy Weir is not another book about More »

“Alice” Turns 150

Gabriella Pozell, Contributing Writer Some of the best literature can come about in the most unlikely ways. That was the case for one of the most popular English children’s stories, Alice’s Adventures More »

The Galactic Cowboy Orchestra Rides into Wheeling’s Heritage Port

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor Great music has always been my passion in life, ever since I saw my first concert (Jethro Tull) at age three and decided to spend all my More »

 

Pixar impresses with “Inside Out”

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By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

Pixar is no stranger to telling stories from unusual perspectives. Some of the animation studio’s best-loved and most successful movies have been not-so-unusual tales told from the point-of-view of unexpected characters—like a story of growing up told from the forgotten toys in the bottom of the toy box in the “Toy Story” movies, or the story of a celebrity athlete learning life’s not all about living in the fast lane, told from the perspective of a racecar in “Cars.”

This summer, Pixar did it again with its newest film, “Inside Out.”
“Inside Out” is the story of an eleven-year-old girl named Riley who moves with her parents from Minnesota to San Francisco… but it’s Riley’s story told through the lens of her five animated emotions—Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust—who live inside her brain.

Supreme Court grants marriage equality in all 50 states

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By Jessica Broverman, Editor

As of Friday, June 26 2015, it is now legal for all Americans, no matter what their sexual orientation or gender, to marry the person they love.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday morning that this law be instated in all 50 states. The law is listed under the 14th Amendment and cites that couples will receive equal protection and due process.

Extending the right to marry protects families and “without the recognition, stability, and predictability marriage offers, children suffer the stigma of knowing their families are somehow lesser,” the justices wrote this morning.

Why you should keep your beauty au naturel

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By Jessica Broverman, Editor

We have all gone to certain lengths for our appearance. Whether it be getting a haircut or applying makeup every day, we all have been there. This not only is a part of how we as a society view beauty, but also how we see our personal beauty due to the media. It is far more of an advantage to embrace our natural beauty, rather than change it.

A large concern that should be taken into consideration is the fact that we are destroying our skin, hair, pores and many other parts of our bodies with harsh chemicals. Have you ever looked at the ingredients for your favorite concealer or that fantastic smelling conditioner? Those beauty products contain all sorts of chemicals.

How to become more active this summer

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By Gabriella Pozell, Contributing Writer

I’ll admit it. I used to live a pretty sedentary lifestyle. Actually, that’s probably too generous. “Couch potato” would have probably been a more accurate term to describe me. Unfortunately, my couch potato tendencies used to worsen during the summertime.

During my summer vacations, I used to love relaxing and pushing the limits of my laziness by binge-watching my favorite TV shows or just sitting for hours at a time, getting lost in good books.

Top Country Artists

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By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor

Possibly one of the most distinct and popular genres in the music world today is country music. The origins of country music are thought to have began in the most rural of areas with a person’s words being sung over an acoustic guitar that someone was playing. The top country artists of all time are some of the most successful and most revered figures in music history.

Summer Fun

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By Emily Dawson, Contributing Writer

Trying to make the most of your summer break while on a budget? Activities such as vacations, concerts, amusement parks, and fine dining can add up quickly, but there are many fun, alternate options that will help you to make the most of your resources. While some sought after summer fun can put quite a dent in your pocket, it’s important to enjoy the little things in life. After all, the best things in life are free.

The Triple Crown: an Amazing yet Difficult Accomplishment

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By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

American Pharoah just earned 2015’s Triple Crown, making him the first racehorse to win the title in 37 years. But since then, and still today, the races are receiving undeserved criticism.

The U.S. Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, better known as the Triple Crown, has been a coveted American accolade since Sir Barton became the first horse to achieve it in 1919.

A few thoughts about Christopher Lee

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By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

I’m very saddened to hear the news today that legendary English actor Christopher Lee passed away Sunday, June 7th, at age 93. With nearly 300 film credits to his name, we’ve lost one of our most gifted actors and greatest voices in movie history.

I grew up watching the old Hammer Films that he starred in, especially Horror of Dracula (1958) and Dracula – Prince of Darkness (1966), and to me he was Dracula. I still watch those old, atmospheric films every Halloween – as well as his performances in The Curse of Frankenstein (1959), The Gorgon (1964), The Mummy (1959), and countless other misty, eerie, and ancient castle-based Hammer films.

Former WLU President Robin Capehart and West Virginia Ethics Commission Approve Agreement

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The West Virginia Ethics Commission approved a conciliation agreement on Thursday with former West Liberty University President Robin Capehart.

During the meeting, Capehart acknowledged he “solicited private business” from a former part-time worker, when he asked her if she would be interested in serving as executive producer on a movie in which he was an investor. 

Following, the commission dropped all 13 of the remaining charges against Capehart. He agreed to pay a fine of $5,000 and costs of $5,000.

West Liberty University’s tuition, fees increase is second lowest in the state

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., June 4, 2015 — West Liberty University’s tuition and fees increase for 2015 – 2016 reflects a 4.5 percent increase and is the second lowest among four-year public institutions in the state, according to Interim President John P. McCullough, who recently bartered for a 12 percent decrease in pay for himself for the next fiscal year.