‘Ramayana: Past in Present’ Premieres in Kelly Theatre

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer On Thursday, August 25th, Kelly Theatre defeated the laws of time and space and sent spectators to a magic kingdom in ancient India. Ramayana: Past in Present More »

‘Stranger Things’ doesn’t live up to the hype, but it’s still very good

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer Netflix has created hit original shows in the past, such as Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. With these series being the main attraction More »

Top five items to remember when packing for college

By Jalyn Bolyard, Distribution Manager It’s that time of the year again! While some West Liberty students are already moved in, the rest of us will move in during the weekend. Packing More »

West Liberty Student brings ‘Ramayana’ to Kelly Theater

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor West Liberty’s theater season begins early this semester, with Ramayana – Past in Present.  The musical, penned by student John Sherwood, opens Thursday, August 25th – the More »

Early move-in presents pros and cons

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor As a resident assistant (RA) at West Liberty University, I officially moved into my room this past Monday. I unpacked all my belongings, said my goodbyes, and More »


Two WLU alumni publish children’s book

leif's first fall

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Have you ever dreamed of publishing a book? Two WLU graduates, Alexander King and Jeremy Gordon, know how it feels. Their book, Leif’s First Fall, was released on July 8, 2016.

Leif’s First Fall is about a young Maple Tree named Leif who experiences fall for the first time,” said King. “He is so proud of his beautiful leaves that he starts panicking when they begin to drop. He cleverly begins styling his leaves and attempts to hide the fact that they’re falling out.”

‘Pokémon Go’ is good for us


By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

Americans have been concerned with health and obesity caused by inactivity for the past few decades, spawning many ad-campaigns and programs encouraging people to leave their house and get active. A large portion of the blame is placed on technology, with video games and electronics keeping people indoors and inactive.

State parks provide affordable and memorable vacation opportunities


By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

Summer is a wonderful time filled with family, friends, and for many people, vacation. We spend hundreds of dollars going to the beach, the mountains, and even going out of the country. However, vacation does not have to cost the much. For residents of West Virginia, and other states, an affordable vacation option could be state parks.

Killer Heels exhibit slays ‘The Frick’ in Pittsburgh


By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

There’s no denying that both men and women are enticed by high-heels. Whether you like to wear them or to stare at them, you can’t miss The Frick Art Museum’s summer exhibit, Killer Heels: The Art of The High-Heeled Shoe.

High-heels can be considered one of the most intriguing and provocative accessories in fashion. Killer Heels explores some of fashion’s most desirable foot wear, whether it’s being used as a fashion statement, fetish object, instrument of power, or outlet of artistic expression.

‘The Purge: Election Year’ reveals disturbing reality

The Purge

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

The Purge: Election Year” opened in theaters on July 1, 2016 , and what an appropriate time for it to come out.

For those unfamiliar with the franchise, “the purge” is an annual event in which all crimes, including murder, are legal for one night.

Having not seen the previous “Purge” films will not take away from the unsettling scenes that appear on screen. The situation and jump scares are enough to satisfy, but the apparent realization that something like this is possible might leave you speechless.

Helen Gurley Brown’s stilettos click to her own beat

Helen Gurley Brown

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer

Helen Gurley Brown was a successful business woman during a time when women struggled to find their place in the workforce. Not only did she fight against her odds but, she turned a failing magazine into an empire followed by millions. Brown inspired a social change through her role at Cosmopolitan magazine. Helen Gurley Brown paved the path for women today.

How I generate a weekly radio program

working the controls

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

Every Sunday night, I go on-air at 6 p.m. and talk and play music for people on a station called House of Prog. Over the years, many people have asked me how I do it. How do I manage to assemble a three hour playlist, weekly, and keep it ‘fresh’? Well, I’m not going to give away all of my secrets, but I hope to shed some light on what is a simple question with quite a number of answers.

Top three shows that will make your heart happy

top three shows

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

We all get addicted to watching our favorite shows for hours on end. What we don’t realize is just how much these shows can affect our mood.

If you feel scared, it wouldn’t be the smartest idea to watch American Horror Story. To watch the creepy intros for every season of AHS, click here. If you are sad, you probably shouldn’t watch Grey’s Anatomy. Click here to watch a super sad moment from Grey’s.

Stronger passwords prevent online hacking


By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

Some time ago, I was reading an article online that talked about the importance of internet security and how to prevent hacking. The one quote I remember was about the possibility of a person getting hacked online; it read, “It’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.” It’s a viewpoint that I very much agree with, especially with some of the major internet breaches in the past year or two.

Dining on a budget is possible in the Wheeling area

dining in wheeling

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

Wheeling, West Virginia has a ton of options for food, but sometimes you don’t have the money in your pocket for top-of-the-line meals. After traveling around the Highlands, Downtown and Elm Grove, I found some great deals to feed your appetite that won’t break the bank. There are a lot of breakfast, lunch and dinner deals, but I narrowed it down to the five best places to go when dining on a budget.