Tag Archives: History

WLU History Club provides incomparable opportunities

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
The West Liberty University History Club is a club focused on the past, present and future while having fun and experiencing unique, historical  opportunities along the way. 

Five summer movies to watch out for

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Today marks the first official day of summer! Although there are plenty of summertime activities, some of the best movies are released during summer as well. We’ve already had Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant and other favorites since classes ended. However, there are still more to look forward to in the next couple of months!

Trumpet Solo: Sandra Czernek

Compiled by Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

History instructor Sandra Czernek was selected to present her research for the National Council for History Education’s annual conference. The event was held in Atlanta, Ga. from March 30 to April 1. Her program was about Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation, titled “Faith Alone, Grace Alone: Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.”

Taking a look at WLU buildings and history

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University is home to a variety of unique and historic buildings. From tall, white pillars, to beautiful brick structures, the hilltop houses some historically-rich buildings, ranging from campus facilities and residence halls. Currently, WLU offers five dormitories on the campus grounds: Hughes Hall, Bonar Hall, Curtis Hall, Beta Hall and Krise Hall; two former dorms, Boyd and Rogers Halls, are expected to re-open next school year.

Students eat, sleep and live in these buildings, but most, if not any, do not know where they got their names. In this article, I will state the brief history and where WLU’s various dormitories and campus facilities got their names.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

The month of March brings multiple holidays along with it, from Ash Wednesday to St. Patrick’s Day; so, I’m sure you’ll find yourself celebrating at some point. One of the most important holidays being celebrated is Women’s History Month.

A look at Black History Month

By Ana Berbel Tornel, Contributing Writer 

In the month of February, Canada and the United States celebrate Black History Month. This remembrance of achievements of and important African-American people has been commemorated since 1976.

‘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 conflicts in the 1950s. 

Troy was a considerable baseball player in the Negro Leagues, but he hit his prime too soon as black men were still unable to play in the major league. His son, Cory (Jovan Adepo), has the chance to land a college football scholarship, but Troy disapproves because of his own failed dreams. His constant bitterness towards his past is evident throughout the film as he uses baseball terms in everyday conversation, especially when he chastises his son. 

WLU: 2016 Year in Review

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

Looking back at the past year, 2016 has been eventful for West Liberty University; a lot has happened on the hilltop.

It has been a year of leadership changes, with the year beginning with welcoming Dr. Stephen Greiner as the new president of WLU and the university’s 36th president.  New Student Government Association officers were elected for the fall semester with Reid Boden and David Cullinan becoming the new president and vice president of SGA. Professor Mike Turrentine was named the new dean of the Gary E. West College of Business, and he took over the position on July 1.

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.

Halloween Traditions vary in world cultures

 By Molka BenHammouda, Contributing Writer
 
Since the beginning of fall, many Americans start to get ready for one of the biggest holidays in the United States: Halloween. Wherever you go, you can feel the Halloween spirit. People put up decorations, watch scary movies, visit haunted houses, wear costumes, eat candies, and everything becomes pumpkin spice-flavored. 
 
A lot of people think that Halloween is originally an American holiday. However, the oldest holiday still celebrated today started one thousand miles away.