Tag Archives: Natasha Muhametzyanova

Top 5 things to look forward to in 2018

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

December holidays might have made you a little nostalgic for everything that has happened in 2017. But get excited, because there is a lot to look forward to in the new year. Just in case Christmas shopping made you forget about everything else, here is the list of top five things to wait for in 2018.

Sounding Off on winter break

Compiled by Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

LSDC tutors provide free help for WLU students

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
The end of the semester is always stressful, but there is a place that can prepare you for those scary finals you are dreading. The Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) provides WLU students with a comfortable study space, student-tutors, free printing services and snacks. Located on the first floor of Main Hall, LSDC is a hub of students who want to learn and help others master different academic skills.

‘Toppers Got Talent’ premieres next week on the hilltop 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty’s new talent show, Toppers Got Talent, aims to challenge West Lib Idol. The four-week talent show will start at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6 and will continue on every Monday, Nov. 13, 20, and 27, in the College Union Ballroom.

Community education aims to revitalize Ohio Valley

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
Have you ever felt that college is supposed to be something more than 50-minute lectures and online quizzes? Going to school in the Ohio Valley, it is hard not to think about ways to help the local community, and to do something that would matter here and now. One of the newest programs at West Liberty University, Community Education, might help one do just that. 

Scholarships abound through WLU Foundation

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
Are you a music major who plays a bass instrument? Or are you a rising senior studying dental hygiene? There are various scholarships available for multiple majors. You might be eligible for additional scholarships from West Liberty University Foundation. 

New Liberal Arts Dean shares his thoughts on West Liberty

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

New Dean for WLU College of Liberal Arts, Dr. Gerard NeCastro, found time in between meetings and teachings to talk about his decision to move to West Virginia, his responsibilities and future plans for the Liberal Arts college.

Appointed on July 1, 2017, NeCastro is adjusting to his new home. His office is still full of boxes stacked next to a book case. NeCastro points at a small Dante bust on his desk, “Look, I’m almost unpacked.”

Tweet, post and share as if your life depends on it

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

There was a time when having good social media skills meant you never forgot to update songs on your MySpace profile. Then, it got complicated.

Nowadays, plain social media presence is not enough. According to the business magazine Fortune, Facebook reported a 21 percent decrease in original posts in 2016. It is happening because the time of simple happy-birthday-grandma type of posts are ending, and other social media sites will soon follow.

Five free resources to learn a foreign language

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

As a college student, you might experience a summer limbo of sorts: the time when days blur into one continuous Netflix binge. It’s time to press pause on a random show you will forget about in a few days and do something more interactive, something that can keep your brain working. Summer break is the best time to start learning a foreign language.

SGA: Feedback leads to positive changes 

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Over the past year, the Student Government Association (SGA) has taken great steps forward to improve West Liberty University events and services. SGA has further emphasized student feedback this semester, which has resulted in a lot of positive changes for West Liberty. As the academic year comes to an end, SGA can reflect on the changes made this year and start planning for next semester.