Tag Archives: Opinion

Music affects our lives in a positive way

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. Now, there is not a single day that goes by that I don’t listen to music. Music is fun to listen to, however, there is something scientists have been studying for years: does music affect mental health in any way?

Maintaining gratefulness throughout the holidays

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

The last Thursday in November reminds us all to be grateful for what and who we have in our lives, but why do we forget about it once it’s over?

Waterparks band releases beautiful, touching single

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer 

A few days ago, pop punk band Waterparks dropped a new single from their upcoming album, Entertainment. This song is titled Lucky People, and one of the first things I noticed about this song is how beautiful it is. It instantly caught my attention after the first listen.

Hilltop Players awe audiences with Christmas play

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer

On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, I had the opportunity to see the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which was performed by the West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players. Instead of just having one cast perform the production, audiences had the opportunity to see two different casts perform it.

Sounding Off on winter break

Compiled by Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Title IX offenses are being taken seriously

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
Domestic violence and sexual violence are major issues that affect multiple people and deserve awareness, because it is completely unacceptable. It can happen to anyone, not just women, and there is no shame in seeking help. There are resources and help available on campus for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.

Movie ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ mixes light and dark well

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
It is safe to say I have been waiting for the third installment of Thor since 2013, after I saw “Thor: The Dark World” in theaters. Finally, the time has come and “Thor: Ragnarok,” was released nationwide on Nov. 3, did not disappoint. 

Hilltop Players’ one-act plays entertain audiences

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer 

On Oct. 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., the West Liberty University Hilltop Players presented five short one act plays. The production was directed by John Hennen and it took place in the chapel.

‘As it is in Heaven’ offers a unique experience

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Oct. 5, the first showing of “As It Is in Heaven” premiered in Kelly Theater. The whole run of the show is being dedicated to Julie Alderfer, who was a part of the original play and recently lost her battle to cancer.

Hoodie Allen’s new album lives up to the hype 

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
Last year in January, New York rapper Hoodie Allen (or as his fans call him, Hoodie) dropped his album “Happy Camper” and at the time, I thought it would go down as his best album ever. Like always, he has proved me and thousands of other fans wrong.