Monthly Archives: August 2016

‘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 is as unusual and exotic as it sounds. For two and a half hours the stage was taken over by Rakshashas, Vanaras and Sages. You probably did a double take at the previous line. Yes, the musical is filled with terms that are unfamiliar to most of us, and that was a part of its beauty.

‘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 for many Netflix subscribers, it was only a matter of time before the streaming service released another notable series. Netflix’s newest series, Stranger Things, may not be perfect, but it is definitely enjoyable and shows great potential for future seasons.

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 can always be a hectic time, from checklists to making sure everything will fit in the car. While your parents have always nagged you about not forgetting items when you leave the house before, college can be uncertain.

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 first week of school and runs through Sunday, August 28th.

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 began dorm life for the new fall semester. Though I’m not the only one on campus, or even on my floor, I am one of the few people living here. I’ve found that here are pros and cons to moving in long before the majority of campus.

Lake Erie provides an affordable getaway

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer

Planning a budget-friendly vacation is difficult without knowing the perfect destination. Instead of sunbathing on the sandy beaches of South Carolina, consider staying closer to home. Erie, Pa provides an affordable weekend getaway. Located just shy of three hours north of West Liberty University, Erie is a great alternative to the beach.

2016 Summer Olympics kick-off in Rio tonight

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

It’s been a long, four-year wait since 2012, but the Summer Olympic Games are finally back!

For two-and-a-half weeks, the 2016 Olympics will be broadcast from host city Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While soccer has already begun, the official start of the games will come after the anticipated opening ceremony later tonight, August 5.

Three things to take advantage of while in college

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

Though we all attend college in an effort to gain an education, when you pay for college you are actually paying for more than just an in class experience. Some colleges like West Liberty University require students to pay for dances and copier usage in the library, while other universities don’t. Though these types of things are preferred to be included with your tuition, there are other things that are free that hold much more value than tickets to spring fling.

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