Category Archives: News

Popular summer festivals return to Wheeling

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

During the summer months, many festivals grace Wheeling, W. Va. While some have already passed, there are still many yet to come! Here are some of the upcoming festivals that have become summer staples in the area.

2018 FIFA World Cup: 5 things you should know

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer 

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia on June 14, and it will be finished with the final match on July 15. This year’s World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup, and the FIFA has already launched many technological surprises for the players and fans. Here are five things you should know about the World Cup in Russia!

Summer care: preventing sunburns, staying safe

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer

Now that nicer weather is upon us and many of us now have the time to spend outside, sunburns are a very real concern. Many students, now free of the burdens of classes and papers, love to spend time outside at the beach or doing other activities. Many forget or are not aware of proper skin care for the outdoors.

Sunburn is a real and dangerous concern. Even a slight sunburn can lead to some unpleasant time that takes away from summer fun. So, here are some great tips to avoid sunburn!

Five tips to ace the GRE without breaking the bank

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

What are the things you don’t think about in summer? Scholarly papers, homework and everything else that brings you stress when school is in session. Among those things is also Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Amidst family cookouts and loud bonfire parties, it is easy to forget about your plans to prepare for GRE.

Nearby Oglebay trail boosts scenic waterfall views

By Lex Buell, Contributing Writer

Oglebay is full of beautiful hiking trails and activities, but did you know that includes a gushing waterfall too?

Located at the bottom of the hill, right off the side of Warden Run Road, is a breathtaking waterfall you can walk right up to. The waterfall is open to the public and to pets as well.

Wheeling host of various June events

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

While it is officially summer, those who live close to campus or are staying at West Liberty over the summer break may be looking for something to do. Here are some activities or events during the month of June you may be interested in attending around Wheeling.

West Liberty students collect more than $1,200 for animal shelter

Story Provided by Daniel Morgan

West Liberty University seniors Mark Carson, Josie McCoy and Daniel Morgan organized a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse on April 12, raising $1,256.21 for the Brooke County Animal Shelter’s veterinary and daily expenses.

Toppers ready for spring 2018 commencement

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow on May 12 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required to enter, but since there are a large number of graduates, they are asked to limit the number of guests to five. 

Student body elects new SGA president, vice president

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

 West Liberty University’s Student Government Association held elections for the president and vice president, along with senate members, on Wednesday, April 25. Zach Rhodes and Anna Malone were elected as president and vice president, respectively.

Trumpet Solo: Joe Wakim

Compiled by Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

Joe Wakim has been an admissions counselor for 30 years, with 28 of those years working at West Liberty. The admissions counselors may ultimately decide whether you are admitted to the university, but they also can provide helpful advice to college students and potential college students. Their hard work spent contacting schools and potential students often goes unrecognized, but is still truly appreciated.