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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.

Design students create a sculpture garden

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer 

“Keep your eyes open. When the wind is calm, and the sky is blue, the giant sculptures will pop up in front of the Fine Arts building,” said James Haizlett, West Liberty University Associate Professor of Visual Communication Design and Digital Media Design.

Gaming Club focuses on student fun, relaxation

By Lex Buell, Contributing Writer
 
In the basement of Main Hall lies a fun-filled room full of board games, video games, comfy chairs, and a group of game-loving individuals. This cozy little room is home to WLU’s Gaming Club. On Tuesday nights, the club of around 15 members meet in room B8 at 7 p.m. for an enchanting night of games galore. 

Trumpet Solo: Tricia Conn

Compiled by Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University student Tricia Conn has accepted a position with the Cleveland Cavaliers as Manager of Organizational Business Devolopement. She will graduate this year with degrees in Computer Information Systems and Sport Management.

WLU organizations come together for SGA Day

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
On Wednesday, May 2, the Student Government Association (SGA) will be hosting SGA Day on the quad. This event is free for students and will be jam-packed with activities from not only SGA, but other campus organizations as well.

Senior art exhibit promises talent and diversity

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer
 
The end of each semester at West Liberty University means that senior visual communication design and art education majors showcase their talents in a final exhibit in the Nutting Gallery, located in the Fine Arts building, to finish their respective degree programs. 

Alpha Xi Delta raises autism awareness throughout April

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
The sorority Alpha Xi Delta has planned multiple events throughout the month of April to spread autism awareness on the hilltop. These girls have come together to set up fundraisers at local restaurants, campus gatherings, snow cone sales, tie-dying shirts and a flag football contest to raise money.