Tag Archives: Editorial

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Review

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor 

In an era, that’s overly-saturated in superhero movies, it’s difficult to find one that breaks the typical formula. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated box offices for ten years now, with DC Comics setting up their own over the past few. Every couple of months, a new movie is released, and the format is predictable – they know what works and stick to it, making their millions, and moving on to the next project.

Five fun ways to spend your holiday break

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
With finals right around the corner, most students are looking for ways to unwind and relax during the holiday season, and find ways to use the new freetime.

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ inspires readers, audiences

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
I recently read the novel Dear Evan Hansen, written by Val Emmich. The novel is based off of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and it was truly groundbreaking from start to finish. I would consider it to be one of the greatest books I have ever read. 

‘The Secret in the Wings’ puzzles audiences

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer
The Hilltop Players’ production of Mary Zimmerman’s “The Secret in the Wings” was… well, it’s still a secret to me.

World AIDS Day educates, raises awareness

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor
How much do you know about your sexual health? How often are you tested? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that about 1 in 7 people have HIV and don’t realize it as the disease could take up to three months to show up after infection. For some, it even takes up to ten years for symptoms to show up. For this reason, the CDC encourages that every person between ages 15-64 should be tested at least once. 

Being a commuter is no excuse for lacking campus involvement

By Freddie Fitzsimmons, Contributing Writer
Commuters at West Liberty University should become more active on and around campus. The common theme from students is, “There is nothing for us as commuters to do on campus!” As a commuter myself, I understand it is harder to get involved as we are not on campus at all times. 

Perseverance means rewards, success after graduating

By Mackenzie Burns, Contributing Writer
College student? Graduating soon? Job searching? You need to start now instead of procrastinating, like working on that quiz you’re supposed to be finishing, but instead, you’re reading this article. Job searching can be stressful, but ultimately rewarding. 
A key factor while job searching is to keep your head up and persevere. Do not be stuck on your dream job when searching; instead, be open to all possible opportunities.

Toastmasters group offers speakers, help for novices

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
Have you ever been nervous when you were presenting something for a class or giving a speech? If your answer to this question is yes then I think that there is an organization that may help you. 

Students should remember to take time to unwind

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor
It’s no secret or surprise that college students seem to be under endless amounts of stress. A paper for this class, a project for another, going to games, participating in club and group activities, and for some, the addition of homesickness: it’s a lot to deal with for months on end, with the pressure only growing from month to month. Sometimes, it feels like college students are just trying to survive and get through the day, more than they are enjoying their lives.

Counseling makes college life easier in many ways

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
The trials and difficulties that college students face on a daily basis, which can range anywhere from hardly noticeable to absolutely frightening, make up a long list of examples including:  financial troubles, relationship problems, and academic performance.
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