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Sparking Early Literacy Growth grant created to improve literacy for West Virginia children

Emma Beatty, Writer April 10, 2021

To improve literacy levels in children that may have been offset by the COVID-19 pandemic, the W. Va. Public Education Collaborative (WVPEC) has partnered with the W. Va. Department of Education (WVDE)...

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Senior business administration student, Abigail Baranski, moderates WELD’s March panel

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-chief April 10, 2021

Women for Economic Leadership and Development (WELD) is a national organization based in Columbus, Ohio dedicated to empowering more women to become leaders at the top. WLU senior business administration...

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ play putting WLU theatre back in action this month

‘Much Ado About Nothing’ play putting WLU theatre back in action this month

Anna Johnston, Sports editor April 9, 2021

The WLU Theatre is back in action this month with an outdoor production of an adapted version of William Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Due to social distancing practices, seating will be...

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Oregon’s two largest colleges face lawsuits after charging students full tuition for online classes

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer April 9, 2021

Three students so far have filed lawsuits in Oregon’s two largest schools recently. Caline Smith is suing Oregon and the other two students filing lawsuits are Danielle Pranger and Garrett Harris who...

Alumnus Kelsey Garvin joins nursing program as full-time instructor

Alumnus Kelsey Garvin joins nursing program as full-time instructor

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer April 9, 2021

WLU welcomed alumnus Kelsey Garvin to its teaching staff in the fall of 2020 as a full time instructor of nursing. Garvin served as an adjunct for the nursing program at West Liberty from 2019 to 2020,...

Happy April Fools Day! Watch out for these classic pranks

Happy April Fools Day! Watch out for these classic pranks

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer March 31, 2021

April Fool’s Day is a holiday that lands on April 1 consisting of jokes and hoaxes. It has been celebrated throughout many cultures for centuries, even though nobody truly knows its origin. These pranks...

WLU’s Dr. Vishakha Maskey receives service award

WLU’s Dr. Vishakha Maskey receives service award

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer March 31, 2021

During the spring semester of 2021, Dr. Vishakha Maskey was informed through the president’s office that she was the winner of a service award. In order for Maskey to be considered, the criteria was...

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Kappa Phi Sisters plan to host 2nd annual ‘‘Out of the Darkness’’ suicide prevention walk

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-chief March 31, 2021

Suicide prevention is meant to help save people’s lives and offer help to those struggling with their mental health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide remains as the...

Ohio County solid waste authority announces spring cleaning schedule

Ohio County solid waste authority announces spring cleaning schedule

Lizzy Griffith, Editor March 31, 2021

The Ohio County Solid Waste Authority announced its spring cleaning schedule for 2021 and will kick off on March 30, according to The Wheeling Intelligencer. Dumpsters will be placed around the community...

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Wheeling city council meeting ends with recognization of March as social work month

Creed Kidney, Online Editor March 31, 2021

Earlier in the month of March, West Liberty University celebrated Social Work Month with the added joy of recognizing its ever-growing Social Work Program; now, during a recent City Council meeting of...

Blatnik Gymnasium during Mini Golf event

Student Activities hosts mini golf

Emma Beatty, Writer March 30, 2021

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, West Liberty University Student Activities hosted glow in the dark mini golf in Blatnik Hall’s gymnasium from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. A total of nine rounds were placed around...

From left, Tom Humphreys, Mayor Glenn Elliott and Derek Dimmey pose for a photo at Wheeling’s City-County Building.

Geography and Planning program at WLU sets students up for success

Lizzy Griffith, Editor March 28, 2021

Students at West Liberty University have the opportunity to major or minor in geography and planning as part of the College of Liberal Arts. According to the WLU website, “Students who major in geography...

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