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Students should seek depression help at WLU when needed

February 26, 2017

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer   Although depression has become synonymous with simply being sad, depression is a serious illness. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that depression is “one of the leading causes of disease or injury worldwide for both men and women.” Depression ...

Healthy eating options are available at WLU 

February 21, 2017

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager    Being in college and eating healthy doesn’t always go hand in hand. With New Year resolutions becoming a distant memory and beach body season quickly approaching, eating healthy can be weighing heavily on your mind and on your body.   Read More »...

Students ask for a more spacious wellness center

February 15, 2017

By Dalton Bobes, Contributing Writer   At West Liberty University, one of the biggest selling points to prospective students is how great our facilities are. While I do agree that the university is very up to date and provides many opportunities to students, one facility that is lacking is our wellnes...

Science majors will benefit from new lab equipment upgrades

Science majors will benefit from new lab equipment upgrades

February 5, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor In December, WLU received a $19,300 grant to purchase devices that will greatly benefit the Anatomy and Physiology labs. Assistant professor of biology Dr. Natalia Omelchenko worked hard and applied for WVEPSCoR’s (West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive...

Manage your time wisely: Stop caring 

Manage your time wisely: Stop caring 

January 11, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor  Normally, when you think about time management, pictures of daily planners and schedules come to mind. There are tens of thousands of other how-to articles that I can refer you to if you want advice on meeting deadlines or balancing work and family. So, here are a few sugge...

Spring semester brings new and returning activities to campus

Spring semester brings new and returning activities to campus

January 9, 2017

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor As winter break comes to an end, not all students may be excited to head back to classes. Yet some of the greatest aspects of West Liberty University are all of the events and activities offered to students. Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings gives the lowdown on ...

Tips for safe winter driving

Tips for safe winter driving

December 30, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer It’s probably a scene you’ve seen a hundred times before: you wake up in the morning, and the ground and road are covered in a blanket of snow. Depending on how old you were, you had one of two reactions. When you were young, you saw it as a full day of playi...

Preparation is key for power outages

Preparation is key for power outages

December 19, 2016

By Daniel Morgan, Editor The Ohio Valley just received its first big dose of winter weather to start out the season. Along with snow, sleet, and wind often comes power outages, and it is important to stay prepared. Read More »...

Remember: Keep your animals safe this winter

December 14, 2016

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager The first snowflakes and crisp winds of the winter season bring excitement to those getting in the Christmas spirit. Unfortunately, these conditions can also be deadly to an important member of our family: our pets. Protecting our pets from the cold can be easy by simpl...

Balance is important for a successful finals week 

Balance is important for a successful finals week 

December 4, 2016

By DeMadre Turner, Contributing Writer    The time has almost come when students are in full-fledged finals mode as the semester comes to an end. Campuses across the nation prepare to take on a rigorous week full of tests for the end of the semester. Many students believe finals to be the most diffic...

Professor Wack named 2016 ‘Healthy School Hero’

November 21, 2016

Story Provided Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education Kathleen Wack was selected as a 2016 “Healthy School Hero” by Action for Health Kids, a large, national non-profit organization. Only 12 national heroes were selected. “We are proud of Kathleen and pleased that a national health organizatio...

Olympian speaks to students about living with mental illness

Olympian speaks to students about living with mental illness

October 7, 2016

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer On Wednesday, Sept. 28, West Liberty University Students were educated on a very serious topic that not only effects college students, but everyone in general. Students filled the pews in the campus chapel to listen to a famous local who herself battles mental ill...

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