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Darious Britt’s “Pandemic” demonstrates the quarantine life-style

Darious Britt’s “Pandemic” demonstrates the quarantine life-style

Justin Geery, Writer

October 23, 2020

Darious Britt’s “Pandemic” demonstrates the quarantine life-style Justin Geery In this short film, the YouTube creator and filmmaker, Darious Britt, shares what a normal life looked like during the period of quarantine (due to COVID-19 pandemic) in The United States. The young director, producer,...

Why you should take advantage of your right to vote

Why is it important to vote illustration

Hanna Perry, Intern culture editor

October 23, 2020

Why voting is important By: Hanna Perry, Culture Editor Intern Election Day is on Tuesday Nov. 3, 2020 and if you have the opportunity to go out and vote that day then you should. The 2020 presidential election is definitely going to be a historical one because it is certainly going to be a tough election...

The podcast Transgender: Why Should I care? by Jaclyn Merrill sets to give others an understanding of the world around us

Morgan McFadden, Digital Media Designer

October 23, 2020

Transgender: Why Should I Care Podcast Dr. Becky Meacham and senior psychology major Jaclyn Merrill have collaborated for Merrill’s senior project and created a podcast. links: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/transgender-why-should-i-care/id1530259148 https://open.spotify.com/show/5C1JdN0l...

How is Halloween celebrated around the globe?

All around the world, Halloween is either celebrated or frowned upon. There are also locations that pull the tradition of dressing up in costumes.

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer

October 22, 2020

How is Halloween celebrated around the globe? By: Morgan Kafana Every kid looks forward to Oct. 31 when they can put on a costume and go from door to door collecting a sweet treat. However, Halloween isn't celebrated the same way in other places around the world like it is in the United States, which...

The true and fictional events of the Salem Witch Trials leaves many people superstitious…

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Anna Johnston, Sports editor

October 22, 2020

October is the time of year that superstition and fear are at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Black cats, smashing a mirror, and the number 13 are all examples of common superstition, but what happens when superstition overcomes a whole group of people and paranoia takes over? One of the most notable...

Freshman Fears

Freshman Fears

Olivia Romick, Writer

October 14, 2020

What do freshmen fear? By: Olivia Romick This season reminds us of haunted houses, ghosts, witches and evil spirits. Halloween makes us think of everything scary, but we often forget the most terrifying experience of all: being a freshman in college. College students have it pretty rough, especially...

14 Things to Do while Staying Home/Social Distancing

14 Things to Do while Staying Home/Social Distancing

April 6, 2020

          There is no doubt that the highly contagious novel coronavirus,With COVID-19 keeping us indoors and at least 6 feet away from other people for the foreseeable future, it can be easy to feel disconnected from the outside world. Thanks to technology, keeping up with close friends and famil...

Elbin Library staff prepare for database changes

Elbin Library staff prepare for database changes

Matteo DiBiagio and Matteo DiBiagio

February 17, 2020

Katy Zane, West Liberty’s librarian and head of Learning Resources, announced that the library database will be undergoing trials to introduce a variety of new databases for students, but some sources may no longer be accessible once the trials conclude. Any information from the database must be saved...

LSDC offers students help in several ways

LSDC offers students help in several ways

Anna Johnston, Online Editor

February 10, 2020

  West Liberty is home to several excellent student resources, one standout being the     The LSDC also offers career services. McPherson says “This is an area we are trying to grow this semester specifically through our sharing of internships, job opportunities and hopefully offering a coupl...

Fall 2019 Graduates, be proud!

Fall 2019 Graduates, be proud!

Chris Cronin

December 26, 2019

                  "So, what now?" That’s what we typically ask ourselves whenever we accomplish something great in our lives. Maybe you got a promotion, aced an exam, or just graduated college. Sixteen (or more) years of sitting in classrooms, taking notes, doing homework, and (for some of us...

3 Tips to prepare for finals

3 Tips to prepare for finals

Annalise Murphy and Annalise Murphy

December 5, 2019

        Fall semester has gone by really fast here on the Hilltop, and now it is time to prepare for finals week! Finals can cause a lot of stress and headache! Thankfully, there are ways to help prepare you for your exams and release stress!         When studying for your exam, it is impor...

IT Chapter 2 Offers a Thrilling Experience

Haley Blakemore and Haley Blakemore

September 17, 2019

“IT Chapter 2” is a thrilling experience. This movie is almost 3 hours, but not a minute of it was dull. It is a dark movie that both made me scream and laugh out loud. Stephen King’s old fashion way of scaring the audience is brought together beautifully, hitting you with fear at every turn. The v...

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