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West Virginia animal shelter needs supplies for homeless cats, here is how you can help

West Virginia animal shelter needs supplies for homeless cats, here is how you can help

Lizzy Griffith, Editor April 18, 2021

On April 6, an anonymous donor dropped off over 40 cats at the Little Victories Animal Shelter in Ona, West Virginia. According to WFXR news, Little Victories Animal Rescue Executive Director Stephanie...

Student Employee Appreciation Day on the 10th

Student Employee Appreciation Day on the 10th

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer April 16, 2021

There are many reasons why we should be thankful for student employees. As Student Employee Day was April 10, there are many ways to say thanks to all the students that work on campus. Here at West Liberty...

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Here’s what you need to know about registering for fall 2021 classes

Haley Blakemore, Editor April 10, 2021

It’s about that time again to decide what classes you are going to take for the coming semester. Registering in WINS might be a little confusing this time around, especially for newer students. WLU has...

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Learning and Student Development Center hosts interview preparation workshop

Emma Beatty, Writer April 10, 2021

Last Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Chris McPherson, the director of the learning and student development center, hosted a career development workshop focused on interview preparation over Zoom. In the hour-long...

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Possibility of Bluefield State College branch to enter Wheeling area disappoints local university presidents

Creed Kidney, Online Editor April 9, 2021

Local college presidents are beginning to feel uneasy about the potential of another college entering the Wheeling area. In early January of 2021, the City of Wheeling, W.Va. entered into a non-binding...

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No spring break causes burn out in students

Haley Blakemore, Editor March 31, 2021

Canceling spring break this semester has us all drained. Motivation and energy are down, but so are cases of COVID-19. For colleges who did have spring break, those who ventured off instead of relaxing...

A riot to ban assault weapons

University students discuss opinions on gun regulation and restrictions

Lizzy Griffith, Editor March 31, 2021

On March 23, in Boulder, Colorado, a shooting took place in a grocery store that resulted in ten people dead. According to CBS News, the shooter, 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, is now being charged...

Is President Biden responsible for increasing gas prices?

Is President Biden responsible for increasing gas prices?

Haley Blakemore, Editor March 31, 2021

Gas prices have gone up drastically since Joe Biden came into office, but is he to blame? Many would like to place blame where it doesn’t belong. Gas is dependent on supply and demand — not who the...

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New water bottle filling stations added around WLU campus

Emma Beatty, Writer March 28, 2021

After having public water fountains turned off due to COVID-19, West Liberty University has added sanitary water bottle filling stations around campus thanks to a donation from Southwestern Energy. The...

Should we prepare for second wave of COVID?

Should we prepare for second wave of COVID?

Creed Kidney, Online Editor March 26, 2021

The fear that COVID-19 will once again hit the world again with the force and abruptness it originally showcased has loomed in the back of every person’s mind ever since the 2-week-lock-down became a...

West Virginia restaurants open to 100% capacity

West Virginia restaurants open to 100% capacity

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer March 26, 2021

As of March 6, Governor Justice increased restaurant capacity to 100%. Many restaurant owners are still concerned about the effect his decision could have on their employees and patrons. West Virginia...

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Could promise scholarship be removed by ending income tax?

Haley Blakemore, Editor March 26, 2021

On Feb. 25, Governor Jim Justice had two town halls to talk about the decision to end income tax. This, in turn, could erase the PROMISE Scholarship. Although, Justice says that this likely wouldn't happen....

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