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Joe Rodella takes over as West Lib’s IT director

September 19, 2018

By Tyler Huggins, Contributing Writer   Joe Rodella was selected as the new director of Information Technology at West Liberty University back in April. He brings 25 years of experience in the fields of entrepreneurship and technology business to the IT Department. Read More »...

Top 5 things to look forward to in 2018

December 15, 2017

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer December holidays might have made you a little nostalgic for everything that has happened in 2017. But get excited, because there is a lot to look forward to in the new year. Just in case Christmas shopping made you forget about everything else, here is t...

WLU Connect helps alumni stay in touch

October 17, 2017

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer   After graduating from college, your new life starts to begin. From starting a career to starting a family, keeping in touch with your college friends can be quite hard. Luckily, West Liberty University has allowed alumni to rekindle and re-connect with former gr...

Sayre, Anderson take top honors at 48-Hour Film Festival  

Sayre, Anderson take top honors at 48-Hour Film Festival  

October 1, 2017

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor   The 48-Hour Film Fest took place from Sept. 15 to Sept 17. Participants met on Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. to draw a genre, a prop, a character and a line of dialogue for their group. Read More »...

Free Microsoft Office available to WLU students

June 5, 2017

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer As a college student in the Communication and English departments, I find myself using my laptop to type papers for class almost daily. I am not the only one, however. College students in every department will find themselves having to write a research paper or give a...

West Liberty students create album with local artists

West Liberty students create album with local artists

May 3, 2017

By Dustin Weekley, Contributing Writer   Recently, West Liberty University students and artists have come together to record an all original album  called “Moving On.” The album features multiple artists from the West Liberty and Wheeling area. Those involved in recording the album were Daniel...

How I generate a weekly radio program

July 8, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorEvery Sunday night, I go on-air at 6 p.m. and talk and play music for people on a station called House of Prog. Over the years, many people have asked me how I do it. How do I manage to assemble a three hour playlist, weekly, and keep it ‘fresh’? Well, I’m not going...

Clutch Gaming Store Offers a Bit of Magic in Wheeling

July 30, 2015

Story ProvidedWEST LIBERTY, W.Va., July 29, 2015, 2015 — A new store, Clutch Gaming, opened in downtown Wheeling recently and is the brainchild of recent West Liberty University graduate Devin Harrison of Valley Grove. A member of the May 2015 graduating class, Harrison earned his bachelor’s degree in...

Social media helps build real relationships

April 18, 2015

Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer  Many may think we as a society are overusing social media and losing interaction with our real life family and friends. I would agree with this to an extent because I believe it adds to our personal relationships. I think our view on social media and how we use it is...

A Look into the 15th Annual MADfest

April 8, 2015

By Ian BeaboutFriday, April 10th, 2015 marked the 15th annual Media Arts and Design festival (MADfest), which was held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival will took place on campus and involved 26 workshop sessions, presentations from professionals in the field of media design, and a student awards ceremony held in College Hall.The award...

WLU-TV 14 video footage featured on CNBC

November 13, 2014

By Hannah Mason, Assistant EditorOn Monday, Oct. 27, a video produced by WLU-TV 14 was featured on the Tech Crowd segment of CNBC’s technology news destination, Squawk Alley.The video profiled a project called SecureSelfies. SecureSelfies is a new brand of protection technology for smartphones and ot...

Think before you snap: celebrity nude selfies in the media

October 16, 2014

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor Weʼve heard the news recently. From Rihanna to Miley Cyrus, celebrity cell phones have been hacked and celebrity nude selfies have been leaked all over the web. Some stars deny it, while others are simply ashamed of what has happened to them. Selfies have become popu...

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