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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ inspires readers, audiences

December 11, 2018

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer   I recently read the novel Dear Evan Hansen, written by Val Emmich. The novel is based off of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and it was truly groundbreaking from start to finish. I would consider it to be one of the greatest books I have ever read.  Not on...

Nelle M. Krise Rare Book Room houses hidden treasures

Nelle M. Krise Rare Book Room houses hidden treasures

November 27, 2018

By Emily Salvatori, Editor   Priceless might not be the word you think of when you picture the Elbin library, but maybe it should be. When the library was built in 1970, West Liberty gained much more than just a new building. On the top floor of the of the library tucked away, hidden in plain sight, ar...

Erin Geil’s “Podunk Moon” takes readers on an emotional journey

August 3, 2018

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor As a fan of sci-fi, time travel, and romance, I was excited to read Erin Geil’s Podunk Moon: An Anthology. In this book, Geil weaves together a non-fiction poetry anthology that spans from 2003 to 2016 (though, the stories are told in reverse) and is followed ...

WLU celebrates 200 years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

April 2, 2018

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer Once a risky story of a young scientist and his monster, Frankenstein celebrates its 200th birthday as a literary legend. It seems time only helped Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. For such a meaningful anniversary for the literary community, WLU organized...

N.Y. Times bestselling author speaks tonight

March 22, 2018

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer   Today, March 22, West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture Series will proudly welcome its newest guest:  New York Times bestselling author, Jeannette Walls.  Throughout the lecture, Walls will discuss the many messages and teachings that came out of her own pers...

Top 5 activities to partake in over break

December 27, 2017

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager Christmas break is a good time to relax and spend time with the family. Having a whole month free makes it seem like it is a long time, but it is easy to let it slip away. You may find yourself making up on the sleep you lost during the semester, not knowing what el...

Elbin Library celebrates ‘Banned Book Week’

October 16, 2017

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer   The last week of September is considered “Banned Books Week,” which aims to celebrate books that have been challenged or banned and celebrate freedom of speech while bringing awareness to the negative impacts of censorship. From Sept. 24 to the 30, West Liberty ...

Stephen King is the king of horror

August 14, 2017

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer Stephen King, perhaps the most recognized horror author of all time, continues to unravel the minds of his suspense-seeking readers. Since his first publication in 1973, with the widely renowned novel “Carrie,” King has paved a path into the mystery and science-fi...

“The Children of Hurin” is a hidden gem for “Game of Thrones” fans

July 28, 2017

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer ​Game of Thrones has finally returned in all of its bloody and depraved glory. Much like thousands of other Thrones fans, I spend my week anxiously waiting for Sunday night to arrive for another serving of the most sadistic show in the history of television. Rea...

Top 4 ways to have a more productive summer

Top 4 ways to have a more productive summer

June 14, 2017

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor During summer break, it can become easy to fall into the trap of wasting away days and becoming less productive. After a busy semester of studying, spending summer days napping and watching Netflix can seem appealing. However, if you want to spend time on something...

Impulse shopping happens more in person than online 

May 24, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    Online shopping can be pretty addicting, but I think most impulse shopping comes from shopping in a physical store rather than an online one. Now, before you roll your eyes, hear me out.  Read More »...

Top five must-read books for summer

Top five must-read books for summer

May 22, 2017

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer With summer break in full swing, every West Liberty student could not be more appreciative of the opportunity to catch up on some much needed sleep. However, in between nap sessions, students may find themselves bored and looking for some entertainment. In the hope...

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