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Movie ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ mixes light and dark well

November 14, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   It is safe to say I have been waiting for the third installment of Thor since 2013, after I saw “Thor: The Dark World” in theaters. Finally, the time has come and “Thor: Ragnarok,” was released nationwide on Nov. 3, did not disappoint.  Read More »...

WLU opens lactation room on College Union’s top floor

September 26, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor  Upstairs in the College Union, a space is now available for students, faculty and staff who are nursing with the new lactation room in room S3. Plans for this space have been in the making for a while, but it’s now finally ready to be utilized. Read More »...

Boden resigns, new SGA leadership looks forward

Boden resigns, new SGA leadership looks forward

September 18, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard and Emily Salvatori, Online Editor and Assistant Editor The new semester has brought with it leadership changes to West Liberty University’s Student Government Association (SGA). Reid Boden, who was elected for a second term as SGA president in the spring, resigned on Aug. 23. His s...

WLU enrollment increases for fall semester

September 5, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   Enrollment at West Liberty University is up as we head into fall semester. According to Vice President of Student Services/Registrar Scott Cook, as of Aug. 22, the overall enrollment was up by seven percent. However, that’s not all.  Read More »...

Various student discounts available with ID, email

July 24, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor  College may give you a college degree, but that's not the only valuable thing. Use your .edu student email and ID to your benefit! Here are just some of the discounts that you can receive when using your West Liberty email or student ID.  Read More »...

“Baby Driver” races with a beat

July 5, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor When I went to the movies a couple nights ago, I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Baby Driver. Directed and written by Edgar Wright, the R-rated action movie took me by surprise with its amazing soundtrack. Why? Without the music, the movie is nothing. Read More ...

Five summer movies to watch out for

Five summer movies to watch out for

June 21, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Today marks the first official day of summer! Although there are plenty of summertime activities, some of the best movies are released during summer as well. We’ve already had Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant and other favorites since cl...

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 »...

Mental Health Month brings awareness this May

May 18, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Ever since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month. Mental Health America (MHA) began the recognition, and each year, MHA and multiple other organizations come together to educate, bring awareness and fight the stigma. Read More »...

Hilltop Players shine in the musical ‘Seussical’ 

Hilltop Players shine in the musical 'Seussical' 

May 6, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    “Seussical” debuted last Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Kelly Theater. The show, directed by Dr. Melinda Kreisberg, ran through the weekend with its last show on Sunday at 3 p.m. I have to say, The Hilltop Players rocked it once again!  Read More »...

Students should learn how to manage stress

April 30, 2017

 By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    It’s easy to become stressed out during the last part of any semester. Although a part of me is longing for summer break, another part of me is not looking forward to it just yet because of how much work I have left before I get there. I’m sure I’m not the on...

Campus community recognizes ‘SAAM’ with several events

Campus community recognizes ‘SAAM’ with several events

April 27, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   Throughout the month of April, WLU partnered with various groups to host multiple events to raise awareness for sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), but the awareness does not have to stop after the month is over. Read More »...

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