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Animal shelters and breed rescues are needed in society

April 27, 2016

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorWith the ever growing animal and pet population, there is a societal need for having animal shelters in a city or county. While the majority of pets are obtained from acquaintances and family members, 28 percent of dogs are purchased from breeders, and 29 percent of cats and...

Percussion Ensemble performs with special guests

April 17, 2016

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorOn Saturday, April 17th, The West Liberty University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Brian Baldauff, performed their concert 'Plus' One'. The was concert was titled such, as it featured special guests Dr. Neerja Mehta and Dr. Linda Cowan, in addition to student soloi...

Marching band cuts disappoint students, alumni

March 31, 2016

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorLast week, West Liberty University announced that they have cut all funding to the marching band and pep band as a result of budget cuts that have afflicted the university as a whole. WLU President Stephen Greiner blamed statewide budget cuts and added that it was the ...

National Rare Disease Day is on February 29th

February 27, 2016

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorRare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February every year. This year, it will take place on Feb. 29.Any type of uncommon disease in the United States is usually defined as,  “Rare in the USA when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time,” a...

Other animals vs. humans … who is smarter?

February 24, 2016

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorIt is constantly evident in nature that humans are more intelligent than animals. Depending on your meaning of the word 'smarter,' however, this is arguable.Is intelligence measured in problem solving skills? Communication? Use of complex tools? It’s true that many anim...

Daddy’s Home: A feel-good film with a loose script

January 26, 2016

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor Daddy's Home is a new Paramount Pictures comedy film directed by Sean Anders. This film is about radio executive Brad Whitaker (played by Will Ferrell) who finds himself fighting the affections of his step-children when his wife's ex-husband Dusty Mayron (played by...

January is National Stalking Awareness Month

January 24, 2016

Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorAccording to, President Barack Obama proclaimed on Dec. 31st, 2015 that January 2016 will be National Stalking Awareness month. "by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 20...

WLU Serenades 2015 (Video)

October 12, 2015

Provided by Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor, and WLU-TV

Furious 7: A Respectful Goodbye to Paul Walker

May 22, 2015

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorThe latest installment of the Fast and Furious franchise has been making an impact on the world/entertainment industry and it pays tribute to the late great Paul Walker, who tragically passed away in a fiery car crash on November 30th, 2013 in Valencia, California. S...

In Honor of Secretariat

March 29, 2015

By Marissa Wetterau, Contributing Writer There have been many great sports legends of all types that have shaped sports and our lives but there is one that is still on everyone's mind even 26 years after his death. That athlete is the great thoroughbred race horse Secretariat also known as “Big Red...

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