Seeking the light at the end of my tunnel

Jessica Barnett


“It’s because you can see the light at the end of the tunnel that it seems so dark and difficult right now.”

Those were the words my friend told me last week, when I was really struggling to make it through until I got my student loan refund. Unfortunately, I’ve seen it become applicable to more than just my finances as the semester continues.

W professor holds book signing on campus

Trisha Maxey


The W’s very own creative writing professor, Michael Smith, held a book signing on Feb. 8 at The Bookend on campus.

The signing featured Smith’s second work, “Desperation Road,” which was released on Feb. 7. “Desperation Road” features a woman and her child walking along an interstate and the desperation they encounter. Smith uses his work to inspire other young writers both in and out of the classroom.

Himalayan Tigers, IV League win IM volleyball championship

Anush Aryal


The Himalayan Tigers and IV League won The W’s Spring 2017 intramural volleyball championship.

The Himalayan Tigers lost their first set 10-21 then beat SC 10-21, 21-15, 21-10 and 21-6 in the final sets of the men’s volleyball championship. IV League defeated Lockhearts 21-14 and 21-17 to claim the women’s championship.

W shapes up to shop with 2017 Spring Fitness Challenge

Lauren Shuman

Online Editor

The 2017 Spring Fitness Challenge is already underway, with 244 W students and faculty members competing to be the “biggest loser” this semester.

For five years now, Campus Recreation and Passport to Wellness have sponsored and organized this weight-loss competition. Yet LeAnn Alexander, director of Campus Recreation, says there’s more to it than just dropping a few pounds.