Toppers baseball travels to N.C. for season opener

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   The Hilltopper baseball team will play their first games of the season this weekend against St. Augustine’s, Slippery Rock and Seton Hill University. The team was More »

Hilltop Players premiere “18 Vi­ctoria” tonight in Kelly Theater

By Jacob Ward, Contributing Writer   The West Liberty University Hilltop Players open the first show of the semester “18 Victoria” today. The show will run Feb. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., March More »

Special topic courses offer unique learning opportunities

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer   West Liberty University offers 22 special topic courses in total for over 10 majors during its 2018 Spring semester.    Special topic courses refer to any More »

Favorite artists that remind me of my mother

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer   Everybody has a song that reminds them of someone, whether it be a ballad that reminds you of your significant other, a pump up song that More »

‘Awesome Project’ returns to fund campus proposals

By Daniel Morgan, Staff Writer   Students in the Community Education program’s Fundraising and Grant Writing course are holding another “awesome” contest where individuals or groups can apply for a $1,000 mini-grant More »

 

Toppers baseball travels to N.C. for season opener

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The Hilltopper baseball team will play their first games of the season this weekend against St. Augustine’s, Slippery Rock and Seton Hill University. The team was supposed to have their first games two weeks ago against St. Augustine’s, but due to weather, the series was postponed to today and their regularly scheduled games against two PSAC schools will be played as scheduled. 

Hilltop Players premiere “18 Vi­ctoria” tonight in Kelly Theater

By Jacob Ward, Contributing Writer
 
The West Liberty University Hilltop Players open the first show of the semester “18 Victoria” today. The show will run Feb. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. 
 
The show was written by Cody Daigle-Orians, and is directed by Adjunct Theatre Professor Maggie Balsley.

Special topic courses offer unique learning opportunities

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University offers 22 special topic courses in total for over 10 majors during its 2018 Spring semester. 
 
Special topic courses refer to any course with course number 278, 378 and 478. Course number stands for its curriculum level; the higher the number, the harder the class is.

Favorite artists that remind me of my mother

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
Everybody has a song that reminds them of someone, whether it be a ballad that reminds you of your significant other, a pump up song that reminds you of your best friend, or any other song. Music is something that brought my mother and I very close together. We went to multiple concerts together and bonded through the different artists.

‘Awesome Project’ returns to fund campus proposals

By Daniel Morgan, Staff Writer
 
Students in the Community Education program’s Fundraising and Grant Writing course are holding another “awesome” contest where individuals or groups can apply for a $1,000 mini-grant to fund a project that will benefit the West Liberty University campus community. 

Equality Alliance club promotes tolerance on campus

By Ana Berbel, Assistant Editor
 
Every semester, students have the chance to get involved or begin new clubs and organizations on campus. This spring, students have the chance to join Equality Alliance, a student organization aimed at equality through educating people about the importance of tolerance and acceptance of minorities. 

Ethan Estes looks forward to final season at WLU

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

Coming into West Liberty University as a freshman, Ethan Estes was 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighed in at 170 pounds, and he had to make the transition from playing shortstop his whole life to moving across the diamond to play second base at the Division II level. The move from high school to college was more difficult than Estes expected, as he struggled through the team’s first ten games and was replaced at second base. However, that didn’t stop Estes’ drive and determination to get back out on the field. 

Senior leader Brandon Smith aims high in his final run

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
One of the seniors out on the court for the Running Hilltoppers this year is Brandon Smith. Originally from Sandusky, Ohio, Smith’s love for sports started at a young age. So young, in fact, his first word was “ball.”

Trumpet Solo: Dr. Angela Rehbein

Compiled by Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer 
 
Associate professor of English Dr. Angela Rehbein recently edited a book titled Women’s Literary Networks and Romanticism: “A Tribe of Authoresses.”  Rehbein’s research focuses on British women writers of the Romantic period. 

Campus looks forward to future construction projects

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Over the past year, West Liberty University has finished multiple projects that improved campus. Last semester, students saw the renovation and reopening of Boyd and Rogers Hall, as well as the construction of a new firepit on the quad. This semester, West Liberty has begun constructing a new soccer and track facility and has already begun making plans for summer projects.