West Liberty embraces diversity, safe zone training 

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer   The West Liberty University community had the opportunity to learn about diversity through Safe Zone Training in late February. WLU Highlands Campus Manager Sara Sweeney organized More »

Hilltopper baseball set for two weekend doubleheaders

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer The West Liberty baseball team will play on their home field for the first time in the 2017 campaign, preparing to take on conference foes Concord and More »

Lady Hilltoppers hit the road for two doubleheaders

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer After a split decision in their first two games at home, the softball Lady Hilltoppers will hit the road again for two doubleheaders in Charleston and Institute, More »

Senior outfielder looking towards the future 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    Senior outfielder Kylee Ensign has a lot of history when it comes to softball. She’s been playing ball all her life; starting with t-ball when she More »

Trumpet photo contest winners announced

By Daniel Morgan, Editor  Up until March 20, The Trumpet staff has been collecting submissions for its campus-wide photo contest during the spring semester. With more than 100 entries, the judges have More »

 

West Liberty embraces diversity, safe zone training 

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer
 
The West Liberty University community had the opportunity to learn about diversity through Safe Zone Training in late February. WLU Highlands Campus Manager Sara Sweeney organized training sessions to create a campus community that ensures everyone is treated with respect. WLU staff and students learned about the LGBTQ+ community and how to be supportive. 

Hilltopper baseball set for two weekend doubleheaders

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty baseball team will play on their home field for the first time in the 2017 campaign, preparing to take on conference foes Concord and Virginia Wise this weekend. The Hilltoppers currently sit at (9-5) on the season.

Lady Hilltoppers hit the road for two doubleheaders

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

After a split decision in their first two games at home, the softball Lady Hilltoppers will hit the road again for two doubleheaders in Charleston and Institute, W.Va. 
 
Beginning on Saturday, March 25, the WLU Toppers (5-5, 1-1 MEC) are traveling to southern West Virginia to face two Mountain East Conference matchups against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles (10-7, 2-0 MEC) and the West Virginia State University Yellow Jackets (14-10, 0-2 MEC). 

Senior outfielder looking towards the future 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Senior outfielder Kylee Ensign has a lot of history when it comes to softball. She’s been playing ball all her life; starting with t-ball when she was six-years-old and swinging a bat since she was one. Now, she’s wearing the number 15 and entering her final season here on the hilltop. 

Trumpet photo contest winners announced

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

Up until March 20, The Trumpet staff has been collecting submissions for its campus-wide photo contest during the spring semester. With more than 100 entries, the judges have deemed the contest a success.

Unseasonably warm weather raises concern 

By Meredith Garner, Contributing Writer

The birds are singing, the air is crisp, and the sun is warm as it begins to smile over the peak of the mountains. Spring has now officially arrived, but it feels as if spring had arrived earlier as the hilltop reached 70-degree temperatures throughout the month of February and March.
 
Though individuals have the right to enjoy the beauty of the warm weather, there are major concerns for the high temperatures arriving so early in the last bit of winter.

Bingo surprises WLU with huge turnouts

By Zarek Wiley, Contributing Writer
 
Bingo has become one of the most popular school activities for West Liberty students over the past year. It is an age-old classic that people of all ages can play. Almost every event held in the Union has grown from the previous one. 

Giving back is always an option at West Liberty 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 
 
In college, it is easy to feel disconnected with your community, as many students juggle school, work and a social life. If it were easy, anyone could do it; but there are many ways students can become closer, not only with their community, but with their friends as well. Although it is often looked over, volunteering and supporting community service projects and charities are great for you, your friends and your community. 

Senior baseball pitcher amped up for final season 

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer 
 
Trevor Stewart is a senior baseball player from Wheeling, W.Va. He is a piece of the West Liberty pitching staff. Stewart wears number 22 for the Toppers, and he looks to be an important part of the pitching staff this season. Now that you know some basic information about Stewart, I’m going to tell you some things about him that you will not find on hilltoppersports.com.

Checking in on West Liberty’s personal trainer program

By Molka BenHammouda, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University started a personal training program last semester. The program was going pretty well, and that’s why they decided to keep it and advertise for it for this spring semester.