Students’ research uncovers developing fundraising tactics

By Marissa Wetterau, Kyle Taylor, Peyton Neely, Rick Tyler Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. Although More »

The Aliens are Back

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon is part of a trilogy set in the Alien universe between the first and second movies. Without giving much More »

Sounding Off

Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer  Question: What changes would you like to see happen at WLU in 2015? More »

Calling all creativity: Sigma Tau Delta accepting “Ampersand” submissions

By Gabriella Pozell, Contributing Writer Once again, the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta is sponsoring “Ampersand,” an annual literary publication that showcases the creative works of West Liberty University students. More »

Nutting Gallery 6x6x6 Exhibit Gallery Photos

Photo Credit: Jessica Broverman, Editor “Mommy, it’s a mess” by Martyna Matusiak. More »

 

Students’ research uncovers developing fundraising tactics

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By Marissa Wetterau, Kyle Taylor, Peyton Neely, Rick Tyler

Fundraising is the process of soliciting and gathering voluntary contributions of money or other resources by requesting donations from individuals, businesses, charitable foundations, or governmental agencies. Although fundraising typically refers to efforts to gather money for non-profit organizations, it is sometimes used to refer to the identification and solicitation of investors or other sources of capital for-profit enterprises.

The Aliens are Back

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By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

Alien: Out of the Shadows by Tim Lebbon is part of a trilogy set in the Alien universe between the first and second movies. Without giving much away it aids in creating an eerie setting and answers some questions fans of the films might have had. Although one does not necessarily have to know the movies to enjoy this book. It encompasses what any horror novel fan takes pleasure in, suspense and a sense of dread that leads to carnage.

Sounding Off

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Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

 Question: What changes would you like to see happen at WLU in 2015?

Calling all creativity: Sigma Tau Delta accepting “Ampersand” submissions

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By Gabriella Pozell, Contributing Writer

Once again, the English honor society Sigma Tau Delta is sponsoring “Ampersand,” an annual literary publication that showcases the creative works of West Liberty University students.

Nutting Gallery 6x6x6 Exhibit Gallery Photos

Photo Credit: Jessica Broverman, Editor

Photo Credit Jessica Broverman

“Mommy, it’s a mess” by Martyna Matusiak.

Nutting Gallery presents 6x6x6

Photo Credit Jessica Broverman

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

On Jan. 21 West Liberty’s Nutting Gallery Art Faculty Exhibition entitled “6x6x6” hit the hilltop.  The exhibit featured Martyna Matusiak, Sarah Davis, Robert Villamagna, Lee Ann Thill, and Moonjung Kang amongst other artists.

“Blue is the new green”: new recycling program colors WLU campus

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By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

Returning Hilltopper students, faculty, and staff probably noticed the most visible part of the Green Initiative Committee’s (GIC) new recycling program: the hundreds of blue recycling bins conveniently scattered all over campus, in every building, on every floor. There’s a 32-gallon bin on every floor of every building, a 28-gallon bin for every classroom, and a 14-quart bin for every office on campus.
These bins have inspired the GIC’s slogan, “Blue is the new green.”

14 fascinating facts about the King

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By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

            I Have a Dream, one of the most exceptional and influential speeches of all time given by historical legend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  King is best known for this speech and it created an everlasting effect on America, so effective that we even celebrate him for it today. In honor of his life, here are some interesting facts about the King.

Questioning sexism and escaping stigmas

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By Jessica Broverman, Editor

Sexism has been a part of history since the dawn of time. It will forever be a part of society whether we would like to admit it or not. It is proven that men are often more physically capable than women. Women tend to be more nurturing than men are. Even though these facts have been proven repeatedly, we still expect more from the opposite sex. Just because a man doesn’t have the same chromosomal make up as a woman, that does not mean that he shouldn’t be able to nurture his children when they are in need. A woman can also win first prize in a weight lifting competition. Therefore, why is sexism so complicated and why do we still practice such a mundane form of criticism?

Make Some Back-to-School Resolutions

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By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

 Often, as college students, our month-long winter break is spent enjoying family and holidays, relaxation, and if not a physical vacation, then at least a mental one.