Monthly Archives: September 2015

Students learn about German culture and community in Würzburg

By Gabriella Pozell, Staff Writer

In addition to France and Poland, Germany was another study abroad destination for Hilltoppers this past summer. 16 students total, nine from WLU and others from Fairmont, WVU, and WVU of Parkersburg, traveled to Würzburg. The trip lasted from July 1 to 16, and it was led by Dr. Miriam Roth Douglas.

Unlike the other study abroad trips, the students who attended this one came from especially diverse academic backgrounds. Education, Criminal Justice, Math, Political Science, English, and Biology were just some of the majors that were represented.

Lady Hilltoppers Dominate the Moutain Lions and Cavaliers

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor

Today the West Liberty University Women’s Tennis Team hosted the Concord University Mountain Lions and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise Cavaliers in back-to-back matches at the Edgar Martin Tennis Complex.

The hilltoppers entered today’s match ups after a 9-0 sweep over Grove City College at the beginning of the season along with an 8-1 win over Shepherd. The Lady Hilltoppers lost on the road at Queens College of New York in the early season.

The Lady Hilltoppers faced the Concord University Mountain Lions at 11 a.m. with the team as a whole defeating the Mountain Lions with a 9-0 victory. At the singles level, the Lady Hilltoppers dominated.

Knocking Down Notre Dame!

By Kyle Taylor, Contributing Writer

West Liberty’s Women’s Volleyball Team had a tense game against Notre Dame, with two wins on each side, the game ended at a close 15-12 with West Liberty pulling off a last win.

The game continueback and forth as after West Liberty won the first set 25-20, Notre Dame immediately turned it around in the second with a score of 25 to West Liberty’s 18. West Liberty was quick to turn the game back in favor for the third set with a score of 25-19, but Notre Dame did the same in the fourth set, and despite hard efforts from West Liberty, they managed to pull a reversal of the first set and win 20-25. This lead to the last tie breaker set, which was the closet of them all at 15-12.

Hilltopper Volleyball Pummels Urbana 3-1 to win their 4th Straight Match

By Allison Bertozzi, Contributing Writer 

Despite falling 25-16 to Urbana in the first set Friday night, the WLU volleyball girls came back to sweep the next three sets and ultimately win the MEC match against the Blue Knights.

A supportive crowd cheered the Hilltoppers to 25-21, 25-20 and 25-18 point wins in sets two, three and four against Urbana. “The games were all really close right until the very end,” recalled senior Public Relations major Kira Brown, “which made it all the more exciting to get to watch.”

West Liberty Fights Past Urbana

By Trent Nicholson Contributing Writer

The Hilltoppers’ get an all around team victory as they defeat Urbana 28-12 on Thursday night at West Family stadium. West Liberty advances to 2-2 on the year now. The Hilltoppers’ played extremely well on both sides of the ball and got the job done.

On offense, West Liberty combined for 346 yards with only 14 first downs. Quarterback Dakota Conwell went 11 of 21 for 212 yards, one interception, and four touchdowns. Three of his four touchdown passes were caught by tight end Daree Goodwin. Goodwin caught five passes for a total of 125 yards and three touchdowns.

What to expect from WLU-TV this year

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

WLUTV-14 is the University’s very own TV station. Since its very humble beginnings in the basement of the Elbin Library, it has since grown into a multi-million dollar facility that gives broadcasting and communications students the opportunity to work in the unique environment that is the TV field.

Saving Man and Man’s Best Friend

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor

Pit Bulls & Parolees is a reality television series on Animal Planet which confronts the misunderstandings of the pit bull breed. The series debuted on October 30, 2009 and stars pit bull trainor, Tia Torres. It features the Villalobos Rescue Center, originally located in Agua Dulce, California, but is now located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Turnovers cost the Toppers the game

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

West Liberty loses by a final score of 36-30 against Fairmont State Thursday night. The Hilltoppers turned the ball over seven times, including five interceptions and two fumbles. West Liberty took the lead late, but just couldn’t hold off the Falcon offense.

Festival of Colors (Photo Gallery)

Photo credit: Laraib Abdul Rehman

Hilltopper Happenings!

By Gabriella Pozell, Staff Writer

There’s no excuse to ever be bored at WLU! Here are some exciting things happening on the Hilltop over the next couple weeks …