Monthly Archives: September 2016

West Liberty SGA joins national organization

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

The American Student Government Association (ASGA) has recently reached out to the Student Government Association here at West Liberty University. The ASGA aims to provide a means of communication between SGAs at various college campuses.

The ASGA mission statement reads, “The American Student Government Association will provide all Student Government leaders and advisors nationwide with networking, research, and information resources and will teach them how to become more effective, ethical, and influential leaders on their campuses.”

Hilltoppers stun the Bobcats in a second half comeback

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

The night began slowly at West Family Stadium due to a weather delay that started just over an hour before scheduled kick-off. The game was scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. but with all of the delays, the game didn’t start until 7:36 and the players were only able to warm up for roughly 15 minutes.

Student reflects on mock-shooting experience

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

A group of student volunteers, including myself, took the opportunity to be actors in the mock shooting on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Highlands’ Marquee Cinemas. I was approached by West Liberty University theater professor Meta Lasch to participate, and I’m extremely glad that I did.

Award-Winning Appalachian Poet to Visit WLU for Hughes Lecture Series

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Appalachian poet and professor emerita of English at Kent State University, Maggie Anderson will talk about her experience as a poet during Hughes Lecture Series.

The event will start at noon, Oct. 4 in the Ohio County Public Library where Anderson will attend the ‘Lunch with Books’ program. At 7:30 p.m. Anderson will give a formal talk in the Alumni Room of the College Union. The event will conclude with a poetry reading on Oct. 5 in the Alumni Room.

Vote for SGA senate elections today

By Molka Benhammouda, Contributing Writer

The Student Government Association (SGA) elections will be held today, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SGA serves as the voice for the West Liberty University student body. They will be representing students in the decision-making process with the university administration. Furthermore, they will be playing an important role in planning the events for Homecoming next October.

Hilltoppers get first win of the season

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

West Liberty football was on the road today at Urbana where they took on the Blue Knights in a Mountain East Conference matchup. The Hilltoppers got off to a slow start today as they were bombarded with penalties. Halfway through the first quarter Urbana got on the board with a wide up touchdown reception from nine yards out. A fumbled snap on the extra-point attempt led to an Urbana two point conversion to put them up 8-0 early.

Awesome Project winners are seeing results on campus

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University’s very first Awesome Project has given all students, staff, and faculty the opportunity to improve the campus community. The Awesome Project was created last year by Professor Lou Karas’s Fund Raising and Grant Writing class in an effort to increase involvement at WLU. The total amount of funding for this project came to $1,250, and many students submitted ideas as to how the WLU campus could be improved with such funds.

Campus offers various printing services

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

As students go through the school year, they all have one thing in common that they have to do: term papers. Term papers and essays can be a burden for most college students, but what is worse is the printing process. One would think this is the easy part, but alas, it is not because some students do not have access to a printer. Here are some places that offer printing services to students at West Liberty University.

WLU Helps to Raise Money to Fight Heart Disease

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

The last Saturday of the month, Sept. 24 marks an annual Ohio Valley Heart Walk. Registration for the Walk begins at 9 a.m., and the event kicks off at 9:45 a.m. at Heritage Port in Wheeling, W.Va.

It’s time to ‘Fall’ into autumn

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

Summer is quickly ending and the crisp fall air is just around the corner. Each season has its own special feel and autumn tends to make us all feel comfy and warm, without the dreaded icy roads and freezing walks to class. Out of all the seasons, here is why I think fall is the best one of all.

There are so many creative and fun activities to experience during this season. You can take a walk through that pumpkin patch, make your own apple cider, and even make scary masks with your friends. My favorite craft for this season is definitely carving pumpkins.