Monthly Archives: October 2016

Halloween Traditions vary in world cultures

 By Molka BenHammouda, Contributing Writer
 
Since the beginning of fall, many Americans start to get ready for one of the biggest holidays in the United States: Halloween. Wherever you go, you can feel the Halloween spirit. People put up decorations, watch scary movies, visit haunted houses, wear costumes, eat candies, and everything becomes pumpkin spice-flavored. 
 
A lot of people think that Halloween is originally an American holiday. However, the oldest holiday still celebrated today started one thousand miles away.

Haunted Halls returns to campus

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

For the last four years, spooky events have been a tradition on West Liberty’s campus. This year, the Haunted Halls experience will be located in Rogers Hall and will take place on every floor of the building.

This year’s Haunted Halls experience will be held on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 from 7-10 p.m. 

Hilltoppers fall against nationally ranked Shepherd

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

West Liberty University took on Shepherd University today at West Family Stadium and the Rams came away with a 38-27 victory. The Hilltoppers came into the game on a two game losing streak and with this loss they move to 3-6 on the season, making that losing streak three in a row. 

Dr. Roger Seeber helps another Scare Fair in West Alexander

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer
 
Halloween is a favorite for many as it gives everyone an opportunity to reveal their inner ghoul. From scary movies to creepy costumes, there is always something to fuel our love of Halloween, and what better way to get in the spirit than to go to a haunted house?
 
Now, most of the time these can be hard to find, whether it be because of distance or just overall absence of a good haunted trail. Luckily, West Liberty houses the solution to this problem in addition to Haunted Halls. Dr. Roger Seeber, Professor of Biology, is a part of the planning group for the Scare Fair at the West Alexander fair grounds. It is his fourth year participating at the event, and he had plenty to share about it.

‘Poe Master of the Macabre’ brings mystery and fear to Kelly Theatre

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

The stage plunged into darkness, and even when the lights were back on, the grim feeling remained. Edgar Allan Poe truly was master of the macabre.

The Life of Poe became the main story arc that united three of his works: William Wilson, The Telltale Heart and The Pit and The Pendulum. Adapted by playwright John Hardy, the production combined the classic stories with an experimental staging.

Top 15 Movies to Watch this Halloween Season

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

Some people might say, “It’s just a bunch of hocus pocus,” but don’t let those people ruin the fun, fear, and magic of watching scary movies this Halloween! There’s still plenty of time to enjoy some fall favorites, whether within the horror genre or not. Here’s my top 15 list of movies that you should watch before Halloween is over. 

Moonjung Kang presents study abroad opportunities

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager 

Are you interested in studying abroad? Do you want to travel the world? Luckily, West Liberty University and Hanbat Nation University in South Korea are creating a new an exciting partnership.

Academic realignment stirs controversy, debate

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

To the dismay and indifference of many, the West Liberty University administration is discussing the combination of the Colleges of Arts and Communication, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. 

Hilltoppers take the loss at Notre Dame

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

West Liberty University took on Notre Dame College this afternoon and Notre Dame came out on top with a 30-14 victory. The Hilltoppers were coming off a heartbreaking loss on homecoming last weekend against UVA-Wise and they were trying to get to .500 on the season.

‘Poe: Master of the Macabre’ opens tonight in Kelly Theatre

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Kelly Theatre will get spooky as WLU students are about to present a new production Poe: Master of the Macabre. The play opens tonight, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m.