Monthly Archives: December 2016

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ fails to impress 

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is the newest film set in J.K. Rowling’s ‘Wizarding World,’ but it tells a story separate from the Harry Potter series. It proves to be a fun and visually exciting ride for viewers of all ages, regardless of how much they know about Rowling’s previously-established world. However, the film tells a story that is less exciting than the spectacle it provides.

WLU Alumnus reflects on Rio 2016 Summer Olympics experience

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Alumnus Dr. Aaron Joel “AJ” Monseau had an incredible opportunity and adventure over the summer. Monseau was a team physician for USA Wrestling at the Rio Olympics.

Volleyball’s record season comes to an end

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

If the last season for the West Liberty volleyball team was historic, then this season is “unprecedented.” 
 
The Lady Toppers found themselves in the record books once again; they finished with an overall record of 23-14, 11-6 in conference. It was historic when the Lady Toppers broke even in conference play last season. Now, the team’s never looked better and it seems that there’s no stopping this team on the way up.

Campus offers many study spots 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 
 
A challenge for all college students is finding a good place to study, especially with final exams less than a week away. Sometimes it can be hard to study in the dorm rooms because of distraction from TVs, computers and a comfy bed. So, here are some of the best places to study at West Liberty.

Balance is important for a successful finals week 

By DeMadre Turner, Contributing Writer 
 
The time has almost come when students are in full-fledged finals mode as the semester comes to an end. Campuses across the nation prepare to take on a rigorous week full of tests for the end of the semester. Many students believe finals to be the most difficult part of the semester, and unfortunately they have a tendency to sneak up on students pretty quickly. 
 

Hilltoppers prepare for fall 2016 commencement 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer 
 
West Liberty University will hold its Fall 2016 commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). 
 
“One hundred and thirty-eight students are expected to complete graduation requirements during the fall semester,” said vice-president of student services Scott Cook. The complete list of summer and fall 2016 graduates participating in the ceremony is on page 4 of the print edition of The Trumpet. 

Lady Toppers and Hilltoppers hope to continue wins against Fairmont

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

The WLU Lady Hilltoppers (1-4, 1-1 MEC) have struggled in the beginning games of the season, but they hope their luck turns around this Sunday also against the Fairmont State Lady Fighting Falcons (3-2, 1-1 MEC). 

The WLU Hilltoppers (6-0, 2-0 MEC) continue to impress as they remain undefeated through their first six games, but the Toppers will have their first major test as they face MEC rival Fairmont State (5-0, 2-0 MEC). The men’s game will be broadcasted nationally as well on TV on the Root Sports channel!

Hilltop Players embrace community with ‘A Christmas Carol’

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

“A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley” opened last night at West Liberty University to a sizable, lively crowd. The beloved story about Ebenezer Scrooge was charmingly transferred to the Kelly Theatre stage with ease, and it was well-received by all.