Monthly Archives: January 2017

Organization is the key to starting the semester out right

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

Starting out the spring semester can sometimes be a drag. After a month of eating out of your parent’s fridge, watching almost every series on Netflix, and stocking up on Christmas goodies, going back to class doesn’t seem like an ideal way to spend our time. Readjusting to reality can be somewhat painless if you follow a few simple organization tips!

West Lib Closet brings repurposing opportunity for students

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

A recent sales opportunity has opened up at West Liberty University that many students jumped on. Sophomore Zahir Hicks has created West Lib Closet, an event he hopes will become an annual one.

The purpose of the West Lib Closet is to allow students to sell gently used items, such as clothes, that they do not need anymore, or even hand crafted items such as jewelry or needlepoint work. The event will be held tomorrow Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

Student-favorite West Lib Idol returns soon

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

West Lib Idol will be returning to the Hilltop every Wednesday in February at 7 p.m. in the College Union ballroom. West Liberty Idol is, as its name suggests, a singing competition modeled after American Idol.

This will be the fifth year this popular event will be on campus. West Lib Idol was started in 2012, and the event has been held every year since.

BOG decide against proposed merger

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University’s Board of Governors voted against a proposed “academic realignment” at the end of the fall 2016 semester. The merger would have combined the College of Arts and Communication, College of Liberal Arts, and School of Professional Studies, but there is no longer any interest in reorganization.

West Liberty University opens downtown center in Wheeling

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

In 2011, West Liberty University opened the WLU Highlands Center in Triadelphia, W.Va. Now, West Lib is once again expanding beyond the Hilltop with the West Liberty University Downtown Center in Wheeling, W.Va. The new location is located at 1100 Main Street, the former location of Horne’s Department Store.

Hilltoppers face Golden Eagles tonight in Charleston

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer and Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams face off against the University of Charleston Golden Eagles tonight in Charleston, W.Va. The women play at 5:30 p.m. and the men play at 7:30 p.m.

The Kennedy Center recognizes Hilltop Players

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players took to the stage during the new year when their production of “Poe: Master of Macabre” was selected to perform at the Region Two festival in New Jersey, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCATCF). The university was one of eight chosen from 66 other productions in the region. The original production was performed in October in the Kelly Theatre.

Trumpet Solo: Q&A with Dr. Dave Thomas

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University fall 2016 Dean’s List announced

Provided by WLU News and Media Relations 

West Liberty University announces its Dean’s List for outstanding academic performance during Fall Semester 2016. Students must attain a 3.50 grade point academic average and complete a minimum of 12 semester hours to qualify for this honor. Students who achieved Dean’s List honors include:

‘The Toy Show’ opens in Nutting Gallery

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University art faculty members presented some of their playful work at the Nutting Gallery’s annual faculty exhibition this evening.

“The Toy Show” features work from professors Sarah Davis, Brian Fencl, James Haizlett, Martyna Matusiak, Moon Jung Kang, Nancy Tirone and Robert Villamagna, the gallery’s director. The faculty voted on the year’s theme.