Monthly Archives: February 2017

Dental cleanings available in Campbell Hall for all students 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
When thinking of West Liberty University, a few significant things come to mind: Hilltoppers, small campus, basketball games, and of course, dental hygiene. Since 1938, The Sarah Whitaker Glass School of Dental Hygiene program has been nurturing students and accrediting them with either an Associate or Bachelor of Science degree. 

A look at Black History Month

By Ana Berbel Tornel, Contributing Writer 

In the month of February, Canada and the United States celebrate Black History Month. This remembrance of achievements of and important African-American people has been commemorated since 1976.

MADfest returns, boasting popularity in numbers 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor
 
The ever-popular West Virginia Media Arts and Design Festival (MADfest) is approaching its 17th year at West Liberty University with much anticipation for April 7, 2017. The maximum 325 high school student spots filled up in less than a week of pre-registration, and according to festival director Jim Haizlett, over 100 high schoolers are on a waiting list. 

New WLU on-campus track in the works

By Emily McLean, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty University Foundation Board met and unanimously voted on Friday, Jan. 27 to build a new track and soccer field on West Liberty’s campus.

Students should seek depression help at WLU when needed

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer
 
Although depression has become synonymous with simply being sad, depression is a serious illness. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that depression is “one of the leading causes of disease or injury worldwide for both men and women.” Depression doesn’t just affect one age group, gender, or personality type. Mental illness is an illness, and if you have symptoms of depression, you should seek help, and if you know someone with depression, you should encourage them to seek help.

‘Hope and Gravity’ provides a unique experience 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

“Hope and Gravity” was not what I expected it to be as the Hilltop Players pieced together a story far more interesting than what I had in mind. From beginning to end (or middle to end to beginning?) the cast had me hooked on a funny, serious tale of both hope and gravity, literally and figuratively. 

WLU Baseball team looks to continue its hot start 

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

Eric Burkle’s Hilltoppers have started their season 4-1 on the diamond with two big wins against the Concord Mountain Lions and a series victory against Chowan University, getting two wins in three games. The bats were as hot as 70-degree weather as they scored 43 runs with two double-digit scoring affairs in their first five games. 13 different pitchers toed the rubber to help seal those four victories with senior starters Yale Hughes and Sean Pare getting two of the wins.

Running Hilltoppers set for final game against Jesuit 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After losing their second game of the season against Concord University on Feb. 9, the Toppers are heading into the final two games of the season on a three-game winning streak. The WLU Hilltoppers (24-2, 18-2 MEC), in their final regular season game, will travel 12-miles off the hilltop to face their local rivals, the Wheeling Jesuit University Cardinals (20-6, 14-6 MEC) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.

WLU Foundation receives third-largest estate gift

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

The West Liberty Foundation has accepted an estate gift of over $800,000 from former professor Dr. Lawerence H. Talley’s estate. 

The estate gift will fund four-year, full-ride scholarships for incoming College of Sciences freshmen students majoring in either chemistry or biology. 

Final round of West Lib Idol ends with cheers

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

Emilie Wesney was named the winner of the 2017 West Lib Idol tonight Wednesday, Feb. 22. The final round of the competition took place at 7 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom.