Monthly Archives: April 2017

Students should learn how to manage stress

 By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
It’s easy to become stressed out during the last part of any semester. Although a part of me is longing for summer break, another part of me is not looking forward to it just yet because of how much work I have left before I get there. I’m sure I’m not the only one, too. 

Senior pitcher hopes to finish WLU career on high note

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Choosing the best fit in a university for a student-athlete can be a very hard decision. With the many options that recruiting offers, narrowing down a selection is easier said than done. Here at West Liberty University, a handful of baseball players have transferred in from other colleges. One of those players is senior pitcher Greg Stagani

WLU senior outfielder to finish season with a smile

By Daniel Morgan, Editor
 
Softball outfielder Nicki Mihalik is wrapping up her final year at West Liberty University. She’s been through an exciting journey on the hilltop, and she’s learned to grow and discover her true potential while finding the humor in things each step of the way.   

Senior show is a success in Nutting Gallery

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
Each semester, graduating seniors at West Liberty University participate in the show in order to complete their degree in Graphic Design or Art Education. This semester, five artists are featured in the exhibit: Jenny Ball, Jessica Bethel, Alyssa Culp, Emily Jessee and Courtney Moore. The highly anticipated and successful Senior Exhibition is on display now through May 11 in the Nutting Gallery in the Fine Arts Building.

Campus community recognizes ‘SAAM’ with several events

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
Throughout the month of April, WLU partnered with various groups to host multiple events to raise awareness for sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), but the awareness does not have to stop after the month is over.

Toppers look to bounce back against Fairmont State

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
After an unfortunate weekend against Shepherd this past week, the Hilltoppers will prepare for another tough test against the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons.  

Sounding Off on next semester

Compiled by Megan Jones

‘Seussical’ rhymes itself into Kelly Theater this week

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? Unless you’re the Grinch, you’ll love The Hilltop Players’ performance of the upbeat, whimsical musical “Seussical.” The production will come alive in Kelly Theater April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30 at 3 p.m. 

Chi Beta Phi taking steps to acknowledge domestic violence

By Emily McLean, Contributing Writer

The science honorarium Chi Beta Phi’s “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” an event to raise money and awareness about domestic violence, will be held on April 26 on the quad from 12 to 1 p.m. with a pre-walk session from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WLU remains hopeful despite looming budget cuts 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

As the state prepares for the new fiscal year, proposing a new budget is the top priority. The House and Senate recently passed the West Virginia state budget, and it was on its way for approval by Gov. Jim Justice. In the proposed budget, cuts affected the Department of Health and Human Resources and Medicaid; however, WLU and universities across the state will also be affected with cuts from higher education.