Monthly Archives: August 2017

Topper football win season opener against Urbana

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer

Football up on the hilltop has officially started up again. The West Liberty Hilltoppers kicked off their season against the Urbana Blue Knights at 7:10 p.m. Having a winning history with this team, being 6-1 with previous played games, the Hilltoppers were confident they would achieve success.

Women’s soccer looks to build on last season’s success

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

West Liberty’s women’s soccer team ended their historic 2016 season one loss away from advancing to their first Mountain East Conference championship game in program history.

Kicking off their season opener tonight, the Lady Hilltoppers are ranked fourth in the MEC Coaches’ Preseason Poll. This is the highest preseason ranking ever for the women’s soccer program at West Liberty, but team captain and senior, Thanna Oddo, isn’t going to grow complacent.

Hilltopper football ready to kick off new season

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer

Sports are a large part of the community up here on the hilltop, one of these being football. Attracting crowds of locals, students and staff, it brings everyone together for a social event and entertaining competition. The West Liberty football team is looking forward to a successful season, hoping to improve from last year’s record of four wins and seven losses.

How to start off the new semester right

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor 

Classes at West Liberty University start today, Aug. 21, which means it is time to get back into the swing of classes. Whether you are a new or returning student, here are some tips on how to start the semester off on the right foot.

Stephen King is the king of horror

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Stephen King, perhaps the most recognized horror author of all time, continues to unravel the minds of his suspense-seeking readers. Since his first publication in 1973, with the widely renowned novel “Carrie,” King has paved a path into the mystery and science-fiction genre, publishing nearly 60 novels and selling 400 million copies.

What you need to know about the total solar eclipse

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

Monday, Aug. 21 will mark the beginning of the new academic year, but it will also mark the day of quite possibly the biggest astronomical event in almost 100 years: a total solar eclipse across the United States.

Photo Gallery: Bolnuevo, Spain

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager

Dr. Greiner involved with students, WLU community

By Lindsay Dowdle, Contributing Writer

Dr. Stephen Greiner became president of West Liberty University in Jan. 2016. Since then, he has become very involved with the students, faculty and local community.