Monthly Archives: October 2017

Great play for men’s golf at MEC Tournament

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty University men’s golf team finished runners-up in the Mountain East Conference Championship Tournament last week. Senior Mike Rogers finished first in the individual races, winning his second medal title of his college career. 

West Liberty falls in overtime thriller against West Virginia State

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

The West Liberty football team traveled to Institute, W.Va., where they fell 33-39 in a hard fought over-time battle against the West Virginia State Yellow Jackets.

Community choir brings students and locals together in song

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty’s College Community Choir offers students and the Wheeling community the opportunity to join forces and form a choir ensemble off-campus. Under the new leadership of Ryan Keeling, the alumnus is thrilled to conduct the chorus as it approaches its semesterly performance. 

Toppers search for much needed win at W. Va. State

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After a disappointing loss last week on Homecoming, the Hilltoppers are hoping to break their losing streak this weekend against West Virginia State University. 

Lady Toppers look for season sweep of Charleston

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

Charleston University will visit West Liberty this weekend for a Mountain East Conference matchup. A win will give our Lady Toppers two for the season against a Golden Eagles team who was ranked first in the coaches’ preseason polls.

Senior volleyballer hopes to finish season off strong

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Three years ago, heading into the 2014-15 season, head coach Kayla Mull of the Lady Hilltoppers volleyball program knew she needed a solid recruiting class if they wanted to compete in the Mountain East Conference. Traits like experience, height, quickness, jumping and mental toughness are characteristics Mull and every volleyball coach looks for. For the Hilltoppers, however, intelligence is at the forefront as well. One player in that recruiting class fits into all those categories: Erin Jans. 

Dance team welcomes new members, grows on hilltop

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer

West Liberty offers many extracurriculars for their students to get involved with on campus. From Biology club to gaming club, these organizations help bring students together and further the family orientation of our campus. One club in particular that is taking off this year is West Liberty’s own dance team

WLU Connect helps alumni stay in touch

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After graduating from college, your new life starts to begin. From starting a career to starting a family, keeping in touch with your college friends can be quite hard. Luckily, West Liberty University has allowed alumni to rekindle and re-connect with former graduates and expand their professional network with their newest social platform, WLU Connect

Nursing students recognized with white coat ceremony

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
On Sept. 21, West Liberty’s nursing program held the annual white coat ceremony marking the third-year and BA-BS to BSN students’ transition into the professional field. 
 
This year, 25 junior nursing students donned their white coats as well as 10 students in the initial BA-BS to BSN program. 

Elbin Library celebrates ‘Banned Book Week’

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
The last week of September is considered “Banned Books Week,” which aims to celebrate books that have been challenged or banned and celebrate freedom of speech while bringing awareness to the negative impacts of censorship. From Sept. 24 to the 30, West Liberty University participated in the event.