Monthly Archives: November 2017

LSDC tutors provide free help for WLU students

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
The end of the semester is always stressful, but there is a place that can prepare you for those scary finals you are dreading. The Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) provides WLU students with a comfortable study space, student-tutors, free printing services and snacks. Located on the first floor of Main Hall, LSDC is a hub of students who want to learn and help others master different academic skills.

University procedures allow for consistent discipline 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
Recently, West Liberty University has been in the public eye about serious incidents, such as allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence, concerning past and current WLU students. Questions have been raised on how WLU treats these incidents, and the steps that are taken after they occur. 

Hilltop Players present ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer
 
Get ready to get into the Christmas spirit with the Hilltop Players’ production of “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, beginning on Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and running again Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.

Students shine in Toppers Got Talent finale

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the fourth and final week of Toppers Got Talent on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. The judges of the evening were Jessica Ballard, Chelsea Williams, Ashley Pryor and Zach Rhodes.  Serenity Sparkle also returned to host the event.

WLU History Club provides incomparable opportunities

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
The West Liberty University History Club is a club focused on the past, present and future while having fun and experiencing unique, historical  opportunities along the way. 

Title IX offenses are being taken seriously

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
Domestic violence and sexual violence are major issues that affect multiple people and deserve awareness, because it is completely unacceptable. It can happen to anyone, not just women, and there is no shame in seeking help. There are resources and help available on campus for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.

West Liberty prides itself on campus safety

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

Many factors go into choosing a university: finding the right degree program, unique extracurricular activities, different clubs and organizations and an overall fun atmosphere play a huge part in finding a school to spend the next four years of your life. The one aspect that is beginning to play a bigger role in the selection process is campus safety.

International Education Month enriches campus life

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager 

Like previous years, during the first few weeks of November, the International Education Month is celebrated on campus. The international club, SPICES, organizes this event.

Toppers Got Talent delivers in the third round

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

The third week of Toppers Got Talent took place this Monday night, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the College Union. Contestants Devante Brown, Alexis Smith, Andrew Mehler as Boston Michaels, Audrey Blust and Sean McCarty returned for the third round.

Football season concludes with a heartbreaking loss

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
Last week, the Hilltoppers took on Fairmont State University in a Mountain East Conference (MEC) matchup. West Liberty fell just short in their season finale, by a score of 7-13. The Hilltoppers finished their season with a conference record of 3-7, and an overall record of 3-8, with the out of conference loss coming against nationally ranked Eastern New Mexico University