Category Archives: Activities

Personal training program succeeds on the hilltop

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
West Liberty University’s personal training program is back in action after a successful first year. The program was introduced last fall semester and it instantly became popular among students. Personal training offers students a chance to have someone to workout with who can guide them through the correct exercise process.

Staff and students combating ‘suitcase campus’

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
Here at West Liberty University, there is occasional complications on finding activities that will make students want to stay over the weekend instead of commuting back home, ultimately leaving the hilltop a ghost town for the most part. However, staff members are implementing new ideas to improve on campus involvement.

Stephen King’s ‘It’ raises the fear factor to new heights 

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Stephen King’s novels have a reputation for being some of the most entertaining and terrifying stories of our time. More often than not, however, the aspects of King’s fiction that makes it so effective is lost in translation when adapted to film. 
 
King fans can now rejoice that “It” now stands tall as one of the rare King movies that can scare and entertain its audience even if they are completely unfamiliar with the source material.’

48-Hour Film Fest begins today

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer 

The 48-Hour Film Fest is back for its third year. It kicks off today on Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. and runs through Sept. 17.

Nutting Gallery opening features interactive art

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the Nutting Gallery opened up for the first time this semester. The theme for this gallery opening is interactive art, and Tom Estlack was the artist in the spotlight this time around. 

Hilltop Players release 2017-18 season schedule

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer
 
The theatre season is just beginning here up on the hilltop and the Hilltop Players are getting ready to put on several intriguing shows this school year that will make you laugh, cry and challenge every thought in your mind. 

FCA invites all to join, attend ‘Light Up the Hilltop’

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer

With college starting up, freshman and transfers are looking for ways to get connected to the school. Getting involved on campus through clubs is a great way to meet new friends and possibly find a new passion. One club up here on the hilltop is FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

Topperfest welcomes back students

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

Here at West Liberty University, we have a bit of a tradition. This tradition is something Hilltoppers call “Topperfest.” Topperfest is an extravaganza that will run from Aug. 18 through Sept. 5 this year. Each day during this time period, there is at least one exciting event happening on campus. Topperfest is in full swing this year.

Lady Toppers ready to take to the court for 2017 season

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

After last year’s record setting season, the West Liberty women’s volleyball team is ready to do it all again. Last season saw the Lady Toppers put up a 23-14 record and 11-6 in conference, making it their first winning season since 1991 and their most wins since back-to-back 26-win seasons in 1981 and 1982, when West Liberty began play.

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.