Category Archives: Entertainment

Final round of West Lib Idol ends with cheers

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

Emilie Wesney was named the winner of the 2017 West Lib Idol tonight Wednesday, Feb. 22. The final round of the competition took place at 7 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom.

Photo Gallery: Nutting Gallery Ed Bisese and Ryder Henry exhibit

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

The Nutting Gallery in the College of Arts and Communication opened a new exhibition yesterday evening. Ed Bisese and Ryder Henry are the talented artists featured in the exhibit. Bisese is known for his paintings and sculptures. Meanwhile, Henry focuses on customizable building sculptures from cardboard and murals.

Third round of West Lib Idol bursting with love songs

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

The third night of West Lib Idol was held tonight, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. The theme of the night was Valentine’s Day. However, that did not necessarily mean love, and some people sang about heartbreak and breakups.

‘Hope and Gravity’ coming soon to Kelly Theatre

By Greg Calinger, Contributing Writer and Daniel Morgan, Editor

Many theater-fans of West Liberty University are excited for the upcoming play “Hope and Gravity” to hit Kelly Theatre as the Hilltop Players’ first show of the season. 

Campus radio station prepares for another big semester

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

A new semester means fresh ideas, new people and an updated schedule for student organizations. DJs at WGLZ, West Liberty’s radio station, are not wasting their time and have lined up some events for the campus community.

The station is bringing back some successful events and promotions from previous years.

West Lib Closet brings repurposing opportunity for students

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

A recent sales opportunity has opened up at West Liberty University that many students jumped on. Sophomore Zahir Hicks has created West Lib Closet, an event he hopes will become an annual one.

The purpose of the West Lib Closet is to allow students to sell gently used items, such as clothes, that they do not need anymore, or even hand crafted items such as jewelry or needlepoint work. The event will be held tomorrow Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

Student-favorite West Lib Idol returns soon

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

West Lib Idol will be returning to the Hilltop every Wednesday in February at 7 p.m. in the College Union ballroom. West Liberty Idol is, as its name suggests, a singing competition modeled after American Idol.

This will be the fifth year this popular event will be on campus. West Lib Idol was started in 2012, and the event has been held every year since.

‘The Toy Show’ opens in Nutting Gallery

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University art faculty members presented some of their playful work at the Nutting Gallery’s annual faculty exhibition this evening.

“The Toy Show” features work from professors Sarah Davis, Brian Fencl, James Haizlett, Martyna Matusiak, Moon Jung Kang, Nancy Tirone and Robert Villamagna, the gallery’s director. The faculty voted on the year’s theme.

Spring semester brings new and returning activities to campus

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

As winter break comes to an end, not all students may be excited to head back to classes. Yet some of the greatest aspects of West Liberty University are all of the events and activities offered to students.

Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings gives the lowdown on what students can expect during the spring semester.

‘Fences’ welcomes audience right through the gate

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

“Fences,” the new film based on August Wilson’s award-winning play, stars Denzel Washington (who also directs) as Troy Maxson, a black garbage collector dealing with family and personal conflicts in the 1950s. 

Troy was a considerable baseball player in the Negro Leagues, but he hit his prime too soon as black men were still unable to play in the major league. His son, Cory (Jovan Adepo), has the chance to land a college football scholarship, but Troy disapproves because of his own failed dreams. His constant bitterness towards his past is evident throughout the film as he uses baseball terms in everyday conversation, especially when he chastises his son.