Category Archives: News

United States leading in obesity rates

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Can you guess what the United States is leading the world in? Many would say that America has the largest economy in the world; while this is true, China is destined to surpass us in that category by 2030. Unfortunately, the U.S. now holds the record as the most adult obese nation in the world.

Round 3: Cavaliers and Warriors face off in NBA Finals

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

The inevitable matchup for the NBA Finals is here! The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will face off for the third consecutive time. Will the Cavs bring home back-to-back championships, or will Golden State redeem themselves after blowing a 3-1 lead last year?

Mental Health Month brings awareness this May

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Ever since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month. Mental Health America (MHA) began the recognition, and each year, MHA and multiple other organizations come together to educate, bring awareness and fight the stigma.

Hilltoppers ready for spring 2017 commencement 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

May is here, which means seniors are ready to say goodbye to West Liberty University. 
 
WLU will hold its Spring 2017 commencement ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC).  

Student succeeds despite rare heart condition

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

Most take for granted that blood-pumping organ that beats 100,000 times a day in your chest. Evan Greco knows all too well the true value of the heart. He’s living with a rare heart defect, but just as he did in his high school marching band’s drumline, Evan doesn’t miss a beat.

WLU Honors Convocation acknowledges student achievement

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Yesterday evening, on behalf of West Liberty University, faculty and department heads gathered in Kelly Theater in the Fine Arts Building to hold the annual Honors Convocation to recognize students who have shown outstanding academic achievement. The evening began with opening remarks from Vice President of Student Services Scott Cook and WLU President Dr. Stephen Greiner. Soon after, the awards began to be distributed.

IT Dept. infrastructure updates in progress; Wi-Fi to be improved

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

West Liberty University is in the process of updating the network infrastructure to provide academic and administrative buildings on campus with better Wi-Fi. They plan to start construction over the summer, and they hope to have the majority of the work completed before the fall semester begins.

WLU College of Business holds Honors Banquet

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

Members of the Gary E. West College of Business held their honors banquet this evening in the ASRC’s Boyle Room. Faculty, friends, and family gathered to recognize and celebrate the achievements of several students before many of them graduate on May 13.

West Liberty students create album with local artists

By Dustin Weekley, Contributing Writer
 
Recently, West Liberty University students and artists have come together to record an all original album  called “Moving On.” The album features multiple artists from the West Liberty and Wheeling area. Those involved in recording the album were Daniel Evick, Ian Beabout, Derik Board, Kaydon Hardman, Rachel Krems, Shane Powell, and another local group, The Kingsman. 

Sodexo announces new union dining arrangements, store

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer
 
It is bittersweet to say goodbye to another school year here at West Liberty as the spring semester slowly comes to an end. As we send off a new class to go do great things in the world, another steps up to the plate, and a whole new set of freshmen comes to impact our community. 
 
With these changes in students also comes changes to the campus. The most prominent changes to come are concerning Sodexo, and there have been several rumors going around concerning said changes. This has caused quite a stir in the community, but Retail Manager Rebecca Bowman was more than glad to clear the air.