Category Archives: News

Trumpet photo contest winners announced

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

Up until March 20, The Trumpet staff has been collecting submissions for its campus-wide photo contest during the spring semester. With more than 100 entries, the judges have deemed the contest a success.

Superstitions in March: How some people stay ‘lucky’

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 
 
Oh, the month of March; the month where many people wear green clothing, search for Lucky’s “Lucky Charms,” and sometimes, consume a little too much alcohol. It’s an interesting month that encompasses a vast amount of superstitions, more than any other month. 

Fun, cheap things to do while on Spring Break

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager 
 
Spring Break is here and if you’re anything like me, you’re a broke college kid who can’t afford to go on a nice vacation to a warm, sunny, relaxing getaway. While all of your friends are hitting up Florida’s hottest beaches and clubs, you’re stuck in good ole Wheeling, W. Va.
 
Although, Spring Break trips aren’t what they’re all cracked up to be. By the end of the trip you’re exhausted, annoyed, and worst of all even more broke than before. By kicking it local, you can save your money and still have an enjoyable break.

Students represent at Undergraduate Research Day

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Several students from West Liberty University had the chance to attend Undergraduate Research Day at the West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. From psychology and media design to science, many aspects of WLU were represented at the Capitol

Top 5 things you may not know about Daylight Saving Time

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Tonight at 2 a.m. people will “spring forward” and adjust their clocks one hour ahead. Besides being a biannual annoyance, people may not really think about daylight saving time beyond adjusting their clocks.  As you prepare to set your clocks, here are five things you might not know about daylight saving time:

Hilltopper men beat FSU, take MEC tournament crown

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor 
 
This past weekend, Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers traveled to Charleston, W. Va. and beat Glenville State, Wheeling Jesuit University and Fairmont State to take home their first Mountain East Conference tournament championship in school history. 

Four West Liberty students to present at English Symposium 

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer 
 
West Liberty has several opportunities for students that enables them to showcase their many talents and projects. One of such opportunities is the upcoming English Symposium, which is an annual event that is being held on campus this year on March 25 in Campbell Hall. 

Music & art festival coming soon in New Cumberland 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
Warm weather is amongst us, kind of, which means getting off the Hilltop to explore and have fun is a necessity. Luckily, the Mid-Ohio Valley provides us with numerous opportunities to do just that.
 
 Just before West Liberty University’s spring break, the third Montani Semper Liberi – Music & Art at Oak Glen festival will be hitting the halls of Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland, W.Va. on March 10-12. With about an hour drive, you can explore one of the largest and most unique cultural offerings that this region has to offer. 

Rogers Hall to reopen among other WLU housing changes 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University’s department of Housing and Student Life is presenting several changes for residence life on-campus beginning in the fall 2017 semester. Buildings will no longer be categorized as freshmen or upperclassmen-only, and Rogers Hall will reopen to offer students private dorm rooms. 

26th Annual Student Research Competition still accepting entries 

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer
 
The Student Research Competition returns to West Liberty for its 26th year. The competition has two categories: the first is Social Sciences, Humanities, Business and Education, and the second is Natural Sciences and Math.