Category Archives: News

What you need to know about the total solar eclipse

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

Monday, Aug. 21 will mark the beginning of the new academic year, but it will also mark the day of quite possibly the biggest astronomical event in almost 100 years: a total solar eclipse across the United States.

Dr. Greiner involved with students, WLU community

By Lindsay Dowdle, Contributing Writer

Dr. Stephen Greiner became president of West Liberty University in Jan. 2016. Since then, he has become very involved with the students, faculty and local community.

Various student discounts available with ID, email

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 

College may give you a college degree, but that’s not the only valuable thing. Use your .edu student email and ID to your benefit! Here are just some of the discounts that you can receive when using your West Liberty email or student ID. 

Wheeling offers many fun festivals during summer

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Wheeling offers many outdoor summer festivals. While some events have already passed, like the Wheeling Arts and Culture Festival, there are still many in the near future. Here are some of the upcoming local festivals you can attend:

Boyd Hall renovations nearing completion

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Nearly three years ago, West Liberty University and the Office of Housing and Residence Life decided to close a popular student dormitory, Boyd Hall. This summer, however, the Maintenance Department has been vigorously working to renovate the vacant dorm, as it will be reopening in the fall. Those renovations will soon be finished.

The great American total solar eclipse coming soon

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Can you name something that occurs twice a year? We do adjust our clocks biannually to accommodate daylight savings, but I am not referring to this practice. A solar eclipse happens at least twice a year, and Americans will get to experience a rarity this year.

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).