Category Archives: News

Top 5 things to look forward to in 2018

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

December holidays might have made you a little nostalgic for everything that has happened in 2017. But get excited, because there is a lot to look forward to in the new year. Just in case Christmas shopping made you forget about everything else, here is the list of top five things to wait for in 2018.

Trumpet Solo: Dr. Felipe Rojas

 
Compiled by Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
Assistant Professor of Spanish Dr. Felipe Rojas is wrapping up his first semester teaching here on the hilltop. 

Interfaith Chapel celebrates 50 years on the hilltop

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
The Interfaith Chapel is an integral part of the West Liberty University community, and will be celebrating 50 years this December. Faculty and students came together last Wednesday, Nov. 29, to commemorate the rich history of the Interfaith Chapel.

WLU releases plans for 2017 fall commencement

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

West Liberty’s Fall 2017 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 9 in the ASRC. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and tickets are not required to enter. A reception will follow commencement in the College Union immediately after. 

How to stay sane during finals week

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
Finals weeks can be very stressful for students if they do not know how to approach it in a sane way. Everyone is focused on studying for exams and finishing projects, but unlike what one might think, studying non-stop is not the most productive way to prepare. Here are some tips on how to stay sane during finals, to make the best out of it.

LSDC tutors provide free help for WLU students

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
The end of the semester is always stressful, but there is a place that can prepare you for those scary finals you are dreading. The Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) provides WLU students with a comfortable study space, student-tutors, free printing services and snacks. Located on the first floor of Main Hall, LSDC is a hub of students who want to learn and help others master different academic skills.

University procedures allow for consistent discipline 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
Recently, West Liberty University has been in the public eye about serious incidents, such as allegations of sexual assault and domestic violence, concerning past and current WLU students. Questions have been raised on how WLU treats these incidents, and the steps that are taken after they occur. 

Hilltop Players present ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer
 
Get ready to get into the Christmas spirit with the Hilltop Players’ production of “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, beginning on Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and running again Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.

Students shine in Toppers Got Talent finale

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the fourth and final week of Toppers Got Talent on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. The judges of the evening were Jessica Ballard, Chelsea Williams, Ashley Pryor and Zach Rhodes.  Serenity Sparkle also returned to host the event.

WLU History Club provides incomparable opportunities

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
The West Liberty University History Club is a club focused on the past, present and future while having fun and experiencing unique, historical  opportunities along the way.