Category Archives: News

Dance team welcomes new members, grows on hilltop

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer

West Liberty offers many extracurriculars for their students to get involved with on campus. From Biology club to gaming club, these organizations help bring students together and further the family orientation of our campus. One club in particular that is taking off this year is West Liberty’s own dance team

WLU Connect helps alumni stay in touch

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After graduating from college, your new life starts to begin. From starting a career to starting a family, keeping in touch with your college friends can be quite hard. Luckily, West Liberty University has allowed alumni to rekindle and re-connect with former graduates and expand their professional network with their newest social platform, WLU Connect

Nursing students recognized with white coat ceremony

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
On Sept. 21, West Liberty’s nursing program held the annual white coat ceremony marking the third-year and BA-BS to BSN students’ transition into the professional field. 
 
This year, 25 junior nursing students donned their white coats as well as 10 students in the initial BA-BS to BSN program. 

Elbin Library celebrates ‘Banned Book Week’

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
The last week of September is considered “Banned Books Week,” which aims to celebrate books that have been challenged or banned and celebrate freedom of speech while bringing awareness to the negative impacts of censorship. From Sept. 24 to the 30, West Liberty University participated in the event.

Toppers past and present gear up for Homecoming

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Homecoming returns to the hilltop this year on Oct. 14 with many fun events happening all week, bringing the campus community together and allowing both students and alumni to show their pride in being Hilltoppers.

Serenades kicks off Homecoming week in College Hall

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Serenades, a popular Homecoming event, kicked off the week tonight at 9 p.m. in College Hall. The MC of the night was Adam Croasmun as Serenity Sparkle, who opened the event with a moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas. Serenity also introduced  the judges for the evening. The judges were President Dr. Stephen Greiner, Jared Thompson, Kate Billings and Marcella Snyder.

Baseball, softball teams hold unique fundraiser

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty University baseball and softball teams have teamed up in a fundraising effort in hopes to get a new indoor facility. For just $20, you can purchase a raffle ticket that will enter into a drawing where the winner will win “Roberto,” a greyhound that races weekly at the Wheeling Island dog track. The drawing will be at halftime of the homecoming football game on Oct. 14, 2017. 

3 honorees inaugurate theater Wall of Fame

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer
 
During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the theater department will present the First Annual Hilltop Players’ Wall of Fame Ceremony. The Hilltop Players have had a very rich history, filled with people who have worked with the program for years while going above and beyond the call of duty to make the program a success. The goal of starting a Wall of Fame is to recognize these contributions.

Community University gears up for another year

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer

West Liberty offers the Community University for many learning opportunities to people 55 and older.

Hilltop Players return with ‘As it is in Heaven’

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
 
The West Liberty University Hilltop Players are going to be performing the play “As It Is In Heaven” by Arlene Hutton, on Oct. 5-6 and 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Kelly Theater.