Category Archives: This Week’s Paper

Senior outfielder looking towards the future 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Senior outfielder Kylee Ensign has a lot of history when it comes to softball. She’s been playing ball all her life; starting with t-ball when she was six-years-old and swinging a bat since she was one. Now, she’s wearing the number 15 and entering her final season here on the hilltop. 

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.

Unseasonably warm weather raises concern 

By Meredith Garner, Contributing Writer

The birds are singing, the air is crisp, and the sun is warm as it begins to smile over the peak of the mountains. Spring has now officially arrived, but it feels as if spring had arrived earlier as the hilltop reached 70-degree temperatures throughout the month of February and March.
 
Though individuals have the right to enjoy the beauty of the warm weather, there are major concerns for the high temperatures arriving so early in the last bit of winter.

Bingo surprises WLU with huge turnouts

By Zarek Wiley, Contributing Writer
 
Bingo has become one of the most popular school activities for West Liberty students over the past year. It is an age-old classic that people of all ages can play. Almost every event held in the Union has grown from the previous one. 

Giving back is always an option at West Liberty 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 
 
In college, it is easy to feel disconnected with your community, as many students juggle school, work and a social life. If it were easy, anyone could do it; but there are many ways students can become closer, not only with their community, but with their friends as well. Although it is often looked over, volunteering and supporting community service projects and charities are great for you, your friends and your community. 

Senior baseball pitcher amped up for final season 

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer 
 
Trevor Stewart is a senior baseball player from Wheeling, W.Va. He is a piece of the West Liberty pitching staff. Stewart wears number 22 for the Toppers, and he looks to be an important part of the pitching staff this season. Now that you know some basic information about Stewart, I’m going to tell you some things about him that you will not find on hilltoppersports.com.

Checking in on West Liberty’s personal trainer program

By Molka BenHammouda, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University started a personal training program last semester. The program was going pretty well, and that’s why they decided to keep it and advertise for it for this spring semester.

Disney does it again with a ‘tale as old as time’

Dan Stevens and Emma Watson in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

It’s finally here, and let me tell you, “Oh, isn’t it amazing?” doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake just opened in theaters, and fans of the animated classic need to see it as soon as possible. It lives up to the hype, and it still managed to surprise me even though I saw the original many years ago.

Caution: Binge watching can be dangerous!

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
It is not uncommon to hear people talking about watching a whole TV series in only a handful of days, or even bragging about it yourself. With streaming websites like Netflix and Hulu among others, it has become so easy to get caught up in watching a show.  Even though binge watching may seem harmless, and has even become mainstream, it is dangerous, and students should stop binging their favorite TV shows.

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.