Category Archives: This Week’s Paper

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.

Hilltop Players awe audiences with Christmas play

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer

On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, I had the opportunity to see the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which was performed by the West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players. Instead of just having one cast perform the production, audiences had the opportunity to see two different casts perform it.

Hilltoppers remain undefeated after late game scare

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

The West Liberty University men’s basketball avoided their first loss of the season after escaping a late comeback by the Fighting Falcons of Fairmont State. Our Hilltoppers pulled out a 106-100 victory, still preserving their perfect season on Saturday, Dec. 9 at the ASRC.

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.

Sounding Off on winter break

Compiled by Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

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.

Historic season for WLU volleyball comes to an end

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
“We can expect another history making season from the Lady Toppers next year.” 
 
These were the words that closed the Trumpet’s recap for the West Liberty women’s volleyball team after 2016’s 23-win season and MEC Tournament semifinal appearance. After this season’s 20-14, 9-7 MEC season, and an MEC Tournament Finals appearance, and near victory over the Atlantic Region powerhouse Wheeling Jesuit, it is safe to say that the Lady Toppers have not only met those expectations, but have exceeded them in every way.

Men’s basketball seeks sixth straight win this weekend

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After a quick delay in the season for Thanksgiving break, Ben Howlett and his Running Hilltoppers are looking to continue their hot start this weekend.