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WLU offers exciting study abroad programs for summer 2018

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager

Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It provides a cultural knowledge of the world that you can’t get anywhere else, and it also expands your experience beyond the classroom. West Liberty University has been offering study abroad programs for a few years. Although they can be a bit pricey, students are encouraged to take on the adventure.

WLU basketball returns to hilltop after break

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

West Liberty University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to the hilltop Saturday, Jan. 6, for their first home games of the year. Both squads pulled out a win, as our men’s team continues their perfect season and our Lady Toppers improve to 5-9.

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.

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.

Toppers Got Talent delivers in the third round

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

The third week of Toppers Got Talent took place this Monday night, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the College Union. Contestants Devante Brown, Alexis Smith, Andrew Mehler as Boston Michaels, Audrey Blust and Sean McCarty returned for the third round.

Toppers Got Talent returns for second round

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

The second week of Toppers Got Talent took place this Monday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. No contestants were eliminated last week, and all were able to return for the second round. SGA also gave out free t-shirts and snacks throughout the evening.

WLU tailback Ortiz joins elite status

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

No. 21 for the Black and Gold, Jeremiah Ortiz, made West Liberty history last night by becoming only the ninth Hilltopper in school history to surpass 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. However, Ortiz’ record-setting performance wasn’t enough to prevail the Hilltoppers over Fairmont State.

Toppers Got Talent premieres in College Union

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

On Nov. 6 at 8 p.m., Toppers Got Talent made its debut on the hilltop. Toppers Got Talent is a four-week talent show, providing students at West Liberty a chance to showcase their skills.