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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

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 More »

 

Celebrating Women’s History Month

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

The month of March brings multiple holidays along with it, from Ash Wednesday to St. Patrick’s Day; so, I’m sure you’ll find yourself celebrating at some point. One of the most important holidays being celebrated is Women’s History Month.

Senior pitcher in final stretch of college career 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 
 
In his first season with the WLU’s baseball team in 2013, head coach Eric Burkle was looking to rebuild the Toppers’ baseball program after the loss of Bo McConnaughy, who coached the Toppers for nearly 30 years. In the five seasons prior to Coach Burkle’s tenure, Topper baseball had a significant span of below .500 seasons, going 60-162. Burkle knew if he wanted to turn their bad luck around, he needed to recruit solid pitchers. One of his first pitching commitments was Sean Pare

Fun, cheap things to do while on Spring Break

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager 
 
Spring Break is here and if you’re anything like me, you’re a broke college kid who can’t afford to go on a nice vacation to a warm, sunny, relaxing getaway. While all of your friends are hitting up Florida’s hottest beaches and clubs, you’re stuck in good ole Wheeling, W. Va.
 
Although, Spring Break trips aren’t what they’re all cracked up to be. By the end of the trip you’re exhausted, annoyed, and worst of all even more broke than before. By kicking it local, you can save your money and still have an enjoyable break.

Students represent at Undergraduate Research Day

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Several students from West Liberty University had the chance to attend Undergraduate Research Day at the West Virginia State Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. From psychology and media design to science, many aspects of WLU were represented at the Capitol

Top 5 things you may not know about Daylight Saving Time

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Tonight at 2 a.m. people will “spring forward” and adjust their clocks one hour ahead. Besides being a biannual annoyance, people may not really think about daylight saving time beyond adjusting their clocks.  As you prepare to set your clocks, here are five things you might not know about daylight saving time:

Hilltopper men beat FSU, take MEC tournament crown

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor 
 
This past weekend, Jim Crutchfield’s Hilltoppers traveled to Charleston, W. Va. and beat Glenville State, Wheeling Jesuit University and Fairmont State to take home their first Mountain East Conference tournament championship in school history. 

West Liberty softball season starts on Spring Break trip

 By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

After finishing last season on a sour note, the West Liberty University softball team is eager and excited to start the season. In 2016, the Toppers sported a record of 13-41 (6-26 MEC). 
 
The Toppers would have liked the season to end in a different fashion, but they hope to carry over the frustration from last year to begin this season on a good note. 

Four West Liberty students to present at English Symposium 

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer 
 
West Liberty has several opportunities for students that enables them to showcase their many talents and projects. One of such opportunities is the upcoming English Symposium, which is an annual event that is being held on campus this year on March 25 in Campbell Hall. 

Music & art festival coming soon in New Cumberland 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
Warm weather is amongst us, kind of, which means getting off the Hilltop to explore and have fun is a necessity. Luckily, the Mid-Ohio Valley provides us with numerous opportunities to do just that.
 
 Just before West Liberty University’s spring break, the third Montani Semper Liberi – Music & Art at Oak Glen festival will be hitting the halls of Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland, W.Va. on March 10-12. With about an hour drive, you can explore one of the largest and most unique cultural offerings that this region has to offer. 

Rogers Hall to reopen among other WLU housing changes 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University’s department of Housing and Student Life is presenting several changes for residence life on-campus beginning in the fall 2017 semester. Buildings will no longer be categorized as freshmen or upperclassmen-only, and Rogers Hall will reopen to offer students private dorm rooms.