Senior show is a success in Nutting Gallery

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager   Each semester, graduating seniors at West Liberty University participate in the show in order to complete their degree in Graphic Design or Art Education. This semester, More »

Campus community recognizes ‘SAAM’ with several events

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   Throughout the month of April, WLU partnered with various groups to host multiple events to raise awareness for sexual assault. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month More »

Toppers look to bounce back against Fairmont State

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   After an unfortunate weekend against Shepherd this past week, the Hilltoppers will prepare for another tough test against the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons.   More »

Sounding Off on next semester

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‘Seussical’ rhymes itself into Kelly Theater next week

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? Unless you’re the Grinch, you’ll love The Hilltop Players’ performance of the upbeat, whimsical musical “Seussical.” The production will come alive More »

 

Seven seniors say goodbye to tennis on the Hilltop

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

This May, Hilltop Tennis will say goodbye to some of its brightest players as they graduate from WLU. This year, coach Heather Gallagher’s Lady Toppers ranked ninth in the NCAA II Atlantic Region rankings. Graduating Lady Toppers are Raquel Cabero and Andrea Puga.

The men’s team will see even bigger changes next season as five Toppers will be graduating this semester: Pablo Cimorra, Santiago Gutierrez, Baptiste Perrin, Andrew Ponder and Matt Tully. The men’s team received second place in the first NCAA II Atlantic Region rankings.

Top 5 different ways to stay fit on campus 

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor 
 
Sometimes it’s hard to get into a nice rhythm when it comes to exercise, especially in college. Here are some tips to get or stay in shape while on West Liberty University’s campus. 

California catcher finds his home here on the Hilltop

 By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Finding the perfect fit as a hopeful college athlete is easier said than done. There are sometimes many colleges and universities to choose from, which makes the decisions so much harder to accomplish. This was a reality for senior catcher Alex Rojas

Campus highly anticipates 2017 New York City trip 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
Spring break has been over, but West Liberty University students have another adventure coming. This semester, the Student Government Association is sponsoring a red eye bus trip to New York City. Students will depart from WLU’s campus on April 21 and return on April 23.  

Campus prepares for upcoming Environmental Education Day 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
April reminds us about the environment and sustainability. Throughout the month, the world celebrates a number of events aimed to end what actor and an environmentalist Ian Somerhalder called “environmental apathy.” From the National Environmental Education Week to Earth Day, April is filled with opportunities to learn more about the environment and the ways to help our planet. 

Boden, Croasmun to lead WLU’s Student Government

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Student Government Association elections have officially ended as newly-elected and returning members begin their terms for the 2017-2018 academic year. David “Reid” Boden takes the helm as SGA President for a second consecutive year, this time welcoming Adam Croasmun as his vice president. 

WLU fraternity raises $3,000 for ALS research, victims 

By Dustin Weekley, Contributing Writer
 
On Friday, March 24, West Liberty University’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity held an event to help raise money for the ALS Association and a local family affected by Lou Gehrig’s disease. The event was held at the G-Top with over 200 people attending their black tie event. 

MADfest 2017 impresses students 

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty University’s Media Arts and Design Festival (MADfest) kicked off bright and early on Friday, April 10. High school students from all over the valley came up to campus for a day filled with the arts and a chance to show off their own talents. 

WL art students are preparing to go from students to professionals

Story Provided by Brett Cox, Megan Jones and Asia Waggle 

WEST LIBERTY, W.Va.— West Liberty senior art students are showcasing their best work at the Senior Exhibition on Wednesday, April 19th. The opening reception is to be held at the Nutting Art Gallery from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The show is free and the art work is to be displayed up until Thursday, May 11th.  

Ed Sheeran’s new album ‘Divide’ is a must-listen

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
After a leave of absence from social media for a year, Ed Sheeran returned Dec. 12 with a Tweet that had only a picture of the color blue. This was his first hint of his upcoming album, “Divide” stylized as ÷, which was released on March 3. Before the entire album release, the songs “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You” were also released as singles and have been played on the radio constantly since.