‘Hope and Gravity’ provides a unique experience 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor “Hope and Gravity” was not what I expected it to be as the Hilltop Players pieced together a story far more interesting than what I had in mind. More »

WLU Baseball team looks to continue its hot start 

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor Eric Burkle’s Hilltoppers have started their season 4-1 on the diamond with two big wins against the Concord Mountain Lions and a series victory against Chowan University, More »

Running Hilltoppers set for final game against Jesuit 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer   After losing their second game of the season against Concord University on Feb. 9, the Toppers are heading into the final two games of the season More »

WLU Foundation receives third-largest estate gift

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor The West Liberty Foundation has accepted an estate gift of over $800,000 from former professor Dr. Lawerence H. Talley’s estate.  The estate gift will fund four-year, full-ride scholarships for More »

Final round of West Lib Idol ends with cheers

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer Emilie Wesney was named the winner of the 2017 West Lib Idol tonight Wednesday, Feb. 22. The final round of the competition took place at 7 p.m. More »


Men’s soccer becomes West Liberty’s 18th sport

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

On Feb. 8, 2017, West Liberty University President Dr. Stephen Greiner announced that the university is adding men’s soccer as its 18th intercollegiate sport.

Admissions office awaits student ambassador applications 

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer
West Liberty University is very trusting in its students’ abilities. In fact, it trusts the students so much that they are used as a primary way to reach out to visiting families and schools. 
These students, known as student ambassadors, are representatives responsible for touring here at West Liberty, and they are what make the university stand apart from other schools. They are the faces of the campus that are able to reach out to prospective students on a personal level as they speak of their own experiences and display their knowledge of the school.

Toppers sweep regular season series against Wesleyan Bobcats

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Tonight, on a chilly Thursday night two days after Valentine’s Day, the WLU men’s basketball team hosted the West Virginia Wesleyan Bobcats in their first MEC matchup of the week. Earlier in the season, the Toppers prevailed with a victory over the Bobcats in Buckhannon, W.Va., with a 97-76 victory. In their first home game after hitting the road for the last two games, the Toppers were trying to complete the season sweep against Wesleyan.

Photo Gallery: Nutting Gallery Ed Bisese and Ryder Henry exhibit

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

The Nutting Gallery in the College of Arts and Communication opened a new exhibition yesterday evening. Ed Bisese and Ryder Henry are the talented artists featured in the exhibit. Bisese is known for his paintings and sculptures. Meanwhile, Henry focuses on customizable building sculptures from cardboard and murals.

Running Hilltoppers set for season’s final home games 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

The WLU men’s basketball team is back in action tonight in the ASRC against West Virginia Wesleyan College. After only their second loss at Concord and win at UVa-Wise on the road last week, the Hilltoppers have their sights on rebounding back this weekend while at home in two Mountain East Conference (MEC) match-ups.

Third round of West Lib Idol bursting with love songs

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

The third night of West Lib Idol was held tonight, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. The theme of the night was Valentine’s Day. However, that did not necessarily mean love, and some people sang about heartbreak and breakups.

Students ask for a more spacious wellness center

By Dalton Bobes, Contributing Writer
At West Liberty University, one of the biggest selling points to prospective students is how great our facilities are. While I do agree that the university is very up to date and provides many opportunities to students, one facility that is lacking is our wellness center. More specifically, the wellness center is not large enough.

‘Hope and Gravity’ coming soon to Kelly Theatre

By Greg Calinger, Contributing Writer and Daniel Morgan, Editor

Many theater-fans of West Liberty University are excited for the upcoming play “Hope and Gravity” to hit Kelly Theatre as the Hilltop Players’ first show of the season. 

Don’t wait until Valentine’s Day to treat yourself

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager
Valentine’s Day can be a day of excitement where butterflies are fluttering in your stomach and love is pouring from your heart. You can spend the day with your significant other, give gifts, and remind each other how much the relationship means to you. 
GAG. I have a significant other and that still doesn’t sound fun to me. 

Trumpet Solo: WLU President Dr. Stephen Greiner

Complied by Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor