Scholarship and grant opportunities at WLU

By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer Photo credit, Scott McCloskey As a college student, there are many outlets to look to that will help pay for college tuition. Whether youʼre an incoming freshman More »

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of More »

No sophomore slump for Iceton on the course

By Jacob Flatley, Contributing Writer After tearing through the Mountain East Conference golf scene as a freshman, West Liberty sophomore Matt Iceton is at it again this season. “After a successful freshman More »

Homecoming 2014 A Success On And Off The Field

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer Photo credit, Kensie Mason. The West Liberty Football Team Snapped A Two Game Losing Streak As They Defeated The Fairmont State Falcons 39-16 On Homecoming Day. The Hilltoppers More »

Howard making most of her senior season

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer Lauren Howard and the Hilltopper womenʼs tennis team are composing a remarkable season. This is Howard’s senior year at West Liberty University, and while she is pursuing More »


Think before you snap: celebrity nude selfies in the media


By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

Weʼve heard the news recently. From Rihanna to Miley Cyrus, celebrity cell phones have been hacked and celebrity nude selfies have been leaked all over the web.

Some stars deny it, while others are simply ashamed of what has happened to them. Selfies have become popular as of late and nude photos are not exactly a new thing.

Homecoming Photos

Maggie Dehart and Hannah Mason with Topper Bear

Gary E. West receives award


President Capehart presenting Gary E. West with a plaque thanking him for his donations for the Gary E.

West Liberty Vs Fairmont State


By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

The West Liberty football team snaps a two game losing streak as they defeated the Fairmont State Falcons 39-16 on homecoming day.

The Hilltoppers came out the gate early as Isiah Moody ran for 48 yard run on a fourth down play one the opening drive, that set up a three yard touchdown run by Dakota Conwell to make the score 7-0. Still in the first quarter, after a Josh White interception Conwell connected with Dylan Potts for two touchdowns to make the score 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Interview Tips


By Chelsea Williams, Contributing Writer

When going to an interview you should always pay attention to your outfit, attitude, and actions because what you do expresses a lot about yourself as a future employee. Now that you have this big job interview coming up, what will you start with to make sure you’re going to make a great first impression?

To start with your outfit, there are certain colors that give off specific vibes. According to Career Builder’s survey, “2,099 hiring managers and human resource professionals who participated in it believe blue and black are the best colors to wear for an interview and orange is the absolute worst.” Black, blue, and gray are all very calm, conservative colors that are more important for a professional setting such as an interview.

WLU gunning for MEC Crown


By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty soccer team is closing in on the halfway point of their 2014 season, where they find themselves with two wins, three losses, and two draws overall with two wins, two losses, and one draw in the Mountain East Conference.

Although this isnʼt exactly where the team wanted to be at this point, the girls are still preserving and fighting for the season.

Center of Arts and Education offers new features


By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

The Center of Arts and Education (CAE) is a place for students and teachers to explore their creative, artistic, and technological abilities.

Whether itʼs making a huge project for class or just relaxing, the art center provides the space and materials to do so.

There’s an app for that

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By Tara Adamczyk, Contributing Writer

With the trend of smart phone apps sky rocketing, “There’s an app for that” is dropped on a daily basis. Either app designers are running out of ideas or they really thought an app for sex consent called “Yes Means Yes” was a genius idea.

The app seemed to be designed to override the “no means yes” argument in situations where one of the two involved is intoxicated. With this app you are to select if you are consenting to sex with someone and then you are to select the level at which you are intoxicated.

Psychology major studies abroad in Iceland


By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

A group of nine West Liberty students spent seven days this past summer in Iceland with WLU Instructor of Geography Dr. Aron Massey and his wife, Cassandra Massey. The trip took place from July 17 to July 26.

One of the nine, WLU junior psychology major Laken Lambert, came across the opportunity for the trip while taking one of Dr. Masseyʼs geography classes. “It was a spontaneous decision that I was debating up until I made the final payment,” Laken admitted, “but it was definitely worthwhile!”

Top Five Fall Deserts


Compiled By Jessica Broverman, Editor

Baked Stuffed Apples

This warm cinnamon apple treat is as simple as it sounds. Mix butter, oats, flour, cinnamon, ginger, and salt together and place inside of a hollowed-out apple. Add a few tablespoons of honey in the apple for some extra flavor. Bake this tasty snack for 40 minutes on 350 degrees. This is a great option for a healthy (but delicious!) snack or dessert!

Adamowski thriving on the hilltop


By Jacob Flatley, Sports Editor

Coming out of high school as a senior, Sarah Adamowski had never heard of West Liberty University, let alone considered WLU as a choice to go to college.

Three years later and she is thriving on the hilltop, both in the classroom and on the golf course. The junior golf standout, Adamowski, came to West Liberty in order to further her pursuit of a career in broadcasting after her first two years of higher education at the University of Charleston.