Hilltoppers take the loss at Notre Dame

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor West Liberty University took on Notre Dame College this afternoon and Notre Dame came out on top with a 30-14 victory. The Hilltoppers were coming off a More »

‘Poe: Master of the Macabre’ opens tonight in Kelly Theatre

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer Kelly Theatre will get spooky as WLU students are about to present a new production Poe: Master of the Macabre. The play opens tonight, Oct. 20, at More »

UVA-Wise stuns Hilltoppers on homecoming

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor It was a beautiful sunny and 75 on the Hilltop for the homecoming game and the red hot Hilltoppers came into the game sitting in the number More »

Excitement builds for Hilltopper Homecoming

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer Homecoming on the Hilltop is one of the highlights of West Liberty University’s school year. It provides students with a week full of fun activities and the More »

Greek life grows in numbers after recruitment

By Kimberlyn Bland, Contributing Writer   Greek life is an amazing opportunity that is presented to students of West Liberty University each year, but joining Greek life is more than just joining More »


Dr. Greiner presents facilities improvement plan

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
Many students, from new and old, to potential, may have noticed the fact that Rogers Hall and Boyd Hall are both closed. While the exact reason behind their closing wasn’t made clear, one thing is very clear: nobody knows what to do with either building. However, that was the focus of a recent Student Government Association meeting, along with many other items of improvement as President Stephen Greiner presented the Master Facilities Improvement Plan to the student body for comment.

Olympian speaks to students about living with mental illness

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By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, West Liberty University Students were educated on a very serious topic that not only effects college students, but everyone in general. Students filled the pews in the campus chapel to listen to a famous local who herself battles mental illness but vows to help spread awareness of those who are uneducated. 

Bernstein-Goff reappointed to state advisory committee


By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University Professor Sheli Bernstein-Goff was recently reappointed to a four-year term as a member the West Virginia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The announcement was made on Sept. 9 by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights staff director, Marlene Sallo.

Community University gearing for fall 2016 session

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By Jalyn Bolyard, Distribution Manager

Community University has been a staple at West Liberty University since 2012, and it is gearing up for the fall 2016 session.

Community University is an educational program geared towards those who are 50 years old or older. Presentations are for sheer enjoyment and not for academic credit. They also offer tours around the local area.

Ranking of West Liberty’s Dorm Buildings


By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

At West Liberty University, there are currently five dorm buildings that are occupied by students. Every building offers a great place for West Liberty students to live, but some may be better than others. Students may have their own opinion on which building is the best option, but here is my ranking of West Liberty’s dorm buildings.

Graphic Design students better their community

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By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

WLU student designers are helping local businesses in the area by creating logos, book covers, and brochures to help grow their clientele. These students also assist with websites, billboards, signage, and presentations. Their helping hands may be of much use to startup businesses and non-profit organizations.

West Liberty SGA joins national organization


By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

The American Student Government Association (ASGA) has recently reached out to the Student Government Association here at West Liberty University. The ASGA aims to provide a means of communication between SGAs at various college campuses.

The ASGA mission statement reads, “The American Student Government Association will provide all Student Government leaders and advisors nationwide with networking, research, and information resources and will teach them how to become more effective, ethical, and influential leaders on their campuses.”

Hilltoppers stun the Bobcats in a second half comeback

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By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

The night began slowly at West Family Stadium due to a weather delay that started just over an hour before scheduled kick-off. The game was scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m. but with all of the delays, the game didn’t start until 7:36 and the players were only able to warm up for roughly 15 minutes.

Student reflects on mock-shooting experience


By Daniel Morgan, Editor

A group of student volunteers, including myself, took the opportunity to be actors in the mock shooting on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Highlands’ Marquee Cinemas. I was approached by West Liberty University theater professor Meta Lasch to participate, and I’m extremely glad that I did.

Award-Winning Appalachian Poet to Visit WLU for Hughes Lecture Series


By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Appalachian poet and professor emerita of English at Kent State University, Maggie Anderson will talk about her experience as a poet during Hughes Lecture Series.

The event will start at noon, Oct. 4 in the Ohio County Public Library where Anderson will attend the ‘Lunch with Books’ program. At 7:30 p.m. Anderson will give a formal talk in the Alumni Room of the College Union. The event will conclude with a poetry reading on Oct. 5 in the Alumni Room.