Clubs and Organizations at WLU

By Jessica Broverman, Editor One of the key reasons as to why college is considered one of the best times in a young person’s life is because of the opportunities you are More »

West Liberty University defeats West Virginia State

By Nathan Johnson The West Liberty Hilltoppers win their second straight game as they roll past West Virginia State 38-16. With no scoring in the first quarter, the Hilltoppers kicked into gear More »

West Liberty Vs Glenville State

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer A Hail Mary completion on the final play of regulation helped West Liberty as they defeated Glenville State in double overtime 27-24. In the first quarter, The More »

SGA Preview

By Nicole Henry, Staff Writer Student Government Association (SGA) is the voice that stands between the students and administration. SGA does their best to meet every need of the student body. It More »

Recycling is easy to do at WLU

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer As college students, we tend to create a lot of trash. Throughout the semester, we use countless pieces of paper, plastic bags and bottles, aluminum cans, and More »


Looking back on 9/11


By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2001 is the date that changed America forever.

People all around the United States woke up to what they thought would be a regular day; a regular day of getting their kids ready for school, making their coffee, and heading off to work. There was no thought in their minds that their life would change in a matter of seconds. Even the little ones, whose innocent minds never even thought of tragedy ever unfolding before their eyes, but in seconds that all changed.

Festival of Colors


By Jin Zhang, Contributing Writer

Looking for something to do this weekend? Make sure to check out the Festival of Colors! The International club brings students to the Festival of Colors event every year. It has been a highly recommended event to take part in by almost everyone who has attended the celebration and is open to everyone from all walks of life.

WLU Student in Australia


By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

This summer, West Liberty University sent Hilltoppers off to many countries around the world to study, learn, and travel to global destinations far removed from the Ohio Valley. These world travelers return to school this fall with their amazing stories, experiences, and pictures to share with the rest of the West Liberty community.

Dental Hygiene National Scholarship


By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer

The American Dental Association Foundation, also known as ADAF and ADA, has selected West Liberty’s very own Jenna St. Clair as the recipient of a 1,000 dollar scholarship. St. Clair is a dental hygiene student from New Concord, Ohio and is on the Dean’s list this year.

Remembering 9/11


By Jessica Broverman, Editor

It has been 13 years since the September 11thattacks on not only the World Trade Center, but also Americans all over the country.

As we mourn the brave people that were taken by this tragedy, we will take a look back at the dark day as well as the moments in which our country proved how strong it is and will continue to be in the face of danger and anguish.

West Liberty vs. Shepherd


By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

The defending Mountain East conference champions and 12th ranked Shepherds rolled past West Liberty in the season opener 38-13.

Shepherd scored early on their first possession after a good kickoff return. Jeff Ziemba connected with Tony Squirewell for a 23 yard touchdown pass to make the score 7-0.

What You Didn’t Know About West Liberty University!


By Jessica Broverman Editor

Much of the history that has occurred at West Liberty is known to most of us through our freshman orientation and the plaques that are scattered all over campus.

However, there are many things that even the most informed student doesn’t know about our university. 

Fight Procrastination Day


By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

As college students, we are forever stereotyped as procrastinators.

Often, it can be true. College life can sometimes feel like walking across a tightrope while juggling a dozen eggs and balancing a stack of books on your head. It can be hard to strike a balance between classes, homework, jobs, extra-curriculars, friends, family, and relationships. It’s no wonder we’re tempted to put work off until later to squeeze in some much-needed fun and relaxation!

Iconic Comedian Joan Rivers Dies at 81


By Jessica Broverman Editor

Many are in shock and dismay over the death of Joan Rivers. Rivers was a very well-known comedian and the first of her kind.

Her life was cut short due to problems occurring during a vocal chord surgery at an endoscopy clinic. She was then rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital located in NYC.

WLU Prepares for Shepherd University Game


By Jacob Flatley Sports Editor

Although we do not know the site of the game yet, we do know that West Liberty is set to face nationally ranked Shepherd to open up their 2014 football campaign.  The Shepherd Rams will come into the game ranked 14th in the Preseason Poll and 12th in AFCA NCAA II Preseason Poll. The two teams did not meet last season as West Liberty finished 3-8 and Shepherd finished 11-1.