United States leading in obesity rates

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer Can you guess what the United States is leading the world in? Many would say that America has the largest economy in the world; while this is More »

Dating should not be a priority in college

By Kendra Rhodes, Contributing Writer For many years, college has had the reputation of being the place where young adult women go to find husbands. However, with independence typically exercised in college, More »

Photo Gallery: Emerald Isle

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Five summer movies to watch out for

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor Today marks the first official day of summer! Although there are plenty of summertime activities, some of the best movies are released during summer as well. We’ve More »

“It Comes at Night” fails to deliver

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer It Comes at Night is a low-budget horror film, starring Joel Edgerton and directed by Trey Edward Shults. Although this film hasn’t received the attention of other More »

 

In-depth look at Hilltopper Football for Fall 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Hilltoppers Football Team just released their schedule for the upcoming fall season. Fans familiar with the schedule from last season may note some important changes; a matchup with a long-time rival is moved closer to the end of the schedule and the Toppers will play host to a new out-of-conference opponent.

Three international recipes to try this summer

By Ana Berbel, Contributing Writer

Summer has finally arrived and with it has come the chance explore and to try new things. There are many people that wish to fly overseas to learn about culture, go sightseeing and eat delicious food. Although traveling is not always cheap, getting a taste of other countries such as Spain, France and Germany can be as easy and accessible as owning a kitchen and having some passion for cooking. Here as some very delicious international dishes you can easily cook in your home. 

Round 3: Cavaliers and Warriors face off in NBA Finals

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

The inevitable matchup for the NBA Finals is here! The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will face off for the third consecutive time. Will the Cavs bring home back-to-back championships, or will Golden State redeem themselves after blowing a 3-1 lead last year?

Disproving ‘Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

Over the past few years, I’ve been serious about getting healthy and losing weight. I’m proud to say that I’ve lost 80 pounds and counting on this lengthy journey. My largest weight that I can remember was 272 pounds; I’m just at the 190-pound mark, give or take a few, and I haven’t seen my weight that low since middle school.

Impulse shopping happens more in person than online 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Online shopping can be pretty addicting, but I think most impulse shopping comes from shopping in a physical store rather than an online one. Now, before you roll your eyes, hear me out. 

Top five must-read books for summer

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer

With summer break in full swing, every West Liberty student could not be more appreciative of the opportunity to catch up on some much needed sleep. However, in between nap sessions, students may find themselves bored and looking for some entertainment. In the hopes of aiding these poor, sleepy souls, I have compiled a list of the top five must read books for the summer.

College allows students to exercise independence

By Kendra Rhodes, Contributing Writer

A significant time of maturation and independent growth is during the college years. College provides the setting for exploring new-found freedom. Students have the choice to live on their own and make many of their own day to day decisions, but they still have the structure and the basic rules that on-campus living stresses. When parents fail to loosen the reins of control when their students go to college, a large part of imperative personal growth is lost and has adverse effects for the parent.

Mental Health Month brings awareness this May

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Ever since 1949, May has been observed as Mental Health Month. Mental Health America (MHA) began the recognition, and each year, MHA and multiple other organizations come together to educate, bring awareness and fight the stigma.

Three ways to spend your summer free time

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

With the semester finally over, college students are finding themselves with a lot of free time on their hands. A large portion of this time will be set aside for summer work, but that still leaves plenty of free hours throughout the week that would usually be filled with homework or studying. Here are three things that college students can do to fill that empty time.