WLU’s Nurse is here for Emergencies

Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager Emergency Nurses Week is Oct. 11-17, 2015 with Emergency Nurses Day falling on Oct. 14. Sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), the week serves as way to More »

Halloween: Coming Soon to West Liberty Hilltop

By Jewlina Matthews, Contributing Writer It is almost that time for pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and watching horror movies! Halloween is a holiday for people of all ages; it isn’t just the holiday More »

2015 Homecoming is Ready to Make Some Noise

Emily Dawson, Contributing Writer Homecoming on the hilltop provides students with the opportunity to come together and truly get the full college experience. It’s one of the highlights of the West Liberty More »

Students learn about German culture and community in Würzburg

By Gabriella Pozell, Staff Writer In addition to France and Poland, Germany was another study abroad destination for Hilltoppers this past summer. 16 students total, nine from WLU and others from Fairmont, More »

What to expect from WLU-TV this year

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor WLUTV-14 is the University’s very own TV station. Since its very humble beginnings in the basement of the Elbin Library, it has since grown into a multi-million More »


West Liberty Fights Past Urbana

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By Trent Nicholson Contributing Writer

The Hilltoppers’ get an all around team victory as they defeat Urbana 28-12 on Thursday night at West Family stadium. West Liberty advances to 2-2 on the year now. The Hilltoppers’ played extremely well on both sides of the ball and got the job done.

On offense, West Liberty combined for 346 yards with only 14 first downs. Quarterback Dakota Conwell went 11 of 21 for 212 yards, one interception, and four touchdowns. Three of his four touchdown passes were caught by tight end Daree Goodwin. Goodwin caught five passes for a total of 125 yards and three touchdowns.

What to expect from WLU-TV this year

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By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

WLUTV-14 is the University’s very own TV station. Since its very humble beginnings in the basement of the Elbin Library, it has since grown into a multi-million dollar facility that gives broadcasting and communications students the opportunity to work in the unique environment that is the TV field.

Saving Man and Man’s Best Friend


By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor

Pit Bulls & Parolees is a reality television series on Animal Planet which confronts the misunderstandings of the pit bull breed. The series debuted on October 30, 2009 and stars pit bull trainor, Tia Torres. It features the Villalobos Rescue Center, originally located in Agua Dulce, California, but is now located in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Turnovers cost the Toppers the game

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By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

West Liberty loses by a final score of 36-30 against Fairmont State Thursday night. The Hilltoppers turned the ball over seven times, including five interceptions and two fumbles. West Liberty took the lead late, but just couldn’t hold off the Falcon offense.

Festival of Colors (Photo Gallery)


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Hilltopper Happenings!

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By Gabriella Pozell, Staff Writer

There’s no excuse to ever be bored at WLU! Here are some exciting things happening on the Hilltop over the next couple weeks …

Nutting Gallery showcases West Virginia photography

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By Jessica Broverman, Editor

On Wednesday Sept. 2, West Liberty’s Nutting Gallery held its first exhibition of this semester simply entitled, “Betty Rivard and Robert Schramm Exhibition.”  The Gallery opening began at 5:30 p.m. that Wednesday evening with a large turnout from students, faculty, and staff.

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month


By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor

Hearing the phrase “you have Cancer” from a doctor is something that nobody ever wants to hear in their lifetime. The word Cancer evokes many different emotions. Nothing in this world can ever prepare someone for the devastation of finding out that someone they love has been diagnosed with cancer, especially when that person is a child. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by a disease in children that are under the age of 15.

The Hilltoppers Lose to McKendree University


By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Hilltoppers fall to 1-1 on the season with a 50-27 loss to McKendree University.

West Liberty had a rough day on offense and defense as McKendree absolutely pummels the Toppers. The Hilltopper offense had 461 yards, but just couldn’t get the job done. West Liberty’s defense allowed 50 points on 592 total yards of Bearcat offense.

West Liberty quarterback Dakota Conwell left the game early due to injury. There is still no word on what happened. He ended his day going 4 for 13 with just 30 yards and one interception. West Liberty sent in backup quarterback Dylan LaGarde, who went 20 of 35 for 209 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Ian Kelly and Micah Lowe were the two main targets for LaGarde.

C Street Brass Bring Rock Star Class to Quintet Performance

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By Ian Beabout, Online Editor and Jewlina Matthews, Contributing Writer

On Wednesday, September 9th, The C Street Brass ensemble gave a phenomenal performance in College Hall’s Elbin Auditorium. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, the quintet – consisting of Scott Nadelson & Kyle Anderson on trumpet Joe Hughes, horn, Gabriel Colby, trombone, and Hakeem Bilal, bass trombone, delivered a roughly 90 minute set, comprised of music dating from as far back as the 1600’s to Billy Joel pop tunes.