Men’s basketball gears up for conference match-up

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer   Finishing up a successful season open-weekend on the hilltop, the West Liberty Hilltoppers are traveling to central West Virginia to face their first Mountain East Conference More »

Lady Toppers make their third straight MEC tournament

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager   Our Lady Toppers begin post-season play today against the No. 3 seed, Shepherd University. After trading wins in the regular-season, both teams will look to secure More »

#BradysArmy strong on the hilltop

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   Three weeks ago, shocking news was announced on the West Liberty basketball Twitter account that senior point guard Brady Arnold had been diagnosed with an illness More »

Movie ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ mixes light and dark well

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   It is safe to say I have been waiting for the third installment of Thor since 2013, after I saw “Thor: The Dark World” in theaters. More »

Toppers Got Talent returns for second round

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor The second week of Toppers Got Talent took place this Monday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. No contestants were eliminated last week, and all were able to More »

 

West Liberty falls in final home game

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

On a beautiful November night at West Family Stadium, the Hilltoppers couldn’t stop the high powered Eastern New Mexico offense. The Toppers took home the 45-24 loss, in their final home game of the year.

WLU faces tough out-of-conference test at home

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
Tonight, the football team (3-6, 3-6 MEC) will host the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds (7-1, 6-1 LSC) at West Family Stadium. Losing five-straight games before last week’s win against Concord, the Toppers are hoping to salvage their season with wins in their final two games, but the Greyhounds are traveling nearly 1,500 miles to spoil that hope. 

Entrepreneurship offers students opportunity for growth 

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer
 
Dr. Rickard Briggs is one of the hilltop’s latest hires, and he has big plans for the entrepreneurship program and students alike here at WLU.

Photography club hopes to focus on campus life

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer
 
Clubs and organizations help keep our minds busy and give us a much-needed break from worrying about our class studies. This year, for the Photography Club, they are just trying to get their club off the ground.

Women’s tennis finishes third at conference tournament

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
West Liberty University’s women’s tennis team ended their season this past weekend after falling short to University of Charleston in the Mountain East Conference Tournament. This year, the tournament was held at the Marshall University Tennis Complex in Huntington, W.Va.

Writing Center open for students to utilize

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University offers various tutoring services through the student help services in Main Hall. However, WLU is now offering students additional services in the new Writing Center.

Shotwell possesses this year’s Haunted Halls

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
With Halloween approaching quickly, one of the most awaited events is coming back to the hilltop. 
 
This year, Haunted Halls is going to be held in the oldest building on campus, Shotwell Hall. The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

West Liberty rolls Concord on senior day

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

It was a cold and rainy one on the Hilltop for senior day, as West Liberty University took on the Concord Mountain Lions in a Mountain East Conference match-up. The Hilltoppers came away with a huge 44-14 victory to improve to 3-6 on the season.

West Liberty hopes to end losing streak this weekend

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty football team will be back in action this Saturday against Concord University at West Family Stadium, for a scheduled 1 p.m. kickoff. West Liberty and Concord come into the game with identical 2-6 records and the Hilltoppers are currently on a five game losing streak that they will be looking to snap. This is the longest losing streak that the Toppers have been on since the 2013 season. West Liberty is 2-5 against the Mountain Lions since the 2010 season, with the last win coming in the 2015 season. 

WLU volleyball faces tough MEC test this weekend

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty women’s volleyball team will be closing at-home play in the 2017 regular season this weekend, with games against Fairmont State and Shepherd. Both of those teams sit towards the top of the Mountain East Conference (MEC).