Music affects our lives in a positive way

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer Music has always been a huge part of my life. I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. Now, there is not More »

WLU basketball returns to hilltop after break

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager West Liberty University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to the hilltop Saturday, Jan. 6, for their first home games of the year. Both squads pulled out More »

Top 5 activities to partake in over break

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager Christmas break is a good time to relax and spend time with the family. Having a whole month free makes it seem like it is a long More »

Maintaining gratefulness throughout the holidays

By Daniel Morgan, Editor The last Thursday in November reminds us all to be grateful for what and who we have in our lives, but why do we forget about it once More »

Waterparks band releases beautiful, touching single

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer  A few days ago, pop punk band Waterparks dropped a new single from their upcoming album, Entertainment. This song is titled Lucky People, and one of the More »

 

Students shine in Toppers Got Talent finale

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the fourth and final week of Toppers Got Talent on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. The judges of the evening were Jessica Ballard, Chelsea Williams, Ashley Pryor and Zach Rhodes.  Serenity Sparkle also returned to host the event.

WLU History Club provides incomparable opportunities

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
The West Liberty University History Club is a club focused on the past, present and future while having fun and experiencing unique, historical  opportunities along the way. 

Title IX offenses are being taken seriously

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
Domestic violence and sexual violence are major issues that affect multiple people and deserve awareness, because it is completely unacceptable. It can happen to anyone, not just women, and there is no shame in seeking help. There are resources and help available on campus for victims of sexual assault or domestic violence.

West Liberty prides itself on campus safety

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer 

Many factors go into choosing a university: finding the right degree program, unique extracurricular activities, different clubs and organizations and an overall fun atmosphere play a huge part in finding a school to spend the next four years of your life. The one aspect that is beginning to play a bigger role in the selection process is campus safety.

International Education Month enriches campus life

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager 

Like previous years, during the first few weeks of November, the International Education Month is celebrated on campus. The international club, SPICES, organizes this event.

Toppers Got Talent delivers in the third round

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

The third week of Toppers Got Talent took place this Monday night, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. in the College Union. Contestants Devante Brown, Alexis Smith, Andrew Mehler as Boston Michaels, Audrey Blust and Sean McCarty returned for the third round.

Football season concludes with a heartbreaking loss

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
Last week, the Hilltoppers took on Fairmont State University in a Mountain East Conference (MEC) matchup. West Liberty fell just short in their season finale, by a score of 7-13. The Hilltoppers finished their season with a conference record of 3-7, and an overall record of 3-8, with the out of conference loss coming against nationally ranked Eastern New Mexico University

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 opponent. 

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 a victory tonight to keep their hopes alive in the Mountain East Conference (MEC) Championship race. 

#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 that will sideline him for the entire 2017-18 season.