Tag Archives: Students

Staff and students combating ‘suitcase campus’

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
Here at West Liberty University, there is occasional complications on finding activities that will make students want to stay over the weekend instead of commuting back home, ultimately leaving the hilltop a ghost town for the most part. However, staff members are implementing new ideas to improve on campus involvement.

Bear Necessities makes living on campus more convenient

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
The start of another school year here at West Liberty University has come with some changes in the College Union. Before leaving for summer break, students had different food choices including The Grille, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Jazzman’s Bakery. This fall dining options have seen some changes– Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have been replaced by Slice of Life and most of the food items that were carried by Jazzman’s have been moved to the new convenience store, also located in the Union, Bear Necessities. 

Scholarships abound through WLU Foundation

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
Are you a music major who plays a bass instrument? Or are you a rising senior studying dental hygiene? There are various scholarships available for multiple majors. You might be eligible for additional scholarships from West Liberty University Foundation. 

Hilltop Players release 2017-18 season schedule

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer
 
The theatre season is just beginning here up on the hilltop and the Hilltop Players are getting ready to put on several intriguing shows this school year that will make you laugh, cry and challenge every thought in your mind. 

Boyd Hall reopens after three years of vacancy 

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
 
After years of sitting vacant, the once prime location dormitory of Boyd Hall is again up and running. Boyd Hall was a very popular dorm in the past. With its convenient location, next to the cafeteria and Main Hall, Boyd Hall is located near every hotspot area on West Liberty University’s campus.

Topperfest welcomes back students

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

Here at West Liberty University, we have a bit of a tradition. This tradition is something Hilltoppers call “Topperfest.” Topperfest is an extravaganza that will run from Aug. 18 through Sept. 5 this year. Each day during this time period, there is at least one exciting event happening on campus. Topperfest is in full swing this year.

Stress can have positive effects on students

By Lindsay Dowdle, Contributing Writer

 Stress is something that every college student knows way too well. However, the positive effects of stress are often overlooked. Vilma Ruddock, author of “What Is Positive Stress?” says, “Positive stress or eustress (also called good stress) is when you perceive a stressful situation as an opportunity that will lead to a good outcome.” Stress can lead you to accomplish your goals and allow you to be successful.

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.

Senior pitcher hopes to finish WLU career on high note

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

Choosing the best fit in a university for a student-athlete can be a very hard decision. With the many options that recruiting offers, narrowing down a selection is easier said than done. Here at West Liberty University, a handful of baseball players have transferred in from other colleges. One of those players is senior pitcher Greg Stagani