Tag Archives: Winter

How to handle cold weather, harsh road conditions

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Late in the spring semester, West Liberty students are blessed with some of the greatest weather of the year. The trips across the quad to all of the on-campus classes and events feels like a short walk. However, during the earliest parts of the spring semester, these walks can feel more like miserable journeys. To properly prepare for the often harsh January and February weather on the hilltop, there are certain precautions that students can take to make the cold less inconvenient.

Hilltop Players present ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

By Taylor Long, Contributing Writer
 
Get ready to get into the Christmas spirit with the Hilltop Players’ production of “Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson, beginning on Nov. 30 through Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and running again Dec. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.

Lady Toppers prepare to hit the hardwood for new season

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
The Lady Hilltoppers will see a notable change to its bench this upcoming season as Hall of Fame coach, Lynn Ullom, decided to step down as head coach after 26 seasons. However, with four returning starters and a stellar recruiting class, newly hired head coach, Kyle Cooper, is ready to preserve the program’s success.

Unseasonably warm weather raises concern 

By Meredith Garner, Contributing Writer

The birds are singing, the air is crisp, and the sun is warm as it begins to smile over the peak of the mountains. Spring has now officially arrived, but it feels as if spring had arrived earlier as the hilltop reached 70-degree temperatures throughout the month of February and March.
 
Though individuals have the right to enjoy the beauty of the warm weather, there are major concerns for the high temperatures arriving so early in the last bit of winter.

Tips for safe winter driving

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

It’s probably a scene you’ve seen a hundred times before: you wake up in the morning, and the ground and road are covered in a blanket of snow.

Depending on how old you were, you had one of two reactions. When you were young, you saw it as a full day of playing in the snow with school probably cancelled. As a college student, you are probably less excited because you have to drive in it. This means waiting for the plows and the salt, or simply going out and hoping for the best.

Preparation is key for power outages

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

The Ohio Valley just received its first big dose of winter weather to start out the season. Along with snow, sleet, and wind often comes power outages, and it is important to stay prepared.