Monthly Archives: September 2014

Why isn’t construction done?

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

We all know about the construction going on around campus. A new press box is being built along with a new ramp in front of the Student Union. Three parking lots are blocked off and we commuters have had to make some accommodations. I understand it can all be a little frustrating. So I asked around campus and inquired as to what students and teachers alike thought of all this.

Nutting Gallery presents Jamie Biggs

By Rosalie Haizlett, Webmaster

The new exhibit at West Liberty’s Nutting Gallery features toy truck-themed multimedia creations by artist Jamie Biggs.

Biggs, an Associate Professor of Art at Concord University, created the series of fun, cartoony trucks out of clay. Then, he filled the beds of the trucks with everyday objects like empty bottles, firewood, and used books.

Library advances

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

West Liberty’s library has made some significant technical advances. The most prominent being the new network wiring that will allow for more data speed, reliability, and better access. Particularly to students working on multiple devices, such as a computers and phones. It is rather ironic that students will enjoy this the most, but cannot physically see it.

WLU’s improvements

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

Within the last year there have been many changes amongst our campus. Some are massive, while others are so simplistic that they go unnoticed. If you are attending a class near the football stadium, library, or the student union you will see a lot of improvements that were needed.

Looking back on 9/11

By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2001 is the date that changed America forever.

People all around the United States woke up to what they thought would be a regular day; a regular day of getting their kids ready for school, making their coffee, and heading off to work. There was no thought in their minds that their life would change in a matter of seconds. Even the little ones, whose innocent minds never even thought of tragedy ever unfolding before their eyes, but in seconds that all changed.

Festival of Colors

By Jin Zhang, Contributing Writer

Looking for something to do this weekend? Make sure to check out the Festival of Colors! The International club brings students to the Festival of Colors event every year. It has been a highly recommended event to take part in by almost everyone who has attended the celebration and is open to everyone from all walks of life.

WLU student in Australia

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

This summer, West Liberty University sent Hilltoppers off to many countries around the world to study, learn, and travel to global destinations far removed from the Ohio Valley. These world travelers return to school this fall with their amazing stories, experiences, and pictures to share with the rest of the West Liberty community.

Dental Hygiene National Scholarship

By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer

The American Dental Association Foundation, also known as ADAF and ADA, has selected West Liberty’s very own Jenna St. Clair as the recipient of a 1,000 dollar scholarship. St. Clair is a dental hygiene student from New Concord, Ohio and is on the Dean’s list this year.

Remembering 9/11

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

It has been 13 years since the September 11thattacks on not only the World Trade Center, but also Americans all over the country.

As we mourn the brave people that were taken by this tragedy, we will take a look back at the dark day as well as the moments in which our country proved how strong it is and will continue to be in the face of danger and anguish.

West Liberty vs. Shepherd

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

The defending Mountain East conference champions and 12th ranked Shepherds rolled past West Liberty in the season opener 38-13.

Shepherd scored early on their first possession after a good kickoff return. Jeff Ziemba connected with Tony Squirewell for a 23 yard touchdown pass to make the score 7-0.