Monthly Archives: October 2014

Campbell Hall Classroom Named for Ryan Ferns

By Emily Dawson, Contributing Writer

On Oct. 21, 2014 a classroom in West Liberty’s Campbell Hall of Health Sciences was named after Ryan Ferns.

Delegate Ryan Ferns is a Republican candidate running for State Senate in the First District and is a doctor of physical therapy. Ferns is both a contributor and a friend to the West Liberty community and has been a significant supporter of the health sciences.

Trumpet Solo: Maggie Bonar, Freshman Dental Hygiene Major

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

Q: Can you tell me a little bit of general information about the pageant?
A: The Miss West Virginia Teen USA Pageant was Oct. 17, 18, and 19 held in Flatwoods, W.Va. There were 28 contestants from all across the state of W.Va.

Devil’s Night

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

It is famously called Devil’s Night, Mischief Night, Damage Night, and Miggy Night, but Oct. 30 has been celebrated just as fervently as Halloween.

According to the article Devil’s Night: The History of Pre-Halloween Pranks, “Mischief Night, as it is most commonly known in the United States, has been around in its present form for at least 50 years, when it became a day for playing “tricks” while Halloween itself was reserved for the little one to gather “treats.” The practice goes back hundreds of years before that, though, to a time when Halloween and misbehavior were inextricably linked.”

Midterm Policy

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

It has become apparent recently that a new policy for midterms has been instated.

Instead of the traditional way, where only students who have Ds and Fs in classes receive them, West Liberty has now mandated all classes give all of their students midterms. What exactly does this spell out for the student body, not to mention the professors?

Scholarship and grant opportunities at WLU

By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

Photo credit, Scott McCloskey

As a college student, there are many outlets to look to that will help pay for college tuition.

Whether youʼre an incoming freshman or a rising senior, there are scholarship programs to help with college tuition.

Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

About 1 in 8 American women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

No sophomore slump for Iceton on the course

By Jacob Flatley, Contributing Writer

After tearing through the Mountain East Conference golf scene as a freshman, West Liberty sophomore Matt Iceton is at it again this season.

“After a successful freshman season, I felt some added pressure to perform well in my sophomore year. To be honest, I have been struggling a little bit with my game lately but it all came together at the MEC Fall Championship,” Iceton said.

Homecoming 2014 A Success On And Off The Field

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

Photo credit, Kensie Mason.

The West Liberty Football Team Snapped A Two Game Losing Streak As They Defeated The Fairmont State Falcons 39-16 On Homecoming Day.

The Hilltoppers Came Out The Gate Early As Isiah Moody Ran For 48 Yard Run On A Fourth Down Play One The Opening Drive, That Set Up A Three Yard Touchdown Run By Dakota Conwell To Make The Score 7-0.

Howard making most of her senior season

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Lauren Howard and the Hilltopper womenʼs tennis team are composing a remarkable season.

This is Howard’s senior year at West Liberty University, and while she is pursuing a business degree, she is also pursuing a Mountain East Conference championship.


By Jacob Flatley, Sports Editor

If you turn on any news station, radio station, pick up a newspaper or look at any other form of media, you have probably came across the disease called Ebola. It has been a very big topic in the news the last month and is quickly picking up steam as the virus has been in the United States recently.

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