Monthly Archives: November 2014

The Highlands has New and Exciting Attractions

By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

The Highlands is a huge shopping, dining, and entertainment complex located at Cabela Drive. It has a variety of restaurants and shopping outlets for college students to enjoy.

The restaurants, to name a few favorites are Cheddars, Logan’s Roadhouse, and Fusion Steakhouse.

World Diabetes Day

By Katie Ralbusky, Online Editor

According to the International Diabetes Federation, “The World Diabetes Day 2014 campaign marks the first of a three-year (2014-16) focus on healthy living and diabetes. This year’s activities and materials will specifically address the topic of healthy eating and its importance both in the prevention of type 2 diabetes and the effective management of diabetes to avoid complications.” The IDF Diabetes Atlas indicates that there are roughly 382 million people living with diabetes worldwide. What is most disturbing about the disease is that it affects more people than we are aware of. Half of all people in the world with the disease go undiagnosed.

West Liberty University Campus Police Officer Michael Markis Receives Silver Star for Bravery

By Nicole Henry, Contributing Writer

On Nov. 5 in the Boyle Conference Center, John Davis presented Officer Michael Markis with the Silver Star of Bravery.

“The Silver Star is awarded for extraordinary heroism performed in the line of duty. It distinguishes an officer whose act of courage goes above and beyond the call of duty,” writes Maureen Zambito.

Veteran’s Day Facts

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

November 11 is Veterans Day, and when we consider the holiday, we think of services to the people who honor those who fight for our country, but there are some other historical events that happened on Veterans Day that we may not know much about.

West Liberty Vs Virginia-Wise Game Recap

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

The West Liberty football team wins their sixth game of the season as they roll past Virginia-Wise 35-20 on Senior Day.

The Hilltoppers struck first as Dakota Conwell connected with Daree Goodwin for a 19 yard touchdown pass to make the score 7-0.

Sleep deprivation in college

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

Sleep deprivation within the college community is at an all time high. College students are asked to attend classes, get good grades, while also balancing work, health, and a social life. Sleep is hardly ever brought up as a factor and yet it might be the most important one.

Lee Corrick, a local college student, said, “I go to sleep around one or two in the morning every night and wake up between seven and nine every morning. Then I cram school, gym, and work in through out the day.”

WL Soccer and Beta Rho Epsilon “Kick Cancer for Joey”

By Jake  Flatley, Sports Editor

Last week, Beta Rho Epsilon and the West Liberty womenʼs soccer team came together for a special cause.

On Oct. 29, when the team hosted Shepherd in the home finale for the team, the sorority hosted a special event at the game called “Kick Cancer for Joey,” to help a local boy, Joey Cowher, a 12 year old who is suffering from Medulloblastoma.

Top 5 Books in the Country

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

It’s hard to pinpoint the “Top 5 Books” in America at any given moment. Popular social media site keeps tabs on the reported most-read books by Goodreads users on any given week, plus the most popularly read books published on any given month. But that list is different than the list of bestselling books updated every hour by bookselling giant, Amazon. And that list is different than the New York Times Best Sellers List, which lists the top books sold the week previously by medium and genre.

Sigma Tau Delta celebrates National Novel Writing Month

By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

 November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and the WLU English department and international English honor society Sigma Tau Delta are helping the West Liberty campus celebrate.

According to Nicole Naegele, Sigma Tau Delta faculty adviser and WLU Instructor of English, the goal of National Novel Writing Month is to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of the month of November.

West Liberty vs. Virginia Wise Preview

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

After a 42-13 loss by the University of Charleston, the West Liberty football team will look to win their sixth game of the season as they host the Cavilers of Virginia-Wise on senior day.

The Hilltoppers are now 5-4 and 5-3 in the Mountain East Conference and are ranked at number five in the MEC standings.