Monthly Archives: September 2015

Nutting Gallery showcases West Virginia photography

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

On Wednesday Sept. 2, West Liberty’s Nutting Gallery held its first exhibition of this semester simply entitled, “Betty Rivard and Robert Schramm Exhibition.”  The Gallery opening began at 5:30 p.m. that Wednesday evening with a large turnout from students, faculty, and staff.

Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor

Hearing the phrase “you have Cancer” from a doctor is something that nobody ever wants to hear in their lifetime. The word Cancer evokes many different emotions. Nothing in this world can ever prepare someone for the devastation of finding out that someone they love has been diagnosed with cancer, especially when that person is a child. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by a disease in children that are under the age of 15.

The Hilltoppers Lose to McKendree University

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Hilltoppers fall to 1-1 on the season with a 50-27 loss to McKendree University.

West Liberty had a rough day on offense and defense as McKendree absolutely pummels the Toppers. The Hilltopper offense had 461 yards, but just couldn’t get the job done. West Liberty’s defense allowed 50 points on 592 total yards of Bearcat offense.

West Liberty quarterback Dakota Conwell left the game early due to injury. There is still no word on what happened. He ended his day going 4 for 13 with just 30 yards and one interception. West Liberty sent in backup quarterback Dylan LaGarde, who went 20 of 35 for 209 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Ian Kelly and Micah Lowe were the two main targets for LaGarde.

C Street Brass Bring Rock Star Class to Quintet Performance

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor and Jewlina Matthews, Contributing Writer

On Wednesday, September 9th, The C Street Brass ensemble gave a phenomenal performance in College Hall’s Elbin Auditorium. Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, the quintet – consisting of Scott Nadelson & Kyle Anderson on trumpet Joe Hughes, horn, Gabriel Colby, trombone, and Hakeem Bilal, bass trombone, delivered a roughly 90 minute set, comprised of music dating from as far back as the 1600’s to Billy Joel pop tunes.

The Collegiate Music Educators Connect with Students and Community

By Jewlina Matthews

The Collegiate Music Educators at West Liberty is an organization comprised of pre-service music educators in conjunction with the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). The NAfME group has been more involved on campus as of 2013. The group is student run with the help of advisor Professor Patrick Garrett. The Collegiate Music Educators at West Liberty are highly involved in the Region One Solo and Ensemble Festival and the Tri-State Honor Band and Choir experiences.

The organization prides itself in making connections with students who are involved in music. It strives to promote music in our schools and communities, assist students in reaching their highest potential as musicians, encourage the process of lifelong education in all facets of music, and impart the importance of music in the life of all people.

Presidential search down to four candidates

The final candidates for the West Liberty University presidency are:

Dr. Steven Greiner

Dr. Keely Camden

Dr. Cheryl Torsney

Dr. Ron Dempsey

For more information, read the Trumpet coming out Thursday, Sept 10.

West Liberty Wins a Nail-biter against No. 9 Concord

Freshman Kicker Christian Morris preparing to kick a 33 yard field goal

Freshman Kicker Christian Morris preparing to kick a 33 yard field goal (photo credit:

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer


The West Liberty Hilltoppers took on number nine Concord University at West Family Stadium Saturday afternoon and won by a score of 29-28. The final score of the game came down to a 32 yard field goal from freshman Christian Morris, and he kicked the ball right through the uprights to give the Toppers a 29-28 lead with :16 seconds remaining in the game. The end of the game was put on West Liberty’s defense and they held Concord to win the game.

West Liberty played really well against number nine Concord. West Liberty quarterback Dakota Conwell went 30-53, throwing for 288 yards and one touchdown pass. He did throw three interceptions, but he still lead his team to victory. Tight end Daree Goodwin accounted for 111 of Conwell’s passing yards with nine receptions and one touchdown. The Hilltoppers’ receiving corps will be good for the next three years. Red-shirt freshman Ian Kelly had seven receptions for 65 yards, sophomore Anton McCallum had four receptions for 35 yards, and red-shirt freshman Micah Lowe had four receptions for 35 yards.

Presidential Search Committee Meets With Campus


By Jessica Broverman, editor

On Sept. 2, the West Liberty Presidential Search Committee met in College Hall with students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The meeting consisted of a detailed step by step explanation as to how the committee narrowed down the presidential choices from over 40 to a single digit number. The meeting began with all of the search committee being introduced.

Following introductions came a deep break down as to where we are now with our search for a new president. After looking over dozens of applications, Skype interviews were held. Once the candidates were narrowed down again, two members of the search committee held interviews in Pittsburgh.