Monthly Archives: October 2015

West Liberty Puts Up A Fight, But Falls A Little Short

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Hilltoppers fell short to the University of Charleston Golden Eagles by a score of 42-37. The Hilltoppers fall to 3-3, as Charleston advances to 5-1. The Hilltoppers just could not overcome the hot Golden Eagle offense in today’s game.

FCA’s “The Truth” – Facing Doubt

By Meagan Ford, Contributing Writer

Message to the Public:

Each Tuesday, the leaders of FCA help in bringing together old and new members through the teaching of the Bible. Each week there are new faces that continue to show up after getting that first taste of what FCA is all about. It’s okay to have doubts about FCA, about your religion, or maybe your identity, but come to FCA and you will meet a number of great people going through the same struggles as you and who have committed to handing their problems over to God.

FCA combines the same enthusiasm for Christ as a traditional church service, with the dynamics of a student run congregation. Each lesson is shaped to relate the experiences of a typical college student to the messages of the Bible.

Valley Harley-Davidson Hosts Zombie Ride

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

On Sunday, October 18, Valley Harley Davidson will host the 2nd Annual Zombie Ride at the Moundsville Penitentiary. For the event, riders and non riders are encouraged to ride to the Penitentiary and dress as zombies for a guided tour.

“The Zombie Ride was inspired by the recent infatuation with Zombies,” Valley Harley-Davidson Marketing and Event Coordinator Lindsey Utz said. “Melissa (Coffield), Marketing and Events Director, and I sat down and began brainstorming about how we could tie Zombies in with a motorcycle ride.”

FCA Welcomes You!

By Meagan Ford, Contributing Writer

Welcome to FCA – Fellowship of Christian Athletes! As the name suggests, FCA is an organization whose members are mainly athletes, but all are welcome! Whether you are an athlete or not, one thing everyone in this organization has in common is that they have a passion for the Lord and an interest in learning the lessons of the Bible.

WLU Bands: Inside Edition

By Jewlina Matthews, Contributing Writer

As the 2015 fall semester begins, the WLU bands are adapting due to new and exciting changes. In the Summer of 2014, Dr. Matthew Inkster, director of instrumental activities and trumpet instructor had the opportunity to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic and recently, he accepted the visiting professor position at Ithaca College. Inkster continues to conduct the Wheeling Symphony Youth Orchestra on Sundays, while Professor Patrick Garrett has assumed his other duties at West Liberty University.

Professor Garrett is the acting director of bands at West Liberty University and has taken on a full load this semester. Garrett expressed his happiness that his colleagues believe he has the ability to act as director of bands this year. In addition to being the music education specialist and trombone specialist; Professor Garrett has a hand in budgeting for the wind ensemble, scheduling, inventory, library, programming, recruiting, and conducting the Wind Ensemble.

WLU’s Nurse is here for Emergencies

Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

Emergency Nurses Week is Oct. 11-17, 2015 with Emergency Nurses Day falling on Oct. 14. Sponsored by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), the week serves as way to recognize the hard work of emergency nurses everywhere. In emergency situations, nurses have seen it all and then some, but they keep a calm head through it all and focus on patients’ needs in during a crisis, a trait that should be commended and respected.

“Emergency Nurses Day salutes the dedication and commitment of emergency nursing professionals, who bring care, comfort, and compassion to patients,” the ENA stated.

Halloween: Coming Soon to West Liberty Hilltop

By Jewlina Matthews, Contributing Writer

It is almost that time for pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, and watching horror movies! Halloween is a holiday for people of all ages; it isn’t just the holiday you remember from a stomachache the morning after eating too much candy as a child. It is the holiday for starting new traditions like baking pumpkin seeds, going to haunted houses with your friends, and exploring corn mazes.

In West Liberty’s endeavors to make the holiday fun for all ages, campus activities posted events on their online calendar. Campus activities set up numerous Halloween themed events on their calendar. This year, the 4-H club is hosting the first annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Each pumpkin costs five dollars and must be picked up by Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Hilltopper Happenings! (October 4th)

Gabriella Pozell, Staff Writer

Fall is in the air! Check out some of these exciting things happening on the Hilltop this October!

The Toppers Run Past West Virginia Wesleyan

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

West Liberty walks away with a 38-31 victory today at Ross Field in Buckhannon, W. VA. The score was a little bit closer than what it should have been, but a win is a win. The Hilltoppers advance to 3-2 on the year, while the Bobcats fall to 0-5.

The Hilltopper offense accounted for 448 yards on 76 offensive plays. West Liberty quarterback, Dakota Conwell went 19-30 with 191 yards, and one touchdown pass. Conwell also led the team in rushing today with 14 attempts for 177 yards and three touchdowns. Jeremiah Ortiz touched the ball 23 times for 59 yards and one touchdown.

2015 Homecoming is Ready to Make Some Noise

Emily Dawson, Contributing Writer

Homecoming on the hilltop provides students with the opportunity to come together and truly get the full college experience. It’s one of the highlights of the West Liberty school year, and students should be involved with the 2015 Homecoming festivities.

Throughout the week of Homecoming, West Liberty’s campus really comes to life. School spirit is displayed from both alumni and current students, and a vibrant social atmosphere surrounds the university. At West Liberty, Homecoming is more than just a school dance; it’s one of the most attended events of the school year.