Monthly Archives: November 2015

WLU Volleyball Clinches Spot in MEC Tournament

By Allison Bertozzi, Contributing Writer

Coming off of a 3-0 sweep of West Virginia State on the Hilltoppers’ senior day at the ASRC, the WLU ladies have earned a spot at the Mountain East Conference Tournament for this 2015 season.

West Liberty Mounts the Comeback over West Virginia State


By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Hilltoppers come back after losing the entire game to defeat West Virginia State 42-36. The Hilltoppers ended their season with a record of 5-6. In the conference they went 5-5. West Virginia State’s season ends at 5-6 as well. 13 seniors will say goodbye as they played their last game ever as a Hilltopper.

FCA’s “The Truth” – Unconditional Love for All

By Meagan Ford, Contributing Writer

FCA would like to invite anyone and everyone to participate in this year’s Operation Christmas Child. If you would like to help provide Christmas gifts for children in developing countries, please bring any donations, gifts or monetary, to next week’s FCA meeting in the Boyle Room located in the ASRC on Tuesday, November 17 at 8pm. If you would like to learn more, you can check out the Operation Christmas Child Website.

Beth Salatino Memorial Scholarship Established

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports Editor

A scholarship fund has been established in the West Liberty University Foundation in memory of the university’s beloved colleague, Beth (Baker) Salatino who passed away suddenly on the night of Nov. 3rd. Beth Salatino held the position of financial aid counselor, was an employee of WLU for about 25 years, and was married to alumnus and employee Anthony Salatino.

“She was an Ohio Valley native and life long resident. She grew up in Wheeling and graduated from Wheeling Park High School in 1984 and attended West Liberty right after graduation. She graduated from West Liberty in May of 1988,” said Scott Cook, Vice president of Student Services/Registrar.

West Liberty student raises money for children through gaming (Q&A)

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

West Liberty students win over the local music scene

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

West Liberty students Kaydon Hardman and Derik Board have made quite the impression in the local music community. For over a year, the two have been recording and performing as a duo under the name Kaydon and the Kingsman, at local venues such as the Top of the Hill Restaurant and Pub and the Heritage Blues Fest this past summer.

The project began in August of 2014. Board, then a senior interdisciplinary studies major combining music technology and business, was approached by Hardman, who had recently won a local singing contest. The contest had awarded her with the chance to travel to Sony Records in New York City, to meet and record with music producers at Warner-Chapell.

West Liberty loses on senior night

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Hilltoppers lost to Glenville State 41-14 at West Family Stadium on Thursday night.

FCA’s “The Truth” – Operation Christmas Child

By Meagan Ford, Contributing Writer

This week marks the beginning of FCA’s participation in this year’s Operation Christmas Child. Operation Christmas Child partners with churches around the world to gather gifts for children in developing countries whose parents can’t afford Christmas gifts.

FCA would like to invite all who are interested to participate alongside them in their effort to fill as many shoeboxes with toys and other gifts for children in need. This is a great way to give to communities that are less fortunate than ours here in the United States. The holidays are a time for giving, so if you are interested in helping out here is a few information on how to get involved.

Science and art come together with ‘Crayfish’ exhibit

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

On Wednesday, October 28th, The Nutting Gallery opened its latest exhibition, “The Crayfish Invitational.” This exhibit is based on the crayfish research conducted by Dr. Zachary Loughman and features student and professional artwork centered on a crayfish theme.

I’ll freely admit I know absolutely nothing about art, but I couldn’t help but be impressed with the talent on display here. The artwork ranged from a variety of mediums and styles, with conventional paintings, along with photography, mixed media, sculpture and just about anything else you can imagine.

Hilltopper Happenings! (November 3rd)

By Gabriella Pozell, Staff Writer

Take a study break! Check out some of these exciting things happening on the Hilltop over the next few weeks.

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