Monthly Archives: October 2016

UVA-Wise stuns Hilltoppers on homecoming

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

It was a beautiful sunny and 75 on the Hilltop for the homecoming game and the red hot Hilltoppers came into the game sitting in the number five spot in the Mountain East Conference rankings with a 3-2 record and they were looking to win their fourth straight game.

Excitement builds for Hilltopper Homecoming

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer

Homecoming on the Hilltop is one of the highlights of West Liberty University’s school year. It provides students with a week full of fun activities and the opportunity to come together. The Student Government Association (SGA), fraternities and sororities, campus clubs and other organizations have done a phenomenal job planning and preparing for an active and vibrant homecoming week. All students, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to get involved with the 2016 Homecoming festivities.

Greek life grows in numbers after recruitment

By Kimberlyn Bland, Contributing Writer
Greek life is an amazing opportunity that is presented to students of West Liberty University each year, but joining Greek life is more than just joining a club or organization.   
Many students came to discover this for themselves as recruitment took place for sororities and fraternities, welcoming 85 new members, 61 women and 24 men, to the community.

Photo Gallery: Serenades 2016

Photos provided by Emily Salvatori 

From WLU Serenades for Homecoming 2016 – Oct. 12, 2016 9p.m. at College Hall






Serenades brings fun to College Hall and abroad

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer 

Serenades, one of the more popular homecoming events, happened last night. Adam Croasman, the MC of the night, opened serenades by introducing the judges Kate Billings, Marcella Snyder, Scott Cook, President Griener and Jared Thompson, along with the President and Vice President of SGA, Reid Boden and David Cullinan.

Intramurals are in full swing

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

Last year, Housing and Student Life took control of Intramural Sports along with fitness classes and open gym hours. Each month, there is a weekly event planned along with one or two stand-alone event nights. This October, Housing and Student Life will be holding flag football at The West Family Stadium on Mondays and Wednesdays, and a pool tournament on Oct. 6. 

Oglebayfest provided a fun weekend for locals

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

The annual Oglebayfest was held this weekend with outstanding turnout.

In 1979, the festival began in honor of the 50th anniversary of Oglebay Park in Wheeling, W.Va. People from all over the tri-state area, and sometimes even further, come to enjoy the three-day fall festival.

Hilltoppers step up big to get the win at Charleston

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

The football team traveled three hours south to face the University of Charleston in a Mountain East Conference match-up. The Hilltoppers came into the game with a 2-2 conference record and on a two game winning streak and they were looking to make it three in a row. The Golden Eagles of Charleston are 2-3 on the season and they are also on a two game winning streak. West Liberty comes into the game in the #6 spot in the conference standings with Charleston sitting right behind them at #7.

Dr. Greiner presents facilities improvement plan

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
Many students, from new and old, to potential, may have noticed the fact that Rogers Hall and Boyd Hall are both closed. While the exact reason behind their closing wasn’t made clear, one thing is very clear: nobody knows what to do with either building. However, that was the focus of a recent Student Government Association meeting, along with many other items of improvement as President Stephen Greiner presented the Master Facilities Improvement Plan to the student body for comment.

Olympian speaks to students about living with mental illness

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
On Wednesday, Sept. 28, West Liberty University Students were educated on a very serious topic that not only effects college students, but everyone in general. Students filled the pews in the campus chapel to listen to a famous local who herself battles mental illness but vows to help spread awareness of those who are uneducated.