Monthly Archives: March 2017

Toppers set to take on Charleston and W. Va. State

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
This weekend, the baseball team will play a unique Saturday/Sunday series against two different teams in two different locations. Saturday, they will be away taking on the University of Charleston. Game one is set to start at 3 p.m., and game two is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.
After the double header against Charleston, the teammates will pack their bags and head to Institute, W. Va. to take on the Yellow Jackets of West Virginia State University on Sunday for a scheduled 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. start time. 

Taking a look at WLU buildings and history

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University is home to a variety of unique and historic buildings. From tall, white pillars, to beautiful brick structures, the hilltop houses some historically-rich buildings, ranging from campus facilities and residence halls. Currently, WLU offers five dormitories on the campus grounds: Hughes Hall, Bonar Hall, Curtis Hall, Beta Hall and Krise Hall; two former dorms, Boyd and Rogers Halls, are expected to re-open next school year.

Students eat, sleep and live in these buildings, but most, if not any, do not know where they got their names. In this article, I will state the brief history and where WLU’s various dormitories and campus facilities got their names.

Jim Crutchfield resigns after 13 seasons at WLU

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
On Tuesday of last week, West Liberty University lost one of the most impactful staff members in its long history. West Liberty University and its President Dr. Stephen Greiner announced that  Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jim Crutchfield resigned from his position and will be taking the head coaching job at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 

Focus, fun are key for strong semester finish

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 
We’re halfway through the spring semester at West Liberty, and while the first half may have went by smoothly and quickly for some, for others it may have dragged on with stress and chaos. Regardless of which category you fall into, it’s important to make sure that you’re focused and prepared for the rest of what this semester has to offer.

CAB planning; upcoming campus-wide events

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
Spring break is over and gone, and it’s now time to focus on the second half of the semester. Don’t stress out, though! WLU’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) has some awesome events and plans coming up in the next few months. 

Spring enrollment increases by 1.8 percent

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University Registrar’s Office recently released enrollment figures for the 2016-2017 academic year. According to the Registrar and Vice President of Student Services Scott Cook, enrollment increased in the fall 2016 semester.

Public Relations students’ Capstone benefits children

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer
As the spring semester continues to unravel, more groups and organizations on campus are focusing their intentions on giving back to the community. Every school year, multiple classes and clubs at West Liberty University hold charitable drives for local organizations. This semester, the Public Relations Capstone class is doing just that. 

Weekend facilities closure hurts campus residents 

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
One of the most common dissatisfactions for students when it comes to going to the campus bookstore is its work hours. WLU’s Barnes and Noble is normally open only Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
However, many students do not know that the bookstore is also open during many special events on campus. 

West Liberty embraces diversity, safe zone training 

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer
The West Liberty University community had the opportunity to learn about diversity through Safe Zone Training in late February. WLU Highlands Campus Manager Sara Sweeney organized training sessions to create a campus community that ensures everyone is treated with respect. WLU staff and students learned about the LGBTQ+ community and how to be supportive. 

Hilltopper baseball set for two weekend doubleheaders

By Trent Nicholson, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty baseball team will play on their home field for the first time in the 2017 campaign, preparing to take on conference foes Concord and Virginia Wise this weekend. The Hilltoppers currently sit at (9-5) on the season.

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