Monthly Archives: September 2017

Hilltoppers fall to UVA-Wise on the road

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

West Liberty traveled to Wise, Va. to take on the UVA-Wise Cavaliers, and in a hard fought battle, the Hilltoppers fell just short by a score of 31-19. West Liberty falls to 2-2 on the year and the Cavaliers move up in the Mountain East Conference standings with a 3-1 record.

Graduate assistant program allows for professional growth

By Meredith Garner, Contributing Writer
 
West Liberty University’s Graduate Assistant (GA) Program has seen an increase in enrollment this year. Graduate students get the opportunity to earn their degree with an additional real-world experience in their field of study here on the hilltop. The GA program became more established in Fall 2016 with developed, organized programs available to students. 

Women’s soccer hits the road to take on Notre Dame

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
As Notre Dame (Ohio) tries to avoid their first loss of the season, Urbana will look for only its second win. West Liberty is about to encounter the tale of two teams in this weekend’s matchups, facing the No. 1 team and the last team in the Mountain East Conference

Hilltopper football looking for big win at UVA-Wise 

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty football team will travel to Wise, Va. to take on the Cavaliers of UVA-Wise in a Mountain East Conference battle. The game is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. kickoff and these 2-1 teams will be battling to stay above .500 early in the season. 

Senior soccer captain looks for final season of success

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
Forward Thanna Oddo has one more season of soccer here on the hilltop. As her last season begins, Oddo has high hopes for this season after last year’s historic one. Soccer, however, has always been a huge aspect of her life. 

Shepherd, Fairmont on this week’s volleyball schedule  

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer
 
After a tough start, the West Liberty women’s volleyball team earned a split at this past weekend’s MEC/PSAC Crossover at the ASRC, managing to knock off two Atlantic Region teams on their way to MEC conference play this weekend. 

Bear Necessities makes living on campus more convenient

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
The start of another school year here at West Liberty University has come with some changes in the College Union. Before leaving for summer break, students had different food choices including The Grille, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and Jazzman’s Bakery. This fall dining options have seen some changes– Taco Bell and Pizza Hut have been replaced by Slice of Life and most of the food items that were carried by Jazzman’s have been moved to the new convenience store, also located in the Union, Bear Necessities. 

Life just got better with Sodexo’s new dining option

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
 
With the departure of co-branded Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, Sodexo has introduced Hilltoppers to a new life filled with Italian dishes. Positive first reactions have settled the verdict on whether the removal of two name-brand corporations was the right decision. 

West Liberty University offers new biology graduate programs

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer
 
Starting this fall, West Liberty University is offering two new graduate programs. After going through several offices, including the West Liberty University Curriculum Committee, the Faculty Senate, West Liberty University Board of Governors, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Higher Learning Commission, WLU is now authorized to offer a Master of Science in Biology as well as a Master of Arts in Biology.

Stephen King’s ‘It’ raises the fear factor to new heights 

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
Stephen King’s novels have a reputation for being some of the most entertaining and terrifying stories of our time. More often than not, however, the aspects of King’s fiction that makes it so effective is lost in translation when adapted to film. 
 
King fans can now rejoice that “It” now stands tall as one of the rare King movies that can scare and entertain its audience even if they are completely unfamiliar with the source material.’
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