Monthly Archives: January 2018

German ties foster unique learning opportunities

By Daniel Morgan, Editor
 
West Liberty University is furthering its outreach by forging a new partnership with Julius-Maximilians University in Würzburg, Germany. 

Kate Billings adds Title IX Coordinator to her resume

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
As of Jan. 2, Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings overtook the position of Title IX Coordinator.  
 
“Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender in education programs, including athletic programs or activities that receive federal funding,” Billings explained. “Under Title IX, schools must ensure that all students have equal access to education, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”

Alumnus scores touchdown with NFL cleat design

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer
 
WLU alumnus Vinnie Candelore designed special cleats for Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James for the NFL’s “My Cause My Cleats” campaign.
 
Candelore, a freelance graphic designer and 2013 graduate, designed the custom cleats James wore on Dec. 4, 2017 when playing against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Staying healthy: Tips to avoid the flu

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
Heading back to school for some may mean getting hit with an illness, especially when it’s cold and flu season. This year, with as widespread as the flu is, taking steps to slow its spread is often on people’s minds. Students are often in close proximity to one another, especially if they live in dorms, and this can easily spread germs. This means taking extra precautions to avoid getting sick, and taking care of yourself if you do.

Toppers take on Fairmont in their 173rd meeting

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
The West Liberty University men’s basketball team will travel this weekend to Fairmont, W.Va. to take on the Fairmont State Fighting Falcons in a Mountain East Conference (MEC) match-up.
 
As of Jan. 21, the Hilltoppers are sporting a 17-0 overall record and a 12-0 record in conference games, and the Falcons have a 14-4 overall record and a 10-2 record in conference games, with their losses coming against West Virginia State and the Hilltoppers earlier in the season by a score of 100-106.

Lady Toppers look for much-needed win against Fairmont

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty’s women’s basketball team will travel to Fairmont, W.Va. on Sunday for its final matchup against the Lady Fighting Falcons at 2:30 p.m. WLU took the first matchup, and our Lady Toppers will look to make it a sweep with a victory on the road.

Nationally ranked wrestling team set to host invitational

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
Each year, West Liberty University hosts the West Virginia Invitational for wrestling. The NCAA Division II No. 16 Hilltoppers will come out looking for success on the mat.

Campus offers slew of events for varying tastes

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer 

Before tests and research papers make you a permanent resident in a remote corner of the Elbin Library, mark some time in your calendar for campus events. After all, socializing is the key to a healthy lifestyle. This semester, activities on the Hilltop range from artistic to intellectual to athletic and everything in between, letting all students find a fun way to spend their free time.

Music affects our lives in a positive way

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. Now, there is not a single day that goes by that I don’t listen to music. Music is fun to listen to, however, there is something scientists have been studying for years: does music affect mental health in any way?

WLU basketball returns to hilltop after break

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager

West Liberty University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams returned to the hilltop Saturday, Jan. 6, for their first home games of the year. Both squads pulled out a win, as our men’s team continues their perfect season and our Lady Toppers improve to 5-9.