Monthly Archives: March 2018

Campus initiatives reward, educate involved students

By Ana Berbel, Assistant Editor
This spring semester has brought new beginnings to West Liberty University with a wide variety of campus initiatives that encourage students to be healthy, sustainable and to get more involved with the campus community. Whether students take up these new opportunities or not, the fact that they are being offered is something that the university should be congratulated on.

N.Y. Times bestselling author speaks tonight

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
Today, March 22, West Liberty University’s Hughes Lecture Series will proudly welcome its newest guest:  New York Times bestselling author, Jeannette Walls.  Throughout the lecture, Walls will discuss the many messages and teachings that came out of her own personal life story, chronicled in the bestselling 2005 memoir, “The Glass Castle.”

West Liberty seeks to uphold ADA guidelines

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
In recent years, West Liberty University has made ADA accommodations a priority when designing or renovating facilities on campus. 

Trumpet Solo: Dr. Meleesa Wohleber

Compiled by Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Dr. Meleesa Wohleber recently shared her study on physical characteristics in Special Operations Forces in Melbourne, Australia at the 4th International Congress on Soldiers’ Physical Performance.

Capstone class collects donations for local boys home

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
This spring semester, the Public Relations and Journalism joint capstone classes are collecting donations for St. John’s Home for Children in Wheeling as part of their project. 

New housing options available for students next year

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer

When thinking of the typical college environment, most people would immediately think of dorms as the go to for students. West Liberty University, however, continues to move past those expectations, as new housing options continue to arise as the semester moves forward. 

Why participate during class? That all depends

By Ana Berbel, Contributing Writer

During the start of every semester, when professors hand out the syllabus for their class, there is usually a paragraph about attendance and participation points. Some professors decide to ignore it and only have homework and tests count for the final grade.

Others will take participation very seriously, making it worth ten percent or even 15 percent. But is there really any policy regarding participation?

What college students need to know about taxes

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer 

Brace yourselves readers. It’s that chaotic time of year again: tax season. Tax season can be a daunting task and if you have never done it before, it can seem very confusing. However, here is some help to guide you through it.

Students should take advantage of Spring Break

By Ana Berbel, Assistant Editor

Spring break is approaching quickly and after having school take up most of your time, it can be hard to decide what to do during this week of vacation. If you are struggling with coming up with ideas to take advantage of the break, here are five things that you could do.

Women’s basketball impressive season concludes at MEC tournament

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
The women’s basketball season came to an end on March 1 as West Liberty was defeated 64-55 by Fairmont State during the quarterfinals of the Mountain East Conference Tournament. With head coach Kyle Cooper at the helm for his first year, the Lady Toppers improved their record from last year by four wins and produced a First-Team All-MEC honoree in junior forward, Marissa Brown. With Coach Cooper and Brown leading the charge, the Lady Toppers’ basketball program was revitalized this season.