Monthly Archives: September 2018

Volleyball senior inspires, celebrates growth

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer
Senior right side/outside hitter Raimey Benson is making the most of her final season on West Liberty University’s volleyball team. She recently surpassed 1,000 kills in her collegiate career, and she plans to continue spiking through her goals on and off the court with ambition. 

Photo Gallery: Chi Nu Pooch Pals 5k

Compiled by Tyler Huggins, Contributing Writer

The first annual Chi Nu Pooch Pals 5k took place last Saturday, Sept. 23 at West Liberty University. Proceeds from the event went to support Ohio County, Brooke County, Belmont County animal shelters and Angel Ridge Rescue. 

Hilltoppers soccer battles Charleston in MEC showdown

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
West Liberty soccer teams will host a doubleheader this weekend in a matchup against the University of Charleston. The Lady Toppers will look to add another tally in the win column, as the men’s team will seek to knock off the defending National Champions. 

‘Hogwarts on the Hilltop’ plans a big HP celebration

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the College of Liberal Arts will host “Hogwarts on the Hilltop,” an event open to the public to celebrate the world of Harry Potter.

Small Business Incubator to provide innovation tools

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager
Dr. Rickard Briggs, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, has developed and will run the first business incubator at West Liberty University.

WLU SGA leaders look forward to new year, new senators

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
West Liberty University’s Student Government Association (SGA) will be holding elections to elect new Senators on Wednesday, Sept. 26. 
Voting will take place online this semester. On election day, an email will be sent to all students with a voting link. For secure voting, students must vote using their student ID. 

Grad programs in Dental Hygiene, Psychology announced

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
Two new master’s programs will be available at West Liberty University. A Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene are now taking applications for fall of 2019. The two programs have been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). With the addition of these two programs, West Liberty University now has eight master degree programs.

Writing Center reopens for the fall semester

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
West Liberty University’s E. Kent & Barbara Culler Robinson Writing Center is once again open to aid students this semester.

The Marching Hilltoppers return after 2 years

By Rebecca Friend, Contributing Writer
After a two year hiatus due to state budget cuts, the West Liberty University’s Marching Hilltoppers return to campus. A press conference made the initial announcement of the anticipated marching band’s return on Sept. 21, 2017. This season marks the first time since the fall of 2015 that the marching band will play during halftime.

Toppers host their first Saturday game of the year

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
The West Liberty University football team will be welcomed back to the hilltop for their first Saturday home game of the season as they will face off against the University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Sept. 22. The game is set to kickoff at 1 p.m. at West Family Stadium. 
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