Monthly Archives: November 2018

WLU supports ‘Share to Give’ event with campus-held toy drive

By Dakota Knotts, Contributing Writer

WTRF and the Salvation Army are teaming up for their 2nd “Give to Share” event. This is West Liberty University’s first year helping with the event. Until Dec. 5, a toy drive is being held on campus and all donations collected will go towards the “Give to Share” event.

World AIDS Day educates, raises awareness

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor
 
How much do you know about your sexual health? How often are you tested? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that about 1 in 7 people have HIV and don’t realize it as the disease could take up to three months to show up after infection. For some, it even takes up to ten years for symptoms to show up. For this reason, the CDC encourages that every person between ages 15-64 should be tested at least once. 

‘Secret in the Wings’ opens tonight in the Kelly Theater

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager
 
West Liberty University’s student co-directed play “Secret in the Wings” opens at Kelly Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. 

Students should take more pride in campus appearance

By Dakota Knotts, Contributing Writer
 
Are you a proud member of the Hilltopper community? Do you take pride in your school and its appearance? If you answered “no,” then you are most likely part of the problem. West Liberty University has approximately 2,320 or more students attending, and all of them should be held accountable for the negligence of the campus and its well-being. 

Nelle M. Krise Rare Book Room houses hidden treasures

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
Priceless might not be the word you think of when you picture the Elbin library, but maybe it should be. When the library was built in 1970, West Liberty gained much more than just a new building. On the top floor of the of the library tucked away, hidden in plain sight, are precious artifacts — some of which are thousands of years old.

Being a commuter is no excuse for lacking campus involvement

By Freddie Fitzsimmons, Contributing Writer
 
Commuters at West Liberty University should become more active on and around campus. The common theme from students is, “There is nothing for us as commuters to do on campus!” As a commuter myself, I understand it is harder to get involved as we are not on campus at all times. 

Perseverance means rewards, success after graduating

By Mackenzie Burns, Contributing Writer
 
College student? Graduating soon? Job searching? You need to start now instead of procrastinating, like working on that quiz you’re supposed to be finishing, but instead, you’re reading this article. Job searching can be stressful, but ultimately rewarding. 
 
A key factor while job searching is to keep your head up and persevere. Do not be stuck on your dream job when searching; instead, be open to all possible opportunities.

Toastmasters group offers speakers, help for novices

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
 
 
Have you ever been nervous when you were presenting something for a class or giving a speech? If your answer to this question is yes then I think that there is an organization that may help you. 

Trumpet Solo: Kate Billings

Compiled by Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
 
Kate Billings is the Director of Student Activities and the Title IX Coordinator. Billings has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Consulting/Leadership degree from Binghamton University (N.Y.). She is originally from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Prior to joining the staff at West Liberty University, she worked in sports management and merchandising.

Elevator repair work set to begin in May 2019

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
West Liberty University has secured funding to repair or replace elevators across campus. The upgrades were first announced in a Hilltopper Headlines email sent out on Oct. 24.
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