Monthly Archives: December 2018

Five tips to get a host on Couchsurfing for your travels

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager

Travelling is always a great option for any break. However, as a student who doesn’t have a lot of budget, traveling could also be a dilemma. Because housing, food and transportation really cost money.

Photo Gallery: Winterfest 2018

Compiled By Dakota Knotts, Online Editor

Photo Credit: Lindsay Dowdle

The following photos are photos from Winterfest 2018. We hope everyone is had a wonderful holiday season and enjoy these photos. 

Five essential items to keep in your vehicle this winter

By Macy Santicola, Editor

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, twenty-one percent of vehicle crashes between 2007-2016 were attributed to adverse weather conditions. A vehicle’s condition can affect its performance in bad weather, so drivers should take the time to make sure their vehicles are prepped and inspected before winter hits.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Review

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor 

In an era, that’s overly-saturated in superhero movies, it’s difficult to find one that breaks the typical formula. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated box offices for ten years now, with DC Comics setting up their own over the past few. Every couple of months, a new movie is released, and the format is predictable – they know what works and stick to it, making their millions, and moving on to the next project.

Five fun ways to spend your holiday break

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
With finals right around the corner, most students are looking for ways to unwind and relax during the holiday season, and find ways to use the new freetime.

Olkosky prepares for final season on the court

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
Senior basketball player Johnie Olkosky has been a staple to watch at West Liberty University since she began playing for the team in 2015, after redshirting her first season. Olkosky has always had a passion for basketball, and she is ready to play her final season on the hilltop and live by the team motto: live life one possession at a time. 

Hilltoppers celebrate fall commencement this Saturday

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
On Dec. 15, 140 students are expected to graduate during the Fall 2018 Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Both summer and fall graduates can participate in the ceremony. 

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ inspires readers, audiences

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
I recently read the novel Dear Evan Hansen, written by Val Emmich. The novel is based off of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and it was truly groundbreaking from start to finish. I would consider it to be one of the greatest books I have ever read. 

Hilltoppers seek revenge against Fairmont State

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
Hilltopper basketball will gear up for one last game before winter break. West Liberty will travel to Fairmont State for an inner-conference matchup this Sunday. 

Surviving finals is easier with these tips

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
While the radio is playing “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” many college students will tend to disagree as finals week is right around the corner.
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