Monthly Archives: February 2019

WLU track and field travels to take on Kent State

By Tyler Blomquist, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Men’s and Women’s Track and Field team will be heading up to Kent State University on February 16. The Toppers have jumped off to a very hot start early into the season with multiple players setting school records.

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated

By Yijing Shen, Staff Writer

Love is human nature. We were born with the ability to love. We feel the butterflies fluttering in our stomachs when we see our loved ones.  We want to give them the best we can, and we cherish every minute we spend together.

January brought “Superstitions” to Nutting Gallery

By Dakota Knotts, Online Editor

Last month on Jan. 15, the Nutting Gallery had its first show of the semester “Superstations”, WLU Art Faculty Exhibition. The gallery showcased many wonderful works of art and offers variety from collage, painting, and sculptures to more unique pieces. 

Student from Florida invites visitors to home state

By Darien Mitchell, Contributing Writer

There are fifty states in the land of the free and every state has something to offer when visiting. Every state gives you the opportunity to educate visitors with historical events and even spend some time vacationing. There is one state that has more to offer: Florida. There are countless reasons why people should take a trip to Florida but there are four main reasons to do so. Theme parks, the history of the culture, great weather year round and the food.

Good preparation leads to better winter safety

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer 

Winter is that special season each year. Winter contains the freezing cold temperatures, treacherous traveling conditions, and enough flannels to please Bob Vila. Listed below are my five tips to keep yourself safe as you navigate your way through the Winter season.

Hilltoppers softball begins in Alabama this week

By Raissa Wagner, Contributing Writer 

Since Jan. 7, 2019, the softball team has been getting ready for their spring season, which is now soon to begin. Their first tournament is going to be at the University of Alabama in Huntsville on the Feb. 8th to the 10th. They will compete in six games against high standard division II teams. Although these games are not part of their conference, it is important for them to practice and be prepared for the actual conference games.

West Liberty’s baseball season opens on Friday

by Cody Shook, Sports Editors 

The West Liberty University baseball team will start its season this week, as they travel south to take on Erskine College in Due West, S.C. Opening day will be this Friday at 2:30 p.m., with a single nine inning game. The Hilltoppers will stay in Due West to play the Flying Fleet two more times on Saturday. The first game is scheduled to start at noon and the second game of the double header is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

WLU Sustainability Council tests out new system

By Macy Santicola, Editor

In 2017, China passed a policy banning the import of plastic waste. The ban began at the start of 2018, and its effect was felt all over the United States.

MAD Festival returns to the hilltop for the 19th year

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager

The West Liberty University’s annual MAD Festival will take place on WLU campus on Friday, April 12, 2019. The competition is open for submissions between Jan. 14 and March 1, 2019.

Capstone students to hold fundraiser for animal shelter

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer 

Every spring, the students in Communications 481 volunteer for a nonprofit for their capstone project. This semester, the students in this class decided to work for the Jefferson County Humane Society. As a part of the project, the class will be setting up donation boxes around campus. WLU students and professors can donate anything from food for the animals to printer paper and colored construction paper.

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