Category Archives: Community

Store reopens in town of West Liberty

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer
 
The Hilltop Food LLC Grocery Store located at 1056 Van Meter Way, West Liberty, W.Va. reopened on March 27, 2018. The name has been changed to The Store

Campus activities offer fun, educational experiences

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
 
The end of the semester may be quickly approaching with students already eagerly awaiting summertime activities, but before you begin to cram for finals or plan activities for the long summer break, there are still plenty of activities on campus to attend, learn or have some fun before then. 

WLU students lend a helping hand with flood relief

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

During the end of February, several student organizations from different aspects of WLU helped with flood relief efforts around the town of West Liberty.

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.”

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. 

MAD Festival returns to WLU for 18th year

By Mimi Albon, Contributing Writer
 
You might have noticed the posters about MAD Festival around campus, especially if you are in the Fine Arts Building. MAD Festival stands for Media Arts and Design and is an event that is held once a year in the spring at West Liberty University. This year, it will take place on Friday, April 6.

Road conditions play key role in weather delays

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Every spring semester when it snows, students tend to wonder if a three-hour delay or cancellation is on the way. There are certain procedures behind the scenes that students don’t normally see before the call is made.

“18 Victoria” showcases talented Hilltop Players

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

The semester’s theater season opened with the show “18 Victoria” on Feb. 22. The production’s cast, set and technical elements all work together well to tell the story of three siblings in a strained relationship as they deal with the death of their father. As they struggle to reconcile, it is announced that an asteroid will soon hit the Earth.