Category Archives: Community

New sheriff substation on campus boosts safety

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor

After a year-long trial period, to increase safety for the town of West Liberty as well as West Liberty University’s campus, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department has entered a unique partnership with West Liberty University: a new sheriff substation. This allows officers to have better resources to work both on and off campus.

Topperfest 2018 welcomes students back to campus

By Emily Salvatori, Editor 

As the beginning of the new school year draws closer, it is time to start getting ready to return to campus. Classes start at 8 a.m. on Aug. 27, but there is much more going on activity wise for students to keep in mind.

What to do when you can’t attend Comic Con

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

If you spend any time on social media, chances are your news feed blew up with pictures and headlines from San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). Unless you are one of the lucky 130,000 attendees at this year’s convention, you can easily get lost in the abundance of SDCC news.

However, just because you couldn’t attend the convention doesn’t mean you can’t join in on the fun. Here are some ideas on how to keep your geek spirit lifted without that precious SDCC badge.

Popular summer festivals return to Wheeling

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

During the summer months, many festivals grace Wheeling, W. Va. While some have already passed, there are still many yet to come! Here are some of the upcoming festivals that have become summer staples in the area.

Nearby Oglebay trail boosts scenic waterfall views

By Lex Buell, Contributing Writer

Oglebay is full of beautiful hiking trails and activities, but did you know that includes a gushing waterfall too?

Located at the bottom of the hill, right off the side of Warden Run Road, is a breathtaking waterfall you can walk right up to. The waterfall is open to the public and to pets as well.

Wheeling host of various June events

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

While it is officially summer, those who live close to campus or are staying at West Liberty over the summer break may be looking for something to do. Here are some activities or events during the month of June you may be interested in attending around Wheeling.

Students are encouraged to vote in primary elections

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
 
As primary elections within West Virginia and the rest of the country begin, one can be led to question the importance of voting, especially during the primaries, which are often perceived as inferior or useless in comparison to the general elections.  This view, however, can’t be any further from the truth.  

Fundraising helps create a sense of community

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer
 
When walking around campus, students find it difficult to escape the posters and flyers that decorate the walls of most buildings, promoting various clubs, their activities, and perhaps most importantly, the fundraisers occurring on campus that are meant to raise money as well as awareness for their causes.

Alpha Xi Delta raises autism awareness throughout April

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
The sorority Alpha Xi Delta has planned multiple events throughout the month of April to spread autism awareness on the hilltop. These girls have come together to set up fundraisers at local restaurants, campus gatherings, snow cone sales, tie-dying shirts and a flag football contest to raise money.

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