Category Archives: Community

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

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.