Category Archives: Entertainment

Hilltop Players inspire with ‘The Miracle Worker’

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer

The Hilltop Players opened the 2018-19 season with “The Miracle Worker,” a play inspired by the relationship of Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing leading to the inability to speak, and her teacher and mentor, Annie Sullivan.

WLU community gathers for 2018 homecoming

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer
 
“I love seeing people come together and enjoy a good time,” student Hunter Norris said, summing up everyone’s feelings as past and present Hilltoppers gather for West Liberty University’s homecoming. 

Hilltop Players kick off new season tonight with ‘The Miracle Worker’

By Hanna Perry and Macy Santicola, Contributing Writer and Advertising Manager
 
West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players kick off their 2018-2019 season tonight, Oct. 18, with “The Miracle Worker,” a historical classic which first debuted in 1959.

College Radio Day celebrates joy, opportunities and work

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor
 
Since 2011, college radio stations throughout the country have taken part in “College Radio Day,” a 24-hour program for students to unite to celebrate a shared love of college radio. West Liberty’s student-run and produced station, 91.5 WGLZ, has taken part in College Radio Day for the past few years and is ready for this year’s event.

Photo Gallery: Chi Nu Pooch Pals 5k

Compiled by Tyler Huggins, Contributing Writer

The first annual Chi Nu Pooch Pals 5k took place last Saturday, Sept. 23 at West Liberty University. Proceeds from the event went to support Ohio County, Brooke County, Belmont County animal shelters and Angel Ridge Rescue. 

‘Hogwarts on the Hilltop’ plans a big HP celebration

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager
 
On Saturday, Sept. 29, the College of Liberal Arts will host “Hogwarts on the Hilltop,” an event open to the public to celebrate the world of Harry Potter.

New gallery exhibits collaboration between sisters

By Tyler Huggins, Contributing Writer
 
On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the hilltop’s own Nutting Gallery began hosting an exhibition called “Piece by Piece” by two sisters Sarah Davis and Lisa Parker. The show displayed several beautiful pieces of work that showed what happens when quilting meets the digital arts. 

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.

Take a study break with these upcoming video games this fall

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager

As the “Back to School” products line the shelves of nearly every store, we’re reminded that classes are right around the corner. With classes come assignments, studying and exams. If you’re looking ahead for a well-needed distraction, 2018 holds a promising lineup of video games releasing across multiple platforms.

My dreams came true because of Shania Twain

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer

We turned around as we heard loud drumbeats coming from the second stage of PPG Paints Arena where she, wearing a glittery black gown with matching cowboy hat, appeared in spotlight. Shania Twain strutted down the from first bowl to the main stage where I was eagerly awaiting in the front row.

When she triumphantly asked, “Are you ready, Pittsburgh?” I knew my dreams were coming true as the greatest night of my life began.