Category Archives: Features

Why participate during class? That all depends

By Ana Berbel, Contributing Writer

During the start of every semester, when professors hand out the syllabus for their class, there is usually a paragraph about attendance and participation points. Some professors decide to ignore it and only have homework and tests count for the final grade.

Others will take participation very seriously, making it worth ten percent or even 15 percent. But is there really any policy regarding participation?

What college students need to know about taxes

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer 

Brace yourselves readers. It’s that chaotic time of year again: tax season. Tax season can be a daunting task and if you have never done it before, it can seem very confusing. However, here is some help to guide you through it.

Equality Alliance club promotes tolerance on campus

By Ana Berbel, Assistant Editor
Every semester, students have the chance to get involved or begin new clubs and organizations on campus. This spring, students have the chance to join Equality Alliance, a student organization aimed at equality through educating people about the importance of tolerance and acceptance of minorities. 

How to handle cold weather, harsh road conditions

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
Late in the spring semester, West Liberty students are blessed with some of the greatest weather of the year. The trips across the quad to all of the on-campus classes and events feels like a short walk. However, during the earliest parts of the spring semester, these walks can feel more like miserable journeys. To properly prepare for the often harsh January and February weather on the hilltop, there are certain precautions that students can take to make the cold less inconvenient.

Interfaith Chapel celebrates 50 years on the hilltop

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
The Interfaith Chapel is an integral part of the West Liberty University community, and will be celebrating 50 years this December. Faculty and students came together last Wednesday, Nov. 29, to commemorate the rich history of the Interfaith Chapel.

LSDC tutors provide free help for WLU students

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
The end of the semester is always stressful, but there is a place that can prepare you for those scary finals you are dreading. The Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) provides WLU students with a comfortable study space, student-tutors, free printing services and snacks. Located on the first floor of Main Hall, LSDC is a hub of students who want to learn and help others master different academic skills.

WLU History Club provides incomparable opportunities

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
The West Liberty University History Club is a club focused on the past, present and future while having fun and experiencing unique, historical  opportunities along the way. 

Dance team welcomes new members, grows on hilltop

By Trevor Piccone, Contributing Writer

West Liberty offers many extracurriculars for their students to get involved with on campus. From Biology club to gaming club, these organizations help bring students together and further the family orientation of our campus. One club in particular that is taking off this year is West Liberty’s own dance team

FCA invites all to join, attend ‘Light Up the Hilltop’

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer

With college starting up, freshman and transfers are looking for ways to get connected to the school. Getting involved on campus through clubs is a great way to meet new friends and possibly find a new passion. One club up here on the hilltop is FCA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

Dr. Greiner involved with students, WLU community

By Lindsay Dowdle, Contributing Writer

Dr. Stephen Greiner became president of West Liberty University in Jan. 2016. Since then, he has become very involved with the students, faculty and local community.