Category Archives: Housing and Student Life

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. 

Shotwell possesses this year’s Haunted Halls

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
With Halloween approaching quickly, one of the most awaited events is coming back to the hilltop. 
 
This year, Haunted Halls is going to be held in the oldest building on campus, Shotwell Hall. The event will take place on Monday, Oct. 30 and Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Staff and students combating ‘suitcase campus’

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer
 
Here at West Liberty University, there is occasional complications on finding activities that will make students want to stay over the weekend instead of commuting back home, ultimately leaving the hilltop a ghost town for the most part. However, staff members are implementing new ideas to improve on campus involvement.

Topperfest welcomes back students

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer

Here at West Liberty University, we have a bit of a tradition. This tradition is something Hilltoppers call “Topperfest.” Topperfest is an extravaganza that will run from Aug. 18 through Sept. 5 this year. Each day during this time period, there is at least one exciting event happening on campus. Topperfest is in full swing this year.

Taking a look at WLU buildings and history

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University is home to a variety of unique and historic buildings. From tall, white pillars, to beautiful brick structures, the hilltop houses some historically-rich buildings, ranging from campus facilities and residence halls. Currently, WLU offers five dormitories on the campus grounds: Hughes Hall, Bonar Hall, Curtis Hall, Beta Hall and Krise Hall; two former dorms, Boyd and Rogers Halls, are expected to re-open next school year.

Students eat, sleep and live in these buildings, but most, if not any, do not know where they got their names. In this article, I will state the brief history and where WLU’s various dormitories and campus facilities got their names.

Rogers Hall to reopen among other WLU housing changes 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

West Liberty University’s department of Housing and Student Life is presenting several changes for residence life on-campus beginning in the fall 2017 semester. Buildings will no longer be categorized as freshmen or upperclassmen-only, and Rogers Hall will reopen to offer students private dorm rooms. 

Final round of West Lib Idol ends with cheers

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

Emilie Wesney was named the winner of the 2017 West Lib Idol tonight Wednesday, Feb. 22. The final round of the competition took place at 7 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom.

Third round of West Lib Idol bursting with love songs

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

The third night of West Lib Idol was held tonight, Feb. 15, at 7 p.m. The theme of the night was Valentine’s Day. However, that did not necessarily mean love, and some people sang about heartbreak and breakups.

Second round of West Lib Idol throws it back with a ’90s theme

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer

West Lib Idol’s second round took place tonight, Feb. 8, with a fun ’90s theme. The judges from last week, Alek Thibodeaux, Marcella Snyder, Travis Hinkle, and Morgan Wagner, were accompanied by a guest judge from the audience, Jay Billiter.

WLU officials hoping numbers mean higher enrollment 

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

This semester, 2,317 students are enrolled at West Liberty University. While this number is slightly lower (1.5 percent) than last year’s enrollment numbers, there is still in increase in the amount of new students who began attending West Liberty this semester.