Category Archives: Safety

Five essential items to keep in your vehicle this winter

By Macy Santicola, Editor

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, twenty-one percent of vehicle crashes between 2007-2016 were attributed to adverse weather conditions. A vehicle’s condition can affect its performance in bad weather, so drivers should take the time to make sure their vehicles are prepped and inspected before winter hits.

Elevator repair work set to begin in May 2019

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
West Liberty University has secured funding to repair or replace elevators across campus. The upgrades were first announced in a Hilltopper Headlines email sent out on Oct. 24.

Counseling makes college life easier in many ways

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
 
The trials and difficulties that college students face on a daily basis, which can range anywhere from hardly noticeable to absolutely frightening, make up a long list of examples including:  financial troubles, relationship problems, and academic performance.

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.

Summer care: preventing sunburns, staying safe

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer

Now that nicer weather is upon us and many of us now have the time to spend outside, sunburns are a very real concern. Many students, now free of the burdens of classes and papers, love to spend time outside at the beach or doing other activities. Many forget or are not aware of proper skin care for the outdoors.

Sunburn is a real and dangerous concern. Even a slight sunburn can lead to some unpleasant time that takes away from summer fun. So, here are some great tips to avoid sunburn!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
 
It’s time once again to advocate as it is officially Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Throughout the month of April, many events surrounding education and awareness of sexual assault will be held on campus.

Myers maintains campus for many years

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

Walking around campus, you see buildings named after Shaw, Krise, Campbell and several other important West Liberty benefactors. Every building has a unique story. One building can be generally overlooked. Located behind the ASRC, the Myers Maintenance Building is filled with history. Just who was Myers and why did we name a building after him?

West Liberty seeks to uphold ADA guidelines

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
In recent years, West Liberty University has made ADA accommodations a priority when designing or renovating facilities on campus. 

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.

Kate Billings adds Title IX Coordinator to her resume

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
As of Jan. 2, Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings overtook the position of Title IX Coordinator.  
 
“Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender in education programs, including athletic programs or activities that receive federal funding,” Billings explained. “Under Title IX, schools must ensure that all students have equal access to education, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”

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