Category Archives: This Week’s Paper

Grad programs in Dental Hygiene, Psychology announced

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
Two new master’s programs will be available at West Liberty University. A Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and a Master of Science in Dental Hygiene are now taking applications for fall of 2019. The two programs have been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). With the addition of these two programs, West Liberty University now has eight master degree programs.

Writing Center reopens for the fall semester

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
West Liberty University’s E. Kent & Barbara Culler Robinson Writing Center is once again open to aid students this semester.

The Marching Hilltoppers return after 2 years

By Rebecca Friend, Contributing Writer
After a two year hiatus due to state budget cuts, the West Liberty University’s Marching Hilltoppers return to campus. A press conference made the initial announcement of the anticipated marching band’s return on Sept. 21, 2017. This season marks the first time since the fall of 2015 that the marching band will play during halftime.

Toppers host their first Saturday game of the year

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
The West Liberty University football team will be welcomed back to the hilltop for their first Saturday home game of the season as they will face off against the University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Sept. 22. The game is set to kickoff at 1 p.m. at West Family Stadium. 

WLU men’s tennis set to compete in ITA Open Tournament

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager
The West Liberty University men’s tennis team will travel to Charleston, W.Va. for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Open Tournament on Sept. 21.

West Liberty takes on Urbana in soccer doubleheader

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
West Liberty soccer returns home this afternoon to take on the Blue Knights of Urbana University in a doubleheader. As the Lady Toppers still search for their first win of the season, the men’s team looks to sustain momentum after two consecutive wins. 

Joe Rodella takes over as West Lib’s IT director

By Tyler Huggins, Contributing Writer
Joe Rodella was selected as the new director of Information Technology at West Liberty University back in April. He brings 25 years of experience in the fields of entrepreneurship and technology business to the IT Department.

Sodexo introduces new dining options this fall

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
West Liberty University’s food service, Sodexo, went through a number of changes this summer, bringing new dining options to students. The biggest change came in a form of a new restaurant, American Grill and Wingery WOW Cafe, that replaced The Grille located in the College Union. This surprising addition offers a variety of burgers, wings and sandwiches and serves nearly 1,000 people a day, according to Sodexo general manager Doug Orr.

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. 

West Liberty men’s soccer looks for first road win

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
West Liberty’s men’s soccer team will travel to Buckhannon, W.Va. this weekend for an inner-conference matchup against West Virginia Wesleyan. After three away games to begin the season, the Black and Gold still searches for their first road win. This will be a tall order as the Wesleyan Bobcats look to shift gears after a slow start to their promising season.