Category Archives: This Week’s Paper

Hilltop Players prepare for Romeo and Juliet

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer

When people think of the word “play,” chances are that one name stands out above all others: Shakespeare. His works, while hundreds of years old, still manage to influence the modern world. One work in particular seems to have stood the test of time, and the Hilltop Players are proudly presenting their own performance of “Romeo and Juliet” in Kelly Theater.

Capstone students plan fundraiser to help animal shelter

Story Provided by Daniel Morgan 
 
Texas Roadhouse is hosting a fundraiser for the Brooke County Animal Shelter on April 12 from 4-8 p.m. The county commission receives 10 percent of the profits for the animals’ medical needs. 

Campus activities offer fun, educational experiences

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
 
The end of the semester may be quickly approaching with students already eagerly awaiting summertime activities, but before you begin to cram for finals or plan activities for the long summer break, there are still plenty of activities on campus to attend, learn or have some fun before then. 

Toppers baseball set to play Notre Dame College (Ohio)

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor
 
Head Coach Eric Burkle and his team take on a Mountain East Conference (MEC) north division opponent in a four game series. The Hilltoppers were originally set to play this series at home, but the locations and times have been changed. As of April 3, the games are scheduled to start at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and on Sunday they are scheduled to start at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The games have been moved to Wild Things Park in Washington, Pa.

WLU softball hits the road for tough conference match-up

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager
 
The West Liberty softball team will travel today, April 5, and tomorrow, April 6, for two inner-conference away games against UVa-Wise and Concord University. Two wins here will move the Lady Hilltoppers towards the middle of the Mountain East Conference (MEC).

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?

WLU students showcase work in research symposium

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

The first ever WLU RECAP (Research, Creative Activity and Performance) student research symposium took place last Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

WLU celebrates 200 years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Once a risky story of a young scientist and his monster, Frankenstein celebrates its 200th birthday as a literary legend. It seems time only helped Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.

For such a meaningful anniversary for the literary community, WLU organized an interdisciplinary symposium on Frankenstein which will take place from from 10 a.m. – noon, Tuesday, April 3 in the ASRC Boyle Room. The symposium will feature lectures from associate professor of biology Matthew Zdilla, assistant professor of philosophy Aaron Harper and associate professor of English Angela Rehbein.

Mark your calendars for the symposium and read on to find out little-known facts about Frankenstein.   

Mixed media exhibit opens in Nutting Gallery 

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On March 21, a new exhibit opened in the Nutting Gallery here at WLU. The exhibit is called “Lucent Findings” and features work from Michael Mikula and Judith Brandon. Mikula had unique glass sculptures on display while Brandon had pieces on paper that included mediums such as pastels, charcoal, and colored pencils. 

Scholarship winner creates pop-up exhibition

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
On March 27, the pop-up exhibition, “FTM POV: Exploration of a Transgender Perspective,” by Lucas Shaver opened in Room 100 of the Media Arts Center. Shaver is the first recipient of the Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial Scholarship