Category Archives: Online Exclusive

WLU supports ‘Share to Give’ event with campus-held toy drive

By Dakota Knotts, Contributing Writer

WTRF and the Salvation Army are teaming up for their 2nd “Give to Share” event. This is West Liberty University’s first year helping with the event. Until Dec. 5, a toy drive is being held on campus and all donations collected will go towards the “Give to Share” event.

Photo Gallery: WLU Homecoming 2018

Compiled by Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor; Daniel Morgan, Dakota Knotts, Contributing Writers

The following photos are from various events during Homecoming Week 2018. We hope you had a fun Homecoming and enjoy these photos from our writers!

For full videos of Serenades, check out the Trumpet’s Facebook page

Gary E. West College of Business welcomes Sen. Joe Manchin on campus

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West Liberty University’s Gary E. West College of Business hosts its fall Executive Seminar and welcomes Sen. Joe Manchin to the podium on Thursday, Oct. 25. The seminar program invites leaders to campus to share important lessons with business students.

New campus dining option impresses patrons

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager
 
Students returning to campus this fall were greeted with a new dining option in the Union: WOW Cafe

Photo Gallery: Chi Nu Pooch Pals 5k

Compiled by Tyler Huggins, Contributing Writer

The first annual Chi Nu Pooch Pals 5k took place last Saturday, Sept. 23 at West Liberty University. Proceeds from the event went to support Ohio County, Brooke County, Belmont County animal shelters and Angel Ridge Rescue. 

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. 

Topperfest 2018 welcomes students back to campus

By Emily Salvatori, Editor 

As the beginning of the new school year draws closer, it is time to start getting ready to return to campus. Classes start at 8 a.m. on Aug. 27, but there is much more going on activity wise for students to keep in mind.

Take a study break with these upcoming video games this fall

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager

As the “Back to School” products line the shelves of nearly every store, we’re reminded that classes are right around the corner. With classes come assignments, studying and exams. If you’re looking ahead for a well-needed distraction, 2018 holds a promising lineup of video games releasing across multiple platforms.

Erin Geil’s “Podunk Moon” takes readers on an emotional journey

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Assistant Editor

As a fan of sci-fi, time travel, and romance, I was excited to read Erin Geil’s Podunk Moon: An Anthology. In this book, Geil weaves together a non-fiction poetry anthology that spans from 2003 to 2016 (though, the stories are told in reverse) and is followed by an excerpt from one of Geil’s other stories, The Great American.

But the focus here is meant to be on Podunk Moon.

My dreams came true because of Shania Twain

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer

We turned around as we heard loud drumbeats coming from the second stage of PPG Paints Arena where she, wearing a glittery black gown with matching cowboy hat, appeared in spotlight. Shania Twain strutted down the from first bowl to the main stage where I was eagerly awaiting in the front row.

When she triumphantly asked, “Are you ready, Pittsburgh?” I knew my dreams were coming true as the greatest night of my life began.

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