Become a donor during National Blood Donor Month

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer As 2019 begins, we go through the usual steps that go along with the beginning of a new year. Resolutions are created and broken. We watch the snow More »

Netflix creates a new era of film

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager The Netflix Original series Black Mirror released a new film titled Black Mirror: Bandersnatch on Dec. 28, 2018. The film offers viewers an interactive experience, which allows audiences More »

Winter break ends, students head back to campus

By Emily Salvatori, Advertising Manager Students have returned to campus because classes begin for the spring 2019 semester on Monday, Jan. 7.  More »

Five tips to get a host on Couchsurfing for your travels

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager Travelling is always a great option for any break. However, as a student who doesn’t have a lot of budget, traveling could also be a dilemma. Because More »

Photo Gallery: Winterfest 2018

Compiled By Dakota Knotts, Online Editor Photo Credit: Lindsay Dowdle The following photos are photos from Winterfest 2018. We hope everyone is had a wonderful holiday season and enjoy these photos.  More »


‘Dear Evan Hansen’ inspires readers, audiences

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer
I recently read the novel Dear Evan Hansen, written by Val Emmich. The novel is based off of the Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen and it was truly groundbreaking from start to finish. I would consider it to be one of the greatest books I have ever read. 

Hilltoppers seek revenge against Fairmont State

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
Hilltopper basketball will gear up for one last game before winter break. West Liberty will travel to Fairmont State for an inner-conference matchup this Sunday. 

Surviving finals is easier with these tips

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor
While the radio is playing “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” many college students will tend to disagree as finals week is right around the corner.

‘The Secret in the Wings’ puzzles audiences

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer
The Hilltop Players’ production of Mary Zimmerman’s “The Secret in the Wings” was… well, it’s still a secret to me.

Student ambassadors give much more than simple tours

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
Students ambassadors are a common sight on West Liberty University’s campus. You may see them as they give tours to prospective students in large and small groups. It is likely a student ambassador gave you a tour when you were a prospective student. They could even be the reason someone chooses WLU. Student ambassadors do quite a lot for the school. 

Literacy council encourages reading, starts lending library

By Macy Santicola, Advertising Manager
The West Liberty University Literacy Council is a new group on campus, started just last year by Assistant Professor of Teacher Education Angela Curfman

Senior Meininger is leaving everything on the court 

By Raissa Wagner, Contributing Writer
Eric Meininger is a 22-year-old from Centerville, Ohio, and he is not your average basketball player. He is the senior captain of the basketball team and he has had a great journey during his time as a Hilltopper. 

AEP donates $25,000 to benefit STEM education

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On Nov. 14, West Liberty University Foundation received a gift of $25,000 from American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation that will strengthen STEM education for its students. 

Men’s basketball takes on Notre Dame this Sunday

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

After falling in the first game of the season to an out of conference opponent, the Hilltoppers have quickly gotten back to their winning ways. With a 5-1 record, the men’s team will be traveling to South Euclid, Ohio to tip-off against the Notre Dame College Falcons at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Originally scheduled for Saturday, the game was moved to Sunday to avoid conflicts with the NCAA Division II national quarterfinal football game also taking place on Notre Dame’s campus.

Women’s basketball travels to Notre Dame for MEC battle

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

West Liberty women’s basketball hits the road this weekend for an inner-conference matchup against Notre Dame. Tipoff is at 2 p.m., Sunday in South Euclid, Ohio. The Lady Toppers sit at 5-3, tied for second in the Mountain East Conference.

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