WLU track and field travels to take on Kent State

By Tyler Blomquist, Contributing Writer The West Liberty Men’s and Women’s Track and Field team will be heading up to Kent State University on February 16. The Toppers have jumped off to More »

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be complicated

By Yijing Shen, Staff Writer Love is human nature. We were born with the ability to love. We feel the butterflies fluttering in our stomachs when we see our loved ones.  We More »

January brought “Superstitions” to Nutting Gallery

By Dakota Knotts, Online Editor Last month on Jan. 15, the Nutting Gallery had its first show of the semester “Superstations”, WLU Art Faculty Exhibition. The gallery showcased many wonderful works of More »

Student from Florida invites visitors to home state

By Darien Mitchell, Contributing Writer There are fifty states in the land of the free and every state has something to offer when visiting. Every state gives you the opportunity to educate More »

Good preparation leads to better winter safety

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer  Winter is that special season each year. Winter contains the freezing cold temperatures, treacherous traveling conditions, and enough flannels to please Bob Vila. Listed below are my More »


Hilltoppers set to take on Wheeling Jesuit in exciting match up

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer
The West Liberty-Jesuit rivalry returns to the hilltop this weekend in a highly anticipated matchup. After splitting two games last season, both clubs will look to get the first win in this year’s battle. 

Intramurals offer variety for spring semester

By Frederick Fitzsimmons, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University students often say, “There is nothing to do up here!” If you walk around campus you will see fliers posted in all buildings of activities happening in the future. One of those events are intramurals. The idea for intramural sports is that there is something for everyone, so get involved!

Stay safe: January is Stalking Awareness Month

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer

As people begin to embrace the new year, there are most likely many thoughts running through their heads, such as resolutions that they have made or the general hope that this year will be better than the last, but others may have more frightening concerns to deal with.

MLK: Keep dreaming, but remember to act as well

By Gabrielle Blanchard. Assistant Editor
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is known for being one of the greatest orators in history, able to inspire passion and a call to action with his words and delivery. 

Ampersand returns, accepts student submissions

Emily Salvatori, Advertising Manager

Ampersand, a student-run and published literary journal, makes its return for the 2018-2019 year after a hiatus. Current students of any major can submit works to the Ampersand editorial board before Feb. 24 to be considered for publication. Works can include fiction and creative nonfiction, poetry, and artwork.

Library Book Club begins new chapter on campus

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

Avid readers now have a new club on campus where they can share their passion for reading with each other. The Library Book Club plans to spread the love of reading throughout campus and promote the impacts that reading can have for the mind.

Lady Toppers look to get back on track this weekend

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

West Liberty basketball returns to the hilltop following a heartbreaking loss to the University of Charleston. The #25 Golden Eagles avoided the upset after trailing by 25 points early in the third quarter. 

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 coat the ground. We also look back on the memories of the previous year and look forward to what lies ahead in the new year. However, some people never get to experience those new memories.

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 to decide the plot, in charge of the fate of the main characters, and eventually get their own endings by clicking the plot option while watching. This article may include light spoilers.

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. 

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