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West Lib Closet brings repurposing opportunity for students

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

A recent sales opportunity has opened up at West Liberty University that many students jumped on. Sophomore Zahir Hicks has created West Lib Closet, an event he hopes will become an annual one.

The purpose of the West Lib Closet is to allow students to sell gently used items, such as clothes, that they do not need anymore, or even hand crafted items such as jewelry or needlepoint work. The event will be held tomorrow Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union Ballroom.

The Kennedy Center recognizes Hilltop Players

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players took to the stage during the new year when their production of “Poe: Master of Macabre” was selected to perform at the Region Two festival in New Jersey, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCATCF). The university was one of eight chosen from 66 other productions in the region. The original production was performed in October in the Kelly Theatre.

Spring semester brings new and returning activities to campus

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

As winter break comes to an end, not all students may be excited to head back to classes. Yet some of the greatest aspects of West Liberty University are all of the events and activities offered to students.

Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings gives the lowdown on what students can expect during the spring semester.

Car emergency kits important for safety

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor 

A good driver is always prepared. Breakdowns can happen anytime, anywhere.

Start the new year out with safety in mind. In addition to having the necessary equipment handy to change a flat tire, there are some other items you should always have on hand in your car emergency kit.

Greek life organizations await revival on campus

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor 

When it comes to opportunities to join organizations on campus, many students turn to West Liberty University’s Greek Life. With five sororities and four fraternities, there are many options if a student wishes to “Go Greek.” However, come spring 2017, there will be a new fraternity opportunity as Theta Xi Fraternity makes its way to campus. 

College of Business thrives with new MBA

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

After West Liberty University’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter appeared at the National Leadership Conference in Atlanta Ga., it comes as no surprise that the Gary E. West College of Business is teeming with more exciting news.

Topperfest kicks off the academic year

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor  

On August 19, 2016, the new freshman class of West Liberty University moved into the dorms on campus.

During the Friday move-in, there were cars back in the parking lots and voices in the hallways as well as some familiar tears, “goodbyes,” and “hellos.” There was also much appreciation as different organizations came to help the new residents.

Early move-in presents pros and cons

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

As a resident assistant (RA) at West Liberty University, I officially moved into my room this past Monday. I unpacked all my belongings, said my goodbyes, and began dorm life for the new fall semester. Though I’m not the only one on campus, or even on my floor, I am one of the few people living here. I’ve found that here are pros and cons to moving in long before the majority of campus.

State parks provide affordable and memorable vacation opportunities

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

Summer is a wonderful time filled with family, friends, and for many people, vacation. We spend hundreds of dollars going to the beach, the mountains, and even going out of the country. However, vacation does not have to cost the much. For residents of West Virginia, and other states, an affordable vacation option could be state parks.

Hobbies are important; everyone should try one

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a slight obsession with soap-making. Experimenting with different ingredients and making new bars of soap is something I really enjoy doing. I’ve also made some money out of it.

However, making soap is mostly a means of entertainment; a hobby. Having a hobby is something I believe is important for everyone.