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Alumni Kelly Quigley joins financial aid staff

Alumni Kelly Quigley joins financial aid staff

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

Students and staff in the financial aid office may have noticed a familiar face this year. Kelly Quigley returned to West Liberty University in the fall of 2020 as a financial aid counselor. “I love...

Josh Yeaman

Senior soccer athlete Joshua Yeaman graduates from WLU with hopes to carry on love for the sport

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

Joshua Yeaman is a management major here on the hilltop and originally from Doncaster, England. He also serves as a forward on the WLU men’s soccer team and grew up with soccer always being in his life. Yeaman’s...

Alavia Anderson

Senior Alavia Anderson graduated from WLU this spring

Annalise Murphy, Editor-in-chief June 3, 2021

Senior Acrobatics and Tumbling Hilltopper, Alavia Anderson, graduated from West Liberty University this spring (2021) after completing a dual degree in DEAP Biology and Microbiology. Anderson is from...

Director of Purchasing Patrick Kelly, MBA is shown at his desk on the third floor of Shaw Hall.

Patrick Kelly joins West Liberty as Director of Purchasing

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

Patrick Kelly joined the West Liberty University business office as the director of purchasing this year. In this position, Kelly is responsible for managing contracts, vendor relationships and payments,...

Wallows step out of their comfort zone with most recent release of “Remote EP”

Wallows step out of their comfort zone with most recent release of “Remote EP”

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer June 3, 2021

More music is being released! Wallows, an American alternative rock band based in Los Angeles, have released another new extended play record (EP). The three man band consisting of Dylan Minnette, Braeden...

Dr. Matthew Wood makes his home as a part of WLU’s special education program

Dr. Matthew Wood makes his home as a part of WLU’s special education program

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

Students on the Hilltop might have noticed a new face in the special education department this past fall as Dr. Matthew Wood joined the special education program! Wood holds his undergraduate degree...

Range Life Band member plans to expand career by making a solo record

Range Life Band member plans to expand career by making a solo record

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer June 3, 2021

Range Life is a new one man band consisting of Mike Chiarappa. Chiarappa started releasing music in 2020 as a solo artist; in addition, he has released four songs and is currently in the making of a record....

West Liberty alumnus Nicole Garrison returned to Hilltop and joined the biology

West Liberty alumnus Nicole Garrison returned to Hilltop and joined the biology

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

In the fall of 2020, Dr. Nicole Garrison returned to her roots and joined West Liberty University’s biology department. Garrison chose to return to West Liberty because of her fondness of the learning...

Looking for something to watch on Netflix? Ginny and Geogia should be next in your que!

Looking for something to watch on Netflix? Ginny and Geogia should be next in your que!

Katlyn  Roberts, Writer June 3, 2021

Have you been looking for something new to watch? Netflix released a 10 episode season of a show called “Ginny and Georgia.” this past February. The show is an American dramedy about a mother trying...

Tom Humphrey graduated from WLU and returns home to United Kingdom

Tom Humphrey graduated from WLU and returns home to United Kingdom

Morgan Kafana, Graphic designer June 3, 2021

Imagine going to college in a country miles away from home. For Tom Humphrey, he did not have to imagine, because he made it a reality. Humphrey is a member of West Liberty University’s men’s soccer...

Hayley Arceneaux

Female astronaut to be 1 of 4 on first SpaceX private flight

Emma Beatty, Writer June 3, 2021

Hayley Arceneaux is set to be one of four people manning the first private SpaceX flight (SpaceX Inspiration4) to the Earth’s orbit. While there have been humans in Earth’s orbit before, this is the...

The Divisive Acts Bill against teaching racism won't fix anything

The Divisive Acts Bill against teaching racism won’t fix anything

Haley Blakemore, Editor June 3, 2021

Bill 2595 prohibits West Virginia schools from teaching anything that facilitates "divisive acts". The bill states that we shouldn't be teaching kids that the U.S. is "fundamentally racist", which is problematic...

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