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Capstone students to hold fundraiser for animal shelter

February 5, 2019

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer  Every spring, the students in Communications 481 volunteer for a nonprofit for their capstone project. This semester, the students in this class decided to work for the Jefferson County Humane Society. As a part of the project, the class will be setting up donation boxes around campus. W...

Intramurals offer variety for spring semester

January 25, 2019

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 spo...

Stay safe: January is Stalking Awareness Month

January 24, 2019

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 wit...

MLK: Keep dreaming, but remember to act as well

January 23, 2019

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.  Read More &...

Ampersand returns, accepts student submissions

January 22, 2019

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 ficti...

Library Book Club begins new chapter on campus

January 18, 2019

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. Read More »...

Photo Gallery: Winterfest 2018

December 24, 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.  Read More »...

Student ambassadors give much more than simple tours

December 5, 2018

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 WL...

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

November 30, 2018

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 ...

Students should take more pride in campus appearance

November 28, 2018

By Dakota Knotts, Contributing Writer   Are you a proud member of the Hilltopper community? Do you take pride in your school and its appearance? If you answered “no,” then you are most likely part of the problem. West Liberty University has approximately 2,320 or more students attending, an...

Toastmasters group offers speakers, help for novices

November 24, 2018

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer   What is Toastmasters International?   Have you ever been nervous when you were presenting something for a class or giving a speech? If your answer to this question is yes then I think that there is an organization that may help you.  Read More »...

WLU celebrates International Education Month

November 15, 2018

By Dakota Knotts, Contributing Writer   During the first few weeks of November, West Liberty University will be celebrating International Education Month. The event is hosted by SPICES, the campus international club.  Read More »...

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