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The truth behind the Wheeling Suspension Bridge

The truth behind the Wheeling Suspension Bridge

David Wiselka, Contributing Writer February 19, 2024

The Ohio Valley suspension bridge opened to a fascinating structural history that expands from 1836 to now. Initially, a wooden bridge was put in place on the west side of the Ohio River, but unfortunately,...

Production Designer Molly Hughes visits West Liberty University

Production Designer Molly Hughes visits West Liberty University

Caitlin Reynolds, Contributing Writer February 19, 2024

Molly Hughes, a native of Glen Dale, WV, visited West Liberty University to teach students about production design on Jan. 18 Following the presentation, a reception was held with Harry Potter themed food...

West Liberty’s fencing club experiences dramatic growth

West Liberty’s fencing club experiences dramatic growth

William Moore, Contributing Writer February 6, 2024

Throughout the Fall 2023 semester at West Liberty University (WLU), the fencing club has nearly tripled in size with the assistance of Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Toward the end of the Spring...

Extra large cookie recipe for Santa

Extra large cookie recipe for Santa

Davy McKinny, Contributing Writer December 7, 2023

Baking sweets at home this holiday season can bring all kinds of fun and joy plus time spent with family. Whether you are still learning the basics of baking or cookie-making or are all about using those...

Finals week is approaching on the Hilltop!

Finals week is approaching on the Hilltop!

Destiny Hannahs, Contributing Writer December 3, 2023

Did you find Finals week to come sneaking up on you? Finals on the Hilltop are right around the corner for students, Dec. 4 through 7 to wrap up the semester for students and faculty of the Hilltop.  Finals...

Wheeling hosts annual Festival of Lights event

Wheeling hosts annual Festival of Lights event

Jennifer Gutman, Contributing Writer December 2, 2023

 The Oglebay Festival of Lights is an annual event in the city of Wheeling. The decorations originally only covered about 125 acres but by 1990 it had expanded to over 300 acres of lights. The annual...

West Liberty University hosts annual Winterfest in Union Ballroom

West Liberty University hosts annual Winterfest in Union Ballroom

Matthew Barsch, Contributing Writer December 2, 2023

West Liberty University celebrated their annual Winterfest on Monday, Nov. 27 in the Union Ballroom. The event started at 7 p.m. and went on until 9 p.m. The event began with President Tim Borchers giving...

Local Wheeling bar hosts Halloween Drag Show despite West Virginia Anti-Drag Bills

Local Wheeling bar hosts Halloween Drag Show despite West Virginia Anti-Drag Bills

Kai Harris, Contributing Writer November 14, 2023

On Friday, Oct.  23, The House of Sinners bar held its third drag show. With a cast of local drag performers, located inside the McLure House Hotel, hosted a fun and inclusive night for all. In Jan.,...

WLU’s Pride Club third annual drag bingo brings life to the Hilltop

WLU’s Pride Club third annual drag bingo brings life to the Hilltop

Jenna Maguire, Contributing Writer November 14, 2023

West Liberty University’s (WLU) Pride Club put on their third annual Drag Bingo event in the Student Union Ballroom on Tuesday, Oct. 10, which featured three local drag queens, around 200 students, and...

West Liberty kicks off the Hilltop Players season

West Liberty kicks off the Hilltop Players season

Sarah Schultz, Contributing Writer November 6, 2023

The West Liberty University (WLU) Hilltop Players kicked off the 2023-2024 season and put on the production of Measure of Measure written by Williams Shakespeare. It was performed on Oct. 20 as well as...

Campus Ministry Education takes a trip

Campus Ministry Education takes a trip

Caitlin Reynolds, Contributing Writer November 4, 2023

The Protestant Campus Ministry took a trip to McDowell County, West Virginia, on Thursday, Oct. 19. The group learned about the Mining Wars and the water crisis that West Virginia is currently facing....

West Liberty University Hosts “Oktoberfest” for Students and Faculty

West Liberty University Hosts “Oktoberfest” for Students and Faculty

Jennifer Gutman, Contributing Writer October 30, 2023

West Liberty’s Housing and Student Life as well as The Office of Student Life hosted the year’s second annual Oktoberfest on Monday, Oct. 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Quad. This year's event was...

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