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Sleep On It finally release a new album, “Pride & Disaster”

September 15, 2019

On September 13th, pop punk band Sleep On It dropped their second studio album, "Pride & Disaster". Their first album, 'Overexposed", was a huge hit, and I personally loved it.  "Pride & Disaster"...

.38 Special and The Spinners rock the Meadows

.38 Special and The Spinners rock the Meadows
September 4, 2019

As most of you reading this know, I’m a big music buff. More specifically, I like older music from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. I kicked off my summer concert season by seeing two groups that I’ve...

Classic music the cornerstone for great music

Classic music the cornerstone for great music
April 8, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows that I love music, especially music from the 1950s through the 1980s. I have nothing against the music of today, but I find the music from back then to be Photo Credit: Walker...

Hoodie Allen delivers with promising new single

Hoodie Allen delivers with promising new single
March 29, 2019

On March 1, New York rapper Hoodie Allen released 'Never Going Back," which is the first single from his upcoming album. The album is set to come out in May, and fans are very excited. He has been teasing...

MAD Festival returns to the hilltop for the 19th year

February 6, 2019

By Yijing Shen, Distribution Manager The West Liberty University’s annual MAD Festival will take place on WLU campus on Friday, April 12, 2019. The competition is open for submissions between Jan....

The Marching Hilltoppers return after 2 years

September 22, 2018

By Rebecca Friend, Contributing Writer   After a two year hiatus due to state budget cuts, the West Liberty University’s Marching Hilltoppers return to campus. A press conference made the initial announcement...

My dreams came true because of Shania Twain

My dreams came true because of Shania Twain
July 26, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer We turned around as we heard loud drumbeats coming from the second stage of PPG Paints Arena where she, wearing a glittery black gown with matching cowboy hat, appeared...

Popular summer festivals return to Wheeling

July 10, 2018

By Emily Salvatori, Editor During the summer months, many festivals grace Wheeling, W. Va. While some have already passed, there are still many yet to come! Here are some of the upcoming festivals that...

Greco named director of percussion, world music

March 26, 2018

By Emily Salvatori, Editor   Mitchell Greco arrived at West Liberty University in the fall, bringing with him knowledge of world music. Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Greco did his schooling in Buffalo,...

Favorite artists that remind me of my mother

February 20, 2018

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer   Everybody has a song that reminds them of someone, whether it be a ballad that reminds you of your significant other, a pump up song that reminds you of your...

Music affects our lives in a positive way

January 9, 2018

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer Music has always been a huge part of my life. I have been listening to music for as long as I can remember. Now, there is not a single day that goes by that I don’t...

Waterparks band releases beautiful, touching single

December 22, 2017

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer  A few days ago, pop punk band Waterparks dropped a new single from their upcoming album, Entertainment. This song is titled Lucky People, and one of the first things...

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