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Ten Things You Need to Do This Summer

May 18, 2016

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing WriterHere it is, the break all of us have been waiting for so long! By now the euphoria of completing another semester is probably over, and you may be starting to get bored. If you happen to stay on campus or live somewhere in the tri-state area, here are te...

The Perks of Working in a Recording Studio

May 11, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorIt’s not uncommon for me to easily spend 9-10 hours in the recording studio. I’m not sure if it’s the result of perfectionism to a fault, or simply an addiction, but when left to my own devices – the hours just evaporate in an instant.When I tell people that part of my maj...

‘Godspell 2012’ hits Kelly Theater this week

April 11, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Contributing WriterGet ready for a show stopping performance this week as the Hilltop Players of West Liberty University bring Godspell 2012 by Stephen Schwartz, to the Kelly Theatre. Director of the show Michael Aulick, who is also the director of theatre here at the university, ...

Adam Basanta Brings Sound and Sculpture to Nutting Gallery

April 7, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorWednesday, March 30th saw the opening of one of the most intriguing exhibits to be presented in West Liberty’s Nutting Gallery. The gallery is typically host to incredible works of visual art, including professional shows, faculty shows, and my personal favorite, student...

Women’s Advanced Ensemble shines in ‘Cantamus’ debut

April 7, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorFriday, April 1st saw the debut performance of the WLU’s new Women’s Advanced Ensemble.  Held in the Interfaith Chapel, Cantamus: A Celebration of Women in Music saw an amazing turnout for this April Fool’s Day show with nearly every pew filled with students and music ...

Marching band cuts disappoint students, alumni

March 31, 2016

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorLast week, West Liberty University announced that they have cut all funding to the marching band and pep band as a result of budget cuts that have afflicted the university as a whole. WLU President Stephen Greiner blamed statewide budget cuts and added that it was the ...

“Cantamus: A Celebration of Women in Music” showcases female voices at WLU

March 30, 2016

By Maria Kimble, Contributing WriterWest Liberty University houses plenty of talent here on the hilltop. Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m., WLU’s advance women’s chorus will present a concert in the Interfaith Chapel. “Cantamus: A Celebration of Women in Music." It is free and open to the public.The mus...

Wind Ensemble concert showcases Hilltopper talent

March 24, 2016

By Hannah Mason, Assistant EditorTo start with, I am not a musician. I have no specialized or technical knowledge about music, but I attended Wednesday night’s Odds and Evens Concert, performed by the West Liberty Wind Ensemble - and I was impressed. I think this concert showed just how tremendous and diverse the talen...

Marching Band Cut from Music Program

March 24, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorOn Friday, March 18th, it was announced that, as of fall 2016, both the Marching Hilltoppers and Pep Band would be cut from the music department’s curriculum. The announcement subsequently came as an e-mail from director Brian Baldauff, sent to the members of both ensemble...

Students impress in first round of West Lib Idol

February 3, 2016

By Daniel Morgan, Advertising ManagerWest Lib Idol kicked-off at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 2, in a packed Student Union Ballroom at West Liberty University.15 students participated in the first round of the competition hosted by emcees Kevin Powell and Noah Woods. The panel of judges included Coordinator fo...

West Liberty Idol is in full swing on the hilltop

February 3, 2016

By Jessica Broverman, EditorAs of this week, West Liberty Idol is in full swing on the hilltop. This event has given students and staff an opportunity to do something fun and different during the month of February. For those of you unaware of West Liberty Idol, it’s very much like the famous telev...

Spotlight on Elli Garbark

January 29, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorWest Liberty alumni Elli Garbark has been singing since she was a little girl. Throughout her middle and high school years, Garbark leant her voice to The National Anthem at local sporting events, won the Queen of Queens pageant performing her song “My Everything”, won W...

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