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Athletes the fans who love them: how deep does their relationship go?

Athletes the fans who love them: how deep does their relationship go?

David McKinney, writer December 6, 2021

Being a college athlete, I understand the role of the fan, and it is an important one! According to dictionary.com, the word, “fan,” was first used in American English to refer to die-hard baseball...

Make some holiday eggnog with this classic recipe!

Make some holiday eggnog with this classic recipe!

Alyssa Witter, writer December 6, 2021

With the holidays right around the corner, people are spending time in the kitchen whipping up holiday treats. One classic holiday drink is homemade eggnog. My personal homemade eggnog recipe calls...

Ten activities to keep family reunions exciting over the holidays

Ten activities to keep family reunions exciting over the holidays

Michael Antley, Writer December 6, 2021

This upcoming Christmas is all about being together with those you’ve stayed apart from for so long, as such, big reunions, lavish parties and feasts await. When you and yours are gathered for the holiday...

Spend your winter break with these cozy, holiday movie classics!

Spend your winter break with these cozy, holiday movie classics!

Michael Antley, Writer December 6, 2021

With the holiday season in full swing, Christmas bells are ready to ring right around the corner. A warm fireplace, hot chocolate and festive movies are a tradition to many students. From “Northpole”...

This is the lobby on the fifth floor of Hughes Hall. Lobbies can be an area to study in instead of the library.

How to Prepare for Final Exams

Haley Blakemore, Graphic Designer/Photographer November 19, 2021

Exams are coming up here on the Hilltop starting on Dec. 4 and ending on Dec. 10. Studying for exams can be stressful and overwhelming, but students can take measures to make exam prep more manageable....

A clean bed in Faith Hayes former dorm.

Have a messy dorm? Here’s a few dorm room cleaning tips!

Michael Antley, Writer November 19, 2021

With finals right around the corner, cleaning can be an easy task to overlook. However, it’s one of the few small victory’s students can claim every day. Small living spaces can be easily cluttered,...

Technology affects students morals and values

Technology affects students’ morals and values

David McKinney, writer November 14, 2021

Has today’s technology caused us to become a cut and paste society? Who doesn’t depend on spell check, speech-to-text or smartphones to carry out daily living activities anymore? Technology is wonderful,...

Matthew McConaughey’s ‘‘Greenlights’’ is a must-read

Matthew McConaughey’s ‘‘Greenlights’’ is a must-read

Isaac Basinger, Writer November 14, 2021

“Greenlights” by Matthew McConaughey is a great memoir of an actor who is just getting started. This book is so much fun to read. It is light, and you will finish it in no time. Plus, you get to know...

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Students respond to allegations of plagiarism against WLU President Dr. W. Franklin Evans

Michael Antley, Writer November 14, 2021

West Liberty University (WLU) has recently been a hot topic in the media, but for the wrong reason-- plagiarism by its president. The Oxford dictionary states the definition for plagiarism as "the act...

Poster found in Hughes Hall.

Which Classes are the Most Difficult?

Isaac Basinger, Writer November 6, 2021

As the midterms have passed here at West Liberty University and finals are just a month away, it can bring up the question of what classes are the hardest. Since students are finishing up registering for...

Is College Worth the Cost?

Is College Worth the Cost?

Alanna Lynch, writer November 6, 2021

In today’s society, a large emphasis is placed on the importance of college and why it is crucial to attend. The school system instills this message from a young age, but why is college so important,...

A clock in Main Hall.

Does Daylight Savings Time Matter?

Kailey Carpino, Opinion Editor Intern November 6, 2021

Pumpkin spice and creepy, spooky skeletons have departed and peppermint hot chocolate and snowflakes are making their way into our daily lives. With these season changes also come time changes. On Sunday,...

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