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What you need to know about the total solar eclipse

What you need to know about the total solar eclipse

August 11, 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer Monday, Aug. 21 will mark the beginning of the new academic year, but it will also mark the day of quite possibly the biggest astronomical event in almost 100 years: a total solar eclipse across the United States. Read More »...

Photo Gallery: New York City

July 14, 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer After the very successful bus trip to NYC this past April, my sister and I knew we wanted to try to go back this summer, take in the city and watch a show before my sister moved away for college. We happened to find some good deals for show tickets and bus ticke...

In-depth look at Hilltopper Football for Fall 2017

In-depth look at Hilltopper Football for Fall 2017

June 2, 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer The West Liberty Hilltoppers Football Team just released their schedule for the upcoming fall season. Fans familiar with the schedule from last season may note some important changes; a matchup with a long-time rival is moved closer to the end of the schedule and ...

WLU basketball hits the road for MEC tournament 

WLU basketball hits the road for MEC tournament 

March 2, 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer This last weekend saw the regular seasons of West Liberty’s men’s and women’s basketball teams end in a heartbreak to rivals Wheeling Jesuit. One was at the hands of a buzzer-beating layup, and the other was a triple-overtime thriller at the free-throw line....

WLU-TV 14 continues broadcasts, adds new taping 

February 11, 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer    For over ten years, Channel 14 on Comcast Cable in the Ohio Valley has been the home of West Liberty University Television. The cable access channel reaches over 100,000 viewers in the Ohio Valley area and reaches many more on their online stream. While WLU-T...

Tips for safe winter driving

Tips for safe winter driving

December 30, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer It’s probably a scene you’ve seen a hundred times before: you wake up in the morning, and the ground and road are covered in a blanket of snow. Depending on how old you were, you had one of two reactions. When you were young, you saw it as a full day of playi...

Volleyball’s record season comes to an end

December 6, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer If the last season for the West Liberty volleyball team was historic, then this season is “unprecedented.”    The Lady Toppers found themselves in the record books once again; they finished with an overall record of 23-14, 11-6 in conference. It was historic...

Volleyball team prepares for conference play 

November 17, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer After a strong finish to an even stronger regular season, the Lady Toppers are ready to take on the Mountain East Conference tournament and postseason play. Read More »...

Basketball teams eager to start their seasons 

Basketball teams eager to start their seasons 

November 11, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer     With an enrollment of around 2,000 and a location in the northern panhandle, it’s no surprise that not many people have heard of West Liberty that aren’t from the area. But to NCAA Division 2 basketball programs, it’s a name all too familiar as it h...

Dr. Greiner presents facilities improvement plan

Dr. Greiner presents facilities improvement plan

October 8, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer Many students, from new and old, to potential, may have noticed the fact that Rogers Hall and Boyd Hall are both closed. While the exact reason behind their closing wasn’t made clear, one thing is very clear: nobody knows what to do with either building. Howe...

48 Hour Film Festival returns in Marquee Cinema

48 Hour Film Festival returns in Marquee Cinema

September 18, 2016

Chad Richards, Contributing WriterSuppose someone asked you what you could do with 48 hours? Many different answers could come to mind: you could write a paper, do research for a class project, procrastinate on homework - or you could make a short film. The last option may seem out of place, but cre...

WLU offers many ways to get involved on campus

September 13, 2016

By Chad Richards, Contributing WriterThe start of a new semester brings with it new opportunities and new students; in fact, this year in particular, there are more new students coming in than before. Which means that it can’t be overstated that it’s important to be involved on campus, especiall...

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