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‘The Secret in the Wings’ puzzles audiences

December 6, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer   The Hilltop Players' production of Mary Zimmerman's “The Secret in the Wings” was… well, it's still a secret to me.   As I walked into the Kelly Theater,...

Got electives? Here are five possibilities

November 4, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer It's pre-registration season, and students are claiming their spots in general studies sections and major-specific courses for the spring 2019 semester. There are...

Senior twin sisters reflect on volleyball, college life 

Senior twin sisters reflect on volleyball, college life 

November 2, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer   "We really did not want to go to the same school," said senior Stephanie Leonard about her and her twin sister Amanda's recruitment at West Liberty University.   The...

WLU community gathers for 2018 homecoming

WLU community gathers for 2018 homecoming

October 19, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer   “I love seeing people come together and enjoy a good time,” student Hunter Norris said, summing up everyone’s feelings as past and present Hilltoppers gather...

Volleyball team to face University of Charleston, W.Va. State

October 11, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer   The Lady Hilltoppers will travel downstate this weekend in hopes of adding two more victories to their 2018 season.    The Lady Toppers are off to an impressive...

Avoid complacency: Exercise your right to vote

Avoid complacency: Exercise your right to vote

October 7, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer   Every time an election approaches, people discuss how important voting is. At this point in our country's history as we’re faced with the 2018 midterm elections...

Criminology graduate program changes format

October 2, 2018

By Emily Salvatori, Editor   This fall, the Masters of Science in Criminology (MSC) at West Liberty University has been moved to an 100 percent online format.  The change from in class to online...

Volleyball senior inspires, celebrates growth

Volleyball senior inspires, celebrates growth

September 30, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer   Senior right side/outside hitter Raimey Benson is making the most of her final season on West Liberty University’s volleyball team. She recently surpassed 1,000...

Hilltoppers take on Charleston after home opener victory

September 13, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer   Coming off a home win against West Virginia Wesleyan, The Hilltoppers (1-1, 1-1 MEC) head downstate to face off against the University of Charleston (2-0, 2-0...

University remains accredited; strategic planning continues

September 11, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer During the 2017-18 academic year, West Liberty University underwent a comprehensive evaluation to maintain accreditation status from the Higher Learning Commission...

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...

Sore legs and amazing memories: My first hiking trip 

Sore legs and amazing memories: My first hiking trip 

July 12, 2018

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer This past month, my aunt and uncle invited me to spend a few days with them and my cousin at a cabin in Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio. “It's a time to get away...

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