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Maintaining gratefulness throughout the holidays

December 25, 2017

By Daniel Morgan, Editor The last Thursday in November reminds us all to be grateful for what and who we have in our lives, but why do we forget about it once it's over? Read More »...

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 I noticed about this song is how beautiful it is. It instantly caught my attention after the first...

Title IX offenses are being taken seriously

November 26, 2017

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor   Domestic violence and sexual violence are major issues that affect multiple people and deserve awareness, because it is completely unacceptable. It can happen to anyone, not just women, and there is no shame in seeking help. There are resources and help av...

Hilltop Players’ one-act plays entertain audiences

November 4, 2017

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer  On Oct. 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., the West Liberty University Hilltop Players presented five short one act plays. The production was directed by John Hennen and it took place in the chapel. Read More »...

Life just got better with Sodexo’s new dining option

September 20, 2017

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer   With the departure of co-branded Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, Sodexo has introduced Hilltoppers to a new life filled with Italian dishes. Positive first reactions have settled the verdict on whether the removal of two name-brand corporations was the right decision. ...

Dating should not be a priority in college

June 26, 2017

By Kendra Rhodes, Contributing Writer For many years, college has had the reputation of being the place where young adult women go to find husbands. However, with independence typically exercised in college, it is not an optimal time to focus on a relationship. Instead, it is a time where a lot of personal growth and development can be found. Read More »...

Gender should not dictate who pays on dates 

June 9, 2017

By Emily McLean, Contributing Writer    Stereotypes, the widely-held assumption about a certain group of people, surround us. As soon as we see someone, we form a concept of who we think they are based on their appearance. We often tell ourselves we are not judgmental, but the reality is that we are shaped ...

Impulse shopping happens more in person than online 

May 24, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor    Online shopping can be pretty addicting, but I think most impulse shopping comes from shopping in a physical store rather than an online one. Now, before you roll your eyes, hear me out.  Read More »...

Distracted walking is dangerous and annoying

May 12, 2017

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor Texting while walking can seem harmless, especially compared to the more dangerous texting and driving. However, texting and walking can be more dangerous than it seems. Read More »...

SGA: Feedback leads to positive changes 

May 10, 2017

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer   Over the past year, the Student Government Association (SGA) has taken great steps forward to improve West Liberty University events and services. SGA has further emphasized student feedback this semester, which has resulted in a lot of positive changes for W...

Ed Sheeran’s new album ‘Divide’ is a must-listen

April 14, 2017

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor   After a leave of absence from social media for a year, Ed Sheeran returned Dec. 12 with a Tweet that had only a picture of the color blue. This was his first hint of his upcoming album, “Divide” stylized as ÷, which was released on March 3. Before the entire al...

Thank you, Coach Crutchfield; good luck, Coach Howlett 

Thank you, Coach Crutchfield; good luck, Coach Howlett 

April 12, 2017

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer   On March 21, West Liberty University and President Dr. Stephen Greiner announced that head men’s basketball Coach Jim Crutchfield resigned from his position and will be taking the head coaching job at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On March ...

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