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‘Toppers Got Talent’ premieres next week on the hilltop 

November 3, 2017

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer   West Liberty’s new talent show, Toppers Got Talent, aims to challenge West Lib Idol. The four-week talent show will start at 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6...

Great play for men’s golf at MEC Tournament

Great play for men’s golf at MEC Tournament

October 23, 2017

By Kendrick Jackson, Advertising Manager   West Liberty University men’s golf team finished runners-up in the Mountain East Conference Championship Tournament last week. Senior Mike Rogers finished...

Toppers search for much needed win at W. Va. State

October 20, 2017

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer   After a disappointing loss last week on Homecoming, the Hilltoppers are hoping to break their losing streak this weekend against West Virginia State University.  On...

Senior volleyballer hopes to finish season off strong

October 19, 2017

By Josh Smith, Contributing Writer   Three years ago, heading into the 2014-15 season, head coach Kayla Mull of the Lady Hilltoppers volleyball program knew she needed a solid recruiting class if they...

Elbin Library celebrates ‘Banned Book Week’

October 16, 2017

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer   The last week of September is considered “Banned Books Week,” which aims to celebrate books that have been challenged or banned and celebrate freedom of speech...

‘As it is in Heaven’ offers a unique experience

October 15, 2017

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer   On Oct. 5, the first showing of “As It Is in Heaven” premiered in Kelly Theater. The whole run of the show is being dedicated to Julie Alderfer, who was a...

Toppers past and present gear up for Homecoming

Toppers past and present gear up for Homecoming

October 13, 2017

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor Homecoming returns to the hilltop this year on Oct. 14 with many fun events happening all week, bringing the campus community together and allowing both students and...

Football returns to the hilltop for Homecoming game

Football returns to the hilltop for Homecoming game

October 12, 2017

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor   This Saturday is homecoming on the Hilltop and all of the current and former Hilltoppers are eager for the battle on the gridiron. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. against the...

Hoodie Allen’s new album lives up to the hype 

October 11, 2017

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer   Last year in January, New York rapper Hoodie Allen (or as his fans call him, Hoodie) dropped his album “Happy Camper” and at the time, I thought it would...

3 honorees inaugurate theater Wall of Fame

October 9, 2017

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer   During this year’s Homecoming celebration, the theater department will present the First Annual Hilltop Players’ Wall of Fame Ceremony. The Hilltop Players...

Football team gears up to battle No. 3 Shepherd

October 6, 2017

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer   After a tough loss to Notre Dame College (Ohio), the Hilltoppers football team is looking to bounce back and beat Shepherd University this Saturday afternoon.  Losing...

Personal training program succeeds on the hilltop

Personal training program succeeds on the hilltop

September 25, 2017

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager   West Liberty University’s personal training program is back in action after a successful first year. The program was introduced last fall semester and it instantly...

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