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West Lib Closet brings repurposing opportunity for students

January 30, 2017

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor A recent sales opportunity has opened up at West Liberty University that many students jumped on. Sophomore Zahir Hicks has created West Lib Closet, an event he hopes will become an annual one. The purpose of the West Lib Closet is to allow students to sell gently used ...

The Kennedy Center recognizes Hilltop Players

January 26, 2017

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players took to the stage during the new year when their production of “Poe: Master of Macabre” was selected to perform at the Region Two festival in New Jersey, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCATCF)....

Spring semester brings new and returning activities to campus

Spring semester brings new and returning activities to campus

January 9, 2017

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor As winter break comes to an end, not all students may be excited to head back to classes. Yet some of the greatest aspects of West Liberty University are all of the events and activities offered to students. Campus Activities Coordinator Kate Billings gives the lowdown on ...

Car emergency kits important for safety

January 5, 2017

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor  A good driver is always prepared. Breakdowns can happen anytime, anywhere. Start the new year out with safety in mind. In addition to having the necessary equipment handy to change a flat tire, there are some other items you should always have on hand in your car e...

Greek life organizations await revival on campus

Greek life organizations await revival on campus

December 9, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor  When it comes to opportunities to join organizations on campus, many students turn to West Liberty University’s Greek Life. With five sororities and four fraternities, there are many options if a student wishes to “Go Greek.” However, come spring 2017, there...

Topperfest kicks off the academic year

Topperfest kicks off the academic year

September 2, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor  On August 19, 2016, the new freshman class of West Liberty University moved into the dorms on campus.During the Friday move-in, there were cars back in the parking lots and voices in the hallways as well as some familiar tears, “goodbyes,” and “hellos.” There was also ...

Early move-in presents pros and cons

August 11, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant EditorAs a resident assistant (RA) at West Liberty University, I officially moved into my room this past Monday. I unpacked all my belongings, said my goodbyes, and began dorm life for the new fall semester. Though I'm not the only one on campus, or even on my floor, I am ...

State parks provide affordable and memorable vacation opportunities

July 18, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant EditorSummer is a wonderful time filled with family, friends, and for many people, vacation. We spend hundreds of dollars going to the beach, the mountains, and even going out of the country. However, vacation does not have to cost the much. For residents of West Virginia...

Hobbies are important; everyone should try one

June 18, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant EditorAnyone who knows me, knows that I have a slight obsession with soap-making. Experimenting with different ingredients and making new bars of soap is something I really enjoy doing. I've also made some money out of it.However, making soap is mostly a means of enterta...

Support your local businesses this summer

May 22, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant EditorThe freedom of summer also comes with the freedom of shopping. For most people, when they are away at college, they make due with large grocery stores in the area. However, in the months that school is out, we should try and buy from small businesses instead of larg...

‘Godspell 2012’ hits Kelly Theater this week

April 11, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Contributing WriterGet ready for a show stopping performance this week as the Hilltop Players of West Liberty University bring Godspell 2012 by Stephen Schwartz, to the Kelly Theatre. Director of the show Michael Aulick, who is also the director of theatre here at the university, ...

We Need More Space for Campus Activities

March 17, 2016

By Morgan Goddard, Contributing WriterAs a student at West Liberty University, one of the many things one will hear numerous times is to get involved on campus. One of the easiest ways is to join a club or organization. The university offers a wide array groups to join—anything from Greek life, religious orga...

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