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Top 5 unknown artists to listen to today

July 21, 2017

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer As the General Manager of WGLZ, I receive tons of music from unsigned artists who are trying to make it big in the industry. They send me music to listen to and if I like it, I add it to our station’s music library to be included over the air. Here are five a...

West Liberty students create album with local artists

West Liberty students create album with local artists

May 3, 2017

By Dustin Weekley, Contributing Writer   Recently, West Liberty University students and artists have come together to record an all original album  called “Moving On.” The album features multiple artists from the West Liberty and Wheeling area. Those involved in recording the album were Daniel...

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...

Music & art festival coming soon in New Cumberland 

March 7, 2017

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager   Warm weather is amongst us, kind of, which means getting off the Hilltop to explore and have fun is a necessity. Luckily, the Mid-Ohio Valley provides us with numerous opportunities to do just that.    Just before West Liberty University’s spring break, the third M...

College Community Chorus performs rare concert 

November 18, 2016

By Emily Salvatori, Contributing Writer    The College Community Chorus and special guests will perform “Hodie: A Christmas Cantata” tomorrow, on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center of Wheeling Park High School, and doors will op...

‘Young Artists of Wheeling’ Group Hope to Strengthen Local Art Community

September 16, 2016

By Sean Kranske, Contributing WriterThe Wheeling area is full of aspiring artists, but some in Wheeling’s art world feel that there isn’t a real sense of community among them. A group known as ‘Young Artists of Wheeling’ is seeking to change that. Read More »...

Percussion Ensemble performs with special guests

April 17, 2016

By Marissa Wetterau, Sports EditorOn Saturday, April 17th, The West Liberty University Percussion Ensemble, directed by Brian Baldauff, performed their concert 'Plus' One'. The was concert was titled such, as it featured special guests Dr. Neerja Mehta and Dr. Linda Cowan, in addition to student soloi...

Adam Basanta Brings Sound and Sculpture to Nutting Gallery

April 7, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorWednesday, March 30th saw the opening of one of the most intriguing exhibits to be presented in West Liberty’s Nutting Gallery. The gallery is typically host to incredible works of visual art, including professional shows, faculty shows, and my personal favorite, student...

“Cantamus: A Celebration of Women in Music” showcases female voices at WLU

March 30, 2016

By Maria Kimble, Contributing WriterWest Liberty University houses plenty of talent here on the hilltop. Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m., WLU’s advance women’s chorus will present a concert in the Interfaith Chapel. “Cantamus: A Celebration of Women in Music." It is free and open to the public.The mus...

Marching Band Cut from Music Program

March 24, 2016

By Ian Beabout, Online EditorOn Friday, March 18th, it was announced that, as of fall 2016, both the Marching Hilltoppers and Pep Band would be cut from the music department’s curriculum. The announcement subsequently came as an e-mail from director Brian Baldauff, sent to the members of both ensemble...

WLU’s MADfest to return to the hilltop this spring

March 3, 2016

By Emily Dawson, contributing writer On April 8, West Liberty will hold its sixteenth annual MADfest. The festival will include participants from the University and from high schools in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Attendance is open to everyone, and admission is free. MADfest is a Media ...

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