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Graphic Design majors prepare for senior exhibition

By Jordan Connor, Assistant Editor All over West Liberty University many students, faculty, and staff are preparing for upcoming May graduation. Likewise, graphic design seniors are literally putting the final touches on their senior art projects that will be presented during the Senior Exhibition on Apr. 23, 2014 in the Nutting Gallery at WLU. This […]

Please don’t buy the Easter bunnies

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By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer As the Easter season approaches, we start seeing images of all kinds of baby animals. Though no one really has a great answer to why these images have taken over Easter holiday industry, families have embraced the idea wholeheartedly. Some of the fondest childhood memories are of chicks, ducklings, and […]

WLU to host second annual environmental education day


By Caitlyn Johnson, Contribtuing Writer The second annual West Liberty University Environmental Education Day (WLUEED 2) will take place on April 23 in the College Union Ballroom from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.. In terms of attendees and participants, last year’s event exceeded the expectations of Green Initiative Committee (GIC) Chair Dave Thomas.

Job market looks promising for 2014 graduates

By Olivia Morgan, Online Editor On May 10, the Spring 2014 graduates will walk across the stage and receive their college diplomas. All of these students, at some point in their lives, decided to dedicate themselves to pursuing a higher education. Getting a college degree was probably a main motivation for them, but presumably, the […]

First year a success for Mountain East Conference

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer Many people were wondering just how the Mountain East Conference would perform during its first year of existence. In their first seasons in the conference, many MEC teams performed very well in different sports, and some even made it to the national tournament. During the fall, the conference was highlighted […]

WLU softball team regroups for late season push

By AJ Blehschmidt, Contributing Writer The West Liberty Hilltoppers’ softball team has hit a bit of a rough patch in their 2014 season. The Hilltoppers are sitting at the foot of the Mountain East Conference standings, winless in MEC games. However, it’s not all doom and gloom as there is still a long way to […]

Student to preview progressive rock album

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By Kim Rippeth, Editor On April 15, West Liberty University student Ian Beabout will preview the new album from Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson entitled “Homo Erraticus” for the online Progressive Rock radio station He will be recording the show in the recording studio of the WLU fine arts building with the permission and […]

Hilltopper baseball team hits halfway mark

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By Jacob Flatley, Contributing Writer After a hot start to the season for Coach Eric Burkle and his young West Liberty baseball team, the Hilltoppers have cooled off but still sit in a great position in the conference. The Hilltoppers started out 9-2 and cracked into the Atlantic Regional rankings and now stand at 16-15 […]

WLU student awarded research fellowship


By Hannah Mason, Contributing Writer WLU Junior Biology student Leanne Mazzella has recently been awarded a “Bucks for Brains” fellowship to continue her research with the bacterium Francisella tularensis. Mazzella was awarded the fellowship in February and it will fund her research starting this summer and continuing through the 2014-2015 academic year.

Newman and Tice elected SGA president and vice president for 2014-15

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By Olivia Morgan, Online Editor After an intense week of campaigning, the votes have been tallied and WLU now has a new president and vice president, along with some new and returning senators. The SGA president for the 2014-2015 academic year is sophomore communication studies major Evan Newman and the SGA vice president is junior […]