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Robin Williams’ death leaves America in shock


By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer On August 11, 2014, one of America’s most beloved actors, Robin Williams, passed away at the age of 63. Williams got his start in acting through his high school drama department, and in 1973 was one of 20 students accepted into  Julliard; one of two selected for the Advanced Program. Williams […]

Five tips for an unforgettable summer

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer With school ending, and graduation season behind us, summer vacation is finally here. After studying and working on projects for 15 weeks, students may take the first week of summer to relax. For go-getters, relaxation often turns into boredom. To avoid boredom over the next three months, follow these five […]

Safety tips for soaking up the sun

By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer After the frigid weather that plagued the hilltop this winter, West Liberty students may take every opportunity to soak up the summer sun. However, too much sun can cause more than embarrassing farmers tans and lobster-red burns. 

Great reads to hit the big screen this summer

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By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor With finals behind us, fifteen weeks of catching up on sleep, friends and family, and the latest movies and books stretch out in front of us. Whether you’re going to be spending the break working on your tan, your summer classes, or your summer job, you’re probably also looking forward […]

WLU Maintenance Dept. plans summer projects

By Olivia Morgan Online Editor While the rest of the West Liberty University community will be soaking up the sun, going on vacations and enjoying the three-month summer break, the WLU maintenance department will be busy making sure campus is safe and updated. When students return in the fall, they will notice the big projects […]

Be aware: help prevent crime

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer Although crime rates on college campuses are low, certain crimes continue to be a problem at colleges. The Uniform Crime Report lists 2,700 violent crimes and nearly 9,000 property crimes on college campuses annually.  West Liberty University is one of the safest college campuses, however students should still practice crime […]

WL track and field look to finish on top

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By Jacob Flatley, Contributing Writer Coming into the season expectations were high for both West Liberty’s men’s and women’s track teams. As their season comes to a close, head coach Dave Bell and the Hilltoppers are aiming even higher and looking to compete for a Mountain East Conference Championship trophy on both sides. “We’ve been […]

PA program takes first place at academic challenge bowl

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By Kim Rippeth, Editor On April 12, 2014, the West Liberty University Physician Assistant students won first place in the West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants (WVAPA) Academic Challenge Bowl at Oglebay. This is the second year that the PA students have participated in this event, and they won first place, beating out teams from […]

Committee to address course evaluation concerns

By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer On April 4, 2014, the Office of the Provost created a committee to address growing concerns regarding the course evaluation process at West Liberty University. At the conclusion of each course, an evaluation sheet is handed out to every student in every class. The evaluation asks students to rate their […]

April marks Shakespeare’s 450th birthday


By Hannah Mason, Contributing Writer April 23 is a busy day on the calendar for literature and book lovers. Not only is it UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, annual World Book Night, and the death day of Miguel de Cervantes, but also this year, April 23, 2014 is also the celebration of William Shakespeare’s […]