Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Intramurals deserve better participation

By Kim Rippeth, Editor We’ve seen the signs plastered throughout residence halls and the student union, we receive various campus wide emails and updates, yet most of us will never get involved. It’s the announcements for the intramural sports schedules. Bo McConnaughy, who coordinates the intramural sports at West Liberty University has noticed a significant […]

MAD Festival 2014

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer On April 11, 2014, the West Liberty University art department will host the West Virginia Media Arts and Design Festival, commonly known as the MAD festival. “It is a great venue for students to have their work reviewed by media arts professionals,” Jim Haizlett, the director of the MAD festival […]

Spring Break in the snow?

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer In the spring semester of every school year, students look forward to the week off in the middle of the semester, Spring Break. With Spring Break right around the corner for a lot of colleges, students and teachers plan on going on vacation for that week or just staying at […]

New MEC tourney looks really familiar


By AJ Blehschmidt, Contributing Writer Despite not responding to interview requests, Mountain East Conference Commissioner Reid Amos can’t deny that this weekend’s MEC basketball tournaments are pretty much a carbon copy to what we had during our time in the WVIAC. Think I’m crazy? Here’s the proof. The first similarity between the two conferences is […]

Great Gala to fund scholarships

By Caitlyn Johnson, Contributing Writer For the fourth year running, West Liberty University’s Office of Institutional Advancement will be hosting the Great Gala fundraiser. Each year, a different group or project at WLU benefits from the funds that are raised by the Great Gala. In previous years, the science program and the fine arts program […]

Bumpy winter Olympics still a success

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer The Sochi Olympic Games came to a close on Sunday, Feb. 23. The United States came in fourth overall and were beat out by the Russians for first by five medals. The drama did not end after one of the Olympic rings failed to light up. In fact, everyone is […]

Hilltop Players present student-directed show

Almost, Maine

By Jessica Safreed, Contributing Writer On Feb. 20, the Hilltop Players will open the spring semester with their production of John Cariani’s “Almost, Maine.” For this production, Professor Michael Aulick has stepped aside to make room for two student directors. “Almost Maine,” a “real romantic comedy,” will be directed by theater majors Maura Reiff and […]

WLU hosts prospective students at Hilltopper Day

By Kim Rippeth, Editor  On Monday, Feb. 17, West Liberty University hosted 22 high school students and their families for a “Hilltopper Day.” Hilltopper Day is an admissions event that is very similar to the “Black & Gold Days” that are hosted throughout the semester. The difference between the two events is that Hilltopper Days […]

Education student offers iPad technology classes

ipad class

By Benjamin Rogers, Contributing Writer Technology is an ever-changing animal that has the potential to leave the uninformed in the dust. Apple’s iPad, one of the most popular technology devices, is an incredible tool, and there are many possibilities for its use. For students looking to delve into some of these possibilities, senior English and […]

Language of Love is a success

By Jin Zhang, Contributing Writer  Saint Valentine’s Day, also known as Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, occurs on Feb. 14 each year. It is celebrated in many countries around the world, but the one thing they have in common is the famous phrase, “I love you.” Saying “I love you” is becoming more […]