Archive for November, 2011

Do you recognize these “west lib” students?

'West Lib' billboard

By Anna Patrick, Editor Just the other day I was driving through Wheeling when a billboard advertising West Liberty University caught my eye. It was bright and happy with students on it smiling as they stared back at me. It definitely appeared as if the students were happy with their decision to attend West Liberty. […]

New club will invest in U.S. Stock Market

By Kelsey McKinney, Assistant Editor Students at West Liberty University now have the chance to receive first-hand, real-life experience in investment making. Students, alumni, and faculty associated with the Gary E. West College of Business have made their dreams into a reality with the creation of WLU’s Investment Club. The Investment Club will “give students […]

Open house welcomes 345 people to campus

By Anna Patrick, Editor West Liberty University hosted prospective students and their families from around the region for the 2011 Fall Open House. The open house took place on West Liberty’s campus on Saturday, November 5 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 146 students attended the open house that is held once every semester. With […]

NHL must amp up concussion education and prevention

By James Shaver, Contributing Writer One can trace the origins of ice hockey back to a frozen pond in Canada during the 1870’s. Being a very rough game, the national sport of Canada was once described as a “combination of ballet and murder” by Al Purdy in his poem, “Hockey Players.” Because of recent concussion-related […]

WLU-TV Channel 14 receives new truck

WLU-TV14 Van

By Cody Long, Staff Writer             West Liberty University’s WLU-TV Channel 14 broadcasting department received new equipment and a seven-ton production vehicle. The vehicle was purchased from Gerling Associates in Columbus, Ohio and made possible by a donation from Swisher International of Jacksonville, Florida. Swisher International is the maker of the popular Swisher Sweets cigars. […]

Volleyball wraps up regular season

By Nathan Johnson, Contributing Writer The West Liberty volleyball team played four matches last week and went 1-3 through the stretch. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, The Lady Toppers played in the “Dig for the Cure” game against Pitt Johnstown, and played a five game set, but fell 3-2 in a five game thriller. There were […]

Men’s tennis awarded academic team honors

By Sammie Valentine, Contributing Writer The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has selected West Liberty’s men’s tennis team as a NCAA Division II All-Academic Team for the third season in a row. The team was one of 15 schools in the nation to receive the honor. The award is given to programs in which the team maintains […]

“The Thing” brings audience out of this world

By Kelsey McKinney, Assistant Editor The remake of the 1982 Carpenter classic film “The Thing” is now in theaters and mystifying audiences around the country. The 2011 version of the film is directed by Matthigs van Heijningen Jr. and stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton and Ulrich Thomsen. The movie followed the same basic plot […]

There’s a new chief in town

By Kelsey McKinney, Assistant Editor Country music solo artist Eric Church released his third album “Chief” on September 26 and had undoubtedly shown his ability to be a chief in the country music game. “Chief” is the epitome of what some like to call “outlaw country.” Church has truly come into his own with this […]

Howard named WVIAC freshman of the year

By Tony Viola, Staff Writer On Oct. 21, during a break in the WVIAC women’s tennis tournament, Lauren Howard was named the 2011 WVIAC Freshman of the Year. The first year student from Lee-on-Solent, England is the second straight Hilltopper to win the award, with Raissa Wischi winning last year. Howard and Wischi also join […]