Archive for February, 2012

Roger Hall leads prom dress drive

Becca's Closet

By Hannah Courtney, Contributing Writer High school prom is one of the most important milestones in many girls’ lives. It’s a time filled with date finding, new hairstyles, getting make-up done, and prom dress shopping. For some girls, however, what should be enjoyable quickly turns stressful when they’re unable to afford the expenses that go […]

There is no place like home for sex education

By Elizabeth Knott, Contributing Writer The claws of society and the media are digging deeper and deeper into the minds of children. Kids are constantly surrounded by the exposure of sexuality and vulgar content in the media, and now in school. The non-binding standards set by a coalition of health and education groups provide detailed […]

WLU-TV 14 introduces “Jock Talk”

By Kyle Lutz, Sports Editor Reid Amos will not be the only one on Channel 14 that will be having a sports talk show. WLU-TV 14 will now have a show called “Jock Talk.” West Liberty students Jon Renforth and Brittni Lindgren were the ones who thought of the idea to have a sports show […]

Faculty member will give recital

Faculty Recital

By Nathan Johnson, Contributing Writer On Sunday February 19, the Assistant Professor of woodwinds and Director of the West Liberty University Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Christopher Barrick  performed  his own saxophone recital entitled “The Saxophone: Eclectic and Electric.” Barrick’s recital began at 3 p.m. in College Hall on Sunday. The recital will showcase works by Bernhard […]

‘Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ is a must see on Blu Ray/DVD

By Tara Adamczyk, Contributing Writer Want to see a movie that keeps you guessing? How about something with a little edge? If that is the case then “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” is the movie for you.  Director David Fincher takes Stieg Larssons’ hit novel to an all-new level.  Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, and […]

Uncovering West Liberty’s past by exploring Curtis Hall’s namesake, William Baker Curtis

Curtis Hall

By Tara Adamczyk, Contributing Writer Everyday students, staff, and faculty members drive, walk or run by the Curtis Hall dormitory on West Liberty University’s campus. However, not many of the passersby know the history behind the building’s namesake, General William Baker Curtis. Professor Earl Nicodemus is one of the few on campus who holds knowledge […]

Lady toppers win one, lose one last week

Women's Basketball

By Nathan Johnson, Contributing Writer The West Liberty women’s basketball team finished 1-1 againthe week of the 6, with a 66-49 win against Ohio Valley Monday Feb. 6 and 69-63 loss to Pitt Johnstown on Thursday Feb. 9. Against Ohio Valley, the Hilltoppers were never behind. Senior Kayla Ayers made the first basket of the […]

The Visitor’s Voice: West Liberty University’s international students share their perspective

International Students

By Jamshed Jumazoda, Native of Tajikistan As human beings everyone have their interests and dreams. In order to develop our interests and make our dreams come true, we need to do our best. Dreaming is not enough; we need to struggle to realize them at the same time. If we utilize the best of our […]

WL will showcase at literature symposium

Literature Symposium

By Francesca Miller, Staff Writer On Saturday, March 3, Fairmont State University will host the West Virginia Literature Symposium, and this year West Liberty students will dominate the event. The Literature Symposium is an event that gives undergraduate students from across the state a chance to submit research papers about literary topics ranging from F. […]

Zoo flick is worth the journey

We Bought A Zoo

By Hannah Courtney, Contributing Writer For some, the title may be a little off-putting; I willingly admit that I felt hesitant to see a movie with a name that reminded me of the saying “we ran away and joined the circus”. They say not to judge a book by its cover and this loosely translates […]