Archive for March, 2012

‘The Hunger Games’ leaves viewers hungry for more

Hunger Games

By Andrew Price, Contributing Writer Back in 2010, the third installment of Suzanne Collins’s “Hunger Games” trilogy hit bookshelves. At that time, I was completely unaware of the series. It was only once I was browsing through my local bookstore and saw a large Mockingjay display that I discovered the literary genius of Collins. I […]

WLU holds 21st annual research competition

By Tara Adamczyk, Contributing Writer The West Liberty University (WLU) undergraduate student research competition 2011-12 application deadline is set for April 8, 2012. The 21st annual research competition ends the school year with rewarding dedicated students who go the extra mile by writing an in-depth research paper. “(It is a competition) to promote undergraduate research. […]

Karin Freese wins 1st Idol

WL Idol

By Anna Patrick, Editor West Liberty senior Karin Freese walked away the winner in the final competition of the first-ever West Liberty Idol held on campus. A large audience filled the ballroom of the Student Union to watch Freese and Ryan Ritchea perform two songs apiece and try to win the votes of their peers […]

Hilltoppers fall in Elite Eight

By Tony Viola, Staff Writer If given the chance Coach Jim Crutchfield would go back and change his call with 2.3 seconds remaining in West Liberty’s 91-90 loss to Stonehill University. “It might have been a better decision to try a foul on a deadball,” Crutchfield said. “I think we would have been better off […]

From academy to university, WLU celebrates 175th anniversary

WL 175th Anniversary

By Francesca Miller, Staff Writer Throughout the month of March, West Liberty University will celebrate its 175th anniversary. The University has much to celebrate since its humble beginnings in 1837 to its rise as a university status. Its rich history is another aspect of West Liberty of which Hilltoppers should be proud.  The school existed […]

College of Business offers new community program

By Junaid Khan, Contributing Writer The Gary E. West College of Business has introduced an outreach program in the ongoing spring semester titled “Small and Family Business Program” which aims at serving the needs of the small business community from the Upper Valley Ohio region by providing technical, economic and political assistance. The program is […]

WL Idol closes with final round show down

By Anna Patrick, Editor Seasoned senior, Karin Freese, will face off against first-year freshman, Ryan Ritchea, in the final round of the West Liberty Idol singing competition. Idol, hosted by Housing and Residence Life, kicked off its inaugural debut on Feb. 16 to a standing-room-only crowd. The competition began with twelve student competitors. The judges […]

Nations need education about endangered turtles

By Hannah Courtney, Contributing Writer When the term “endangered species” comes up in conversation, there’s probably a few species that instantly come to mind, unless you choose to live your life under a rock. You may think of the tiger, the Black Rhino, or Giant Panda, but turtle probably wasn’t the knee-jerk reaction. However, there’s […]

WL lends a hand to tornado stricken town

By Kelsey McKinney, Assistant Editor A group of 33 West Liberty University (WLU) students and 11 staff members traveled to WLU’s “sister city,” West Liberty, Kentucky, over the University’s spring break to assist in clean-up efforts for the victims of the tornado that devastated the town almost two weeks ago. Discussion of establishing West Liberty, […]

Shaw finishes runner-up at Nationals

By Sammie Valentine, Contributing Writer West Liberty senior wrestlers Jarrod Shaw and J.D. Ramsey earned All-American titles during the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championship held on Saturday, March 10 on the Pueblo campus of Colorado State University. “It feels great [to be an All-American], it’s something I’ve been working toward since I started wrestling many […]