Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wheeling Nailers seeking Kelly Cup championship

By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

WesBanco Arena is set to hold games three, four and five of the ECHL Kelly Cup Finals where the Allen Americans will be taking on the Wheeling Nailers in a seven game series. Games one and two were played at the Allen Event Center down in Allen, Texas. The series is currently tied 1-1 with the Americans coming out victorious in game one with a score of 5-3 and the Nailers evening up the series in a game two victory with a score of 7-6.

WLU maintenance department improves Curtis Hall

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

With the absence of students on campus during the summer, the West Liberty University maintenance department now has time to complete projects not possible during the academic year. This month, maintenance workers are improving Curtis Hall.

Lady Hilltoppers Host Basketball Camp

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WEST LIBERTY, W.Va., May 27, 2016 — The nationally ranked West Liberty University women’s basketball team will host its annual Women’s Basketball Camp July 14-16 at the Academic, Sports and Recreation Center (ASRC).

Research and self-assessment narrow voting possibilities

Corey Knollinger, Contributing Writer

This election cycle has proven to be a little tricky. Both parties are having problems with the voter base not being too thrilled with their presumptive nominees, and both presumptive candidates are facing claims that they are unlikeable and/or untrustworthy.

Since this will be the first time many college students vote, some may feel confused about who to vote for this November. While nobody can tell you how to vote, you can make voting seem a little less confusing by following some of these suggestions.

Marvel dominates DC in first round of 2016 movies

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

Captain America: Civil War” was one of the most anticipated blockbuster movies of 2016, and it has not disappointed. As of May 17, Civil War has grossed over $957 million worldwide, and looks to surpass “Zootopia” as the highest grossing film of 2016 thus far. The ensemble film has been positively received by critics and audiences alike.

17-year cicadas emerge for the summer

By Jalyn Bolyard, Distribution Manager

Summer is finally here, giving us students a much needed break from all of the schoolwork. Sadly, this summer will bring a present nobody wanted: cicadas.

Although there are some types of cicadas that can appear yearly, this summer is about the Brood V periodical cicadas that appear and go through a 17-year cycle. This includes the species of Magicicada cassinii, Magicicada septendecim, and Magicicada septendecula.

Support your local businesses this summer

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

The freedom of summer also comes with the freedom of shopping. For most people, when they are away at college, they make due with large grocery stores in the area. However, in the months that school is out, we should try and buy from small businesses instead of large companies. 

Ten Things You Need to Do This Summer

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Here it is, the break all of us have been waiting for so long! By now the euphoria of completing another semester is probably over, and you may be starting to get bored. If you happen to stay on campus or live somewhere in the tri-state area, here are ten things you have to experience this summer.

‘Money Monster’ pays off with thrillingly directed cast

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

Jodie Foster has done it again by directing another real-time film that pulls you in and keeps your attention. The clever drama, Money Monster, was released in theaters on Friday, May 13, 2016.

Money Monster is a 90 minute suspense-filled thriller which starts off with smug TV personality Lee Gates (George Clooney) hosting his daily financial show with the help of the smartest producer around, Patty Fenn (Julia Roberts). Gates dresses up in ridiculous outfits and dances around making stock talk as goofy graphics appear behind him (I don’t know about you, but I’ll pay $9.25 to see George Clooney dance any day). He is constantly goofing off while she is constantly keeping him in check; they have somewhat of a brother-sister relationship.

Cruel intentions have no place in entertainment

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

“Gee, some people just can’t take a joke,” is often what comes to mind when people criticize a comedian or a television show for being mean. It is hard to tell when such forms of entertainment cross the line from being funny to being hateful.