Monthly Archives: June 2017

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Five summer movies to watch out for

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

Today marks the first official day of summer! Although there are plenty of summertime activities, some of the best movies are released during summer as well. We’ve already had Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant and other favorites since classes ended. However, there are still more to look forward to in the next couple of months!

“It Comes at Night” fails to deliver

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

It Comes at Night is a low-budget horror film, starring Joel Edgerton and directed by Trey Edward Shults. Although this film hasn’t received the attention of other films released this summer, like The Mummy and Wonder Woman, many horror fans were more excited about It Comes at Night than any of the multi-million-dollar blockbuster films planned for this summer.

Stress can have positive effects on students

By Lindsay Dowdle, Contributing Writer

 Stress is something that every college student knows way too well. However, the positive effects of stress are often overlooked. Vilma Ruddock, author of “What Is Positive Stress?” says, “Positive stress or eustress (also called good stress) is when you perceive a stressful situation as an opportunity that will lead to a good outcome.” Stress can lead you to accomplish your goals and allow you to be successful.

Top 4 ways to have a more productive summer

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor

During summer break, it can become easy to fall into the trap of wasting away days and becoming less productive. After a busy semester of studying, spending summer days napping and watching Netflix can seem appealing. However, if you want to spend time on something more rewarding, here are some ways to make your break more productive, while still being enjoyable.

Top sports to enjoy during summer

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

As we start to get into summer, the NBA Finals is wrapping up while the Stanley Cup Finals finished last night. With football still being a few months away, you have a huge gap in what sports to watch. The obvious choice is baseball since it is on early everyday, but here are some other options that you might not think of. 

Gender should not dictate who pays on dates 

By Emily McLean, Contributing Writer 
 
Stereotypes, the widely-held assumption about a certain group of people, surround us. As soon as we see someone, we form a concept of who we think they are based on their appearance. We often tell ourselves we are not judgmental, but the reality is that we are shaped to be. 

Five free resources to learn a foreign language

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

As a college student, you might experience a summer limbo of sorts: the time when days blur into one continuous Netflix binge. It’s time to press pause on a random show you will forget about in a few days and do something more interactive, something that can keep your brain working. Summer break is the best time to start learning a foreign language.

In-depth look at Hilltopper Football for Fall 2017

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer

The West Liberty Hilltoppers Football Team just released their schedule for the upcoming fall season. Fans familiar with the schedule from last season may note some important changes; a matchup with a long-time rival is moved closer to the end of the schedule and the Toppers will play host to a new out-of-conference opponent.