Category Archives: Entertainment

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.

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. 

Hilltop Players shine in the musical ‘Seussical’ 

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Seussical” debuted last Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Kelly Theater. The show, directed by Dr. Melinda Kreisberg, ran through the weekend with its last show on Sunday at 3 p.m. I have to say, The Hilltop Players rocked it once again! 

West Liberty students create album with local artists

By Dustin Weekley, Contributing Writer
 
Recently, West Liberty University students and artists have come together to record an all original album  called “Moving On.” The album features multiple artists from the West Liberty and Wheeling area. Those involved in recording the album were Daniel Evick, Ian Beabout, Derik Board, Kaydon Hardman, Rachel Krems, Shane Powell, and another local group, The Kingsman. 

‘Seussical’ rhymes itself into Kelly Theater this week

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss? Unless you’re the Grinch, you’ll love The Hilltop Players’ performance of the upbeat, whimsical musical “Seussical.” The production will come alive in Kelly Theater April 27-29 at 7:30 p.m. and April 30 at 3 p.m. 

Bingo surprises WLU with huge turnouts

By Zarek Wiley, Contributing Writer
 
Bingo has become one of the most popular school activities for West Liberty students over the past year. It is an age-old classic that people of all ages can play. Almost every event held in the Union has grown from the previous one. 

Disney does it again with a ‘tale as old as time’

Dan Stevens and Emma Watson in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

It’s finally here, and let me tell you, “Oh, isn’t it amazing?” doesn’t even begin to describe it.

Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” remake just opened in theaters, and fans of the animated classic need to see it as soon as possible. It lives up to the hype, and it still managed to surprise me even though I saw the original many years ago.

Caution: Binge watching can be dangerous!

By Emily Salvatori, Assistant Editor
 
It is not uncommon to hear people talking about watching a whole TV series in only a handful of days, or even bragging about it yourself. With streaming websites like Netflix and Hulu among others, it has become so easy to get caught up in watching a show.  Even though binge watching may seem harmless, and has even become mainstream, it is dangerous, and students should stop binging their favorite TV shows.

Fun, cheap things to do while on Spring Break

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager 
 
Spring Break is here and if you’re anything like me, you’re a broke college kid who can’t afford to go on a nice vacation to a warm, sunny, relaxing getaway. While all of your friends are hitting up Florida’s hottest beaches and clubs, you’re stuck in good ole Wheeling, W. Va.
 
Although, Spring Break trips aren’t what they’re all cracked up to be. By the end of the trip you’re exhausted, annoyed, and worst of all even more broke than before. By kicking it local, you can save your money and still have an enjoyable break.