ABC’s ‘Sunday Fun & Games’ triumphs on Sunday nights

By Jalyn Bolyard, Distribution Manager If you’re bored on a Sunday night this summer, tune into ABC anywhere from 8-11 p.m. You get to see celebrities ‘feuding’ in the best way possible, More »

Two WLU alumni publish children’s book

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer Have you ever dreamed of publishing a book? Two WLU graduates, Alexander King and Jeremy Gordon, know how it feels. Their book, Leif’s First Fall, was released More »

‘Pokémon Go’ is good for us

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer Americans have been concerned with health and obesity caused by inactivity for the past few decades, spawning many ad-campaigns and programs encouraging people to leave their house More »

State parks provide affordable and memorable vacation opportunities

By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor Summer is a wonderful time filled with family, friends, and for many people, vacation. We spend hundreds of dollars going to the beach, the mountains, and even More »

Killer Heels exhibit slays ‘The Frick’ in Pittsburgh

By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager There’s no denying that both men and women are enticed by high-heels. Whether you like to wear them or to stare at them, you can’t miss The More »

 

Dining on a budget is possible in the Wheeling area

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By Cody Shook, Sports Editor

Wheeling, West Virginia has a ton of options for food, but sometimes you don’t have the money in your pocket for top-of-the-line meals. After traveling around the Highlands, Downtown and Elm Grove, I found some great deals to feed your appetite that won’t break the bank. There are a lot of breakfast, lunch and dinner deals, but I narrowed it down to the five best places to go when dining on a budget.

Ullom, Waialae Appointed Interim ADs at West Liberty

Ullom Waialae Appointed Interim ADs at West Liberty

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West Liberty University President Stephen Greiner announced today the selection of long-time WLU head coaches Lynn Ullom and Roger Waialae as co-interim Athletic Directors.

“We have two very experienced and longstanding employees now ready to lead our athletic department and our student athletes to continued success in the arena and in the classroom. I appreciate their willingness to step forward into this role,” Greiner said in announcing the selection at an Athletic Department meeting in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC).

Pull up to a drive-in, a summer staple

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By Jalyn Bolyard, Distribution Manager

Most people think about buttered popcorn, big chairs, and options when it comes to going to a movie theater. However, there’s also the crazily expensive ticket and concession stand prices.

My favorite movie theatre isn’t one with chairs or multiple screens – it’s a drive-in theatre with gravel parking and one big screen that shows two movies in one night.

‘The Conjuring 2’ is bigger, better, and scarier than the original

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By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer

Director James Wan has again struck horror gold with his new film, The Conjuring 2. Wan proves that not all horror movie sequels are rushed cash-grabs by making a film that both compliments its predecessor and improves the already established formula.

Time to understand where movie ratings come from

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By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

Ever wondered what makes some movies draw crowds to theaters while others become absolute flops? There might be a dozen of reasonable factors: cast, script, quality of production. Unfortunately, those things are ignored in favor of simplified movie rating systems such as Rotten Tomatoes and Internet Movie Database (IMDb).

It might seem rather harmless, and even logical to check out ratings of the movies you want to see. After all, nobody wants to waste their ten dollars and leave a theater disappointed. But before relying on movie ratings, let’s first figure out how they work.

Hobbies are important; everyone should try one

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By Morgan Goddard, Assistant Editor

Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a slight obsession with soap-making. Experimenting with different ingredients and making new bars of soap is something I really enjoy doing. I’ve also made some money out of it.

However, making soap is mostly a means of entertainment; a hobby. Having a hobby is something I believe is important for everyone.

LeBron, Cavaliers force game 7 in hopes to win first major title since 1964

Jun 13, 2016; Oakland, CA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the third quarter in game five of the NBA Finals at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

By Kendrick Jackson, Contributing Writer

The 2010 offseason was a controversial time for LeBron James. “The King” announced his departure from the only team he knew over his first seven years in the NBA, not to mention that he was leaving to play with his rival.

Florence + the Machine bloomed at the Blossom Music Center

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By Megan Jones, Advertising Manager

In today’s music world, it isn’t easy to find an artist with pure, raw talent. Luckily, I got to experience just that and more. Florence + the Machine, an indie rock band from London, graced the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio with their presence on June 4, 2016. From the opening act to the encore at the end of the night, the crowd was on their feet.

‘Hamilton,’ Streisand and diversity stir up Tony Awards

James Corden performs at the opening of the Tony Awards at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

By Daniel Morgan, Editor

It was all lights, razzle-dazzle, and history at New York City’s Beacon Theatre for the 70th annual American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

The Show opened live on CBS with a touching tribute to the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida by Tony-winning host James Corden. It was announced earlier that day that the ceremony would be dedicated to those affected by the events.

Best Play, Musical nominees await Tony results

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By Daniel Morgan, Editor

The annual Tony Awards is practically the only time that we get to see what Broadway has to offer, unless you count bootleg recordings. This year, the 70th ceremony will be hosted live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City and broadcast on CBS by Tony winner James Corden on June 12 at 8 p.m. Here is a look at the nominees for Best Play and Best Musical; each title is hyperlinked to a short preview of the production on The Tony Awards YouTube page.