Monthly Archives: July 2016

Look ahead at what’s ‘coming soon’ to theaters

By Chad Richards, Contributing Writer 

The 49th annual San Diego Comic Con concluded last week. Like any convention, it’s a time for fans of comic books and other things to gather in one place and attend panels hosted by some of their favorite creators. However, SDCC also brings us many different trailers for upcoming movies, and this year certainly did not disappoint.

While the full list of trailers is available , I’ve gone through the list and picked out a few movies premiering this year that I’m interested in and think that others would enjoy as well.

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, trying to fill a pyramid and answering fill in the blank questions. Even though I don’t watch television very often, these Sunday night game shows caught my attention quickly and deserve recognition.

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 on July 8, 2016.

Leif’s First Fall is about a young Maple Tree named Leif who experiences fall for the first time,” said King. “He is so proud of his beautiful leaves that he starts panicking when they begin to drop. He cleverly begins styling his leaves and attempts to hide the fact that they’re falling out.”

‘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 and get active. A large portion of the blame is placed on technology, with video games and electronics keeping people indoors and inactive.

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 going out of the country. However, vacation does not have to cost the much. For residents of West Virginia, and other states, an affordable vacation option could be state parks.

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 Frick Art Museum’s summer exhibit, Killer Heels: The Art of The High-Heeled Shoe.

High-heels can be considered one of the most intriguing and provocative accessories in fashion. Killer Heels explores some of fashion’s most desirable foot wear, whether it’s being used as a fashion statement, fetish object, instrument of power, or outlet of artistic expression.

‘The Purge: Election Year’ reveals disturbing reality

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 

The Purge: Election Year” opened in theaters on July 1, 2016 , and what an appropriate time for it to come out.

For those unfamiliar with the franchise, “the purge” is an annual event in which all crimes, including murder, are legal for one night.

Having not seen the previous “Purge” films will not take away from the unsettling scenes that appear on screen. The situation and jump scares are enough to satisfy, but the apparent realization that something like this is possible might leave you speechless.

Helen Gurley Brown’s stilettos click to her own beat

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer

Helen Gurley Brown was a successful business woman during a time when women struggled to find their place in the workforce. Not only did she fight against her odds but, she turned a failing magazine into an empire followed by millions. Brown inspired a social change through her role at Cosmopolitan magazine. Helen Gurley Brown paved the path for women today.

How I generate a weekly radio program

By Ian Beabout, Online Editor

Every Sunday night, I go on-air at 6 p.m. and talk and play music for people on a station called House of Prog. Over the years, many people have asked me how I do it. How do I manage to assemble a three hour playlist, weekly, and keep it ‘fresh’? Well, I’m not going to give away all of my secrets, but I hope to shed some light on what is a simple question with quite a number of answers.

Top three shows that will make your heart happy

By Jessica Broverman, Contributing Writer

We all get addicted to watching our favorite shows for hours on end. What we don’t realize is just how much these shows can affect our mood.

If you feel scared, it wouldn’t be the smartest idea to watch American Horror Story. To watch the creepy intros for every season of AHS, click here. If you are sad, you probably shouldn’t watch Grey’s Anatomy. Click here to watch a super sad moment from Grey’s.

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