Monthly Archives: May 2018

HBO’s Westworld excite audiences with new season

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer

Based on the 1973 film of the same name, HBO’s Westworld takes place in the theme park of the same name, run by the mysterious Delos Incorporated company. At $40,000 per day, Westworld is a playground for the wealthy to, as Delos promotes it to be, indulge in their deepest fantasies. It is an immersive theme park populated by human-like androids known as ‘hosts.’ These hosts are designed to be as close to human as a robot can be, but still ultimately controlled by the technicians working behind the scenes.

Remember to support local businesses this summer

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

While on summer break, remember to give back to your community in a small yet powerful way: support local businesses. 

Every summer, college students pack up their bags and head back home. While some may only journey a few miles from campus to reach home, others may live 1,000 miles away or more. Regardless, summer gives students a chance to go back home and see what their local community is up to.

Photo Gallery: Hangzhou, China

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer

West Liberty students collect more than $1,200 for animal shelter

Story Provided by Daniel Morgan

West Liberty University seniors Mark Carson, Josie McCoy and Daniel Morgan organized a fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse on April 12, raising $1,256.21 for the Brooke County Animal Shelter’s veterinary and daily expenses.

Infinity War is full of action, must-see for fans

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer
 
Right in time for the tenth anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes (its first “official” entry was Iron Man, who kicked off the entire thing) The Avengers: Infinity War, a movie touted by Marvel as “the most ambitious crossover in history” and with 20+ heroes taking to the screen, it certainly feels as if the viewer is part of an epic event.

Toppers ready for spring 2018 commencement

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
The 2018 Spring Commencement ceremony will be held tomorrow on May 12 in the Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex (ASRC). Doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and the ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. Tickets are not required to enter, but since there are a large number of graduates, they are asked to limit the number of guests to five. 

Student body elects new SGA president, vice president

By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor

 West Liberty University’s Student Government Association held elections for the president and vice president, along with senate members, on Wednesday, April 25. Zach Rhodes and Anna Malone were elected as president and vice president, respectively.

Students are encouraged to vote in primary elections

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer
 
As primary elections within West Virginia and the rest of the country begin, one can be led to question the importance of voting, especially during the primaries, which are often perceived as inferior or useless in comparison to the general elections.  This view, however, can’t be any further from the truth.  

Several activities, resources available during finals week

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
 
As the semester rapidly comes to an close, a dreaded time has come for students: finals week. The stress and anxiety has already begun to set in for many. But there are still silver linings to be found for students. Many activities will still be going on around campus. Some will focus on helping students prepare and survive finals week, and others will offer students time to relax and enjoy the end of the semester. 

WLU men’s golf prepares for regional tournament

By Freddie Fitzsimmons, Contributing Writer
 
The West Liberty men’s golf team will wrap up the 2017-2018 season starting today with the NCAA Super Regional Championship, held at Glade Springs Resort May 7-10 in Daniels, W. Va. The Hilltoppers, under the direction of head coach Mike Ricci, finished the season fifth in the Atlantic Region.