Monthly Archives: June 2018

“Tag” movie hides heartwarming message in comedic action

By Macy Santicola, Contributing Writer

On the surface, Tag, directed by Jeff Tomsic, appears to be just another off-color comedy in the same vein as The Hangover. For the most part, it is; but at the heart of the film that hit theaters June 15 is a story about friendship.

2018 FIFA World Cup: 5 things you should know

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer 

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off in Russia on June 14, and it will be finished with the final match on July 15. This year’s World Cup is the 21st FIFA World Cup, and the FIFA has already launched many technological surprises for the players and fans. Here are five things you should know about the World Cup in Russia!

Summer care: preventing sunburns, staying safe

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer

Now that nicer weather is upon us and many of us now have the time to spend outside, sunburns are a very real concern. Many students, now free of the burdens of classes and papers, love to spend time outside at the beach or doing other activities. Many forget or are not aware of proper skin care for the outdoors.

Sunburn is a real and dangerous concern. Even a slight sunburn can lead to some unpleasant time that takes away from summer fun. So, here are some great tips to avoid sunburn!

“Cloak and Dagger,” “Pose” challenge current TV landscape

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer

If there’s anything a television network loves, it’s to promote shows as being “must-watch” television, unique and different from anything else that you’ve ever seen before, and the idea that everyone is watching it, so you must watch it as well. It is an age where tweeting counts as much towards a show’s success as live viewing and one where streaming and “delayed views,” watching from a DVR, counts towards a show’s success.

The problem with many of these shows is the fact that they lack genuine diversity. One or two characters that aren’t white, cisgender, or heterosexual are often there to fill a ‘quota’ and more often than not, these characters are stereotypical, cliched, and not nearly as well-thought out as their white counterparts.

Five tips to ace the GRE without breaking the bank

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer

What are the things you don’t think about in summer? Scholarly papers, homework and everything else that brings you stress when school is in session. Among those things is also Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Amidst family cookouts and loud bonfire parties, it is easy to forget about your plans to prepare for GRE.

Top 5 pro sport records that may never be broken

By Walker Polivka, Contributing Writer

There are many talented athletes. These athletes are always setting new records and breaking old ones. However, there are some records that have been set that may never be broken. Listed below are the five professional sports records that I feel will never be broken, in no particular order. 

Broadway celebrates success, rewards originality at 72nd Tony Awards

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer

The American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards gives those who may never see a Broadway show a collective glimpse at New York City’s most popular and acclaimed productions, which collectively brought in over 13.7 million attendants and $1.7 billion, the Broadway League’s biggest and highest-grossing season in history.

Nearby Oglebay trail boosts scenic waterfall views

By Lex Buell, Contributing Writer

Oglebay is full of beautiful hiking trails and activities, but did you know that includes a gushing waterfall too?

Located at the bottom of the hill, right off the side of Warden Run Road, is a breathtaking waterfall you can walk right up to. The waterfall is open to the public and to pets as well.

Wheeling host of various June events

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

While it is officially summer, those who live close to campus or are staying at West Liberty over the summer break may be looking for something to do. Here are some activities or events during the month of June you may be interested in attending around Wheeling.

Posh Boutique holds unique designer finds

By Logan Arneson, Contributing Writer

Posh Boutique is a woman’s designer store located in Downtown Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland. Posh sells everything trendy from stylish fur mink coats to elegant jewelry. Ever since its grand opening in October of 2017, Posh has quickly caught the attention of many shoppers in the Frederick area.