Category Archives: Commentary

Sore legs and amazing memories: My first hiking trip 

By Daniel Morgan, Contributing Writer

This past month, my aunt and uncle invited me to spend a few days with them and my cousin at a cabin in Hocking Hills State Park in Ohio.

“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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

Fundraising helps create a sense of community

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer
 
When walking around campus, students find it difficult to escape the posters and flyers that decorate the walls of most buildings, promoting various clubs, their activities, and perhaps most importantly, the fundraisers occurring on campus that are meant to raise money as well as awareness for their causes.