Category Archives: Entertainment

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.

Hilltop Players prepare for Romeo and Juliet

By Corey Riner, Contributing Writer

When people think of the word “play,” chances are that one name stands out above all others: Shakespeare. His works, while hundreds of years old, still manage to influence the modern world. One work in particular seems to have stood the test of time, and the Hilltop Players are proudly presenting their own performance of “Romeo and Juliet” in Kelly Theater.

Campus activities offer fun, educational experiences

By Ashley Cole, Contributing Writer
 
The end of the semester may be quickly approaching with students already eagerly awaiting summertime activities, but before you begin to cram for finals or plan activities for the long summer break, there are still plenty of activities on campus to attend, learn or have some fun before then. 

Mixed media exhibit opens in Nutting Gallery 

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On March 21, a new exhibit opened in the Nutting Gallery here at WLU. The exhibit is called “Lucent Findings” and features work from Michael Mikula and Judith Brandon. Mikula had unique glass sculptures on display while Brandon had pieces on paper that included mediums such as pastels, charcoal, and colored pencils. 

Scholarship winner creates pop-up exhibition

By Emily Salvatori, Editor
 
On March 27, the pop-up exhibition, “FTM POV: Exploration of a Transgender Perspective,” by Lucas Shaver opened in Room 100 of the Media Arts Center. Shaver is the first recipient of the Robert Villamagna Jr. Memorial Scholarship

WLU-TV14 airs new weekly cooking competition

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
You might like cooking, but do you like it enough to compete on live television? WLU broadcasting students started a new competition for those who like cooking. The show, College Cooking  Challenge, is a Channel 14 spring special that airs at 3:30 p.m. every Wednesday. It aired its first episode produced by junior broadcasting major, Chad Richards, on March 7. 

“18 Victoria” showcases talented Hilltop Players

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

The semester’s theater season opened with the show “18 Victoria” on Feb. 22. The production’s cast, set and technical elements all work together well to tell the story of three siblings in a strained relationship as they deal with the death of their father. As they struggle to reconcile, it is announced that an asteroid will soon hit the Earth.

‘Black Panther’ sets new standards in filmmaking

By Gabrielle Blanchard, Contributing Writer
 
To say that I’ve been waiting for “Black Panther” would be an absolute understatement.  I read comics and I’ve closely followed the Marvel Cinematic Universe (most commonly referred to as the MCU), and for the past few months, anxiously counted down the days until The King of Wakanda made his cinematic debut. As a black woman, I knew quite a bit was riding on the success of this movie, and I had to see it the very first day it came out.

Nutting Gallery features work by Polish artists

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Wednesday, Feb. 14, the Nutting Gallery opened a new exhibit called “Fragmentation.” The exhibit features art by three Polish artists— Michalina Wawrzyczek- Klasik, Michal Klasik and Artur Masternak. 

Hilltop Players premiere “18 Vi­ctoria” tonight in Kelly Theater

By Jacob Ward, Contributing Writer
 
The West Liberty University Hilltop Players open the first show of the semester “18 Victoria” today. The show will run Feb. 22-23 at 7:30 p.m., March 1-3 at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. 
 
The show was written by Cody Daigle-Orians, and is directed by Adjunct Theatre Professor Maggie Balsley.