Category Archives: Entertainment

“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.

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.

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.

Photo Gallery: Hangzhou, China

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer

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.