Category Archives: Reviews

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. 

“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. 

Waterparks band releases beautiful, touching single

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer 

A few days ago, pop punk band Waterparks dropped a new single from their upcoming album, Entertainment. This song is titled Lucky People, and one of the first things I noticed about this song is how beautiful it is. It instantly caught my attention after the first listen.

Hilltop Players awe audiences with Christmas play

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer

On Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, I had the opportunity to see the play The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, which was performed by the West Liberty University’s Hilltop Players. Instead of just having one cast perform the production, audiences had the opportunity to see two different casts perform it.

Hilltop Players’ one-act plays entertain audiences

By Hanna Perry, Contributing Writer 

On Oct. 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 29 at 3 p.m., the West Liberty University Hilltop Players presented five short one act plays. The production was directed by John Hennen and it took place in the chapel.

‘As it is in Heaven’ offers a unique experience

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
On Oct. 5, the first showing of “As It Is in Heaven” premiered in Kelly Theater. The whole run of the show is being dedicated to Julie Alderfer, who was a part of the original play and recently lost her battle to cancer.

‘Memories of Memories’ opens in Nutting Gallery

By Maria Kimble, Contributing Writer
 
On Sept. 27, West Liberty University’s Nutting Gallery opened its newest showcase of artwork from Pittsburgh artist, Nicole Renee Ryan. 
 
The show exhibition is called “Nicole Ryan: Memories of Memories.” Ryan is a contemporary watercolorist, oil painter and muralist from Mercer, Pa. She is currently working in Pittsburgh. This showcase included multiple watercolor and oil paintings; each piece ranging from $400 to $8,000. 

Hoodie Allen’s new album lives up to the hype 

By Sammie Stewart, Contributing Writer
 
Last year in January, New York rapper Hoodie Allen (or as his fans call him, Hoodie) dropped his album “Happy Camper” and at the time, I thought it would go down as his best album ever. Like always, he has proved me and thousands of other fans wrong.