Category Archives: Summer

Popular summer festivals return to Wheeling

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

During the summer months, many festivals grace Wheeling, W. Va. While some have already passed, there are still many yet to come! Here are some of the upcoming festivals that have become summer staples in the area.

“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.

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!

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. 

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.

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.

Photo Gallery: Hangzhou, China

By Yijing Shen, Contributing Writer

West Liberty University upgrades internet services across campus

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer
 
In the past, West Liberty Students have had to deal with some inconveniences with their internet service. This included slow download speeds and various ‘dead zones’ all across campus.
 
However, over the summer, the IT staff has worked to provide improved internet services across campus, both inside and outside of the classroom.