Five tips for an unforgettable summer

By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

With school ending, and graduation season behind us, summer vacation is finally here. After studying and working on projects for 15 weeks, students may take the first week of summer to relax. For go-getters, relaxation often turns into boredom.

To avoid boredom over the next three months, follow these five tips to make it a productive yet unforgettable summer. 

Godzilla remake trumps all


By Katie Ralbusky, Staff Writer

Godzilla is back and better than ever. The recent movie proves to be an instant summer classic and I recommend everyone to see it at least once on the big screen. Without spoiling the details I will say that you cannot go into this movie expecting a plot like Pacific Rim where there are Kaiju fights from beginning to end.

Safety tips for soaking up the sun

By Kacie Murray, Staff Writer

After the frigid weather that plagued the hilltop this winter, West Liberty students may take every opportunity to soak up the summer sun. However, too much sun can cause more than embarrassing farmers tans and lobster-red burns. 

Preparation tips for graduate school testing

By Tara Adamczyk, Staff Writer

Summer break is the perfect time to take all the standardized tests that students may need to take in order to get into graduate school. Although every test is different depending on what career path one is following, the test preparation is almost identical. Below are 5 tips that may help prepare students for the test that determines their future.

Great reads to hit the big screen this summer

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By Hannah Mason, Assistant Editor

With finals behind us, fifteen weeks of catching up on sleep, friends and family, and the latest movies and books stretch out in front of us.

Whether you’re going to be spending the break working on your tan, your summer classes, or your summer job, you’re probably also looking forward to some of the blockbuster movies and highly anticipated books slated to come out during summer 2014.

Films like “Godzilla,” “22 Jump Street,” and “Maleficent” will be hitting the big screen in the coming months while new titles by authors like David Baldacci, Cassandra Clare, and Kiera Kass continue to fly off the shelves.

Don’t forget self education

By Katie Ralbusky

What do you plan on doing this summer? Finding jobs, possibly taking summer courses, and relaxing in general are probably at the top of your list.

But what about educating yourself? I know the last thing you want to do is be bombarded with stressful work and topics when all you hope to do is  sleep in and catch up on those episodes of whatever show you missed. However, being mentally stimulated is important.

WLU prepares for spring 2014 commencement


By Elizabeth Knott Staff Writer

On Saturday, May 10, 2014, West Liberty University will graduate 352 students at its spring commencement ceremony.

The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the ASRC.  The doors of the ASRC will open for seating at 9:30 a.m.

Tickets are not required to attend, so seating will run on a first come first served basis. Parking will be available for guests behind the ASRC.

West Liberty spring semester sports wrapping up

By Kyle Lutz, Sports Editor

The spring semester is winding down, and for the most part it has been an exciting semester for West Liberty sports.

Reflections on studying in the U.S.

By Asma Khadraoui, Contributing Writer

When I meet people in different countries, they get excited when they hear about where I have been, and I enjoy sharing my stories with them, and so frequently the conversation ends with “Wow, I want to travel somewhere too.”

I am a freshman at West Liberty University. I’m from Tunisia, and I have been in the U.S. for nine months now. In my first few weeks here, I didn’t know what to do or how to do things in a new environment.

Hilltop to host Miracle League

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By Kim Rippeth, Editor

On Saturday, May 3, West Liberty University’s Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) will host the players of the Miracle League of the Ohio Valley during its home baseball game against Wheeling Jesuit.

According to the West Virginia Easter Seals Disability Services, the Miracle League is “an all inclusive special needs baseball team for kids of all ages. It removes the barriers that keep children with mental and physical disabilities off the baseball field and lets them experience the joy of America’s favorite pastime.”