Unique holidays to celebrate in June


By Nathan Johnson, Staff Writer

With all the major holidays being well known, there are always a few unknown holidays that are brought to ones attention through social media. For example, daughters week, national siblings day, national pet day and more may have caught the eyes of social media junkies making them wonder what other unique holidays are out there.

Since Father’s Day has come and gone, many may be looking for something else to celebrate until the Fourth of July.  The unique holidays leading up to the next national holiday could be a fix for those who are in need of a celebration.

High drama promised in the World Cup


By A.J. Blehschmidt, Sports Editor

On Thursday, June 12,  the world will turn its attention to the country of Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  Amongst a lot of political and social issues, the world’s game may find itself overshadowed by problems that have nothing to do with the on-field action. While off the field drama plays out all over Brazil, the tournament promises to be one of the best ever.

The tournament features so many interesting storylines  that it could make ones head spin. The favorites going into the World Cup are the hosts Brazil, Spain, Germany, and Argentina. Dark horses to watch out for range from a youthful team from Belgium to the surprise of the 2010 World Cup, Uruguay. However, at this point any of the 32 teams competing over the next month could win it all.

Don’t shop, adopt


By Olivia Morgan, Online Editor

Each start to a new summer means swimming pools open, ice cream shops are packed  and people are purchasing new furry friends. Dogs are often purchased in the summer months because they are the best months to train animals. When choosing the right pet people often look in pet stores, but due to the fact that our society is more tech savvy than ever, more people are searching for new pets on the internet. Purchasing a pet from the internet or a pet store often means that the cute puppy in the window came from a puppy mill.

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.