New Eatery in Wheeling is a Home Run

Pizza, burgers, subs... Oh my!

By Jessica Broverman, Online Editor

A new restaurant has been added to the Wheeling area, just 20 minutes from the West Liberty campus. Stadiums is a new establishment located at 95 Edgington Lane in Wheeling and serves up gourmet pizza, burgers and subs. Lesley Antonik of Ruttenbucks Grill created Stadiums so everyone could have all of their favorite stadium food in one convenient location, but with a little twist.

“The Fault in Our Stars” is a Must-See and Must-Read

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By Hannah Mason Staff Writer

The book by John Green has topped the Young Adult section of the New York Times bestseller list for 82 weeks. The movie had “one of the biggest opening days of the year” in terms of sales, according to Ray Subers for Box Office Mojo, as it beat out other front runners like “Divergent,” “Edge of Tomorrow,” and “Maleficent.”

Don’t Let an Injury slow your summer down

By Katie Ralbusky, Staff Writer

When the weather warms up more people tend to be physically active. This also means injuries are far more common if people do not properly prepare themselves. According to the article Don’t Let Common Summer Sports Injuries Keep You From Giving 110%, “Back pain, muscle tears, sprains, tendon injuries, cramps, hypothermia and shoulder injuries are among the most common according to Austin, Texas-based sports medicine facility Medicine in Motion.” The problem is people overestimate their bodies and jump into activities they are not ready to take on.  

Ways of preventing injuries are common knowledge. Stay hydrated, stretch properly before exercising, look out for obstacles such as holes, wear the right equipment, etc. But what if you do all of that right and still find yourself injured? We are all human after all and accidents do happen. For athletes this can feel like a catastrophe.

I personally suffered a severely sprained arm this summer due to a fall and was laid up for two weeks. Just because I had to take it easy didn’t mean I also had to lose my mind with boredom. There are a variety of activities one can do as long as they do not push themselves too far.

Wheeling Commemorates Independence Day

By Jessica Broverman Online Editor 

It is once again the time of year to break out the sparklers and throw the hot dogs on the grill. Independence Day, more popularly called the fourth of the July, is one of the few days out of the year that families and communities have a chance to be together. Though the fireworks and barbecues make this holiday fun, there is much more to the special day rather than just wearing red, white and blue.

Stifel Art’s Center Summer Exhibition

By Jessica Broverman Online Editor

The opening reception of the Art for Mobility: A Gathering of Artists and Activists at the Stifel Arts Center of the Oglebay Institute will feature Haitian artist Francillon Chery. Chery will be presenting a collection of metallic and canvas art along with CHAOTICA Art creator, Don Bristow. The exhibit is meant to shed light on those who are disabled in Haiti, as well as the rest of the world. Being that Chery is from Haiti and is also an amputee soccer player, he not only cares about this exhibition, but he also exemplifies its importance.

Tips for traveling on a student budget

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By Jessica Broverman Online Editor

Every summer college students want to travel and see places and things they haven’t seen before. The only problem with wanting this as a college student is the fact that most of us lack the money to do so. If you have a part time job during the summer, odds are you can travel further than you’d expect. I have arranged a 12 day trip to Venice, Florida for this summer and I managed to do so by being financially savvy using these five steps. 

Unique holidays to celebrate in June

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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

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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

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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.