Scuba Club makes waves in Florida

Scuba Club makes waves in Florida

Darius Booker, Reporter
February 9, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Deep under the Florida waters, Marshall University students had the opportunity to dive and study different aspects of environmental science as well as swim with the manatees. The Marshall University Scuba Club took one of their annual trips to Florida over winter break, diving under water, whil... Read more »

Student group encourages peers to abstain from substance abuse

Troy Alexander, Reporter
February 9, 2016
Filed under LIFE

The Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Program partners with students from schools all across the district to educate and help prevent them from being susceptible to substance abuse. Student volunteers participate in activities such as peer-to-peer health classes about things par-ents may no... Read more »

Something old, something new: analog v. digital media

Something old, something new:  analog v. digital media

Jared Casto, Reporter
February 8, 2016
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The death of physical media is a fallacy, and the proof lies in the ever-increasing sales of vinyl records and film. Despite streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music offering access to millions of songs for only dollars a month, vinyl record sales surged a remarkable 30 percent in 2015,... Read more »

Harm Reduction aims to prevent drug-related diseases

Logan Parkulo, Reporter
February 2, 2016
Filed under LIFE

Charles “C.K.” Babcock, clinical assistant professor at the Marshall School of Pharmacy is involved greatly with the Harm Reduction Program in Huntington, West Virginia. The Harm Reduction program aims to save lives by reducing negative consequences and promoting health and well being, among... Read more »

Habitat for Humanity constructs homes; not just houses

Habitat for Humanity constructs homes; not just houses

Troy Alexander, Reporter
February 1, 2016
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The Huntington Habitat for Humanity has been providing affordable housing for low income families in the area since its founding in 1989. With the help of volunteers and local businesses, they have provided 95 families with new houses to date, 92 of which were built from scratch. CEO David Michael... Read more »

Jazz Combo Blue’s “Relaxin’” Wednesday night

Jazz Combo Blue’s “Relaxin’” Wednesday night

Leah Cook, Reporter
January 27, 2016
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Marshall University’s Jazz Combo Blue paid tribute to Miles Davis Wednesday night in the Jomie Jazz Forum, covering songs from his hit album “Relaxin’”. “Relaxin’”, originally released by the Miles Davis Quintet in 1958, had a large impact on performers in the Marshall ensemble.  ... Read more »

Hugs of Hope comfort children in times of need

Hugs of Hope comfort children in times of need

Troy Alexander, Reporter
January 27, 2016
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Hugs Across America is a national charity that was started by New York school teacher Sue Lucarelli at The Churchill School in lower Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001. Many children in her class were terrified, and she had one teddy bear setting on her desk. She was trying to calm the... Read more »

ZeroDarkThirty, Red Sun Rising perform at V-Club Tuesday

ZeroDarkThirty, Red Sun Rising perform at V-Club Tuesday

Ryan Fischer, Reporter
January 27, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Local rock group, ZeroDarkThirty opened the stage for Red Sun Rising Tuesday at the V-Club. “When we started playing, my statement was that we wanted to be a high-energy rock band,” said vocalist Alex Altizer. The band’s website at ReverbNation compares its sound and energy to the likes of The Foo Fighters, Bre... Read more »

Where the Rhododendrons Grow: The Life and Times of President Jerry Gilbert

Where the Rhododendrons Grow:  The Life and Times of President Jerry Gilbert

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter
January 27, 2016
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“I want to wake up in the morning Where the rhododendrons grow, Where the sun keeps a-creeping Into where I’m a-sleeping, And the songbirds sing ‘Hello.’ I want to wander through the wildwood Where the fragrant blossoms blow And creep back to the mountains Where the rhododendrons grow,” P... Read more »

Swan Lake visits Keith Albee Tuesday

Staff, Reporter
January 26, 2016
Filed under LIFE

The classical ballet Swan Lake is making its Marshall Artist Series debut Tuesday night at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia is visiting Huntington to perform the tale of a young prince trying to free a beautiful swan from an evil spell. This story is based on... Read more »

Red Sun Rising debuts Tuesday at V-Club

Ryan Fischer, Reporter
January 26, 2016
Filed under LIFE

The V-Club will host Red Sun Rising along with local band, Zero Dark Thirty Tuesday night. Red Sun Rising is visiting the venue to kick off its “Polyester Zeal” headlining tour, fresh off of the release of its titular album, “Polyester Zeal,” in August 2015 on Razor and Tie Recordings Zero ... Read more »

The Cellar Door: A Year in Review

The Cellar Door: A Year in Review

Darius Booker, Reporter
January 21, 2016
Filed under LIFE

Right in the heart of the city, local tapas bar, The Cellar Door turns one-year-old and is continuing to offer a unique experience to their clientele. Robert Crickard, ggeneral manager of The Cellar Door and sister business Le Bistro, said he wanted to create an environment that was comfortable fo... Read more »