Recovery Point mentor reflects on challenges, triumphs of substance abuse

Recovery Point mentor reflects on challenges, triumphs of substance abuse

Emily Wood, Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Across the United States many communities are combatting a drug epidemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people died from drug overdoses in 2014 than in any year on record. West Virginia is all too familiar with this epidemic. In 2014, West Virginia was one of... Read more »

InsideOut brings music to Campus Christian Center

Nancy Peyton, Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under LIFE

The lights danced and the music swelled Monday night in the Campus Christian Center. The campus ministry InsideOut hosted a free concert event, entitled “Purpose.” Students shared their personal testimonies before the event started. Hands and voices were raised in tribute to the work of the... Read more »

BERNIE’S BEATS: Best songs of the Sanders’ campaign rally playlist

BERNIE’S BEATS:  Best songs of the Sanders’ campaign rally playlist

Nathan Thomas, Contributor
April 27, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

With supporters of all shape, size and colors and a hoard of peddlers selling unlicensed merchandise, the comparison of a Bernie Sanders’ rally to a music festival is an easy one to make. It’s no surprise then that the music played over the speakers at a Sanders’ campaign stop is just as diver... Read more »

Wilder aims to leave positive impact on all he encounters

Baily Turner, Reporter
April 25, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

He begins his day with a positive mind and a prayer, before taking on his role as the “dining room man” on Marshall University’s campus. “Every morning I wake up and thank the Lord for another day,” Wilder said. “I look at it as another day to either do good or bad and I choose to make ... Read more »

Broadway drama “Once” takes the Keith-Albee stage Tuesday

Ryan Fischer, Reporter
April 25, 2016
Filed under LIFE

Tony award-winning drama “Once” will give the audience a look at a guy, a girl and their shared strife in the music industry 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Theatre. “I saw the Broadway production first when I was sixteen,” said Mackenzie Lesser-Roy, cast as the female lead... Read more »

Through tragedy and triumphs, Gilbert vows to enjoy the ride

Through tragedy and triumphs, Gilbert vows to enjoy the ride

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter
April 20, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

“You don’t know, do you?” the student asked Jerry Gilbert with a strange look on his face. “What?” Gilbert replied. “Harrison died.” “You’re kidding.” “No. He was in his bedroom just talking to his wife and fell over…” The student’s information left Gilbert stunned. Just... Read more »

INTO Helping Animals aids students in learning English

INTO Helping Animals aids students in learning English

Sage Shavers, Reporter
April 20, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

A class aimed at helping animals was offered to Marshall University INTO students for the first time this spring. The course, titled “INTO Helping Animals,” is an elective course that gives students the opportunity to practice their English while helping animals at the Huntington Cabell Wayne Animal... Read more »

Appalachian Old Time String Band honor culture, faith

Nancy Peyton, Reporter
April 19, 2016
Filed under LIFE

UKirk students were treated to traditional old-time Appalachian music on Tuesday night in the Campus Christian Center. The Appalachian Old Time String Band – which consists of Dennis Bills, Gray Crater and Dave Ball – played various tunes and discussed the history of the music and the influenc... Read more »

Student trumpeter Justin Bahawi performs Tuesday for junior recital

Student trumpeter Justin Bahawi performs Tuesday for junior recital

Leah Cook, Reporter
April 19, 2016
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Trumpeter Justin Bahawi performed his perfected studio selections that were three years in the making at his recital Tuesday night at the Jomie Jazz Center. The Huntington native is a trumpet performance major at the Marshall University School of Music and Theatre. “I chose this direction because... Read more »

Real Faces of Religion in West Virginia: Part II

Real Faces of Religion in West Virginia: Part II

Nancy Peyton, Reporter
April 18, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Fear. It’s a basic instinct that motivates most actions people take and views they possess. Fear can cause lines to be drawn when they should be crossed. It can cause divides where things should be coming together. It can cause hatred where there should be understanding. Prevalent ideas present in today’s media a... Read more »

Student guitar recital scheduled for Thursday

April 13, 2016
Filed under LIFE

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre’s guitar studio class will host its Spring recital Thursday, April 14. The recital will feature a collage of solo performances by the guitar students of Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves. Students will perform music from various composers of different nationalities that sho... Read more »

Marshall Smashers offers friendly competition, community for gamers

Marshall Smashers offers friendly competition, community for gamers

Ryan Fischer, Photo Editor
April 13, 2016
Filed under LIFE

A flurry of clicks and snaps controls the bracket on the second floor of Corbly Hall each Thursday as the Marshall Smashers gather for an evening of intensive button mashing and super smashing. Thirty-seven members brawled between Wii U and GameCube setups Thursday across displays ranging from sl... Read more »