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Strawberry Pie Week wraps up at Jim’s Restaurant

Franklin Norton, Features Editor
May 20, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

  Every year, for only one week a year, a line forms out the door and down the sidewalk at Jim’s Restaurant in Huntington. On the door of Jim’s reads a familiar sign to many local residents: strawberry pie today. This decades old tradition is a favorite of many locals. Kara Hanna, a Jim’s custo...

Maier Award Winner Jackson Armstrong

Matthew Groves, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Marshall University alumnus and administrative secretary in the English Department, Jackson Armstrong, recently became the first place recipient in the fiction category of the Maier Awards. Originally from Kenova, Armstrong is a graduate from Spring Valley High School and Marshall University. Armstrong...

Brian Michael Reed: Big Mind, Bigger Heart

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Not many people know of the talent that lies between West Virginia’s mountains, but one local artist has art studios in both New York and China. Brian Michael Reed is a West Virginia native from Clay County. At age 17 he lost his father and at age 21 he broke his back. “Art became therapy for...

Local nonprofit seeks to ‘ReBUILD’ community

Franklin Norton, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE

On a Tuesday night outside an old house on Ninth Avenue, women sat on the porch making crafts, bibles placed around a folding table. Men carried around wooden boards, working steadily on the house. Kids climbed the walls of the porch, and one rode his tricycle on the sidewalk. From the outside, it is...

Little time makes big difference

Little time makes big difference

Heather Barker, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Terri Olson was unsure what the next step in her life would be. Adoption had run through her mind but she was unsure if she was ready for that commitment. So she chose the next best thing: becoming a big sister. Julee Bartram was raised by a single parent. Leah Prichard was young when she had...

Comic book club established at Marshall

Staff Reports
April 27, 2017
Filed under LIFE

An official Marshall University Comic Book Club was established after their first club meeting Wednesday. Japanese education major and club president, Hunter Reedy, said he wanted a place on campus where the comic book community could thrive. “I know a lot of comic book fans, and honestly I was...

Free Your Footwear fits families

Free Your Footwear fits families

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Isaac Cosby was sitting with a friend one day when he came to a realization. He realized that while he had a lot of shoes he never wore anymore, there were many people in the world forced to go barefoot, despite their living conditions and extreme need for shoes. “People in certain parts of the world d...

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN:’ Providing a message to the media via lyrical content

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN:’  Providing a message to the media via lyrical content

William Izzo, Life Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE

By WILL IZZO LIFE EDITOR Kendrick Lamar released “DAMN.” April 14 and sonically, the album is pretty fantastic. There are slamming beats, great vocals and lyrical content fans have come to expect from K-Dot from albums like “Good Kid Maad City” and “To Pimp A Butterfly.” One of the most i...

Theatre course and Clint McElroy to present ‘Love/Sick’

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Instead of taking a final exam, Clint McElroy’s Intro to Acting class, Theatre 111, will be performing “Love/Sick.” Their final is the performance of the play and it will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in room 224 in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. “Love/Sick” is written by John Cariani, an act...

Marshall Professor talks comedy, feminism and teaching before performing at national festival in Boston

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under LIFE, NEWS

In Boston, the eighth annual Women in Comedy Festival reignited its celebration of female comedians and performers Wednesday. Among its over 200 performers and acts, including Saturday Night Live alumna Rachel Dratch and actress Rita Rudner, Marshall professor and faculty-in-residence Hilary Brewster...

Roots grow deep at Marvin’s Mountaintop

William Izzo, Life Editor
April 20, 2017
Filed under LIFE

By WILL IZZO Life Editor West Virginians are preparing to explore their roots at Deep Roots Mountain Revival Music Festival this summer in Masontown. Deep Roots is back for its second anniversary and promises a great and unique festival experience for all types of people. Festival founder and organize...

Marshall alum, actor finds ‘Stranger Things’ to explore

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under LIFE

The world of entertainment was rocked when “Stranger Things” was released on Netflix July 15 last summer. West Virginia native Joe Chrest plays Ted Wheeler, the father of characters Mike and Nancy Wheeler. Chrest originates from St. Albans, where he attended Saint Albans High School. Chrest and...