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The Book Nook: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

Dalton Monk, Contributor
February 20, 2017
Filed under LIFE, The Book Nook

Though we have endured the pubescent and adolescent awkward epoch that we categorize as high school, there’s something about it other than the memories we keep that clings to our soul for the rest of our lives.  The importance, inelegance, frustration, friendships, relationships, and hardships that high scho... Read more »

An Informal Album Review: “Process”

An Informal Album Review: “Process”

William Izzo, Life Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE

British musician Sampha Sisay, or simply known as Sampha, delivered fans a strip-down take on the popular alternative electronic genre on his latest album, “Process,” released Feb. 3. Most people probably hear the name Sampha and are genuinely confused. When our News Editor, Tom Jenkins, told me ab... Read more »

“Paw Paw” comes to the Carroll Art Gallery at VAC

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under LIFE

The newest exhibit in the Carroll Art Gallery in the Visual Arts Center is titled “Paw Paw: Works on Paper” by Wesley Berg. Berg is an artist and trail-runner from southern Ohio. Most of his work includes wolves, and sometimes bears and other animals seen in nature. “It’s a comparison of animals in n... Read more »

Local ministry fundraiser weekend

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
February 19, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Huntington’s First United Methodist Church hosted their annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Show fundraiser this weekend. The shows began Thursday, Feb. 16 and lasted until Saturday, Feb. 18. This year’s show was “A Bitsy and Boots Murder Mystery” and was written by local playwright Johnathan... Read more »

Students get down with poetry and music at Black Koffee

Matthew Groves, Reporter
February 19, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, LIFE

Poetry and music were brought to life Feb. 17 at Marshall University’s Black Koffee Slam Poetry event. Black Koffee is an event typically hosted every semester, where students have the ability to share original poetry and music with the rest of the university. The particular theme of this Black... Read more »

Black Koffee celebrates Black History Month with art and literature presentations

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Marshall University will host “Black Koffee,” a poetry slam in honor of Black History Month, Friday. The poetry slam will be held at 6:30 p.m. in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center. The top three poems of the poetry slam will receive a prize. Students can expect to see a variety of performances at th... Read more »

Marshall University to host first ever Bridal and Special Event Expo

Franklin Norton, Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Wedding bells will be ringing at Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center Sunday for the university’s first ever Bridal and Special Event Expo. The expo will take place throughout the student center from noon to 4 p.m. The event will hold more than 17 vendors, including a variety of differen... Read more »

Rare Drops re-opens, provides gamers with arcade room and new amenities

William Izzo, Life Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Retro video game store Rare Drops re-opened its doors Saturday in downtown Huntington, presenting shoppers with a brand new experience, complete with an in-shop arcade. Rare Drops was set to open Oct. 31, 2014, but shift manager AJ Mallory said that opening was held back due to some unforeseen circumstances. “The... Read more »

Brian Michael Reed gives feedback on senior capstone projects

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under LIFE

West Virginia artist Brian Michael Reed visited the Visual Arts Center Friday to offer some feedback on student capstone projects along with professor and VAC Director Sandra Reed. Brian Reed is a Clay County native and recently had an exhibit open at the Huntington Museum of Art titled “Brian Michael... Read more »

Freda Payne pays tribute to legendary performer

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 11, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, LIFE

Vocalist and actress Freda Payne performed at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Friday as a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The performance served as a remembrance for Fitzgerald’s achievements and legacy. Fitzgerald would have been 100 years old in 2017. The performance was part of Payne’s... Read more »

Fraternity selling ‘Krush Grams’ for Valentine’s Day

Staff Reports
February 10, 2017
Filed under LIFE

"Krush Grams" is one of the many Valentine’s Day themed programs available at Marshall University right now. Krush Grams, organized by Marshall University’s Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, gives students the opportunity to order a drink and a letter to be delivered to their crush. Orders will be taken... Read more »

Latin student’s capstone takes a look at the past

Adam Stephens, Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Marshall University students must sometimes go beyond learning in the classroom. Senior Abigail Pullen, who double majors in Latin and classics, did just that Thursday afternoon when she presented her Latin Capstone project to a room of classics professors and students. Working on a capstone requires... Read more »