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Jerry Gilbert: President and friend of Marshall University

Adam Stephens, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Jerry Gilbert, a Mississippi native and a Mississippi State University alumnus, is not just an administrator and an academic pioneer, he is also an advocate for students and a friend of Marshall University. Gilbert came from very humble beginnings. Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, he described hi...

‘StinkFest’ to celebrate arrival of ramp season

Franklin Norton, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under LIFE

The west end of Huntington is about to get stinky. The Wild Ramp, a nonprofit market with the goal of providing an outlet for local food producers, will be hosting its third annual “StinkFest” April 22. The event, which is set to begin at 10 a.m., will include musicians, artisans and food vendors...

A walk in the wild: Marshall University students combine research and leisuire on the Appalachian Trail

A walk in the wild: Marshall University students combine research and leisuire on the Appalachian Trail

William Izzo, Life Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Students looking to scratch a particular itch can get outside this summer and experience the Appalachian Trail through a class called Field Experience in Applied Sociology taught by Dr. Kristi Fondren. Students can earn college credit researching the subculture associated with hikers of all different...

‘Pippin’ coming to Keith-Albee

Staff Reports
April 3, 2017
Filed under LIFE

“Pippin,” the acrobatic musical, is coming to the Keith-Albee Theater. The Tony award-winning musical revival has been on tour since January of 2017, and will make its first Keith-Albee appearance April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The musical tells the story of Pippin, a prince on a musical quest to find...

‘Pillow Talk’ takes the stage

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under LIFE

The Joan C. Edwards Playhouse was filled with people Friday for the “Fourth Annual Monologues Project: Pillow Talk,” where speakers performed original monologues about gender, sexuality and identity. Laura Michele Diener, director of the Women’s Studies program, said she has participated in...

Christian student organizations spend spring break giving back

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Voluntourism has become the popular word to describe the week-long trips to destinations around the world where people volunteer in different communities. Voluntourism takes many forms. It can be as small as going on a regular vacation and spending a day helping the community, to going to an area...

After school program strives to remain in operation for another year

Staff Report
March 30, 2017
Filed under LIFE

River Valley Child Development Services’  School Age Connections program is working to raise funds to continue its program for another year and longer if possible. RVCDS provides early childhood care and education services for children and families. RVCDS’ School Age Connections is an after-sch...

An Informal Album Review: the Gorillaz

William Izzo, Life Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE

My excitement swelled when I saw an Instagram post March 23 by one of the coolest, animated/mysterious groups of my childhood: the Gorillaz, announcing their new album “Humanz.” That day brought four new singles, “Saturnz Barz,” “Andromeda,” Ascension” and “We’ve Got The Power.” I...

The Hidden Heroes of Marshall University

Matthew Groves, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Through the student-led organization, Hidden Heroes, some Marshall University students are seeking and finding ways to honor Marshall staff members who typically go unrecognized. “We are an organization that we just started out and we’re focused on appreciating all of the underappreciated employe...

Rockin’ Road to Dublin in Huntington

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Uncategorized

“Rockin’ Road to Dublin,” an Irish dance and rock concert, performed at the Keith Albee Theater in Huntington Tuesday. The performance featured 21 songs and one intermission break. The show’s lead dancer was three-time international Irish dance champion Ashley Smith. She was awarded the World...

East Huntington Kiwanis Club members set to serve stacks

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

The East Huntington Kiwanis Club will serve up stacks of flapjacks at their annual Pancake Festival. The festival has long been a staple for the Kiwanis Club, and Huntington itself. Pancake chairman Donald S. Ewanus said the event has been running for quite some time now. “This will be its 58th ...

Students’ plans for Spring Break

Matthew Groves, Reporter
March 13, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Uncategorized

Marshall University students are busy preparing for a week that is sure to be filled with adventure and excitement as students take a week off from studying and working in classes to have some fun over this year’s Spring Break. Marshall’s diverse campus is accompanied this year by many plans student...