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Grammy Predictions

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
February 4, 2015
Filed under LIFE

I am a self-proclaimed award show junkie, and as such I take the time to study and make predictions for who will take home the Actor, the Oscar and everything in between including the Grammys. When it comes to the music awards, however, I’ve never been very proficient at making the right predictions. ...

Gym gets community amped about gymnastics

Gym gets community amped about gymnastics

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
February 4, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Attitude. Mindset. Power. AMP Gymnastics includes numerous services for all ages including dance, gymnastics, strength and conditioning classes and other activities. Amy Coughenour, one of the three AMP owners, also a former cheerleader and Marshall University Alumni, said she wanted to bring the co...

Halftime Wishlist: Six Super Bowl performances that would be awesome but probably won’t happen

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
February 2, 2015
Filed under LIFE

The majority of us watched as Queen Katy Perry slayed us with her dancing sharks, Wii remote microphone and enormous chrome tiger puppet (“The Lion King” on Broadway, anyone?) in the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. It was easily one of the better halftime shows I’ve seen in my short lifetime, but...

Meet an INTO-MU Student: Ruiqing Zhao

Meet an INTO-MU Student: Ruiqing Zhao

Jared Casto, Contributor
January 29, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Ruiqing Zhao is a Chinese graduate student who has been at Marshall University for five months. Previously, Zhao obtained his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management at Huaqiao University in China. Currently he is an INTO student studying Academic English. So far, Zhao has enjoyed the smaller...

Customized in Huntington

Customized in Huntington

William Izzo, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Pop culture enthusiasts are usually left waiting on official merchandise for their favorite shows, movies or games to be released at the whim of their respective parent companies. Custom ordering is something large companies tend to stray away from, but Brandon Mitchell, a local Huntington print maker,...

Skateboarders flock to new skate park

Skateboarders flock to new skate park

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Skateboarding is a form of transportation that could be a hobby or even a form of meditation for some. Marshall University student Ryan George said he is passionate about skateboarding. He specializes in transition skating, which is commonly referred to as vert skateboarding. George said he started skating when he...

The BUZZ at Tat-Nice

The BUZZ at Tat-Nice

By Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Tat-Nice Tattoos is as colorful as it gets. Located in downtown Huntington, some may wonder what the “buzz” is about. Tattooing is not a new trend, but it is very popular, especially among college students who are just discovering the freedom of making adult decisions on their own. Jeremy...

SHOTS FIRED AT “AMERICAN SNIPER”

By Sara Ryan, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under LIFE

With its recent theatrical release, “American Sniper” has caused controversy on social media. The Clint Eastwood directed movie stars Bradley Cooper as real life Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, who claims the most kills in U.S. history (160 confirmed). “American Sniper” is based on the autobiography of...

GVB brings new brew to Black Sheep

GVB brings new brew to Black Sheep

By Kelsie Lively, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Brian Rymiller, head brewer for Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company, visited Black Sheep Burrito & Brews Monday night to introduce their new Winter Run IPA craft beer. GVB also showcased potential food pairings to accompany the flavors of the beer followed by a question and answer session with Rymiller. Rymiller...

Meet an INTO Marshall Student: Davit Pornpongapisith

Jared Casto, Reporter
December 3, 2014
Filed under LIFE

Davit Pornpongapisith is an INTO student from Thailand who has been at Marshall for a year and a half. He is currently in the fourth semester of a graduate program. Before he came to America, Pornpongapisith went to Rangsit University in Thailand to study for his degree in Information Systems. So far,...

Construction company repairs elderly woman’s home for free

Construction company repairs elderly woman’s home for free

Kelly Pate, Reporter
December 2, 2014
Filed under LIFE

When Margaret McMillan called Alford Home Solutions about her flooded basement, she had no idea the gift she would receive. Margaret McMillan, 82, was the first ever recipient of Alford Home Solutions’ community program Project Give Back 2014. Partnered with Appalachian Roofing Company, 84 Lumber...

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

J'Leigha Long, Reporter
November 20, 2014
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

“Stopping at one degree just wasn’t for me,” said Mengistu Jima from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mengistu Jima first began his college education at Marshall University in 2010 in the LEAP program, which has since become a part of INTO Marshall. “I came across a cultural shock when I ...