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

William Izzo, Life Editor
February 13
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...

Brian Michael Reed gives feedback on senior capstone projects

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 13
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...

Freda Payne pays tribute to legendary performer

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 11
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...

Fraternity selling ‘Krush Grams’ for Valentine’s Day

Staff Reports
February 11
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...

Latin student’s capstone takes a look at the past

Adam Stephens, Reporter
February 11
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...

Community drawing sessions to paint a brighter picture in Huntington

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 11
Filed under LIFE

The Marshall University School of Art & Design and the Tri-State Art Association will be hosting two community drawing sessions this semester in the Visual Arts Center’s drawing studio. “It’s a self-directed drawing session, at the same time, beginners are welcome,” VAC Director Sandra...

HMoA to offer culture with hot cocoa

Staff Reports
February 11
Filed under LIFE

“Hot cocoa, cookies, crafts, nature — what more can you ask for,” said Cindy Dearborn, the Huntington Museum of Art’s Schools Coordinator. On Saturday at 10 a.m., the museum, in coordination with the Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District, will offer a “Hot Cocoa Hike,” a two-mile...

’42nd Street’ set to shuffle off into Huntington

’42nd Street’ set to shuffle off into Huntington

Austin Creel, Reporter
February 8
Filed under LIFE

Students at Marshall have been invited to “Come and Meet Those Dancing Feet” Saturday, Feb. 18 when the classic musical “42nd Street” comes to the Keith-Albee theater in downtown Huntington. Student tickets for the event have were made available at the end of January. “42nd Street” is...

Huntington’s American Ranger: in person and on the page

Huntington’s American Ranger: in person and on the page

Austin Creel, Reporter
February 7
Filed under LIFE

In late January of this year, during an open reading at Empire Books and News, a man introduced as “The American Ranger” took to the podium for the first time in front of an audience who might have questioned if they noticed his costume when they first walked in. He carried a hockey mask designed...

Bill Wilkey shares his experiences with MU artists, community

Bill Wilkey shares his experiences with MU artists, community

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 7
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

An artist talk and demonstration by Bill Wilkey took place Monday at the Visual Arts Center and Marshall Art Warehouse. During the artist demonstration, Wilkey made different pieces to show the attendees how he makes his ceramic dishplates and pitchers, among others. Wilkey said he thinks ceramics...

Marshall Clay Club to host Valentine’s Day ceramics sale

Marshall Clay Club to host Valentine’s Day ceramics sale

Staff Reports
February 6
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University’s Clay Club will have its annual Valentine-themed sale Feb. 9 and 10 at the Visual Arts Center The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. “I think what is so great about the sale is that it is the first chance that a lot of students get to try to sell and sho...

Game Design Guild gives designers unique experience

Luke Creasy, Contributor
February 6
Filed under LIFE

The future of video game design lies within the heads and hands of the rising generation, and a new club at Marshall University is creating a new outlet to help students learn. The Marshall University Game Design Guild has made a way for university students to gain professional experience in the field while s...