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Mu Sigma Upsilon sisters strive to achieve excellence

Christian Davis, Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority Incorporated strives to connect women from culturally diverse backgrounds into a sisterhood. The sorority not only spreads awareness about different cultures, but also acts as a support system for the diverse women involved. Mu Sigma Upsilon Inc. was founded on Nov. 21, 1981 a...

Freda Payne to pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Marshall University

Freda Payne to pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at Marshall University

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, LIFE, NEWS

Vocalist Freda Payne is set to perform for the Huntington community at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Payne will pay tribute to the legend Ella Fitzgerald as part of Fitzgerald’s centennial anniversary. The year 2017 would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday. ...

The Book Nook: “Catcher In The Rye”

Dalton Monk, Contributor
February 6, 2017
Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, LIFE, The Book Nook

Renowned literary books such as “The Old Man and the Sea” or “Frankenstein” are usually well known by people who haven’t even read the book.  However, if you haven’t read “The Catcher in the Rye,” you probably have no idea what it’s about.  You might have even asked someone for a s...

‘H is for Hawk’ author comes to Joan C. Edwards Playhouse

‘H is for Hawk’ author comes to Joan C. Edwards Playhouse

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 5, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

New York Times bestseller Helen Macdonald led a discussion of her book, “H is for Hawk,” Saturday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Macdonald discussed her book overall, her experiences as a writer and her thoughts on life and grief. Her book has won awards including the 2014 Samuel Johnson...

The Press Club Provides Community with All Ages Venue for Live Music

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 4, 2017
Filed under LIFE

The Press Club of downtown Huntington is the home of live music every Friday from 8 to 11 p.m. The Press Club is a restaurant during business hours and showcases local artisans before every show. Charleston, West Virginia based band, Noise, recently performed Jan. 31. “To put it simply, we’re...

Shelem and his new mixtape “8-Track”

Shelem and his new mixtape “8-Track”

William Izzo, Life Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Isaac Fadiga is an engineering major, who describes himself as a “junior and some change.” When Fadiga isn’t working on schoolwork, he raps as Shelem and has been releasing his own music and playing shows in Huntington since as early as 2015, where his first performance was at a talent show hosted by ...

We Are… MSA

We Are… MSA

Jesse McLain, Reporter
January 30, 2017
Filed under LIFE, NEWS

The Marshall University Muslim Student Association works every day to educate people about who they are and what they stand for. Their main purpose is to educate students and anyone else about Islam and break down the barriers that exist. “We hold events to combat hate, but to mainly educate and infor...

‘This Is Steve’: An Informal Album Review

‘This Is Steve’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

Although you may have never heard of him, Delicate Steve is back with his latest release “This Is Steve.” To me, the album automatically differentiates itself from the slew of other instrumental rock albums out there. The music sounds happy, bombastic and above all, energetic as all get out. My in...

Visiting Writers Series returns to Drinko

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
January 29, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Authors Alison Umminger and Margaret Mitchell visited Marshall University’s John Deaver Drinko Library Thursday as part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series. During the event, Umminger read an excerpt from her novel “American Girls” and Mitchell read excerpts from her novel “Pretty...

Entering the Void

William Izzo, Life Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under LIFE, NEWS

Marshall University students stepped into The Written Void Wednesday and strengthened their writing at the same time. The Written Void gives students the opportunity to come together Wednesday nights in Smith Hall to participate in free writes, writing games and do things like peer reviewing and brainst...

Middle schoolers participate in new mentoring program

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under LIFE, NEWS

Huntington’s middle school aged youth have a new source for a different form of mentoring from the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Group. Junior Youth Groups is an international youth mentoring program inspired by the Baha’i Faith. The Baha’i Faith is a world religion that promotes unity a...

Birke Art Gallery takes visitors to ‘Paradise City’

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University’s Birke Art Gallery hosted its opening reception of the “Paradise City: Works by Fountain of Pythons” exhibit Thursday. “Fountain of Pythons” is a photography collective consisting of Tampa based artists. Current members include Wendy Babcox, Jeremy Chandler, Shawn Cheatham...