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Community drawing sessions to paint a brighter picture in Huntington

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 11, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

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...