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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...

‘Cinderella’ graces the stage at Keith-Albee

Staff Reports
January 24, 2017
Filed under LIFE

The Keith-Albee Theater was home to a true display of talent as the State Ballet Theater of Russia presented “Cinderella” Tuesday. The company performed a two-hour ballet packed with skill and beauty. Students from several West Virginia counties were in attendance, making the ballet a wide-reaching...

State Ballet Theater of Russia shows its skills to the community

Staff Reports
January 24, 2017
Filed under LIFE

The State Ballet Theater of Russia hosted an informational master class Tuesday afternoon at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Twenty aspiring ballerinas gathered to be guided by the instructor from the State Ballet Theater of Russia. The class gave the ballerinas the opportunity to hone their skills...

The Book Nook: Flowers for Algernon

Dalton Monk, Contributor
January 23, 2017
Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, LIFE, OPINION

I find it hard to suggest this book without describing the way it will cut open your chest and intertwine its depiction with your heart only to rip it out in the end. Daniel Keyes writes a perpetual novel that searches for the answers to happiness. “Flowers for Algernon” delineates a story where a man ...

The San Quentin Project opens at HMoA

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
January 21, 2017
Filed under LIFE

The Huntington Museum of Art hosted its opening reception of The San Quentin Project Saturday, Jan. 21. The San Quentin Project is presented by Jack and Angie Bourdelais. Jack Bourdelais found the record books at a used bookstore in California. “I was immediately fascinated,” HMOA Senior Curator...

Brad Goodall jams out at Black Sheep

Brad Goodall jams out at Black Sheep

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Amongst sips of craft beer and burritos, musician Brad Goodall filled Black Sheep Burrito and Brews with sweet tunes Thursday night. Many people will recognize Goodall from his other band Ona, but Goodall has been producing his own music for quite some time now. “I play solo music because one...