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Sixth annual Juried Exhibition paints a national picture at VAC

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center hosted the opening reception of its 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Give Me Some Space!, Thursday, Jan. 19 at the VAC in Downtown Huntington. There were featured pieces from local artists and even artwork from out of the country, including paintings...

Tie Breaking Winners!

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

In a Young Life College first, Tuesday’s Trivia Night almost ended with a tie! This was a great upset to the 11 teams in play, as there was no contingency plan in place to declare a winner in the event of a tie. Many of the night’s questions followed political topics, such as the life of President...

Marshall students relieve stress, through chess

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University students with a desire to play chess can now join other students and faculty. David McDowell, the club’s original president, started in 2015 in response to the Marshall University Rec Center discontinuing its chess club tournaments. David wanted to respond to the cancellation...

Lincoln Center Orchestra closes fall semester with holiday cheer

Krislyn Holden, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under LIFE

The nine-time Grammy Award winner Wynton Marsalis with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performed holiday favorite songs at the Keith-Albee Thursday. Comprised of 15 of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players, the orchestra spends over a third of the year on tour and can be heard through...

Seniors reflect on capstone exhibitions

Krislyn Holden, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under LIFE

Graduating seniors presented their individual bodies of work as part of their capstones during “Student Capstone Exhibitions” at the Charles W. and Norma C. Carroll Gallery at Marshall’s Visual Arts Center. The seniors were split into two groups. The second group included George Cook, Joel DeAlba,...

Huntington Nutcracker to perform at Joan C. Edwards Peforming Arts Center

Kessyl Lim, Reporter
December 9, 2016
Filed under LIFE

“The Huntington Nutcracker” will be performed with a twist on the classic this weekend at the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. Instead of taking place in Russia, the play has been revamped with it taking place in 1955 in downtown Huntington at the historic Anderson-Newcomb building, now the...

Column: Chance the Rapper’s Grammy noms and the legitimization of hip hop and the mixtape

Column: Chance the Rapper’s Grammy noms and the legitimization of hip hop and the mixtape

Will Izzo, Life! Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under LIFE

Chance the Rapper made Grammy Award history this week by earning seven nominations, without ever signing a record deal. Most people are probably familiar with Chance’s mixtapes, “10 Day,” “Acid Rap,” and “Coloring Book,” which is nominated for Best Rap Album of 2017, albeit it is cer...

Thunder Dance participants are preparing to boogie for a cause

Alexis Leach, Reporter
December 8, 2016
Filed under LIFE

On April 1, 2017, the Cam Henderson Center will be flooded with students participating in the third annual Thunder Dance Marathon. Thunder Dance Marathon was created with children in mind. All proceeds raised will benefit cancer research for children affected by chronic medical conditions and the bett...

From Osaka to Huntington

From Osaka to Huntington

Kessyl Lim, Reporter
December 5, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

An international student from Osaka, Japan finds Marshall University to be a place that embraces diversity and a place of acceptance. Takuya Endo is a freshman at Marshall University looking to major in sports management. “I think they don’t care where you are from, they welcome everyone no ...

‘Awaken My Love!’: An Informal Album Review

‘Awaken My Love!’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Life! Editor
December 5, 2016
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

Childish Gambino’s latest “Awaken My Love!” is out, and I have to say, I was really surprised at first. Gambino, or Donald Glover, depending on what he’s doing at the time, hasn’t been super vocal about the album’s release, aside from releasing singles like “Redbone,” so I wasn’...

Winter break reading with President Gilbert

Brooke Estep, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under LIFE

As winter break approaches, students are not the only ones excited for the end of the semester and the upcoming holidays. President Jerome Gilbert and Senior Vice President for Communications and Marketing, Ginny Painter, are both looking forward to holiday traditions and relaxing over break. “...

Meet senior capstone exhibit artist Ashleigh Adkins

Meet senior capstone exhibit artist Ashleigh Adkins

Krislyn Holden, Reporter
December 1, 2016
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Ashleigh Adkins is a senior graphic design major from Hamlin, West Virginia who has artwork in the senior capstone exhibit at the Marshall University Visual Arts Center. Adkins first started practicing art at a young age. “When I was ten, the art teacher handed me my very first sketchbook,” Adk...