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“Rent” debuts at Keith-Albee

Darius Booker, Reporter
November 13
Filed under LIFE

The 20th anniversary tour of the Broadway musical “Rent” made its debut Thursday evening at the Keith-Albee Theatre. “Rent” made its original debut in 1996, bringing awareness to disease, drug abuse and the AIDs epidemic, while showing the challenges of struggling artists in New York. During...

We Are…. helpers: Herd for the Homeless

We Are…. helpers: Herd for the Homeless

Brooke Estep, Reporter
November 7
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Early on a crisp Saturday morning, while many people were still in their beds, one Marshall alum was wide awake. “I got up at 5 a.m. this morning; I just couldn’t sleep I was so excited for today,” said Matt Hayes Executive Director of Alumni Relations. Hayes got an early start for Saturday’s ...

Doctor Strange: A look into the mystic side of movies

Will Izzo, Reporter
November 7
Filed under LIFE

Mysticism and modern day movie magic collided with the release of Marvel Studios’ “Doctor Strange.” Although this is Marvel’s first cinematic foray into the mystical arts (characters like Scarlet Witch have been changed to have their backgrounds match up with the powers of the Infitity Ston...

The Book Nook: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

The Book Nook: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Gin Jackson, Reporter
November 7
Filed under LIFE

At this point in the semester it’s easy to lose your bearings, but I always feel slightly more grounded once I remember the answer to life, the universe, and everything is 42; or at least that’s what English author Douglas Adams wants us to believe in his science fiction novel, “The Hitchhik...

Peace, Love, and Little Donuts to sweeten Third Avenue

Tom Jenkins, Reporter
November 3
Filed under LIFE

In the past year, downtown Huntington has seen several new businesses pop up, whether it is a new restaurant, a food truck or just a place to get a cup of coffee. Now Third Avenue will add another new business in just a couple weeks, “Peace, Love, and Little Donuts.” The donut shop is something new...

Veggie Festival sprouts at Heritage Station

Tom Jenkins, Reporter
November 3
Filed under LIFE

Local restaurants and businesses will participate in the first ever Veggie Festival at Heritage Station Saturday. The festival will begin at noon, where local artists will play music and local businesses will hold different events on how to become healthier. Activities such as yoga and CrossFit will ...

Huntington Museum of Art brings in nearly 100 artworks old and new to auction

Krislyn Holden, Reporter
November 3
Filed under LIFE

The Huntington Museum of Art will host a fine art auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday with nearly 100 works of art to support the museum and its many programs. The auction will feature original works of art by contemporary, regionalist artists and paintings by well-known artists. Among the artists is the cameo ...

Festival brings in cultures from all over the globe

Jordan Nelson, Reporter
November 3
Filed under LIFE

The 53rd annual International Festival will take place Saturday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington for an evening filled with international foods, world music, dance and displays representing a variety of different countries and cultures. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., wi...

The Book Nook: ‘The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan’

The Book Nook: ‘The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan’

Gin Jackson, Contributor
October 31
Filed under LIFE

One of the things I hear the most as a writer is that people love stories that revolve around their own homes. For those of us that live in West Virginia, Scott McClanahan is here to deliver. “The Collected Works of Scott McClanahan” is comprised of his first two books, “Stories” and ...

‘Big Baby D.R.A.M.’: An Informal Album Review

‘Big Baby D.R.A.M.’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Reporter
October 27
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

D.R.A.M. released his debut album “Big Baby D.R.A.M.” on Oct 21 and I have to say, I’ve been steadily repeating the album again and again. Now, D.R.A.M. stands for “Does Real Ass Music,” and as corny as that might seem, he really does make some real ass music. Born Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, D.R.A.M...

International Film Festival showcases talent from all over the world

Krislyn Holden, Reporter
October 24
Filed under LIFE

The Fall International Film Festival take place at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center Oct. 27 through Oct. 30. Starting off this year’s festival is “The Lady in the Van.” Based on a true story, the film is a comedy-drama detailing the story of Miss Shepherd, a woman who made the decision t...

Meet an INTO Marshall Student: Shahid Ali

Meet an INTO Marshall Student: Shahid Ali

Monica Zalaznik, Reporter
October 20
Filed under LIFE

Shahid Ali is an INTO student from India and came to Marshall University to pursue his major in computer science. “Before I came here, I got my bachelor’s degree in computer science,” Ali said. “I am a geek of computer science. I love computer science, computers, technology and programing lang...