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Thanksgiving celebration promotes togetherness for international, American students

Pamela Young, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, NEWS

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, students from different backgrounds and cultures came together Thursday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center to spend a night as family before the holidays. The dinner featured traditional American foods and a variety of different dishes...

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...

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 ...

Incantations Of Daniel Johnston review and playlist

Nathan Thomas, Contributor

June 30, 2016


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, LIFE, Uncategorized

Incantations Of Daniel Johnston cover “Sometimes it’s heaven and sometimes it’s hell. And sometimes you don’t even know,” that’s how Scott McClanahan defines the bipolar disorder of his subject matter in the text of his graphic novel The Incantations of Daniel Johnston. The definition is...

V-Club flood benefit concert in review

Nathan Thomas, Contributor

June 30, 2016


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, LIFE, Showcase

I’m sure one day I’ll be asked to answer the question, “What do you love about West Virginia?” by someone from the outside. I won’t answer the music even though I love the music, and I won’t answer the beauty even though nothing beats it. I’ll simply say, “the heart.” The V Club...

30 Hours: A personal account from the Clendenin, W.Va. flood

Zach Wright, Contributor

June 30, 2016


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, NEWS

The following content has been graciously contributed by Zach Wright, W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications alumni. For more content and story updates, visit http://zzwright.com/30-hours/. June 23 We were running late for our sister’s interview for Target. Garrett and I were ...

Marshall student selected for “GEAR UP” leadership academy

Marshall student selected for “GEAR UP” leadership academy

Donyelle Murray, Contributor

June 17, 2016


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, NEWS, Showcase

James “Ikie” Brooks, a College of Science student at Marshall University, was chosen to participate in the “GEAR UP Alumni leadership Academy” (GUALA). GUALA is an initiative created by the National Council for Community and Education Partnerships (NCCEP) designed to strengthen leadership...

Album Review: Baio ‘The Names’

Album Review: Baio ‘The Names’

Nick Morton, contributor

September 24, 2015


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, LIFE, Showcase

Glassnote Records has some pretty big names in its family of indie acts. They’re currently home to Mumford and Sons, but most music fans would not consider them indie. The label currently houses the band of French hipsters, Phoenix, Glasgow power trio, Chvrches, American art rapper, Childish Gambino...

Women’s basketball team assists the community

Women’s basketball team assists the community

Brittanie Fowler, contributor

September 23, 2015


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, Showcase, SPORTS

Whether volunteering at Fit Fest or the Facing Hunger Foodbank, the Marshall University women’s basketball team is assisting the Huntington community. While half the team participated in the annual Fit Fest Sunday, an event to benefit the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, the other half volunteered at...

Tracking Your Reproductive Health Just Got Easier

Amanda Gibson, contributor

September 22, 2015


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, OPINION

One of the newest iPhone features standard with the latest operating system, iOS 9, is the Reproductive Health feature in the Health app, where users can now track things like sexual activity and menstruation. Third party period-tracking apps were popular in the past, but with the iPhone’s new ability...

Catching up with Leah Scott

Brittanie Fowler, contributor

September 17, 2015


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS

Before she was an All-Conference USA selection or a member of the Marshall University women’s basketball team, Leah Scott started her collegiate basketball career at Central Michigan University in 2011. After limited playing time during her one year at Central Michigan, the six-foot guard transferred...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, editorial

September 7, 2015


Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, OPINION

If you haven’t heard of Kim Davis, then you must not have any form of social media or access to a TV. Davis is the clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples. There are many people out there who disagree with her decision. She is citing her religious beliefs as her...