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Unity Walk brings Marshall community together, begins homecoming activities

Unity Walk brings Marshall community together, begins homecoming activities

Hannah Graham, Reporter

October 16, 2018


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Marshall University had its seventh annual Unity Walk Monday, Oct. 15 to kick off the homecoming week festivities. The walk started and ended at the Memorial Student Center, and students from multiple organizations participated in the walk and celebrated their differences. Paige Reger, sophomore ...

Annual mac ‘n’ DZ philanthropy macaroni, cheese dinner

Annual mac ‘n’ DZ philanthropy macaroni, cheese dinner

LeAnna Owens, Reporter

October 14, 2018


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The event, Mac ‘n’ DZ, was a macaroni and cheese dinner. The proceeds went to Starkey Hearing as part of Delta Zeta’s philanthropy, speech and hearing. Starkey Hearing provides hearing aids to the less fortunate in the United States and abroad. Mac ‘n’ DZ started at 11 p.m. and lasted until...

Tsubasacon returns to Huntington with weekend of pop culture

October 8, 2018


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Tsubasacon 2018 took place at the Big Sandy Convention Center in Huntington, Oct. 5 through Oct. 7. The convention is a yearly event centered around video games, anime, manga and other pop culture entities. Among the video game and anime-based attractions of this year’s Tsubasacon included a maid...

Huntington appreciated funk music during Funktafest

Huntington appreciated funk music during Funktafest

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

October 1, 2018


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The city of Huntington moved and grooved during Funktafest Saturday, Sept. 29 at Ritter Park’s Amphitheater. The crowd at all-day funk music festival hula hooped and danced, all while supporting local artists, musicians and businesses. All artists were from West Virginia and Kentucky, expect for two...

National Alpaca Farm day at Merritt’s Farm in Barboursville

National Alpaca Farm day at Merritt’s Farm in Barboursville

Meg Keller, Reporter

September 29, 2018


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A nurse turned farmer opens her property to the public once a year to celebrate the animals she cares for daily. Julie Merritt and her husband Chip allow the public to their farm each year for National Alpaca Farm Day to celebrate their livelihood and educate attendees about the benefits of alp...

Weekend Recap: Ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival

Weekend Recap: Ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

September 3, 2018


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Saturday, 25 musical acts took the stage at Ritter Park Amphitheater for the ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival, exhibiting regional talent and uniting the community. HMAF creator Ian Thornton said he never imagined the festival becoming so big. “When we first started, we weren’t sure wh...

Huntington Music and Arts Festival highlights positivity of Appalachia through art, music

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

August 28, 2018


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The city of Huntington commemorated the history of Appalachian culture with the official kick off for the Huntington Music and Arts Festival: Appalachia. At the Wild Ramp Monday, the Huntington community gathered in song and dance passed down from the roots of Appalachia.  Stony Point String Band ...

14th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival takes over downtown Huntington

14th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival takes over downtown Huntington

Hanna Pennington, LIFE! Editor

July 30, 2018


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Dogs both big and small could be found at the 14th annual West Virginia Hot Dog Festival on Saturday as attendees of all ages gathered to watch wiener dog races, have a bite to eat from various local vendors and listen to live music. Second-year attendee Teresa Kessler said she has looked forward...

American Queen makes stop in Huntington

Sadie Helmick and Franklin Norton

July 24, 2018


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The American Queen, the largest steamboat ever built, docked at Harris Riverfront Park Thursday, July 19, allowing guests to explore Huntington. Visitors took a bus tour of Huntington highlighting Pullman Square and the Touma Medical Center. Visitors were also greeted with the Best Virginia artisan ma...