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GALLERY: Herd volleyball defeats UTEP in annual Dig Pink game

Ciara DeBell (left) and Autumn Elswick (right) high five during the Herd's win over UTEP.

Richard Crank, Photographer

October 9, 2018

Tsubasacon returns to Huntington with weekend of pop culture

October 8, 2018

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

Mateo Monk

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

October 1, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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...

GALLERY: Huntington’s Second Annual Pride Picnic

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert poses with 2018 Miss Rainbow of West Virginia, Sadae Spears.

Sadie Helmick, Executive Editor

June 16, 2018

Marshall celebrates annual Soul Food Feast

Former State Senator Marie Redd laughs with diners at the Annual Soul Food Feast Sunday in the Don Morris Room at the Memorial Student Center.

Olayinka Bamiro, Reporter

February 5, 2018

The Carter G. Woodson Soul Food Feast kicks off Black History Month on campus. The Carter G. Woodson Annual Soul Food Feast made its return this past Sunday in celebration of Black History Month. Marshall students, faculty and members of the community came together to enjoy African American dishes...

Protesters and supporters gather at Blankenship Huntington rally

Protesters in the crowd during Blankenship's town hall meeting.

Hanna Pennington, Reporter

February 1, 2018

Republican senatorial candidate Don Blankenship’s third town hall meeting Thursday evening in Huntington drew in supporters and protestors alike. Blankenship previously served one-year in prison for conspiring to willfully violate mine safety standards during his time as CEO of Massey Energy, but...