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Cupid’s Q&A: Ed and Ann Bingham

Cupid’s Q&A: Ed and Ann Bingham

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

February 14, 2020

  Ed Bingham never really wanted a cat, but his wife Ann had always wanted one. So, they compromised, and Ed bought her a cat. It was a Siamese kitten, or a “flea-infested furball,” as Ed said. Now, cats are a big part of their world. The couple have been breeding and showing Siamese cat...

Cupid’s Corner: Lori Thompson & Kristen Vannatter

Cupid’s Corner: Lori Thompson & Kristen Vannatter

Meg Keller, Social Media Editor

February 11, 2020

It is true, distance does make the heart grow fonder, for two Marshall University faculty members, that is.  Married in 2016, Lori Thompson and Kristen Vannatter have been nearly inseparable since they met 16 years ago, until this past summer. As a generator mechanic with the 150th Armor Brigade in t...

Peter Pan origin story soars into the Keith Albee

Peter Pan origin story soars into the Keith Albee

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

February 11, 2020

“Finding Neverland,” the musical about how the character and story of Peter Pan came to be, is coming at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 to the Keith Albee Theatre as a part of the Marshall Artists Series. “It’s best described as the story of how Peter became Pan,” said Mark Bacon, the actor who plays...

Ebony Ball: Dressing up, dancing, celebrating Black History Month

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

February 11, 2020

Ebony Ball gives Marshall University community a chance to get fancy and celebrate Black History Month, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Memorial Student Center.  Shaunte Polk, the administrator for the Office of Intercultural Affairs, said the event is open to all and she encourages everyone to attend.  ...

Cupid’s Q&A: Charlie and Pamela Bowen

Cupid’s Q&A: Charlie and Pamela Bowen

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

February 4, 2020

Charlie and Pamela Bowen never want to stop learning. The pair, who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, have audited about 50 classes beginning in 2013. Charlie is an adjunct professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications, and both Bowens have newspaper experience,...

Library event encourages students to write to troops

Talor Bennett, Reporter

January 28, 2020

Marshall University Libraries are sponsoring an event throughout the week for those who are interested in writing Valentine’s Day letters filled with words of encouragement to our local troops from Jan. 27-31.  Archivist and Digital Preservation Liberian Lori Thompson’s wife, who is part of the...

Local organization provides historical information to public

Local organization provides historical information to public

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

January 28, 2020

Tucked away in the basement of a green-domed church in Huntington’s West End is a little-known library filled with history. KYOWVA Genealogy and Historical Society, formed in 1978, is a nonprofit organization that aims to be a resource for those interested in learning more about their family roots...

Fraternities invite students to celebrate new semester with karaoke event

Talor Bennett, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Two fraternities on campus are celebrating the beginning of the spring semester with Trap Karaoke. Alpha Phi Alpha Inc. and Kappa Alpha Psi Inc. are putting on the event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in the basement of the Memorial Student Center. “Many different genres of songs will be played for...

Cirque Musica brings holiday wishes to Keith Albee

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

December 11, 2019

Acrobats, singers and a wishkeeper lit up the Keith Albee stage to remind the Huntington community what the holidays are really about during “Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes” on Dec. 9. Taking the audience on a trip to a new world where children wish to be left alone with their technology,...

Campus Activities Board to host new DIY events in the spring

Julianna Everly, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Fall semester’s events have come to an end, but the Campus Activities Board already has a full list of DIYs planned for the spring semester. CAB’s DIY events for next semester are all crafts that are new to campus, and CAB member Wesley Monk said he is excited to see how they turn out. “The...

Alternative, holistic healing treatments offered at local practice

Alternative, holistic healing treatments offered at local practice

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

December 3, 2019

A local Huntington business is offering alternative healing treatments for those in need of help, whether it be physically, mentally or spiritually. “Being a psychic has a lot to do with energy and reading vibrations. It’s the act of receiving messages from a higher power, and is definitely intuitive,”...

Cirque Musica brings theatrical twist to Huntington

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

December 3, 2019

Acrobatics and symphonic music will transport the Huntington community to another world as “Cirque Musica presents Holiday Wishes” comes to the Keith Albee Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9. The circus and orchestra combination is expected to give some students a once-in-a-lifetime experience as they witness...