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Local comedian produces first album, ‘Hero-in Town’

Buffy Six, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Local comedian Josh McDonald released his first comedy album Aug. 30 titled “Hero-in Town.” McDonald described the album as a collection of material that he has been working on for the past seven years. “[It is] specifically focusing more on the last 2 years when I got married, moved to New...

Bubble Wagon returns for homecoming

Bubble Wagon returns for homecoming

Sadie Helmick, Life! Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Since 2011, Danny Westfall and his wife Cathy Westfall bought a new John Deer tractor that happened to come with a wagon. At their family reunion, the kids and Danny would play with bubbles until the kids dumped over the pan, ending their play time, but stirring up an idea.  Westfall thought, what if...

Homecoming week full of activities

Buffy Six, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Football, parades, crowns and games are all part of Homecoming week. The theme chosen is “Overthrow the Monarchs,” in spirit of the homecoming football competitor, the Old Dominion Monarchs, with a “Game of Thrones” twist. The Office of Student Activities is having several monarch themed activities...

Pumpkin Festival welcomes fall to West Virginia

Pumpkin Festival welcomes fall to West Virginia

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Pumpkin Festival took over Milton, West Virginia over the weekend and celebrated the fall season with food vendors, games and a largest pumpkin competition. Mark Cooper, the president of Pumpkin Festival, said he thinks Pumpkin Festival is a welcoming of autumn in its multitude of fall festiv...

Marshall brings Jazz Night to the Press Club

Marshall brings Jazz Night to the Press Club

Danite Belay, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The sounds of the saxophone, drums and bass were the center of attention Wednesday night at the second Marshall Jazz Night at the Press Club. Jazz studies majors Lars Swanson, Hogan Bentle and Cody Henley were the trio that performed a repertoire, plays or pieces of music that a musician has learned. Swan...

The Society of Black Scholars takes trolley tour of Huntington

The Society of Black Scholars takes trolley tour of Huntington

Pamela Young, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Society of Black Scholars took their fourth annual tour of the city of Huntington Wednesday evening on one of Huntington’s oldest trolleys. As students embarked on the Old Huntington Trolley, they were given Tri-State Transit Authority goodie bags and were told by a TTA member about the troll...

This October in ‘Hauntington’

This October in ‘Hauntington’

Sadie Helmick, Life! Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Huntington and surrounding areas have plenty to offer during this fall season. From horror movies to festivals, feel free to enjoy these events with a nice pumpkin spice latte while wearing a ton of flannel. October 3-29: Cooper Family Farm Corn Maze, Milton, WV October 4: “The Shining” present...

Theater students prepare for the opening of ‘Miracle Worker’

Buffy Six and Sebastian Morris

October 2, 2017


Filed under LIFE, NEWS

By BUFFY SIX and SEBASTIAN MORRIS THE PARTHENON “The Miracle Worker” by William Gibson tells the story of Hellen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and how they learned from one another. The show is coming to the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse beginning Oct. 4, under the guidance of guest directo...

Kanye West’s ‘Graduation’ 10 years later

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under LIFE

In the wake of an amazing year for hip-hop, the echoes of Kanye West’s 2007 masterpiece “Graduation” still has influence on what you’re hearing today. When looking back at 2017 so far, Kendrick Lamar dropped possibly one of the best albums of the last 20 years in “DAMN.” The highly antici...

City of Huntington welcomes new residents to town

City of Huntington welcomes new residents to town

Buffy Six, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

New members of Huntington’s community were able to get to know the opportunities their new community has to offer Wednesday at “About Town,” in the lobby of 21 at The Frederick. “In planning this event, we hoped that people could walk from table to table and learn about the neighborhood organiza...

Review: The Killers’ ‘Wonderful Wonderful’

Sadie Helmick, Life! Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under LIFE

The Killers released their fifth studio album, “Wonderful Wonderful,” Friday, making it five years since their last album, “Battle Born,” was released. After five long years filled with separate solo careers from Brandon Flowers, Mark Stoermer and Ronnie Vannucci, The Killers are finally back w...

Stills, Collins reunite for tour

Buffy Six, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Stephen Stills from the rock band “Crosby, Stills and Nash” and folk singer Judy Collins are touring across the country, landing in Huntington, West Virginia Oct. 2 at the Keith Albee Theater. Stills and Collins are celebrating 50 years of friendship with classic songs and even some debuts from the...