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Piercing shop lives up to prestigious expectations

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
February 11, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Prestige Piercing, a piercing and fine body jewelry studio, is located a few blocks from Marshall University’s campus, making it a popular place for students. Anthony Watts, owner of Prestige Piercing, found his inspiration for piercing in high school. “When I was in high school, I really wanted stretched e...

Education. Experience. Adventure.

Education. Experience. Adventure.

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
February 10, 2015
Filed under LIFE

People travel for experience, some travel to further their education, some travel for adventure and some travel for a mix of all three. Marshall University student Stacy Hacker is going for all three. Hacker is following one of her dreams in June and traveling to India alone. Hacker, an early childhoo...

One-man band brings folk style to Black Sheep

One-man band brings folk style to Black Sheep

Kelsie Lively, Reporter
February 9, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

My Brother The Bear played a two-hour set Saturday at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews. Daniel Bayer, sole member of the band, sat at the front of the restaurant with a guitar and a harmonica and played a mixture of originals and covers. The music reflected his folk musical style. Bayer previously played at...

Cellar Door offers upscale hideout

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
February 9, 2015
Filed under LIFE

The Cellar Door, a new bar in Huntington, is known for its tapas, cocktails, wine and imports. The bar is located on Third Avenue, under Le Bistro. Cellar Door Manager Chris Bolen said they wanted to create a place for shared experiences and found their inspiration for Cellar Door during their travels....

From Finland to Huntington via couch

From Finland to Huntington via couch

Caitlin Fowlkes, Reporter
February 6, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Toto Kemppainen, originally from Finland, is a physical education major in the Marshall University exchange program. Kemppainen’s family traveled from Finland to Miami, Florida, to celebrate his father’s 50th birthday before the semester started. He planned on taking a Greyhound bus to Huntington...

Grammy Predictions

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
February 4, 2015
Filed under LIFE

I am a self-proclaimed award show junkie, and as such I take the time to study and make predictions for who will take home the Actor, the Oscar and everything in between including the Grammys. When it comes to the music awards, however, I’ve never been very proficient at making the right predictions. ...

Gym gets community amped about gymnastics

Gym gets community amped about gymnastics

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
February 4, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Attitude. Mindset. Power. AMP Gymnastics includes numerous services for all ages including dance, gymnastics, strength and conditioning classes and other activities. Amy Coughenour, one of the three AMP owners, also a former cheerleader and Marshall University Alumni, said she wanted to bring the co...

Halftime Wishlist: Six Super Bowl performances that would be awesome but probably won’t happen

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
February 2, 2015
Filed under LIFE

The majority of us watched as Queen Katy Perry slayed us with her dancing sharks, Wii remote microphone and enormous chrome tiger puppet (“The Lion King” on Broadway, anyone?) in the 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. It was easily one of the better halftime shows I’ve seen in my short lifetime, but...

Meet an INTO-MU Student: Ruiqing Zhao

Meet an INTO-MU Student: Ruiqing Zhao

Jared Casto, Contributor
January 29, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Ruiqing Zhao is a Chinese graduate student who has been at Marshall University for five months. Previously, Zhao obtained his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management at Huaqiao University in China. Currently he is an INTO student studying Academic English. So far, Zhao has enjoyed the smaller...

Customized in Huntington

Customized in Huntington

William Izzo, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Pop culture enthusiasts are usually left waiting on official merchandise for their favorite shows, movies or games to be released at the whim of their respective parent companies. Custom ordering is something large companies tend to stray away from, but Brandon Mitchell, a local Huntington print maker,...

Skateboarders flock to new skate park

Skateboarders flock to new skate park

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Skateboarding is a form of transportation that could be a hobby or even a form of meditation for some. Marshall University student Ryan George said he is passionate about skateboarding. He specializes in transition skating, which is commonly referred to as vert skateboarding. George said he started skating when he...

The BUZZ at Tat-Nice

The BUZZ at Tat-Nice

By Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Tat-Nice Tattoos is as colorful as it gets. Located in downtown Huntington, some may wonder what the “buzz” is about. Tattooing is not a new trend, but it is very popular, especially among college students who are just discovering the freedom of making adult decisions on their own. Jeremy...