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Theatre course and Clint McElroy to present ‘Love/Sick’

Hannah Swartz, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Instead of taking a final exam, Clint McElroy’s Intro to Acting class, Theatre 111, will be performing “Love/Sick.” Their final is the performance of the play and it will begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in room 224 in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. “Love/Sick” is written by John Cariani, an act...

Marshall Professor talks comedy, feminism and teaching before performing at national festival in Boston

Austin Creel, Reporter

April 21, 2017


Filed under LIFE, NEWS

In Boston, the eighth annual Women in Comedy Festival reignited its celebration of female comedians and performers Wednesday. Among its over 200 performers and acts, including Saturday Night Live alumna Rachel Dratch and actress Rita Rudner, Marshall professor and faculty-in-residence Hilary Brewster...

Roots grow deep at Marvin’s Mountaintop

William Izzo, Life Editor

April 20, 2017


Filed under LIFE

By WILL IZZO Life Editor West Virginians are preparing to explore their roots at Deep Roots Mountain Revival Music Festival this summer in Masontown. Deep Roots is back for its second anniversary and promises a great and unique festival experience for all types of people. Festival founder and organize...

Marshall alum, actor finds ‘Stranger Things’ to explore

Alexia Lilly, Reporter

April 17, 2017


Filed under LIFE

The world of entertainment was rocked when “Stranger Things” was released on Netflix July 15 last summer. West Virginia native Joe Chrest plays Ted Wheeler, the father of characters Mike and Nancy Wheeler. Chrest originates from St. Albans, where he attended Saint Albans High School. Chrest and...

Jerry Gilbert: President and friend of Marshall University

Adam Stephens, Reporter

April 10, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Jerry Gilbert, a Mississippi native and a Mississippi State University alumnus, is not just an administrator and an academic pioneer, he is also an advocate for students and a friend of Marshall University. Gilbert came from very humble beginnings. Growing up in Jackson, Mississippi, he described hi...

‘StinkFest’ to celebrate arrival of ramp season

Franklin Norton, Reporter

April 6, 2017


Filed under LIFE

The west end of Huntington is about to get stinky. The Wild Ramp, a nonprofit market with the goal of providing an outlet for local food producers, will be hosting its third annual “StinkFest” April 22. The event, which is set to begin at 10 a.m., will include musicians, artisans and food vendors...

A walk in the wild: Marshall University students combine research and leisuire on the Appalachian Trail

A walk in the wild: Marshall University students combine research and leisuire on the Appalachian Trail

William Izzo, Life Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Students looking to scratch a particular itch can get outside this summer and experience the Appalachian Trail through a class called Field Experience in Applied Sociology taught by Dr. Kristi Fondren. Students can earn college credit researching the subculture associated with hikers of all different...

‘Pippin’ coming to Keith-Albee

Staff Reports

April 3, 2017


Filed under LIFE

“Pippin,” the acrobatic musical, is coming to the Keith-Albee Theater. The Tony award-winning musical revival has been on tour since January of 2017, and will make its first Keith-Albee appearance April 4 at 7:30 p.m. The musical tells the story of Pippin, a prince on a musical quest to find...

‘Pillow Talk’ takes the stage

Matthew Groves, Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under LIFE

The Joan C. Edwards Playhouse was filled with people Friday for the “Fourth Annual Monologues Project: Pillow Talk,” where speakers performed original monologues about gender, sexuality and identity. Laura Michele Diener, director of the Women’s Studies program, said she has participated in...

Christian student organizations spend spring break giving back

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter

March 31, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Voluntourism has become the popular word to describe the week-long trips to destinations around the world where people volunteer in different communities. Voluntourism takes many forms. It can be as small as going on a regular vacation and spending a day helping the community, to going to an area...

After school program strives to remain in operation for another year

Staff Report

March 30, 2017


Filed under LIFE

River Valley Child Development Services’  School Age Connections program is working to raise funds to continue its program for another year and longer if possible. RVCDS provides early childhood care and education services for children and families. RVCDS’ School Age Connections is an after-sch...

An Informal Album Review: the Gorillaz

William Izzo, Life Editor

March 27, 2017


Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE

My excitement swelled when I saw an Instagram post March 23 by one of the coolest, animated/mysterious groups of my childhood: the Gorillaz, announcing their new album “Humanz.” That day brought four new singles, “Saturnz Barz,” “Andromeda,” Ascension” and “We’ve Got The Power.” I...