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Homeless in Huntington: Kevin Marcum

Homeless in Huntington: Kevin Marcum

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Kevin Marcum is 44 years old and was born in Ashland, Kentucky. For close to a decade, Marcum said he worked a seemingly stable six-figure job at MCI Communications, a telecommunications company headquartered in Washington, D.C. Today, he said he has been homeless in Huntington for so long, “it...

Students beat out national competition, showcase work in local exhibit

Students beat out national competition, showcase work in local exhibit

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

March 3, 2020

   Over 100 art pieces from all over the country were submitted to be featured in the 29th annual National Juried Exhibition,  but only 21 artists were chosen to have their work displayed, five of which were Marshall University students. First place went to William Davis for his piece, “Safe Spa...

Delta Zeta intends to give back through basketball event

Abby Hanlon, Contributor

March 3, 2020

Delta Zeta is introducing their new philanthropy event Hoops for Hearing. The basketball tournament will be taking place 12-4 p.m. March 7 at the Marshall University Recreation Center.  Hoops for Hearing is a basketball tournament in support of the Starkey Hearing Foundation, a nonprofit organizati...

Black history month essay winners announced

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

February 29, 2020

Marshall University’s Carter G. Woodson Lyceum congratulated five high schoolers during the 2020 Carter G. Woodson Essay Competition, in which Cabell County students wrote essays regarding the 2020 Black History Month Theme, “African Americans and the Vote.” “This is a program where we’re...

“The Laramie Project” provides opportunities for theater students

“The Laramie Project” was a Marshall University School of Theatre project which told the story of Matthew Shepard, a gay man who was murdered in Laramie, Wyo.

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

February 25, 2020

Being a stage manager for a production from the Marshall University School of Theatre means working as a middleman between the actors, crew members and the director, in and out of rehearsal. Kendra Williams did all of that as the stage manager of “The Laramie Project” while in her first year in college. “I...

Countdown to Commencement aims to prepare students for upcoming graduation

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

February 25, 2020

With graduation a little over two months away, Marshall University has multiple events aimed at seniors to help them prepare for the big day.  “Sometimes we have issues where students get to graduation without realizing that there was a parking ticket they  didn’t pay, or they didn’t know...

Marshall Artist Series brings unique entertainment experiences

Scenes from Finding Neverland performed at The Keith Albee.

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

February 23, 2020

Students at the show “Finding Neverland” said they were pleased that the Marshall Artists Series has given them the opportunity to see shows they might not have ever gotten the chance to experience. “I would not be able to afford coming to these shows on my own, so being able have the student tickets is really nic...

“The Laramie Project” unites School of Theatre to teach community about compassion

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Every discipline in Marshall University’s School of Theatre comes together to create their productions, with the latest being “The Laramie Project,” opening this week.  “The Laramie Project,” a play which debuted in 2000 and was written by Moisés Kaufman, is about the 1998 murder of Matth...

MUsic Alive series invites students, local community to experience music performances

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

February 18, 2020

The MUsic Alive concert series, featuring different guest artists and university faculty, has been playing music in the Huntington community for 14 years.  “MUsic Alive: Guest Artist and Faculty Collaboration Concert Series was initiated 14 years ago, as an ongoing university chamber series, b...

Speak the Truth event to encourage artistic expression

Taevion Kinsey, Reporter

February 18, 2020

Marshall University continues to celebrate black history month with “Speak the Truth – Open Mic Night.” The event welcomes poets, rappers, dancers and singers to come out and showcase their talents in talking about black history. The event is set for 6 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Shawkey Dining Room of...

Cupid’s Q&A: Ed and Ann Bingham

Photo courtesy of 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...