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INTO Interview

INTO Interview

Jared Casto, contributor

September 14, 2015


Filed under INTO Interviews, LIFE

Kasun Wijayagurusinghe is a sophomore accounting major and INTO student worker from Sri Lanka. Wijayagurusinghe has lived in American for almost two years and chose to come to Marshall due to the versatile INTO program and the radically different climate from Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s adoption of western...

FEST:2 Preview: A Story Told

FEST:2 Preview: A Story Told

Nathan Thomas, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Charleston based pop rock band A Story Told is one of six West Virginia bands performing at Fest:2. “I think it’s going to be really cool,” said Josh Allen, drummer. “Most of us have been out of school for a little bit so it’s going to be fun to come back to where we started this whole thing...

32nd Annual ChiliFest to heat up Pullman Square

32nd Annual ChiliFest to heat up Pullman Square

MacKenzi Kyle, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Locals are set to take part in the World’s Chili Championship qualifier as part of the city of Huntington’s 32nd annual Chili Fest in Pullman Square this Saturday, Sept. 12. In 1983, Ron Smith wanted to bring business to his restaurant, Chili Willi’s, and also try to bring something he felt...

Local singer follows dreams to the big times

Local singer follows dreams to the big times

Kalyn Bordman, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The region is full of local artists and Spring Valley High School student, Kelsey Seibert, displayed her talent at the Barboursville Fall Festival Pageant this past Saturday. Seibert showed off her skills by singing four songs throughout the evening. Seibert is no stranger to the stage. Seibert...

Once a Golden Girl, always a Golden Girl

Once a Golden Girl, always a Golden Girl

Abi Black, reporter

September 9, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Imagine being in a situation where your entire life is turned upside down. You are taken from your home for your own safety into a new environment. The Golden Girls Group Home is a haven for girls that find themselves in such situations. Located in Ceredo, West Virginia, the Golden Girls Home is licensed...

Humans of Huntington

Humans of Huntington

Emily Rice, Photo Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under Humans of Huntington, LIFE, Showcase

So you mentioned before that you are a freshman, and when college is portrayed in movies, people are always sitting around in the grass, socializing and playing music, and you wanted to make that happen?   “Well yeah, I mean, it’s a very social place, but it seems very dead, I mean, you...

Annual cook-off helps preserve Appalachian heritage

Annual cook-off helps preserve Appalachian heritage

Rob Engle, reporter

September 7, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Chefs from around the region kindled their fires and greased their pans to compete in the 5th Annual Cast Iron Cook-Off at Heritage Farm today. Five teams competed to create traditional Appalachian dishes using only local ingredients and cast iron utensils over a fire. The contest was judged Huntington...

Tri-state fashion show

Tri-state fashion show

Casey Adkins, reporter

September 4, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Spectators of the tri-state area appreciate the art of fashion at St. Mary’s Conference Center, Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6:30p.m. LEVELS: A River Cities pre-event fashion show hosted by United Way, featured First Impressions School of Modeling, Pageantry & Etiquette. The fashion show showcased cocktail...

Battle At The Big Sandy: Fighter Profile

Battle At The Big Sandy: Fighter Profile

Kelsie Lively, reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under LIFE

Tickets: General Admission: $15 Floor Seats: $20 - $30 MU Student Tickets: $10   “Dirty” Don Pennington (7-0-1) Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia Division: Super Middleweight Age: 33 Height: 5’ 10” Weight: 160 Stance: Orthodox Trainer: Ryan Browning Debut:...

Locally Produced Music Video Achieves YouTube Success

Locally Produced Music Video Achieves YouTube Success

Nathan Thomas, reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Uncategorized

Country singer and Marshall University graduate student Pat Morgan’s locally produced music video “Girls Like Jeeps” has amassed over 5,000 views on YouTube in just over a week. “It’s happened really quickly,” Morgan said. “It’s simmering off a bit from where most people locally have...

Exercises Learned and Calories Burned

Exercises Learned and Calories Burned

Brianna Paxton, reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The first Rec Fitness Night kicked off Thursday evening at the Marshall Rec Center. This free event welcomed the community to Marshall’s Rec Center to attend a variety of group fitness classes, as well as free consultations given by personal trainers. “We wanted to do something where we could...

Old Main Emporium thriving after one year of business

Old Main Emporium thriving after one year of business

Rob Engle, reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Sandwiched in a row of shops in downtown Huntington is a small boutique that packs a big punch. Operated by Sara Deel and Sara Sturgen, Old Main Emporium specializes in all things Kelly green, from apparel, to jewelry, to even home goods. But it’s not just their products that make this shop what...