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Appalachian Old Time String Band honor culture, faith

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

April 19, 2016


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UKirk students were treated to traditional old-time Appalachian music on Tuesday night in the Campus Christian Center. The Appalachian Old Time String Band – which consists of Dennis Bills, Gray Crater and Dave Ball – played various tunes and discussed the history of the music and the influenc...

Student trumpeter Justin Bahawi performs Tuesday for junior recital

Student trumpeter Justin Bahawi performs Tuesday for junior recital

Leah Cook, Reporter

April 19, 2016


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Trumpeter Justin Bahawi performed his perfected studio selections that were three years in the making at his recital Tuesday night at the Jomie Jazz Center. The Huntington native is a trumpet performance major at the Marshall University School of Music and Theatre. “I chose this direction because...

Real Faces of Religion in West Virginia: Part II

Real Faces of Religion in West Virginia: Part II

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

April 18, 2016


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Fear. It’s a basic instinct that motivates most actions people take and views they possess. Fear can cause lines to be drawn when they should be crossed. It can cause divides where things should be coming together. It can cause hatred where there should be understanding. Prevalent ideas present in today’s media a...

Student guitar recital scheduled for Thursday

April 13, 2016


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The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre’s guitar studio class will host its Spring recital Thursday, April 14. The recital will feature a collage of solo performances by the guitar students of Dr. Júlio Ribeiro Alves. Students will perform music from various composers of different nationalities that sho...

Marshall Smashers offers friendly competition, community for gamers

Marshall Smashers offers friendly competition, community for gamers

Ryan Fischer, Photo Editor

April 13, 2016


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A flurry of clicks and snaps controls the bracket on the second floor of Corbly Hall each Thursday as the Marshall Smashers gather for an evening of intensive button mashing and super smashing. Thirty-seven members brawled between Wii U and GameCube setups Thursday across displays ranging from sl...

Faces of religion in West Virginia

Faces of religion in West Virginia

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

April 11, 2016


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Fear. It’s a basic instinct that motivates most actions people take and views they possess. Fear can cause lines to be drawn when they should be crossed. It can cause divides where things should be coming together; it can cause hatred where there should be understanding. Prevalent ideas present in ...

Remains: student capstones reflect on individuality

Remains: student capstones reflect on individuality

Lukas Hagley, Reporter

April 6, 2016


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With the sun and showers of the spring semester comes the anxiety and stress of finals, but perhaps none are more harrowing than seniors’ capstone projects. For six graduating art students, their capstone “Remains” is a labor of love that far outweighs the pressure. Courtney Childers, Jessic...

Jazz Combo showcases unique ensemble

Jazz Combo showcases unique ensemble

Leah Cook, Reporter

April 6, 2016


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Jazz Combo I filled the Jomie Jazz forum in more ways than one Wednesday night with its “Up Close and Personal” concert directed by Dr. Martin Saunders. The combo’s large sound and 18-member ensemble had the room bursting at the seams. “Due to a small scheduling snafu we had to move over h...

Trumpeter Pat Harbison joins final Jomie Jazz Guest Artist Series

Trumpeter Pat Harbison joins final Jomie Jazz Guest Artist Series

Leah Cook, Reporter

April 5, 2016


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The Jomie Jazz Guest Artist Series wrapped up its season with a performance from trumpet professor, performer and composer Pat Harbison. Harbison is a professor of jazz studies at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he joined the faculty in 1997.  Harbison has also been on the faculty of...

Local instrumental group Signals opens Wednesday at The V-Club

Ryan Fischer, Photo Editor

April 5, 2016


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Local group Signals will open along with heavy rockers Mothership for Corrosion of Conformity’s metal set Wednesday at The V-Club. Signals front man Tony Waller said his band was “trying to blend two forms of rock and metal” for a more distinct sound on the music scene. “We dabble in [meta...

Herald-Dispatch turns page, closes faithful printing press

Herald-Dispatch turns page, closes faithful printing press

Elayna Conard, Reporter

April 4, 2016


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Not too often is it said that Huntington, West Virginia is home to an item that is one of its kind. However, The Herald-Dispatch houses an original letter printing press that is said to be the only one like it still operating in the world. The letter printing press is a model from the 1950s and is com...

“Keep Watch” album debuts at V-Club

“Keep Watch” album debuts at V-Club

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

March 31, 2016


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Charleston band A Story Told will debut their first album “Keep Watch” Saturday at the V-Club before continuing its tour in Ohio. “We actually demoed out a ton of songs just to kind of find a sound that’s individual to us and kind of sets us apart,” vocalist Alex Chaney said. “We wanted to ...