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“Keep Watch” album debuts at V-Club

“Keep Watch” album debuts at V-Club

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

March 31, 2016

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 ...

Miss Black and Gold Pageant scheduled for Saturday

Miss Black and Gold Pageant scheduled for Saturday

Sage Shavers, Reporter

March 31, 2016

A few Marshall University ladies will showcase their talents and compete for a scholarship on Saturday. The women will compete in the Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant sponsored by the Nu Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for a scholarship and respect in the community. The pageant will...

Marketing professor shares passion for teaching

Marketing professor shares passion for teaching

Logan Parkulo, Reporter

March 31, 2016

Marshall University marketing professor Uday S. Tate is a native of Sidhpur, India. Tate was raised in India and attended two universities in India before coming to the United States. In India, Tate studied at MS University of Baroda, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in...

Graduate Tyler Davis to perform in senior recital

Leah Cook, Reporter

March 30, 2016

Tubist Tyler Davis will present his graduate recital Thursday featuring a variety of compositions that display the range of his instrument. The Huntington native has been a student at Marshall for six years, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in music education and plans to graduate with his ...

Art auction benefits multiple sclerosis

Art auction benefits multiple sclerosis

Lukas Hagley, Reporter

March 30, 2016

Bringing together the fields of art and science has always proven lucrative. In this tradition and in honor of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, Marshall's Neurology department hosted an art auction to aid MS patients March 30. Held at Black Sheep Burrito and Brews, the auction raised funds to provide...

Former Marshall professor uses language to break barriers

Former Marshall professor uses language to break barriers

Amanda Gibson, Reporter

March 28, 2016

Although she is retired, former Marshall University modern languages professor Maria Carmen Riddel said she is still busy. Riddel returned in February after volunteering on her fifth medical mission trip in Ecuador. Riddel volunteers with Ecuadent, an organization that brings medical and dental care to children ...

The forgotten classroom

The forgotten classroom

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter

March 16, 2016

For the first time in nearly five decades, a piece of chalk was once again drawn against the black slate chalkboard of Union School. This time, instead of the alphabet and equations, the chalk was used to write, “Welcome to the One-Room School Museum.” West Virginia history professor Paul Lutz had...

Chamber choir to perform in Spain over break

Chamber choir to perform in Spain over break

Leah Cook, Reporter

March 16, 2016

The Marshall University Chamber Choir will begin its Spring Break early, touring and performing across Spain from March 16 to 27.  This ensemble of 30 students, directed by David Castleberry, associate dean of the College of Arts and Media, director or choral activities will arrive in Granada, Sp...

Local drummer prepares for national tour

Local drummer prepares for national tour

Ryan Fischer, Photo Editor

March 16, 2016

Local drummer Chris Thompson just returned from touring alongside experimental group I Set My Friends on Fire, but will be swept away from West Virginia’s scene as he tours with ISMFOF through April. Thompson has drummed for Charleston band Time and Distance since he was 16. “I used to play in a...

Boston College students spend break volunteering in Huntington

Boston College students spend break volunteering in Huntington

Clara Maynard, Reporter

March 14, 2016

As Marshall University students gear up to take their spring break, a group of students from Boston College waved goodbye to the Jewel City. The students were working with the Huntington Area Habitat for Humanity to help build a house on Bruce Street. The organization builds homes for the less fortun...

Snowshoe brings in American Authors for alternative spring break

Snowshoe brings in American Authors for alternative spring break

Megan Osborne, Executive Editor

March 10, 2016

The words “spring break” typically conjure images of sand, sunshine and palm trees in the minds of many college students, but Snowshoe Mountain Resort seeks to challenge that idea with Ballhooter Festival Thursday through Sunday. “You’ve got all summer for that, right? Plenty of time to go ...

Blue Man Group brings color to campus

Blue Man Group brings color to campus

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

March 9, 2016

Members of the Blue Man Group revealed what lies under the azure makeup in Smith Hall Tuesday. The workshop was focused on channeling the inner Blue Man through the harmony of motion and sound and how the audience is used as a propeller during improvisation. “If you’ve seen the movie ‘Birdman,’...