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Album Review: Baio ‘The Names’

Album Review: Baio ‘The Names’

Nick Morton, contributor

September 24, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Glassnote Records has some pretty big names in its family of indie acts. They’re currently home to Mumford and Sons, but most music fans would not consider them indie. The label currently houses the band of French hipsters, Phoenix, Glasgow power trio, Chvrches, American art rapper, Childish Gambino...

Water exhibition makes a splash at opening reception

Water exhibition makes a splash at opening reception

Rob Engle

September 22, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The traveling video installation Water, Water Everywhere: Paean to a Vanishing Resource began its 9 month stay at the Huntington Museum of Art on Sept. 22 with an opening reception sponsored by the Marshall University College of Science. The traveling exhibit curated by award-winning cultural journalist,...

Artist Profile: Most Exalted

Ryan Fischer, columnist

September 22, 2015


Filed under LIFE

The Huntington art scene contains an array of individual communities, but some of them seem to be at the forefront of our attentions while others are left to the periphery. Local groups that capture the most widely circulated and critically accepted material arts include Marshall University’s School...

Trick Pony headlines Barboursville Fall Fest

Trick Pony headlines Barboursville Fall Fest

MacKenzi Kyle, reporter

September 21, 2015


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A West Virginia rain shower did not deter fans from watching Nashville country act, Trick Pony, as Barboursville Fall fest came to a close Saturday. Many umbrella wielding fans waited in their seats as a quick rain shower delayed the start of Trick Pony’s set. “Damn rain,” Heidi Newfield,...

Mothman Festival Welcomes Thousands to Point Pleasant

Mothman Festival Welcomes Thousands to Point Pleasant

John Cole Glover, reporter

September 21, 2015


Filed under LIFE

"Couples See Man-Sized Bird...Creature…Something,” was the first headline that launched Point Pleasant, West Virginia to national attention. Now the town celebrates the mysterious creature referred to as Mothman during one weekend in September. Mothman was a supposed winged beast that terrorized...

Marshall University awarded most LBGTQ friendly campus in West Virginia

Marshall University awarded most LBGTQ friendly campus in West Virginia

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

September 17, 2015


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Marshall has been named as the most LBGTQ friendly college campus in West Virginia as part of a national research list found by eCollegeFinder. It has only been a month since the majority of the Supreme Court ruled in favor of nationwide same-sex marriage. Colleges all over the nation have been making...

Men’s hair parlor open in downtown Huntington

Rob Engle, reporter

September 16, 2015


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Huntington hair stylist Brian Shaffer’s dream has come to fruition with his new shop The Razor and Shear, a hair parlor that offers not just fresh cuts but also fraternity. “I always had the idea for a place where guys could come and hang out, do guy talk and feel comfortable and relaxed,” Shaffer...

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


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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


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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


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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


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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...