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Baseball Hall of Famer slides into Huntington

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

The Marshall Artists Series is pitching a curveball this week as it welcomes Johnny Bench, Baseball Hall of Famer and former Cincinnati Reds player, to give an inspirational speech to Marshall University students and the Huntington community at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Keith Albee. Though the...

Unity Walk kicks off homecoming, celebrates family

Unity Walk kicks off homecoming, celebrates family

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

October 22, 2019

Hundreds of students joined the eighth annual Unity Walk to kick off the homecoming week activities Monday afternoon. The event celebrated the diversity of Marshall University’s student body with a walk around the campus perimeter.  “So, this is about a family reunion, we call it unity,” Ass...

Drag queens and bingo bring community together

Sarah Rowe, Reporter

October 22, 2019

The Women’s March West Virginia, The Peddler, Huntington Pride and Branches Domestic Violence Shelter collaborated on a few commonalities—drag queens and bingo. “There has to be solidarity in a movement, you have to involve the community in order to make a difference,” Ally Layman, director...

Students create letter boards, de-stress at DIY series event

Students create letter boards, de-stress at DIY series event

Julianna Everly, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Marshall students had the opportunity to forget the stress of school and midterms while creating letter boards in a group setting at a DIY event Wednesday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. During the event, the second installment in the Campus Activities Board's year-long DIY...

Local band promotes new album throughout cities in the U.S.

Local band promotes new album throughout cities in the U.S.

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

October 15, 2019

CHICAGO, IL — Tunes from the Huntington-bred band, Ona, filled the air at Chicago’s Sleeping Village venue Saturday, Oct. 12.  Ona’s alternative/indie rock sound has spread from small clubs like Huntington’s own V Club to larger crowds in cities such as Chicago, Illinois.  “We look...

Professors utilize historical instruments to perform for local community

Summer Jewell, Reporter

October 15, 2019

A trio of Marshall University faculty members will bring classical music back to life with historical instruments during a performance at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church Sunday, Oct. 20. “The idea is that music actually sounded different in the time of composers two and three hundred years...

Modern languages department chair encourages students to study abroad

Taylor Speight, Reporter

October 12, 2019

Marshall University's modern languages department is urging students to learn more about and consider studying abroad, the department's chair said. Natsuki Fukunaga Anderson, chair of the modern languages department, said she believes it is essential for students to travel abroad and has received...

Marshall faculty, guest artists to perform classic opera

Summer Jewell, Reporter

October 12, 2019

A classic opera will be brought to the stage by several Marshall staff members Oct. 11 at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church in Huntington. “We have an amazing cast,” said Carline Waugh, a professor in the Marshall University School of Music and performer in the upcoming presentation of...

Professional music fraternity offers free music lessons for students

Julianna Everly, Reporter

October 11, 2019

Professional music fraternity Delta Kappa Delta Omicron is offering students free music lessons with a Delta Omicron member for several instruments and skills, such as clarinet, voice, composition and drum major.  Secretary Cayce Murphy, a junior music education and vocal performance major, sai...

New website provides platform for West Virginia filmmakers

New website provides platform for West Virginia filmmakers

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

October 8, 2019

Vandalia TV may look like many other streaming services, except for one big difference: Every film on the website was created by a West Virginia filmmaker.  “I wanted something that promotes all these great filmmakers that I know,” Nate Cesco, former Marshall University student and creator of...

“Farm to Table Dinner” provides community with local food choices

Sarah Rowe, Reporter

October 8, 2019

One local business is using farm fresh food to stimulate the economy, help the Earth and provide food to families in the community. “People have lost touch with what they are really eating,” said Buford Pitts, one of the farmers that provided produce for the “Farm to Table Dinner,” organized...

Professional bull riders tour makes stop in Huntington

Professional bull riders tour makes stop in Huntington

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

October 6, 2019

Professional bull riding fans and families experienced what some said to be an adrenaline rush during the Professional Bull Riders Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour Friday, Oct. 4 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington.  William Burden, an event goer and former bull rider from ...