The Parthenon

Swan Lake visits Keith Albee Tuesday

Staff, Reporter

January 26, 2016

The classical ballet Swan Lake is making its Marshall Artist Series debut Tuesday night at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. The State Ballet Theatre of Russia is visiting Huntington to perform the tale of a young prince trying to free a beautiful swan from an evil spell. This story is based on...

Red Sun Rising debuts Tuesday at V-Club

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

January 26, 2016

The V-Club will host Red Sun Rising along with local band, Zero Dark Thirty Tuesday night. Red Sun Rising is visiting the venue to kick off its “Polyester Zeal” headlining tour, fresh off of the release of its titular album, “Polyester Zeal,” in August 2015 on Razor and Tie Recordings Zero ...

The Cellar Door: A Year in Review

The Cellar Door: A Year in Review

Darius Booker, Reporter

January 22, 2016

Right in the heart of the city, local tapas bar, The Cellar Door turns one-year-old and is continuing to offer a unique experience to their clientele. Robert Crickard, ggeneral manager of The Cellar Door and sister business Le Bistro, said he wanted to create an environment that was comfortable fo...

Harry Potter fans mourn loss of Alan Rickman

Harry Potter fans mourn loss of Alan Rickman

Emily Kinner, Reporter

January 20, 2016

Many of Huntington’s Harry Potter fans are feeling nostalgia as they mourn the loss of Alan Rickman, who played Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. Rickman, the English actor and director, died after battling cancer at age 69. Azyn Chahryar, a senior taking Professor Jill Treftz’s Speci...

Sly Roosevelt, Scroungehound take the stage

Sly Roosevelt, Scroungehound take the stage

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

January 19, 2016

 Three bands delivered a powerhouse show before a full crowd Saturday, Jan. 16 at Huntington’s V-Club.  ScroungeHound, a “gypsy rock” group played the first set of the night, prepping the audience for an intense follow up from bands Sly Roosevelt and Ford Theatre Reunion.   To close the ...

Remembering the starman

Remembering the starman

Lukas Hagley, Reporter

January 19, 2016

“Look up here, I’m in Heaven,” a familiar voice cooed over noir saxophones. “I’ve got scars that can’t be seen.” David Bowie’s final single and music video, “Lazarus,” is the tragically reflective ballad left behind in the wake of his sudden death Jan. 10. After an 18-month, secret ...

Prestige Piercing brings a custom touch to body jewelry

Prestige Piercing brings a custom touch to body jewelry

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

December 4, 2015

“Blurple” is a common color of jewelry Anthony Watts’ customers request and purchase at Prestige Piercing on Sixth Avenue in Huntington. The color blurple is a mix of blue and purple hues creating an iridescent color that has become wildly popular at Watts’ piercing and fine body jewelry shop. To...

Civil War reenactments keep history alive

Civil War reenactments keep history alive

MacKenzi Kyle, reporter

December 3, 2015

It has been said, in many different ways, those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. In a year when many people believe their history is being altered by those who deem it to be unfair, unjust, inappropriate or worse, there are those who are determined to keep it alive. The Civil...

Oxford Dictionary names an emoji Word of the Year

Oxford Dictionary names an emoji  Word of the Year

Samantha Godby, reporter

December 2, 2015

As technology grows and improves, society learns what we can do and create incredible connections all across the globe. However, it seems to have taken over the way we process and interact with the world around us. A lot of college students love to get connected, and technology makes it easier than...

Jake’s Sports Bar showcases newly remodeled bar and drink menu

Jake’s Sports Bar showcases newly remodeled bar and drink menu

Shalee Rogney, Life! Editor

November 20, 2015

  Downtown Huntington is home to a selection of different bars that appeal to a wide variety of people. Among those bars is Jake’s Sports Bar. Over the summer, Jake’s remodeled in hopes of attracting a new kind of crowd. Jake’s owner Jacob Morton expressed that the bar needed to be remodeled...

International Festival promotes the sharing of cultures, traditions

International Festival promotes the sharing of cultures, traditions

Michael Brown, reporter

November 17, 2015

  Cultures from around the world were represented Sunday at the International Festival at the Big Sandy Arena. The event, held by the Marshall University Center for International Programs, was free to the public and gave people in attendance the opportunity to take a look at cultures and countries...

The Parthenon lost one of its own in Marshall plane crash

The Parthenon lost one of its own in Marshall plane crash

Mark Suek, contributor

November 13, 2015

  As Southern Airways Flight 932 made its descent to land at Tri-State Airport, Jeff Nathan was likely pondering how he was going to report Marshall’s 17-14 loss at East Carolina in the university’s student newspaper. Since the Douglas DC-9 twin-engine jet airliner required about an hour...