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Huntington appreciated funk music during Funktafest

Huntington appreciated funk music during Funktafest

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE

The city of Huntington moved and grooved during Funktafest Saturday, Sept. 29 at Ritter Park’s Amphitheater. The crowd at all-day funk music festival hula hooped and danced, all while supporting local artists, musicians and businesses. All artists were from West Virginia and Kentucky, expect for two...

Thundering word places third overall in speech and debate competition

Thundering word places third overall in speech and debate competition

Madison Davis, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s Speech and Debate team, the Thundering Word, placed third overall in a competition at Western Kentucky University last weekend. This competition lasted from Sept. 21 to Sept. 23, and placing third in this competition is something Marshall has not accomplished in a long time. Nancy...

The annual celebration of Greek culture; Greek Fest

Chelsey Stanley, Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under LIFE

The annual Greek Festival kicked off the fall season at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Huntington, West Virginia, Sept. 28. The three day event celebrated Greek culture, art and music. Lambros Svingos has participated in the Greek festival for the past 25 years. The Svingos family are the...

National Alpaca Farm day at Merritt’s Farm in Barboursville

National Alpaca Farm day at Merritt’s Farm in Barboursville

Meg Keller, Reporter

September 29, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE, Showcase

A nurse turned farmer opens her property to the public once a year to celebrate the animals she cares for daily. Julie Merritt and her husband Chip allow the public to their farm each year for National Alpaca Farm Day to celebrate their livelihood and educate attendees about the benefits of alp...

Free yoga class in the student garden

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

September 29, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Gro Huntington and the MU Sustainability Department will sponsor a beginner’s yoga class in Marshall University’s student garden Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. The class is open to beginners, kids and dogs, and yoga mats will be provided to attendees. The one-hour session will be instructed by executive director...

S.U.P.E.R day celebrates reading for kindergarten through grade 12

S.U.P.E.R day celebrates reading for kindergarten through grade 12

Madison Davis, Reporter

September 29, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Students from Cabell and Wayne counties participated in the third annual Students Using their Powers to Engage in Reading, or S.U.P.E.R., Day to celebrate fluency Sept. 28 at the Marshall Recreation Center. Area students ranging from kindergarten to grade 12 from Cabell and Wayne County schools participated...

Hispanic Heritage Month continues with art exhibit

Hispanic Heritage Month continues with art exhibit

Joelle Gates, Reporter

September 29, 2018


Filed under LIFE

International art was displayed for Hispanic Heritage Month Wednesday at Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center. Edgar Jahir, a Latino artist from Oaxaca, Mexico, offered a free presentation and workshop for Huntington residents and Marshall students. “[Jahir] has brought a lot of culture...

Study abroad fair to get students interested in study abroad opportunities

Sam Phillips, Reporter

September 29, 2018


Filed under LIFE

To get more students involved with studying abroad, Marshall University sponsored a study abroad fair Sept. 26 in the Memorial Student Center. The fair consisted of professors and associates providing information on several opportunities abroad. One opportunity is sponsored by the College of Arts...

Local mental health professionals discuss anxiety and depression

Local mental health professionals discuss anxiety and depression

Douglas Harding, Reporter

September 28, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Local mental health professionals participated in a panel discussion with Marshall University students about anxiety, depression and finding help Sept. 27 in Drinko Library. The event was part of the Don’t Call Me Crazy: Resiliency through Education mental health awareness series sponsored by Marshall...

CAB organizes paint and sip event

Leanna Owens, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Over 125 students congregated in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris room Sept. 25 to participate in Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board’s Paint & Sip event, but only 110 were able to participate. CAB had to turn many students away due to a lack of materials to accommodate the...

MU Reads celebrates Banned Books Week

Sam Phillips, Reporter

September 27, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Published local authors Marie Manilla and Eliot Parker spoke Sept. 26 at an MU Reads event celebrating Banned Books Week Manilla and Parker previously joined MU Reads for Banned Books Week in 2017. Banned Books Week is designed to showcase books that have been banned in the past, especially to children...

Huntington tradition Greek Fest begins this weekend

Huntington tradition Greek Fest begins this weekend

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

September 25, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

A Huntington tradition celebrating the culture and ancestry of Greece, Greek Fest begins this weekend at 11 a.m., Friday at St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Huntington. Father Mark Elliot, priest of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, said Greek Fest gives the Huntington community a chance to be involv...