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Trump talks coal, economy, Russia during Huntington visit

Trump talks coal, economy, Russia during Huntington visit

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
August 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

President Donald Trump visited Huntington on Thursday for a campaign rally. The event was held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, and downtown Huntington was practically shut down. Vendors selling Trump gear flocked in the streets, Trump supporter packed the arena and protesters stood by, voicing their...

Protesters take to the streets during Trump rally

Protesters take to the streets during Trump rally

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
August 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

At a pivotal moment in the protests that raged on outside the Big Sandy Superstore Arena during President Donald Trump’s campaign rally Thursday, Michelle Davis interrupted a counter protest to place a transgender rights flag overtop a Make America Great Again flag. “No hate, no fear, immigrants ...

Marshall, WVU presidents collaborate to bring economic development to W.Va.

Marshall, WVU presidents collaborate to bring economic development to W.Va.

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
July 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The two men who lead the largest educational institutions in West Virginia met Wednesday to discuss the ways the universities can bring economic development to the Mountain State. Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert and West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee were hosted by The H...

Marshall Artists Series reveals 81st season lineup

Marshall Artists Series reveals 81st season lineup

Tom Jenkins, For The Parthenon
July 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The lineup for the 81st season of the Marshall Artists Series has been revealed, promising to bring two music legends, Broadway smash hits and many laughs to Huntington’s Keith-Albee Theatre. Stephen Stills , most known for his contributions to classic rock group Crosby, Stills and Nash, will ...

Party on the Patio to feature authentic Reggae artist

Party on the Patio to feature authentic Reggae artist

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
July 20, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

For anyone who hasn’t had the time to make it to the beach this summer, the Greater Huntington Parks & Recreation District is here to help—by bringing the beach to Huntington. Party on the Patio at Heritage Station, set to begin on Friday, at 7 p.m., will feature the sounds of Jamaican-born R...

Williams to vie for Congressional seat

Williams to vie for Congressional seat

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
July 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced Tuesday his intention to run for the House of Representatives in the upcoming 2018 midterm election. Williams, who has served as Huntington’s mayor since 2012, will run as a Democrat in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes 18 counties in ...

Tuition hike result of state’s higher education cuts

Tuition hike result of state’s higher education cuts

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
July 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall will face a 9 percent tuition hike in the fall,  a result of the $4.2 million in cuts on the university’s higher education funds — approved last month in the state’s budget — along with the trend of state cuts in recent years, according to Marshall’s Office of University Communi...

Jarvis prepares talk on LGBTQ+ experience in WV

Jarvis prepares talk on LGBTQ+ experience in WV

Franklin Norton, LIFE! Editor
June 23, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall Student Body President Matt Jarvis will take the stage at city hall on Monday to give a talk that hits close to home for him. “Mountainqueer: Identifying as LGBTQ+ in Appalachia”, set to begin at 7 p.m., will address the experience of LGBTQ+ people in Appalachia, specifically in the West Virgin...

Campus abuzz as new students arrive for orientation

Campus abuzz as new students arrive for orientation

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University is buzzing with energy, even during the summer time. For several weeks spread throughout the summer, the campus is filled with incoming students hoping to learn more about the university and its services. Cedrick Gathings, the university’s Vice President of Student Affair...

World Changers work to change Huntington for the better

World Changers work to change Huntington for the better

Adam Stephens, News Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

  The sounds of construction and home repair could be heard throughout Huntington last week while members of the Christian organization World Changers volunteered at 14 different worksites throughout the city. The crews worked on several different projects at homes throughout Huntington ...

Local residents go ‘Over the Edge’ for charity

Local residents go ‘Over the Edge’ for charity

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
June 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Gina Browning learned only an hour in advance that she would be rappelling down the historic West Virginia Building Saturday during Over the Edge, a fundraising event for United Way of the River Cities presented by St. Mary’s Hospital. Browning, a creative ambassador of Goodwill buzz, said sh...

Grindstone Coffeeology celebrates one year with big announcement

Grindstone Coffeeology celebrates one year with big announcement

Franklin Norton, Features Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

What’s a birthday without ice cream? Last week, Grindstone Coffeeology celebrated its first birthday with a big announcement: they would now be stocking products from Austin’s Ice Cream, a Ceredo-based ice cream shop well known for its homemade treats. For a business just a year old, owner Brenden Fenn was surpri...