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‘American Idiot’ musical opens at the Keith Albee

‘American Idiot’ musical opens at the Keith Albee

The Green Day inspired Broadway musical, “American Idiot,” will take the stage at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. The performance, with minimal dialogue and mostly music, is taken from Green Day’s Grammy Award winner of Best Musical Show Album, “American Idiot. Full story

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Marshall University celebrates Earth Day 2014

Marshall University celebrates Earth Day 2014

Marshall University’s campus was greener than usual Tuesday as students, faculty and staff came together with members of the community and local organizations to celebrate Earth Day. Birds of prey, tie-dye shirts, yoga and plants of all kinds could be seen around campus in an effort to educate the Marshall community about health of the planet and what individuals can do to take care of the environment. Full story

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Another daughter of Marshall joins Ravens

Another daughter of Marshall joins Ravens

The Baltimore Ravens cheerleading team is gaining another daughter from Marshall University for the 2014-2015 season. That new member is Kaila Thompson, a senior at majoring in sports management and marketing from Washington D.C. Many previous dancers and cheerleaders from Marshall have gone on to cheer for the Baltimore Ravens including Nicolette D. Full story

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Student group puts on painting fundraiser for TIPS scholarship

Marshall University’s Shaver Media Group helped River Valley Child Development Services raise money for the TIPS scholarship by having a fundraiser at Wine and Design Friday evening. The TIPS scholarship helps people whose parents make over the limit for the West Virginia grant but still do not make enough to afford childcare. Full story

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Baltimore Ravens safety returns to Huntington for spring training

Baltimore Ravens safety returns to Huntington for spring training

A Marshall University football alumus returned to Huntington in the offseason for three months to prepare for the upcoming NFL season. Omar Brown, a safety for the Baltimore Ravens, has been training at the Hit Center on Fifth Avenue, trying to gain 12 pounds of muscle before traveling back to Baltimore for the 2014 training camp with the Ravens. Full story


  • Mascot auditions open to students Sunday

    Auditions to cast the Marshall University mascot, Marco the buffalo, will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday in Marco’s Lounge, located in the basement of the Memorial Student Center. Matt Turner, Marshall University chief of staff, said men and women in both graduate and undergraduate programs can apply for the position.

  • INTO MU students exhibit their creativity as part of ‘Project Day’

    International students represented their academic achievements Wednesday at INTO Marshall University during Project Day, a day where students had the chance to exhibit their assigned movies, magazines or book projects.  “This semester we decided to try different things in the way we practice English and the way we test students,” Joanna Schrecengost, instructor at INTO MU, said.

  • School of Pharmacy hosts Geriatric Symposium

    The Marshall University School of Pharmacy hosted its inaugural Geriatrics Symposium Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center. The agenda had four different sessions with speakers talking about various topics dealing with health care for the elderly.

  • College of Arts and Media prepares for its first awards convocation

    The College of Arts and Media’s first awards convocation will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse.  CAM was created July 1, 2013 and is home to the School of Art and Design, the School of Music and Theatre and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

  • Sly Roosevelt brings its unique progressive indie rock to the V Club Thursday

    Since its inception in 2008, local indie rock band Sly Roosevelt has been one of the most active and hardest working acts in Huntington. The band will be joined for an eclectic night of experimental rock music by Ohio band Silent Lions at 10 p.m. Thursday at the V Club.


  • Spring game gives young defense chance to shine

    Following a 2013 season in which the Marshall University football team forced 26 turnovers, recorded 102 tackles for loss and sacked opposing quarterbacks 32 times, it could be easy for the men of the gridiron and Thundering Herd faithful alike to become content with that production from a year ago during the 2014 Green and White Game Saturday afternoon at Joan C.

  • Softball has tough road ahead

    As Marshall University softball’s regular season play is winding down, it is focusing on returning to the Conference USA tournament in Boca Raton, Fla. The team’s current record is 9-9 in conference, which places it in seventh in C-USA. Only the top eight teams will be given the chance to play in Boca Raton.

  • Herd softball takes on rival Ohio in doubleheader

    Marshall University softball will play its final nonconference games as a doubleheader against Ohio University Wednesday. This will be the 19th annual meeting between the teams, for a total of 49 games. Marshall leads the series 31-18. Last season, the Herd swept the Owls.

  • High-octane Herd offense ready to shine in spring game

    Marshall University Thundering Herd football fans have become accustomed to seeing a high-powered offense that routinely scores 40 or 50 points a game. Saturday’s annual Green and White scrimmage will provide an opportunity for that offense to show that more of the same is coming in the fall.

  • Herd Baseball trying to improve streak against WVU

    The Marshall baseball team will travel to in-state rival West Virginia University for a midweek game Tuesday at Hawley Field in Morgantown, W.Va. The Herd and the Mountaineers were supposed to play earlier in the year on March 18, but due to inclement weather, the game had to be postponed.


  • West Virginia bands take V Club stage this weekend

      The ever-growing West Virginia music scene will be well represented this weekend, capped by the return of the popular rock band AC30, at 10 p.m. Saturday at the V Club. The festivities kick off at 10 p.m. Friday at the V Club with local funk-soul ensemble Downtown King.

  • Limited space keeps aMUsed fans on their feet

    Room 224 of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center was packed Friday night with family, friends, Marshall University students and staff for the aMUsed Dance Company’s Spring Performance. The performance is a small gathering of family and friends who join together to view Marshall performers in their spring recital, but this spring’s show exceeded expectations of President Kristin Boyd and Vice President Lauren Cundiff.

  • The Art of Skateboarding

    Marshall University graduate Don Pendleton will present his art exhibit “Paris Signs Presents: Fine Lines: The Artwork of Don Pendleton: A Walter Gropius Artist” through May. Pendleton will speak about his artwork at 7 p.m. Thursday, and he will teach a three-day workshop at the Huntington Museum of Art titled, “Fine Lines: The Art of Skateboard Graphics” from 9 a.


    Country duo Sundy Best packs the V Club for a performance showcasing its fresh sound and new album

    Lexington-based country duo Sundy Best celebrated the release of their new album “Bring Up the Sun” Saturday with a packed show at the V Club in Huntington. The band filled almost two hours with material from the new album and fan favorites from its debut album “Door Without a Screen.


    Marshall University art students explore New York City's art culture

    Students of Marshall University’s School of Art and Design spent three days in New York City as part of an annual trip that gives them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the city’s diverse art culture. The students explored contemporary art museums in Chelsea, visited prestigious museums such as The Museum of Modern Art and The Metropolitan Museum of Art and toured the Big Apple.


  • More security needed to stop future stowaways


    Ever want to runaway from home? Maybe your parents told you to clean your room or grounded you after some stunt you tried to pull. How far did you make it? Most kids probably packed a bag, maybe made it out the door, down the driveway or even down the road.

  • Prescription drug use not the answer


    Across the country, finals are near for millions of college students. Stress levels are higher than usual, which is understandable, but studies show that some students are using “study drugs” to cope with the extra stress. According to a CNN article, students are taking medications used to treat ADHD, such as Adderall, Ritalin and Vyvanse, to help them focus on their studies.

  • Not quite captivated in 30 seconds


    Introduced in February by NBCUniversal, #30SecondstoKnow features topics covering various news areas in half a minute (plus the five second introduction and 15 second advertisement from sole sponsor, Xerox Corp.) Each clip explains subjects such as the latest in the NFL (via NBC Sports) or methods to maximize social security distribution (via CNBC).

  • Niche films spoiling golden age in movies


    The year 2013 will be remembered as one of the most richly successful and critically acclaimed years in film. Instant classics in virtually all categories, such as historic film (“12 Years a Slave”), science fiction (“Gravity”), animation (“Frozen”) and drama (“American Hustle”/”Dallas Buyers Club”), saw their first run in what made for one of the most anticipated awards seasons in years.

  • Tragedy makes us stronger

    The city of Boston paused at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday to remember those who lost their lives in the Boston Marathon bombings last year and honor the “Boston Strong” mentality that emerged from the ashes. A bell sounded Wednesday in the shadow of the Statehouse in Richmond, Va.