Audio Stories

This page is an archive of audio stories submitted by HU students over the years.

The Struggle to Save
Textbooks, loans, and weekend fun ensure Huntington University students face the dilemma: to spend or not to spend.

By Morgan Miller, Editor-in-Chief (2018-2019) | May 14, 2019
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From Force to Forester
After graduating from Huntington University in 1998, Justin Faw served on the Marion Police Department for nearly 21 years, working detective cases and balancing his family life with his career. A year and a half ago, Faw returned to his alma mater as its newest chief of police, and he couldn’t be happier.

By Michael Lehman, Copy Editor (2018-2019); Editor-in-Chief (2019-2020) | May 14, 2019
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Plasma for a Penny
Some students at Huntington University have found a seemingly simple solution to earning money while attending school. Those who believe in the idea say it takes little time and effort while saving lives in the process. But others question the ethics of the practice or disagree with the term “donate.”

By Rebecca Malott, Contributor | May 13, 2019
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Tower of the Unknown
Some students have attempted to break in, others have been successful. But because it is kept off-limits, Becker tower remains a mystery to many students. The Huntingtonian peeks inside.

By Paige Schreiber, Contributor | May 13, 2019
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Free Fallin’
Shelby Price was trapped in the Becker elevator twice in one semester. What gives?

By Coby Solms, Contributor | May 7, 2019
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Shopping Small
Some students say they shop around the community at stores like Dream Center for unique items that local shops have to offer. Others buy products based on price points at box stores such as Walmart.

By Shelby Price, Contributor | April 17, 2019
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Rollin’ with the Punches
Even a campus as small as Huntington University can be hard to navigate for some students and staff.

By Jacob Osborn, Contributor | April 11, 2019
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How Loew and Brenn Became One
Only one building on campus is named in honor of two people. Who were these men? What made them so famous? Why is this building significant?

By Taylor Haywood, Contributor | April 2, 2019
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Prince on Campus
There is a furry companion on campus that is helping its owner. But how is he seen by other students?

By Jewel Harris, Contributor | March 26, 2019
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Bye, Bye, Bias
Journalism has always been seen as a man’s game. Huntington University women are taking the story and rewriting it for a hot-off-the-press revision of journalistic standards.

By Jazlyn Rust, Contributor | May 14, 2018
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“I Do” at HU
Most college students think about graduation plans, what homework they have, or what kind of internship should they apply for. But these HU undergrads are thinking about catering a wedding, what kind of flowers to choose, and the perfect guest list.

By Laura Caicedo, Lifestyle Editor (2017-2018) | May 14, 2018
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Eat, Pray, Fortnite
The video game is taking over campus, but how much is it taking over its players’ lives?

By Justin Ayres, Contributor | May 11, 2018
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Life as an “Aspie”
When someone hears the word “Asperger’s,” they wonder how someone lives with the disorder. Brent Hardy shares his story of being what he calls an “aspie,” or someone diagnosed with Asperger’s.

By Grace O’Brien, Contributor | April 26, 2018
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Survivor: College Edition
Making the transition into college can be hard as a freshman. Here are the top tips by Huntington University students for making the adjustment to college.

By Blaire Koomler, Contributor | Feb. 26, 2018
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Education at the Next Level: 0.7 Miles Away
Huntington North High School graduates Rachel Platt, Katelynn Farley and Andrew Esch chose to attend Huntington University.

By Josiah Wilson, News Editor (2017-2018) | Oct. 2, 2017
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Playing with P.O.T.S.
Play, pass out. Play, pass out. This pattern was soccer life for Amanda Burge after she developed P.O.T.S. her senior year of high school, a condition that causes the heart and brain to not communicate. Despite her medical symptoms, family asking her why she wouldn’t just quit and disheartening doctor’s recommendations, Burge continued to play — and later coach — the game she loved.

By Courtney Borton, Contributor | Dec. 12, 2016
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A Haunting in Hardy?
Rumor is Lucretia pokes people on the back, knocks on doors and screams in videos. Is she Hardy Hall’s resident ghost haunting the third floor?

By Chelsea Tyler, Assistant Editor (2017-2018)| Nov. 21, 2016
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Is it dumb to not have a smartphone?
In a time where smartphones are the “in” thing, some students struggle to make the upgrade.

By CM Melin, Contributor | April 29, 2016
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Four Foresters: One Family
The Fiechter family has four students—Thany, Bess, Dan and Sarah—currently at HU. And there are potentially two more on the way. What’s it like to share the college experience with your brothers and sisters?

By Miranda Palmer, Contributor | Nov. 22, 2015
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Ten Minutes to Spare
In late summer 2015, Courtney Borton repeated to herself, “You’re not going to die. You’re not going to die,” as she and her Honda CRV rolled three times in a Michigan cornfield. She escaped before the engine exploded and left with an altered perspective.

By Gina Eisenhut, Sports Editor (2017-2018) | Nov. 15, 2015
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Trout Unthinks “Thin”
TV, magazines, family, society—just a few of the factors that can trigger an eating disorder. Rebekah Trout talks about her 12-year struggle with bulimia and the measures that she’s taking to recover.

By Laura Watson, Contributor | May 8, 2014
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