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Construction company repairs elderly woman’s home for free

Construction company repairs elderly woman’s home for free

Kelly Pate, Reporter
December 2, 2014
Filed under LIFE

When Margaret McMillan called Alford Home Solutions about her flooded basement, she had no idea the gift she would receive. Margaret McMillan, 82, was the first ever recipient of Alford Home Solutions’ community program Project Give Back 2014. Partnered with Appalachian Roofing Company, 84 Lumber...

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

J'Leigha Long, Reporter
November 20, 2014
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

“Stopping at one degree just wasn’t for me,” said Mengistu Jima from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mengistu Jima first began his college education at Marshall University in 2010 in the LEAP program, which has since become a part of INTO Marshall. “I came across a cultural shock when I ...

Meet an INTO Marshall Student: Erwin Ortega

Meet an INTO Marshall Student: Erwin Ortega

Jared Casto, Reporter
November 19, 2014
Filed under LIFE

Erwin Santana Ortega is a high school physics teacher from Mexico who is at Marshall University as a part of the Proyecta 100,000 program. This program aims to have 100,000 Mexican students study in the United States by 2018. Having been in America a decade ago as a part of a high school foreign exchange...

Mulberry Street Deli spices up downtown lunch

Mulberry Street Deli spices up downtown lunch

Bryan Bozeman, Reporter
November 18, 2014
Filed under LIFE

The Hagy family, owners of La Famiglia, have recently opened a deli with the same flavors and recipes as their other restaurant, but with a lunch-orientated menu. The deli has seven subs to choose from, and soup and salads are also available. Everything is made fresh before they open; the same freshness...

A HELPing Hand

A HELPing Hand

John Fauss, Reporter
November 13, 2014
Filed under LIFE

The H.E.L.P. Center has played a pivotal role in the development of students with learning disabilities since its founding in 1981. This is all thanks in part to the woman who founded it, Barbara P. Guyer. Guyer worked with students her entire life, including grades 2-6, remedial reading in a wom-en’s...

Meet an INTO student: Anabel Fernandez Ortiz

Meet an INTO student: Anabel Fernandez Ortiz

Jared Casto, Reporter
November 12, 2014
Filed under LIFE

Anabel Fernandez Ortiz is an INTO student from Spain who came to America in August. She studied business and tourism in Spain before moving to West Virginia. She now attends Marshall University due to recommendations from her boyfriend and friend. She is currently a Marshall freshman majoring in English....

The Avett Brothers to take Big Sandy Arena

Kelly Pate, Reporter
November 11, 2014
Filed under LIFE

The Avett Brothers is set to rock the Big Sandy Superstore Arena 8 p.m. April 16. Advance tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday. Prices are $39.50 in advance and $45.00 the day of the show. The Avett Brothers are an American band from Concord, North Carolina. Their sound intertwines folk, bluegrass,...

Fitzweather growing like a storm

Zach Wright, Reporter
November 6, 2014
Filed under LIFE

Some college students struggle to find a major to study. Other students have a passion from an early age, and never deviate from that path. Joseph Fitzwater, junior physical geography student, fits in the second category. Fitzwater said his interest with weather started at an early age, thanks...

Meet an INTO Marshall student: Paula Riveros

Meet an INTO Marshall student: Paula Riveros

Jared Casto, Reporter
November 5, 2014
Filed under LIFE

Paula Riveros is a Columbian INTO student majoring in International Affairs. Riveros was attracted to Marshall because of the small size of Huntington in comparison to other university cities. Currently, Riveros is volunteering at the local Ronald McDonald House and eventually wants to get involved with...

Guyandotte goes back to Civil War era for 25th year

Amber Payne, Reporter
November 3, 2014
Filed under LIFE

The oldest section of Huntington, the town of Guyandotte, went back in time to the mid- 19th century this weekend for the 25th annual Guyandotte Civil War Days. In 1861, the Union-controlled town of Guyandotte was raided by confederate troops, whose surprise attack resulted in a Confederate victory....

Undead Threads brings designs to life

Aundrea Horsley, Reporter
October 29, 2014
Filed under LIFE

Hayden Holstine and Nick Mason have been best friends for years. Now, they are also business partners who created the clothing line Undead Threads. Holstine, junior business marketing major, and Mason, senior marketing major, have been planning to create their own clothing line since 2010. “The...

Meet and INTO Marshall student: Badr Isred

Jared Casto, Reporter
October 28, 2014
Filed under LIFE

Badr Isreb, an INTO student from Syria, is a Business Administration major working towards his master’s degree. Isreb came to Marshall University after completing his undergraduate degree at Kalamoon University in Syria. The hometown environment of Marshall was a large attraction for Isreb, who wanted...