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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...

Huntington’s faith community celebrates America’s Best Community

Adam Stephens, News Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Praise and worship songs, prayer and celebration could be heard from Huntington’s City Hall Sunday night while members of Huntington’s faith community gathered to celebrate Huntington winning the America’s Best Communities contest in April. The celebration was held in the auditorium of city...

Hair from the Herd marks tenth year of donations

Alexis Leach, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The WMUL-FM staff marked their 10th year of Hair from the Herd Thursday on the Memorial Student Center plaza. Hair from the Herd is an annual event held by WMUL-FM radio staff. They take donations of hair if it is long enough, along with monetary donations if someone just wants a trim. “The poin...

Justice makes announcements concerning higher education

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Gov. Jim Justice has made announcements this week concerning numerous bills and a special session after vetoing the budget bill in April. Justice has been reviewing much of the legislation passed from regular session and has recently considered educational bills that could affect the state. House ...

‘Empty Bowls’ helps to fill stomachs

‘Empty Bowls’ helps to fill stomachs

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Empty Bowls teamed up with Facing Hunger Foodbank and Marshall University Friday to have the 14th Annual Empty Bowls event at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for Facing Hunger Foodbank, a nonprofit organization that provides purchased and donated food to...

Documentary journalism course to showcase documentaries created by students

Adam Stephens, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Students looking for a break from the stress of final exams next week will have the opportunity to take their minds off of their exams by attending a free screening of documentaries created by Marshall University documentary journalism students. JMC 475 and 575 students will be showcasing their finished...

Ohio River Valley Red Cross makes a difference in community

Caitlin Fowkles, Contributor
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, United Way Package

Debbie Smith’s first disaster run was to Ironton, Ohio for a house fire about three years ago. The home was destroyed, black smoke billowing from what was left. A man, illuminated by the bright lights of emergency vehicles and hooked up to oxygen with a Red Cross blanket draped over his shoulders,...

Recovery Point benefits from United Way of the River Cities

Olivia Zarilla, Contributor
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, United Way Package

One thing is clear in 45-year-old Bobby Meadows’ mind. He said if he had not begun recovery for his addiction, “I’d probably be spending my life in prison or be dead.” His story, however, is not an isolated one. On Aug. 15, 2016, in the small West Virginia city of Huntington, paramedics responded...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Petit Larceny April 12, MUPD received a call from a resident stating a bike from the bike rack outside  Freshman North residence hall was being stolen by an unknown male. The suspect cut the lock from the rack and rode off south towards 7-Eleven. Officers located the unknown male and followed him t...

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

Amanda Gibson, Copy Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, United Way Package

United Way of the River Cities executive director, Laura Gilliam, is passionate about nonprofits, a field in which she has spent most of her career. Before Gilliam joined the United Way team a little over a decade ago, she worked in insurance in multiple states until she and her husband settled in ...