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Women’s Rights Walk Across Marshall Campus

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
March 29
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The “SlutWalk,” a walk meant to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses, will make its way across campus Wednesday. “Slut shaming is an ongoing problem on college campuses when sexual assault victims try to report, so my students bring it up as a topic of conversation and debate...

Graduating Seniors practice budgeting at Student Loan Repayment Workshops

Luke Carpenter, Reporter
March 29
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The Marshall University Office of Student Financial Assistance is offering student loan repayment workshops this week, which help advise graduating students on how to overcome student debt. The student loan repayment workshop is designed for assistance with exit counseling, a mandatory information...

W.Va. Legislature approaches final days of regular session

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 28
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The West Virginia Legislature has been extending their work hours to discuss legislation as the end of session approaches. The Senate reached their last day to introduce bills March 20. As for the House of Delegates, they reached a landmark day on the 47th day Sunday. According to the West Virginia...

WMUL racks up 10 awards at NBS Conference in New York

WMUL racks up 10 awards at NBS Conference in New York

Christian Davis, Reporter
March 27
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s radio platform, WMUL, attended the National Broadcasting Society conference over the weekend, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where they were awarded several winning positions in video and audio. The National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho prepares students for caree...

Women’s Center to host “Pillow Talk Monologues Project”

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
March 27
Filed under NEWS

The Women’s Center is presenting the “Pillow Talk Monologues Project” Friday in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The fourth annual event will feature monologues, poems and essays on gender, sexuality and identity. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the CONTACT Rape Crisi...

Safety Town updates vehicles, students get to test drive

Safety Town updates vehicles, students get to test drive

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 27
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Anyone who grew up in Huntington, or has watched the McElroy brothers series “My Bother, My Brother and Me,” is familiar with a little place known as Safety Town. For years, Safety Town has hosted second grade students from the community in an effort to teach kids about traffic safety, fire safety an...

Manchin makes stop in Huntington for health care town hall

Manchin makes stop in Huntington for health care town hall

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 19
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of the community gathered Friday at the Keith-Albee Theatre in Huntington for a town hall with senior U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. The town hall’s focus was on healthcare, in reaction to the proposed American Healthcare Act by Republicans in Congress, an act aiming to repeal and replace the Af...

Student organization dispels rumors, misconceptions about Atheism

Student organization dispels rumors, misconceptions about Atheism

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
March 17
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Secular Student Alliance allowed other students to ask its members questions about atheism and secularism Thursday in the Memorial Student Center. SSA is a student organization that focuses on educating other students on the beliefs and practices of nontheists, described by...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
March 16
Filed under NEWS

At approximately 1:54 a.m. March 16, a white male in a gray Ford Focus was pulled over by Marshall University Police Department on Fifth Avenue in the 2000 block for driving without headlights. While conducting the traffic stop, the officer identified a “strong smell” of marijuana emitting from the...

Jarvis, Kinner re-elected for a second term

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 16
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The results of the 2017 Student Government Association election were announced Thursday, where incumbent president, Matt Jarvis, and incumbent vice president, Emily Kinner, won against opposing candidates Alex Parlock and Daniel Parlock. More than 1,900 students voted in the SGA election, with Jarvis...

Justice discusses budget proposals at infrastructure lecture

Justice discusses budget proposals at infrastructure lecture

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 16
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivered a speech Wednesday afternoon on his proposals to solve the state budget deficit during an infrastructure lecture in the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex. “I feel like all of the easy stuff has already left us,” Justice said. “This is...

John Sallis Lecture moved to later date

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
March 15
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

“The Art and Thought of Paul Klee,” presented by John Sallis, The Frederick J. Adelmann S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, has been moved to April 6. Klee (pronounced like clay) was a 20th century painter from Switzerland and is considered one of the great painters of the 20th century....