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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...

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....

Writers Series hosts documentary screening on American Poet

Austin Creel, Reporter
March 15
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Students and public alike were invited to follow the brilliant life and sudden death of famed American poet Larry Levis Tuesday through a new documentary screened at Marshall University’s Smith Hall. Poet and director of the movie Michele Poulos, alongside poet and producer Gregory Donovan, came...

Snowy day changes Pi Day plans for Alpha Xi Delta

Matthew Groves, Reporter
March 15
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Marshall University’s chapter of Alpha Xi Delta celebrated Pi Day a little differently as they spent their March 14, working towards raising money for their philanthropy, Autism Speaks. Alpha Xi Delta was originally planning an event called Pie a Xi, where Marshall students would have the opportunity...

W.Va. Legislature releases its budget proposal

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 15
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Armstead released the Legislature’s budget proposal Monday after much anticipation from Gov. Jim Justice. Carmichael and Armstead posted a news release detailing their proposal and what it intends to do to help the West Virginia...

MU Intercultural series continues

Christian Davis, Reporter
March 15
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Marshall University’s INTO program hosted its third Cultural Series event Tuesday at the INTO Center, where two INTO students gave presentations on their culture. The presentations give the students an outlet to explore their culture in a way that is familiar with them and new for the audience. Molly...

MU Sororities teach ladies how to protect themselves

Christian Davis, Reporter
March 15
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The Marshall University Police Department taught a “crash course” lesson on self-defense Monday to participants of an event for women’s safety hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and Delta Sigma Theta. The event was meant to educate women about the importance of self-defense and to teach a...

Student body president, VP election debate

Student body president, VP election debate

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
March 13
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Student Government Association held their second presidential debate Monday in Marco’s Basement of the Memorial Student Center. Incumbent President and Vice President Matt Jarvis and Emily Kinner went head-to-head with Alex Parlock and Daniel Parlock for the last time before voting opens on Marc...

New Young Life leaders announced

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
March 13
Filed under NEWS

Young Life’s ministry is growing as they welcomed five new student leaders to their multiple outreach teams across the county. The students met Sunday to celebrate the leadership appointments of Sadie Helmick and Ben O’Dell to the Marshall team, Emily Lewis to the Huntington High team, Emily Her...