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Incumbent representative seeks re-election to Congress, says the vote comes down to trust and W.Va. values

Alex James, Reporter
November 4, 2014
Filed under NEWS

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall was born in Beckley, West Virginia, and has been representative for the third congressional district for 36 years. He is the ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and is seeking re-election to Congress. Rahall said this election...

Countdown to help grads

Kelly Pate, Reporter
November 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s semi-annual Countdown to Commencement will occur 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. The event benefits students graduating in December by providing a central location for graduates to communicate with administrative...

Record participation at Marshall Marathon

Shalee Rogney, Reporter
November 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The city of Huntington took off at a sprint 7 a.m. Sunday for the Marshall-St. Mary’s Marathon. A record number of participants stood at the Third Avenue starting line to run a 5k, half marathon or a full marathon. Jim Duke, coordinator of the event, said he was determined to attract more runners...

SGA funds support student organizations

Hannah Sayre, Reporter
November 3, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Each year, the Student Government Association allocates $25,000 to fund student organizations, and this year, all the money has been used in less than half a semester. Last year, $10,000 was given to student organizations who applied for SGA funding, but this year, there was an overwhelming amount...

Heritage Farm opens up to show history

Emily Rice, Reporter
November 2, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Heritage Farms hosted a Way Back Weekend event Saturday, allowing the public a glimpse into history. Audi Perry, executive director of Heritage Farms, said the event is an opportunity for people to learn more about their heritage than they would in a classroom. “We like to help people experience...

Women’s Studies program to host masquerade ball

Kelly Pate, Reporter
October 31, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The Women’s Studies program will host a masquerade party and silent auction 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Traditionally, a masquerade is an event where participants attend in costume wearing a mask, but this party allows traditional Halloween costumes as...

Spooky sounds heard at Tubaween, Octubafest

J'Leigha Long, Reporter
October 31, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Members of the tubonium studio provided students with music to get everyone in the Halloween spirit at this year’s OctubaFest II: Tubaween. OctubaFest is a two-day annual celebration by the music department’s tubonium studio members, which includes tuba and euphonium players. Tubaween is an event...

V Club to get Freeky Halloween night

Anthony Davis, Reporter
October 31, 2014
Filed under NEWS

V Club will kick off Halloween weekend this year with the club’s ninth annual Halloween Freektacular Friday night. The show will include performances by Downtown King as well as the event’s namesake, Freekbass. The doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door and at vclublive.com. Local...

Zombies are coming to Huntington

Alex James, Reporter
October 31, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Zombies are coming to Hun-tington Friday for Halloween. Goodwill Industries of KYO-WVA Area, Inc., will host The Running Dead 5k. This is an untimed zombie fun run 5k at Ritter Park. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. Runners participating in the 5K will travel through vari-ous zones full of flesh-eating...

Clinton and Grimes hit the campaign trail

Paulina Shepherd, Reporter
October 31, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Former President Bill Clinton joined Ken-tucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on the Kentucky campaign trail briefly at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Veteran’s Riverfront Park in Ashland. A crowd of more than 800 people came out for the event while the two also brought along other Ken-tucky...

The great Pumpkin House

Shalee Rogney, Reporter
October 30, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The Pumpkin House has been a tra-dition in Ceredo-Kenova for more than 20 years. The carving of more than 3,000 pumpkins is a process that has been taken on by Ric Griffith and 500 volunteers. Griffith started the tradition in 1992, and the pumpkins are put on display outside the Griffith’s 115-year-old Victorian-style...

Rahall visits Marshall to talk about upcoming election

Emily Rice, Reporter
October 29, 2014
Filed under NEWS

THE PARTHENON Congressman Nick Rahall visited Marshall University’s campus Wednesday to talk to students about his campaign and answer questions. A main topic of the conversation was the Congressman’s plans for the future if he were to be reelected. Rahall said he plans to continue to put an...