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Sig Tau takes pies to the face for a cause

Zach Wright, Reporter
November 5, 2014
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Sigma Tau Gamma members had pies smashed in their face Tuesday for Pie a Tau, an event designed to raise money for the Special Olympics. Senior Shane Bias, president of Sigma Tau Gamma, said the fraternity will continue to support the Special Olympics with events throughout the year. “We plan...

Break housing open to all halls

Kelly Pate, Reporter
November 4, 2014
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The staff of Marshall University Housing and Residence Life has decided to allow all residence halls to remain open for 2014 fall break. In previous years, Housing and Residence Life only offered specified halls to be open during fall break. There is no additional cost for staying in the residence halls...

Huntington jams with Phillip Phillips

Anthony Davis, Reporter
November 4, 2014
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American Idol champ Phillip Phillips serenaded the audiences of the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center with opener Texas rock band Saints of Vallory, Monday in an evening packed with music. Phillip Phillips, winner of the 11th season of the acclaimed TV series and singing competition American Idol,...

Huntington native plans change for the nations capital

Alex James, Reporter
November 4, 2014
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Born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, State Senator Evan Jenkins is no stranger to the Marshall University community and West Virginia. Evans was first elected to serve Cabell and Wayne counties in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1994, where he served three terms. In 2002, the people...

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

Alex James, Reporter
November 4, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...