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Huntington Fire Chief makes history

Huntington Fire Chief makes history

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“On this day forward, life is different,” Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said. On Wednesday, Jan Rader was announced as Chief of the Huntington Fire Department, making her the first professional woman fire chief in the state of West Virginia. “History is being made in the City of Huntington and in th...

Intuit offers grand changes with the help from students

Intuit offers grand changes with the help from students

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Over the past four weeks, 36 students paired with faculty and Intuit experts were split up into seven teams to create ideas for a better West Virginia. With topics concerning three grand challenges in West Virginia — substance abuse, lack of technology and the education of youth — these seven teams...

LAST CALL for Student Capstone Exhibitions

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The opening reception for the last installment of art student capstone exhibitions was Monday in the Carroll Art Gallery at the Visual Arts Center. LAST CALL got its name from the students in the group. All of them are seniors and they thought it would be a cool name since it’s their final show. “This...

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc New Member Presentation

Christian Davis, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Theta Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at Marshall University held its new member presentation Monday on the Memorial Student Center plaza. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s new members went through months of extensive learning about the organization and what it stands...

“Forbidden” Film Screening

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Students have the opportunity to view the film, “Forbidden,” Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center Shawkey Dining Room. The film explores what it is like to be queer and undocumented in Appalachia. “A few weeks ago, I was speaking with the founder of the Appalachian Queer Film Festival, MU...

MU Hosts Carnival

Ryan Murphey, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Marshall University Student Social Work Organization hosted a miniature carnival at the Memorial Student Center Monday to raise money for the Children’s Home Society. “It’s for troubled youth ages 12 to 18,” Student Social Work Organization vice president Kennedi Woodall said. “Kids...

Students examine the social consequences of disease

Students examine the social consequences of disease

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

There are countless disorders and diseases that carry stigma, but the social consequences of those stigmas are often determined by the affliction itself than the person who carries it. In the basement of the Memorial Student Center, visitors were invited to experience these stigmas as if affected by ...

LSAMP encourages minority STEM students

Christian Davis, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s LSAMP Program, Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, encourages students within STEM to reach their fullest potential to ensure their best possible futures. LSAMP at Marshall is hopeful that spending valued time and showing continuous support to minority students wi...

Hawthorne Heights, Time and Distance set for Thursday V-Club performance

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Hawthorne Heights, a gold certified band from Dayton, Ohio, is set to play at the V-Club Thursday. The band will be accompanied by Time and Distance, Down in Round Three and Reset. Hawthorne Heights was nominated for an mtvU Woodie Award in 2005 for the Streaming Woodie for their song, “Ohio is For ...

Sorority to promote stress relief ahead of finals

Christian Davis, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Theta Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated is hosting Delta Week, “Divas with Attitude,” Monday through Friday. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. plans on using this week to help students relieve stress and evaluate their options for post-college plans....

MU Students learn ‘You’re what you eat: Food Ecology’

Brittlyn Nutter, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

On April 25, “You Are What You Eat: Food Ecology,” an event about food that is eaten daily, will be held at the Memorial Student Center in room BE38 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The event is being held by Brian A. Hoey, professor of sociology and anthropology at Marshall University, and his students fr...

W.Va celebs to judge ‘Design for Delight Inovation’

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The 2017 Design for Delight Innovation Challenge will be held Wednesday in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. West Virginia natives Jennifer Garner and Chad Pennington, and Marshall alumnus Brad Smith will be on the judge’s table for the event, which will begin at 5 p.m. Ben Eng, assistant p...