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Sorority selling cheeseburgers to fundraise for philanthropy

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 13
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

A Marshall University sorority is taking steps to help the community by raising funds for their philanthropy program. The Marshall sorority Delta Zeta hosted a table in the Memorial Student Center Monday to sell tickets for their upcoming fundraiser they call Cheeseburger In Paradise. The fundraiser will ...

W.Va. House of Delegates working to strengthen flood recovery efforts

W.Va. House of Delegates working to strengthen flood recovery efforts

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 13
Filed under NEWS

The West Virginia House of Delegates has recently proposed a bipartisan bill that would work to establish a committee to prepare for state flooding protection and a related council. Speaker Tim Armstead posted a press release outlining House Bill 2935, which was introduced in the House March 10. The...

Hoops for Hope score big for philanthropy

Matthew Groves, Reporter
March 12
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Alpha Xi Delta raised money for their philanthropy organization, Autism Speaks, during their Hoops for Hope basketball tournament Thursday at the Marshall University Recreation Center. This is the second year Alpha Xi Delta has hosted the three-on-three basketball tournament to raise money for their...

College of Business students collaborate in new Study Lounge

Luke Carpenter, Reporter
March 12
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Future business leaders know it takes a wholesome work environment and teamwork to execute their strategy, or in this case, master their classes and graduate. Since the midterm, a few business students have integrated the Corbly Hall Study Lounge into their weekly routine. The lounge, located on the...

MU Film Screenings for Women’s History Month

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
March 12
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Marshall’s Women’s Center is celebrating Women’s History Month by hosting film screenings all month long. Several films and events will be spread out during the month of March for students. The film screenings are offered in Freshman South. The movie “Spy” will be played at 7 p.m. March...

Gov. Justice’s budget clock ticking down as legislature reaches halfway point

Gov. Justice’s budget clock ticking down  as legislature reaches halfway point

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The West Virginia Legislature has officially reached the halfway point of the 60-day regular session. The Senate and the House have continued to introduce and consider many bills, but Gov. Jim Justice has recently made statements regarding his outlook about his budget proposals. The governor recent...

SGA election candidates to debate for second time

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
March 9
Filed under NEWS

The Marshall University Student Government Association’s election season is continuing Monday at noon in the Memorial Student Center for the second presidential debate. Incumbent SGA President Matt Jarvis and Vice President Emily Kinner will go head to head with the Parlock brothers, Alex and runn...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
March 9
Filed under NEWS

Manufacture of Controlled Substance At 10:18 a.m. March 2, two incubators for plants with marijuana growing in them were found in the maintenance room in the basement of Smith Hall. Marshall University Police confiscated and processed the plants. There are no suspects at this time. Destruction of Pro...

March Madness bracket competition to benefit RVCDS

Adam Polsky, Contributor
March 9
Filed under NEWS

Be Herd Communications is setting up a March Madness bracket contest to help support River Valley Child Development Services. Entry for all participants is $10 per bracket and a percentage of the proceeds will go towards saving the Guyandotte Elementary after-school enrichment program. The RVCDS Group ...

Filming for hazing prevention campaign to begin next week

Heather Barker, Reporter
March 9
Filed under NEWS

The Office of Student Involvement and Leadership will begin filming a video next week featuring all 17 fraternities and sororities as part of their Herd Doesn’t Haze campaign to promote the prevention of hazing at Marshall University. “This year there’s a lot more individual aspects; we have ...

President Jerry Gilbert travels to D.C. to meet W.Va. Congressional Delegates

President Jerry Gilbert travels to D.C. to meet W.Va. Congressional Delegates

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with the West Virginia congressional delegation and to discuss the future of Marshall. Gilbert met with Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito, as well as Congressmen Evan Jenkins and Alex Mooney. Congressmen Da...

SGA presidential, vice presidential candidates engage in first debate

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 8
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Student body presidential and vice presidential candidates debated the budget, relationships with international students, and community involvement during the first debate of the SGA election cycle Tuesday in Drinko Library’s atrium. Incumbent student body president and vice president, Matt Jarvis...