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Huntington honors Holocaust victims

Huntington honors  Holocaust victims

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On the Sunday closest to Yom Hashoah, the Jewish Holocaust memorial day, the Huntington community gathered together to read the names, ages, birthplace when known and the place of death of Holocaust victims. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams was one reader, and has been reading at B’nai Sholom Templ...

Sen. Manchin, Marshall to partner for job fair

Staff Reports
April 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University will be partnering with Sen. Joe Manchin to host a job fair Friday, April 21 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are over 140 vendors  are expected to attend the job fair Friday afternoon. Other opportunities include a presentation hosted by WorkForce ...

Annual breakfast fundraiser sweetens Fifth Avenue

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

People looking to enjoy some breakfast food and homemade strawberry butter had the opportunity to gather at the Alpha Xi Delta house or have breakfast food delivered to them Thursday morning during the annual Strawberry Breakfast. The Alpha Xi Delta Strawberry Breakfast included pancakes, sausage, egg...

Herd Holi festival to bring color to campus for third year

Christian Davis, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s INTO, in partnership with the Campus Activities Board, Housing and Residence Life and International Student Services, will be on Buskirk Field Friday for Herd Holi. The annual Herd Holi event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India, a...

Local temple to remember victims of the Holocaust

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Sunday, April 23 is a day of remembrance for the Jewish community in Huntington as they gather to read the names of the people killed in the Holocaust. While many know the International Holocaust Memorial Day is January 27, the Jewish community practices a different memorial day April 19 called Yom ...

Marshall Professor talks comedy, feminism and teaching before performing at national festival in Boston

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under LIFE, NEWS

In Boston, the eighth annual Women in Comedy Festival reignited its celebration of female comedians and performers Wednesday. Among its over 200 performers and acts, including Saturday Night Live alumna Rachel Dratch and actress Rita Rudner, Marshall professor and faculty-in-residence Hilary Brewster...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Obscene, Anonymous, Harassing and Threatening April 13, a complainant reported he was receiving obscene, harassing and threatening texts from his girlfriend. He also received another text from an unknown number threatening him. The victim was taken to the courthouse to obtain a domestic violence petitio...

W.Va. becomes 29th state to pass medical cannabis law

W.Va. becomes 29th state to pass medical cannabis law

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The regular legislative session might have come to an end, but the work seems to be far from over as Gov. Jim Justice continues to sign or veto bills. The governor held a press conference last week about his veto of the budget bill, HB 2018, but that is not the only bill that has been before him. Just...

Huntington named ‘America’s Best Community,’ awarded $3M grand prize

Huntington named ‘America’s Best Community,’ awarded $3M grand prize

Franklin Norton, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

“And the winner of $3 million — Huntington, West Virginia,” announced Vince Gill at the awards ceremony for the America’s Best Communities competition, a national campaign sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel. After three years, the Huntington community...

MU Earth Day Celebration

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University will give students a green thumb Wednesday at the Earth Day Celebration at the Memorial Student Center. Vendors and activities will be available to students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as they learn more about Earth Day. James McQuinn, MU Garden Club president, said the event was...

Masterdating kicks off Sex Week

Masterdating kicks off Sex Week

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Sarah Storer stood at the front of Marco’s Room in the Memorial Student Center Monday, dancing and mingling with the students that began to file in for her first time presenting on a college campus. As the final attendees walked in, the lights dimmed and Storer took a seat under bright overhead lights...

Second installment of art student capstone projects on display at VAC

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The opening reception of the second installment of art student capstone exhibitions was held Monday at the Visual Arts Center. This week’s theme is PERCEPTION. Students Jasmine Felder, Mary Claire Odom, Tyler Woodward, Morgan Culver, Hannah Saxton and Madeline Grant presented their work, along with...