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‘Spring Into Break’ with VS PINK

Staff Report
February 27
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Victoria’s Secret campus representatives will be hosting Spring Into Break Thursday, March 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. “We have lots of fun stuff to give away, like all new swimwear and crop tank tops — essentials that students ...

Marshall offers class to teach students about drug addiction

Will Izzo, Life Editor
February 27
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University students will have the opportunity in fall 2017 to learn about the history and psychology of drug addiction. The special topics course will be co-taught by Dr. Chris White from the history department and Dr. Jonathan Day-Brown in the psychology department. Both White and Day-Brow...

NSSLHA to host mock baby shower to collect items for Lily’s Place

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 27
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s chapter of National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is currently collecting items for Lily’s Place, a recovery center for babies born with drug exposure. NSSLHA will be hosting a mock baby shower for its members Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Smith Hall room 108 to gather l...

Justice proposes education legislation

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 27
Filed under NEWS

Gov. Jim Justice’s plans for the public education system of West Virginia are now being discussed as his sponsored bills enter the legislature. According to a news release on the governor’s website, Justice has outlined his plan for public education reform in Senate Bill 420. The text of SB 420 ca...

Naloxone training saving lives, keeping Marshall safe

Naloxone training saving lives, keeping Marshall safe

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 27
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The fact that opioid abuse is prevalent in Huntington is not new to it citizens, but according to Dr. Charles Babcock from Marshall’s Pharmacy School, at least 410 people have been saved through the distribution of the drug Naloxone in the Huntington area. Naloxone is a drug that blocks or reverses t...

Board of Governors vote to pass controversial students’ rights policy

Board of Governors vote to pass controversial students’ rights policy

Adam Stephens, Reporter
February 23
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Marshall University Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass a controversial students rights policy Wednesday that some faculty members and students believed would cause uncertainty regarding a student’s right to privacy. Policy No. SA-1 contains the phrase “students are generally enti...

MU club combats anxiety, depression

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 23
Filed under NEWS

A new club is emerging at Marshall University with members who want to combat issues such as anxiety, depression and suicide. “One Body” was started by three students who hope to create a more positive atmosphere on campus and in the community. “One Body is an organization we all three decided to come up...

Christian students take stand against human trafficking

Christian students take stand against human trafficking

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
February 23
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Baptist Campus Ministry at Marshall University is taking a stand against human trafficking, which they consider to be modern slavery. “Slavery is very much thriving in different places of the world in very bad ways,” sophomore marketing major Zack Simpson said. “27 million people are stil...

‘Empty Bowls’ leads to full stomachs

‘Empty Bowls’ leads to full stomachs

Franklin Norton, Reporter
February 23
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Empty Bowls leads to full stomachs in the tri-state area, and for the Marshall University ceramics department, that means it’s time to start working. Empty Bowls is an international initiative to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger, and it is coming to Huntington for the 14th year...

“Against All Odds” addresses society’s labels

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
February 23
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

Marshall University students were encouraged to take control of their lives and overcome society’s labels Tuesday during “Against All Odds,” a Black History Month event hosted by Black United Students. Brandi Jacobs-Jones, senior vice president of operations at Marshall, was the guest speaker...

Marshall University seeks social media ambassadors

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
February 23
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University is starting a new Social Media Ambassador Program to share the student experience. Students accepted into the program for the rest of the 2017 spring semester will be a part of the pilot version of the job. About five to six students will be chosen this semester for the program,...

‘Rally for Healthcare’ strives to show importance of the ACA, Planned Parenthood

‘Rally for Healthcare’ strives to show importance of the ACA, Planned Parenthood

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 23
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood rallied in front of Congressman Evan Jenkins’ office on Wednesday. Jenkins represents the third congressional district of West Virginia. In groups of threes, citizens entered the Federal Building in hopes of speaking with Jenkins. Although...