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‘Skee Week’ to help students relax before finals

Christian Davis, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Eta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is hosting its “Skee Week” Monday through Friday in honor of their sorority to promote good values and fun. The week is dedicated to relaxation and having fun before the final week of tests at Marshall, allowing...

Marshall faculty and students organizing weekend March for Science

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Following over 400 other cities across the world, Huntington will be home to one of the many science advocacy marches taking place on Earth Day, Saturday. The marches are an effort to show solidarity and support for science and scientists in a climate that threatens the profession with budget cuts a...

Huntington citizens strive for success

Huntington citizens strive for success

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

It is the final countdown for the America’s Best Communities competition. Members of the community came out Monday to support Huntington and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams. Williams told the history of Huntington and city founder Collis P. Huntington to shed light on why the community is in the ...

MU PR to hold Reverse Raffle for Ronald McDonald house

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University public relations students are busy preparing for upcoming events their senior capstone class. One public relations campaigns group will be hosting a Ronald McDonald House reverse raffle event April 22.     Assistant director of her public relations campaign group, Brynne Kyle, said this pa...

Marshall reacts to Justice’s decision to veto W.Va. budget

Marshall reacts to Justice’s decision to veto W.Va. budget

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Gov. Jim Justice vetoed the legislative budget for West Virginia Thursday, which did not seem to come as a surprise to many around the state. Speaker of the House Tim Armstead and Senate President Mitch Carmichael released statements on their disappointment towards the governor’s veto. “Today’s de...

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc hosts week of events

Christian Davis, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Epsilon Delta Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated hosted a week full of events in honor of their fraternity April 10 through April 14 on Marshall’s campus. Kappa Alpha Psi packed the week with informative, educational and recreational events that it opened...

Marshall community participates in “Stuff the Truck”

Alexis Leach, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Students and staff on Marshall’s campus were able to donate their gently used clothes Thursday for the Stuff the Truck event. Goodwill and the Victoria’s Secret PINK Campus team sponsored the event on Buskirk Field from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clara Maynard, PINK campus representative, was part of...

Secular Student Alliance hosts discussion on creationism, fake news and science

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Secular Student Alliance at Marshall University hosted a discussion Thursday on creationism, fake news and science denial. The talk, titled “America in Denial,” was delivered by Dr. Herman L. Mays Jr., a professor of biological sciences at Marshall. “I’ve always been having a discussion...

Gov. Justice vetoes budget bill, delaying cuts to Marshall, higher ed.

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 14, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The West Virginia Legislature passed its budget bill, House Bill 2018, this past weekend with many of Gov. Jim Justice’s original proposals not included in the bill. One of the proposals in HB 2018 is cuts to higher education institutions around the state. Speaker of the House Tim Armstead noted in a press releas...

Marshall men take a stand against gender violence — in heels

Franklin Norton, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Members of the Marshall University community walked a mile around campus Thursday, but there is one catch, the men did it in heels. “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” is an international men's march to bring awareness to, and help prevent, rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The Marshall University...

MU Rise UP brings Christian denominations together

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

In a campus first, the different Christian denominations on campus joined together for MU Rise Up, a mid-week worship service. The idea came from Cru student Jack Victory, a sophomore biology premed major, and two of his friends. The three decided to come together with Cru, BCM, Young Life and Ratio ...

Students to learn about sex, gender and sexuality during “Sex Week”

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Sex Week kicks off at Marshall University Monday, April 17 and will allow students to learn about and openly discuss sex, gender and sexuality. “Sex Week started in the spring of 2016 from the idea that we should bring all the sexuality, gender studies together in one place to have this conversation...