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Funds raised thanks to murder mystery

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Be Herd Communications hosted a Murder Mystery Dinner April 8 to raise funds for Guyandotte Elementary School’s after school program. Director for Be Herd Communications, Mikaela Keener, said this event was part of a semester-long campaign that was created for River Valley...

Huntington to Rappel From W.V. Building For Charity

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 in United Way of the River Cities’ Over the Edge fundraising event will be able to rappel down the 17-story West Virginia Building in downtown Huntington on Saturday, June 17. The registration fee for the event is $100, which will go toward the $1,000 fundr...

Marshall becomes ally for Autism Awareness

Alexis Leach, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Marshall community will have the opportunity to attend Autism Spectrum Diversity Training at two different times Tuesday in the Memorial Student Center. The trainings, sponsored by the West Virginia Autism Training Center, Student Affairs and the Student Government Association, will be held at 1 ...

Kick Off the bi-annual Islam Appreciation Week

Kick Off the bi-annual Islam Appreciation Week

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Muslim Student Association’s Islamic Appreciation Week kicked off Monday. All week, the students of the MSA are sponsoring events to let the Marshall community get to know and understand the Muslim community. This is an event the MSA holds every semester. MSA began the week Monday with Meet a Mus...

Budget bill completes legislation, sent to Gov. Justice for consideration

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The West Virginia Legislative session has officially ended as the House of Delegates and the Senate adjourned Sine Die on Sunday. The end of session comes after Gov. Jim Justice extended session one day to further discuss the budget bill, House Bill 2018. HB 2018 has been discussed and highly debated since being file...

Marshall student under review for bathing naked through Memorial Fountain

Marshall student under review for bathing naked through Memorial Fountain

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Officers were called to the Memorial Fountain outside the Memorial Student Center Sunday around 5 p.m. to a man who was walking through the water of the fountain naked in front of several students and others. According to MUPD Chief Jim Terry, officers found the man in his underwear when they arrived...

Lecture discusses harm reduction of drug use, effects on families

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

“Cracks in the Community” was the second lecture in a series of three presented Tuesday to allow students to explore the new addiction studies minor, as well as provide an open forum for discussion on drug abuse and recovery. “To me, (drug abuse) is a very pressing issue and as we talked about...

Marshall students take steps toward global responsibility

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
April 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Student Leadership and Student Affairs at Marshall University taught students on Thursday what it means to be a global citizen and ways to improve their communities, as well as the world. The event’s speaker and Intercultural Affairs administrator, Shaunte Polk, started the Living in a Global World...

Marshall Student Short Film Festival

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University was home to a Student Short Film Festival Thursday night in Smith Hall, room 154. The Student Short Film Festival was the first of its kind and 25 student short films were shown. The festival was organized by Walter Squire, director of the Film Studies program at Marshall University,...

Comedian Comes to Big Sandy

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham came to the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Wednesday night. Armed with puppets and plenty of jokes, Dunham had the entire stadium laughing. Dunham, 54, of Dallas, Texas, joked about the birth of his 18-month-old twin sons, politics and pop culture during his two-hour...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Breaking and Entering Auto March 28, a female reported that someone had rummaged through her mother’s car and the glove compartment had been broken while parked on Gullickson parking lot. The victim brought in a cellphone that did not belong to her or her mother, which was entered as evidence. Destru...

INTO to host Easter egg hunt for international students

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s INTO Center is preparing for its upcoming Easter Egg Hunt. The INTO Center’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held inside the INTO Center Monday. INTO’s Student Engagement Coordinator, Kenny Jones, said he likes giving the INTO students American experiences and he figured an Easter egg hu...