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Mayor Williams delivers State of the City address, tackles budget deficit and offers updates

Mayor Williams delivers State of the City address, tackles budget deficit and offers updates

Franklin Norton, Reporter
February 15
Filed under MUTV, NEWS, Showcase

Mayor Steve Williams gave his first State of the City address of his second term Wednesday, which championed a spirit of hope and resilience for the City of Huntington amidst the city’s projected budget deficit for the fiscal year. “We are aware of the financial crisis that we have been working...

Senator Bernie Sanders returns to West Virginia

Senator Bernie Sanders returns to West Virginia

Tom Jenkins, News Editor
February 13
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Feel the Bern” was once again a chant that West Virginians would shout outside the steps of the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. The Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to over 2,000 West Virginians Feb. 12 to promote his new book and continue to push his mess...

SNA strives to find bone marrow donors at MU

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 13
Filed under NEWS

Saving a life can begin with a simple swab of a cheek. Marshall’s Student Nurses Association is trying to help accomplish this goal through a bone marrow registry drive with Be The Match, a nonprofit organization, Feb. 15 in the Memorial Student Center. Anyone from ages 18 to 44 with no major pre...

Sen. Capito discusses possible replacement for Obamacare

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 13
Filed under NEWS

United States Sen. Shelley Moore Capito has joined other senators to work to replace the Affordable Care Act with the Patient Freedom Act of 2017. The bill, which can be found on the official Congress website, says its purpose is “to improve patient choice by allowing States to adopt market-based al...

Young Democrats begin to adjust to Trump’s America

Matthew Groves, Reporter
February 13
Filed under NEWS

More and more demonstrations have begun springing up across the country in reaction to the early policies and actions of the Trump administration. On Marshall University’s campus, some organizations have been making attempts to spread their message and opinions throughout the community. One of these org...

City of Huntington continues to address $5 million budget deficit

City of Huntington continues to address $5 million budget deficit

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 13
Filed under MUTV, NEWS, Showcase, VIDEO

City leaders gathered to discuss Huntington issues Monday morning at the Visual Arts Center. These leaders came together to show their support for Mayor Steve Williams during this time of substantial budget cuts. According to The Herald-Dispatch, the City of Huntington has a $5 million budget deficit...

‘Black in America’ panel shares perspective on race, culture

‘Black in America’ panel shares perspective on race, culture

Austin Creel, Reporter
February 11
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS, Showcase

The ‘Black in America’ panel provided nearly two hours of discussion and dissemination on issues facing America’s black community Thursday. The collection of five African-American panelists tackled subjects such as stereotypes, racism, appropriation and Black Lives Matter in the Memorial Student...

‘Spike for a Cause’ to raise funds for two charities

Luke Carpenter, Reporter
February 11
Filed under NEWS

The Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity and Delta Zeta Sorority chapters of Marshall University will launch their fifth annual fundraiser Saturday with “Spike for a Cause.” Formerly named “Spike for a Cure,” the event was intended for Relay for Life. Since the change of focus in spring of 2014, the...

‘Color-ism’ encourages attendees to step outside the box

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
February 11
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

Marshall University students on Thursday, with the help of speaker Nigel Wallace, took a look at the concept of color-ism in the United States. “If we don’t want to address the elephant in the room, how do we ensure the elephant gets out of the room,” Wallace said. Leadership in the 21st...

SGA writes letter to support foreign students

Jesse McLain, Reporter
February 11
Filed under NEWS

The Marshall University Student Government Association wrote a letter to send to the West Virginia representatives expressing disapproval of President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans travel from seven Muslim-majority countries. Senate members got together to express not only...

Ministry allows those in military service to explore their faith

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS

Starting its second full semester on campus, Cru’s Valor Ministry is a small, but strong service for Christians in military service. Valor is a sub organization of Cru that caters to military personnel, including ROTC cadets, veterans, active and non-active duty on college campuses. Last spring, Marshall ...

Local teenager desires to make positive change

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS

The Honor’s Program of Huntington High school has been making positive changes in the Huntington area since 1996. Senior Chip Sweeney of Huntington High is contributing to that change Saturday with a Celebrity Bingo with pro-football player Troy Brown. Since spring of 2016, Sweeney has been plann...