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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...

Little Free Library turns a new page for sociology club

Little Free Library turns a new page for sociology club

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Society, a sociology club at Marshall University, held an official opening ceremony for a Little Free Library Thursday afternoon. Marshall University graduate student Danielle Mullins, said the president of The Society, Bri Shelton, works at a public library and is very passionate when it comes ...

Gov. Justice extends legislative session

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday the legislative session will be extended by one day in the hopes of reaching an agreement on the budget of the state. “I hate the fact that I have to sign a proclamation to extend the session for one day,” Justice said in a post on his Twitter account. “Republ...

DEA 360 Strategy provides new ways to combat the opioid epidemic

DEA 360 Strategy provides new ways to combat the opioid epidemic

Nancy Peyton, Executive Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering with local organizations and providing training to deal with the heroin and opioid addiction problem using the DEA 360 Strategy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Virginia was the state with the highest rat...

Panel, helps Marshall students and faculty depict ‘Fake News’

Panel, helps Marshall students and faculty depict ‘Fake News’

Tom Jenkins, News Editor
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“‘Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.’ In other words, if a headline goes out of its way to reel you in, you should always be skeptical,” said Kevin Goldberg, an attorney from Washington, D.C., as he began his keynote speech during the Symposium Examining Fake News Thursday, ...

Baptist Campus Ministries delivers lunch to show teacher appreciation

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Baptist Campus Ministry is showing its teacher appreciation with their annual spring semester lunch delivery. For around the past six years, BCM has prepared a free home-cooked lunch for Marshall’s professors that are hand-delivered. Lunch consists of homemade pepperoni rolls, courtesy of Olivia...

Amicus Curiae lecture postponed

Staff Reports
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Amicus Curiae Lecture that was scheduled for Thursday night featuring author and journalist Wil Haygood has been postponed. All flights from Washington, D.C. have been canceled due to extreme storms. Haygood’s lecture has now been rescheduled for the second time due to weather conditions. A...

Lecture discusses harm reduction of drug use, effects on families

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 6, 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...

Pippin enchants the Keith-Albee Theater

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Magic, acrobatics, stunts and songs all lit up the stage of the Keith-Albee Theater Tuesday when the Broadway revival of “Pippin” came to the Huntington theater for the first time in the musical’s history. “Pippin” tells the story of the young prince Pippin, son of the King Charlemagne,...