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Alpha Xi Delta to hold 66th Annual Strawberry Breakfast

Alpha Xi Delta to hold 66th Annual Strawberry Breakfast

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s chapter of Alpha Xi Delta is busy preparing for its annual Strawberry Breakfast. This year’s breakfast will be held April 20 at the Alpha Xi Delta house. Alpha Xi Delta’s vice president of public relations, Riley Hogan, said the annual breakfast allows Alpha Xi Delta to make c...

Marshall kicks-off interdisciplinary lectures on addiction

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 3, 2017
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The first of a three-part series of lectures focusing on drug addiction and abuse began Thursday in Marshall’s Drinko Atrium. The lecture, “Your Brain on Drugs: The History and Psychology of Addiction,” was presented by Marshall University associate professor of history, Dr. Chris White, and...

Marshall celebrated at the Capitol with MU Day

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University students, faculty and staff spent the morning at the state capitol building in Charleston Thursday to celebrate Marshall University Day at the Capitol, an event that showcases the different colleges, programs and activities that Marshall has to offer and why continued financial support...

W.Va. Senate passes medical cannabis bill, moves on to House of Delegates

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The West Virginia Senate voted on Wednesday to pass Senate Bill 386, also known as the Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act. “This is an opportunity for us to pass historic legislation that will do more for the citizens of West Virginia than any bill that I have seen this session combined,” said lead...

Marshall observes International Children’s Book Day

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University faculty members read children’s books from across the globe to help usher in a new collection of international children’s books into Drinko Library. “Just getting the word out that the books are here,” associate literacy education professor Isaac Larison said. “This is...

Climate Group Encourages Students to Write to Representatives

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The local chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosted a table at the Memorial Student Center Wednesday to encourage Marshall University students to write letters to their Congress members to voice their concerns about the effects of climate change. “We want students to have an opportunity to...

MU Career Expo

Alexis Leach, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University Career Services is sponsoring the Career Expo on Tuesday, April 4, an event that gives Marshall students the opportunity to find career options before and after graduation. “This is a campus-wide event,” said Debby Stoler, assistant director for Development and Outreach in...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Underage Drinking At 10:58 p.m. March 17, Marshall University Police officers were called to Freshman South Residence Hall reguarding two possible cases of underage drinking. When officers arrived, two 18-year-old males were found sitting in the lobby with a smell of alcohol coming from their persons. ...

City presses on in the race for America’s Best Community

City presses on in the race for America’s Best Community

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Community members met Wednesday at the Ritter Park rose garden for updates on Huntington’s standing in the America’s Best Community Contest, a national contest offering prize money to cities that show progress in community revitalization. As a finalist, or as Mayor Steve Williams called it in lig...

Women’s Rights Walk Across Marshall Campus

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The “SlutWalk,” a walk meant to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses, will make its way across campus Wednesday. “Slut shaming is an ongoing problem on college campuses when sexual assault victims try to report, so my students bring it up as a topic of conversation and debate...

Graduating Seniors practice budgeting at Student Loan Repayment Workshops

Luke Carpenter, Reporter
March 29, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The Marshall University Office of Student Financial Assistance is offering student loan repayment workshops this week, which help advise graduating students on how to overcome student debt. The student loan repayment workshop is designed for assistance with exit counseling, a mandatory information...

W.Va. Legislature approaches final days of regular session

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The West Virginia Legislature has been extending their work hours to discuss legislation as the end of session approaches. The Senate reached their last day to introduce bills March 20. As for the House of Delegates, they reached a landmark day on the 47th day Sunday. According to the West Virginia...