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WMUL racks up 10 awards at NBS Conference in New York

WMUL racks up 10 awards at NBS Conference in New York

Christian Davis, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s radio platform, WMUL, attended the National Broadcasting Society conference over the weekend, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where they were awarded several winning positions in video and audio. The National Broadcasting Society-Alpha Epsilon Rho prepares students for caree...

Women’s Center to host “Pillow Talk Monologues Project”

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Women’s Center is presenting the “Pillow Talk Monologues Project” Friday in the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center. The fourth annual event will feature monologues, poems and essays on gender, sexuality and identity. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the CONTACT Rape Crisi...

Safety Town updates vehicles, students get to test drive

Safety Town updates vehicles, students get to test drive

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Anyone who grew up in Huntington, or has watched the McElroy brothers series “My Bother, My Brother and Me,” is familiar with a little place known as Safety Town. For years, Safety Town has hosted second grade students from the community in an effort to teach kids about traffic safety, fire safety an...

Manchin makes stop in Huntington for health care town hall

Manchin makes stop in Huntington for health care town hall

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of the community gathered Friday at the Keith-Albee Theatre in Huntington for a town hall with senior U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V. The town hall’s focus was on healthcare, in reaction to the proposed American Healthcare Act by Republicans in Congress, an act aiming to repeal and replace the Af...

Student organization dispels rumors, misconceptions about Atheism

Student organization dispels rumors, misconceptions about Atheism

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
March 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Secular Student Alliance allowed other students to ask its members questions about atheism and secularism Thursday in the Memorial Student Center. SSA is a student organization that focuses on educating other students on the beliefs and practices of nontheists, described by...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS

At approximately 1:54 a.m. March 16, a white male in a gray Ford Focus was pulled over by Marshall University Police Department on Fifth Avenue in the 2000 block for driving without headlights. While conducting the traffic stop, the officer identified a “strong smell” of marijuana emitting from the...

Jarvis, Kinner re-elected for a second term

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The results of the 2017 Student Government Association election were announced Thursday, where incumbent president, Matt Jarvis, and incumbent vice president, Emily Kinner, won against opposing candidates Alex Parlock and Daniel Parlock. More than 1,900 students voted in the SGA election, with Jarvis...

Justice discusses budget proposals at infrastructure lecture

Justice discusses budget proposals at infrastructure lecture

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 16, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivered a speech Wednesday afternoon on his proposals to solve the state budget deficit during an infrastructure lecture in the Arthur Weisberg Family Applied Engineering Complex. “I feel like all of the easy stuff has already left us,” Justice said. “This is...

John Sallis Lecture moved to later date

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

“The Art and Thought of Paul Klee,” presented by John Sallis, The Frederick J. Adelmann S.J. Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, has been moved to April 6. Klee (pronounced like clay) was a 20th century painter from Switzerland and is considered one of the great painters of the 20th century....

Writers Series hosts documentary screening on American Poet

Austin Creel, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Students and public alike were invited to follow the brilliant life and sudden death of famed American poet Larry Levis Tuesday through a new documentary screened at Marshall University’s Smith Hall. Poet and director of the movie Michele Poulos, alongside poet and producer Gregory Donovan, came...

Snowy day changes Pi Day plans for Alpha Xi Delta

Matthew Groves, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Marshall University’s chapter of Alpha Xi Delta celebrated Pi Day a little differently as they spent their March 14, working towards raising money for their philanthropy, Autism Speaks. Alpha Xi Delta was originally planning an event called Pie a Xi, where Marshall students would have the opportunity...

W.Va. Legislature releases its budget proposal

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael and House Speaker Tim Armstead released the Legislature’s budget proposal Monday after much anticipation from Gov. Jim Justice. Carmichael and Armstead posted a news release detailing their proposal and what it intends to do to help the West Virginia...