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Jarvis prepares talk on LGBTQ+ experience in WV

Jarvis prepares talk on LGBTQ+ experience in WV

Franklin Norton, LIFE! Editor
June 23, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall Student Body President Matt Jarvis will take the stage at city hall on Monday to give a talk that hits close to home for him. “Mountainqueer: Identifying as LGBTQ+ in Appalachia”, set to begin at 7 p.m., will address the experience of LGBTQ+ people in Appalachia, specifically in the West Virgin...

Campus abuzz as new students arrive for orientation

Campus abuzz as new students arrive for orientation

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University is buzzing with energy, even during the summer time. For several weeks spread throughout the summer, the campus is filled with incoming students hoping to learn more about the university and its services. Cedrick Gathings, the university’s Vice President of Student Affair...

World Changers work to change Huntington for the better

World Changers work to change Huntington for the better

Adam Stephens, News Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

  The sounds of construction and home repair could be heard throughout Huntington last week while members of the Christian organization World Changers volunteered at 14 different worksites throughout the city. The crews worked on several different projects at homes throughout Huntington ...

Local residents go ‘Over the Edge’ for charity

Local residents go ‘Over the Edge’ for charity

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
June 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Gina Browning learned only an hour in advance that she would be rappelling down the historic West Virginia Building Saturday during Over the Edge, a fundraising event for United Way of the River Cities presented by St. Mary’s Hospital. Browning, a creative ambassador of Goodwill buzz, said sh...

Grindstone Coffeeology celebrates one year with big announcement

Grindstone Coffeeology celebrates one year with big announcement

Franklin Norton, Features Editor
June 5, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

What’s a birthday without ice cream? Last week, Grindstone Coffeeology celebrated its first birthday with a big announcement: they would now be stocking products from Austin’s Ice Cream, a Ceredo-based ice cream shop well known for its homemade treats. For a business just a year old, owner Brenden Fenn was surpri...

Strawberry Pie Week wraps up at Jim’s Restaurant

Strawberry Pie Week wraps up at Jim’s Restaurant

Franklin Norton, Features Editor
May 20, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

  Every year, for only one week a year, a line forms out the door and down the sidewalk at Jim’s Restaurant in Huntington. On the door of Jim’s reads a familiar sign to many local residents: strawberry pie today. This decades old tradition is a favorite of many locals. Kara Hanna, a Jim’s custo...

Eight Marshall athletic programs earn perfect NCAA academic progress rate scores

Eight Marshall athletic programs earn perfect NCAA academic progress rate scores

Jacob Griffith, Reporter
May 10, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The National Collegiate Athletic Association released their latest academic progress rate scores, the NCAA announced Wednesday. Eight of Marshall University’s athletic programs earned a perfect single-year score of 1,000 for the 2015-2016 calendar year. The Herd men’s cross country, women’s ba...

Little time makes big difference

Little time makes big difference

Heather Barker, Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Terri Olson was unsure what the next step in her life would be. Adoption had run through her mind but she was unsure if she was ready for that commitment. So she chose the next best thing: becoming a big sister. Julee Bartram was raised by a single parent. Leah Prichard was young when she had...

‘Empty Bowls’ helps to fill stomachs

‘Empty Bowls’ helps to fill stomachs

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Empty Bowls teamed up with Facing Hunger Foodbank and Marshall University Friday to have the 14th Annual Empty Bowls event at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for Facing Hunger Foodbank, a nonprofit organization that provides purchased and donated food to...

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

Amanda Gibson, Copy Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, United Way Package

United Way of the River Cities executive director, Laura Gilliam, is passionate about nonprofits, a field in which she has spent most of her career. Before Gilliam joined the United Way team a little over a decade ago, she worked in insurance in multiple states until she and her husband settled in ...

Huntington Fire Chief makes history

Huntington Fire Chief makes history

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“On this day forward, life is different,” Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said. On Wednesday, Jan Rader was announced as Chief of the Huntington Fire Department, making her the first professional woman fire chief in the state of West Virginia. “History is being made in the City of Huntington and in th...

Students examine the social consequences of disease

Students examine the social consequences of disease

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

There are countless disorders and diseases that carry stigma, but the social consequences of those stigmas are often determined by the affliction itself than the person who carries it. In the basement of the Memorial Student Center, visitors were invited to experience these stigmas as if affected by ...