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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...

Herd women’s basketball drop fourth straight game

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter
February 11
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University women’s basketball team dropped their fourth straight game Saturday after falling to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 78-64. The Herd started the first quarter trailing the Hilltoppers 5-0 before sophomore guard Shayna Gore converted a 3-pointer on an assist by senior guard...

‘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...

Track and Field Race Home to Host Chipotle Invitational

Track and Field Race Home to Host Chipotle Invitational

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter
February 10
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Track and Field

Thundering Herd Track and Field return to Huntington Friday and Saturday as they host 17 schools from 10 different conferences at the Chipotle Marshall Invitational. The Herd are traveling back from last weekend’s meet in Akron, Ohio, where junior Berkley Castro finished first in the one-mile run...

President Gilbert reacts to State of the State Address

President Gilbert reacts to State of the State Address

Adam Stephens, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert attended the State of the State Address Wednesday at the state capitol where West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice delivered proposals he said he would solve the state’s budget crisis. Justice asked the legislators if they were willing to face the consequences of not...

Executive Order Series continues over cup of coffee

Executive Order Series continues over cup of coffee

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 9
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Students and faculty discussed over a cup of coffee Thursday some current events happening in the United States as part of Marshall University’s Executive Order Series. Malak Khader, a graduate assistant at Drinko Library, organized the “Executive Order: Coffee with Our Muslim and International Ne...

Herd softball opens season this weekend

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 8
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Spring does not officially begin until mid-March, but for the Marshall University softball team, spring begins this weekend. The Herd opens their season Friday, Feb. 10 at the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Unconquered Invitational begins as...

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Christian Davis, Reporter
February 8
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS, Showcase

Former Ashland Oil Inc. Foundation President Charles Whitehead was joined by students and staff members in the Drinko Library to answer questions about his days helping the community. Whitehead helped in fundraising for the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Statue by supporting the Woodson Memorial Fo...

Bill Wilkey shares his experiences with MU artists, community

Bill Wilkey shares his experiences with MU artists, community

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 7
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

An artist talk and demonstration by Bill Wilkey took place Monday at the Visual Arts Center and Marshall Art Warehouse. During the artist demonstration, Wilkey made different pieces to show the attendees how he makes his ceramic dishplates and pitchers, among others. Wilkey said he thinks ceramics...

Marshall Clay Club to host Valentine’s Day ceramics sale

Marshall Clay Club to host Valentine’s Day ceramics sale

Staff Reports
February 6
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University’s Clay Club will have its annual Valentine-themed sale Feb. 9 and 10 at the Visual Arts Center The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. “I think what is so great about the sale is that it is the first chance that a lot of students get to try to sell and sho...

Senator Manchin promotes broadband access throughout W.Va.

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 6
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

United States Sen. Joe Manchin is working to bring broadband access to the entire state of West Virginia by introducing a bill that would work to accomplish this goal. West Virginia Sen. Corey Palumbo discussed the importance of bringing broadband access to the state and the benefit it would be br...

Marijuana Legislation is debated at Lookahead panel

Marijuana Legislation is debated at Lookahead panel

Tom Jenkins, News Editor
February 6
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marijuana in the coming year could be the most controversial and talked about issue on the West Virginia Legislature’s already large list of issues. It has already been a very controversial topic with different states debating on whether or not they should pass either a medical or recreational law,...