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Christian students take stand against human trafficking

Christian students take stand against human trafficking

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Baptist Campus Ministry at Marshall University is taking a stand against human trafficking, which they consider to be modern slavery. “Slavery is very much thriving in different places of the world in very bad ways,” sophomore marketing major Zack Simpson said. “27 million people are stil...

‘Empty Bowls’ leads to full stomachs

‘Empty Bowls’ leads to full stomachs

Franklin Norton, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Empty Bowls leads to full stomachs in the tri-state area, and for the Marshall University ceramics department, that means it’s time to start working. Empty Bowls is an international initiative to raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger, and it is coming to Huntington for the 14th year...

‘Rally for Healthcare’ strives to show importance of the ACA, Planned Parenthood

‘Rally for Healthcare’ strives to show importance of the ACA, Planned Parenthood

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Supporters of the Affordable Care Act and Planned Parenthood rallied in front of Congressman Evan Jenkins’ office on Wednesday. Jenkins represents the third congressional district of West Virginia. In groups of threes, citizens entered the Federal Building in hopes of speaking with Jenkins. Although...

Students to discuss what is funny in 2017

Alexis Leach, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Many current comedians revolve around the idea that since they are joking, they can talk about anything, but what happens when that joke goes too far? Students and faculty will have the opportunity to gather Thursday and discuss this topic among others at Laughter and Respect. This will be held at t...

Marshall University welcomes recruits for Green and White Day

Matthew Groves, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University is preparing for its upcoming Green and White Day Saturday in an attempt to recruit future students. Special Projects Coordinator for the Office of Recruitment, Meghan Copley, said she feels that Green and White Day is an extremely important day for the future recruitment of Mars...

President Trump signs legislation to protect coal

President Trump signs legislation to protect coal

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

United States Congressmen for West Virginia joined President Donald Trump on Thursday as he signed a resolution into law that has been described by lawmakers to benefit coal miners of West Virginia. Representative Evan Jenkins published a press release Thursday describing his attendance of the signi...

Student Government election filing date quickly approaching

Student Government election filing date quickly approaching

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Student Government Association’s filing date for SGA elections will be Feb. 28 at 9 p.m. in the SGA Office in the Memorial Student Center. Students can file to run as student body president/vice president and senators for each college. All positions are year-long terms. Fifty-two...

Mayor Williams delivers State of the City address, tackles budget deficit and offers updates

Mayor Williams delivers State of the City address, tackles budget deficit and offers updates

Franklin Norton, Reporter
February 15, 2017
Filed under MUTV, NEWS, Showcase

Mayor Steve Williams gave his first State of the City address of his second term Wednesday, which championed a spirit of hope and resilience for the City of Huntington amidst the city’s projected budget deficit for the fiscal year. “We are aware of the financial crisis that we have been working...

Senator Bernie Sanders returns to West Virginia

Senator Bernie Sanders returns to West Virginia

Tom Jenkins, News Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Feel the Bern” was once again a chant that West Virginians would shout outside the steps of the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. The Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke to over 2,000 West Virginians Feb. 12 to promote his new book and continue to push his mess...

Walk-On turned Record-Breaker

Walk-On turned Record-Breaker

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In the 2012-13 school year and basketball season, 6-foot-4 freshman guard Austin Loop walked-on to the Marshall University men’s basketball team. Loop attended small South Webster High School in South Webster, Ohio where he graduated with approximately 60 classmates. He had offers to play basketball...

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, 2017
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, 2017
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...