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Legislators to consider budget cuts, legalizing marijuana

Legislators to consider budget cuts, legalizing marijuana

Nancy Peyton, Executive Editor
February 6
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

As with any other legislative session, this year has already brought forth questions about higher education, budget issues and the possibility of medical marijuana being legalized to help close the budget deficit left by the loss of most of the coal severance tax. The Legislative Lookahead event on Feb. 3 fe...

‘H is for Hawk’ author comes to Joan C. Edwards Playhouse

‘H is for Hawk’ author comes to Joan C. Edwards Playhouse

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
February 5
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

New York Times bestseller Helen Macdonald led a discussion of her book, “H is for Hawk,” Saturday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Macdonald discussed her book overall, her experiences as a writer and her thoughts on life and grief. Her book has won awards including the 2014 Samuel Johnson...

MU community ‘stands in solidarity’ with INTO students

MU community ‘stands in solidarity’ with INTO students

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
February 4
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Love Trumps Hate” was the recurring theme as Marshall students gathered at the Memorial Fountain Friday to march to the INTO Center for the Stand in Solidarity march. Stand in Solidarity was a movement created by Ethan Bartlett to show support to Marshall’s many international students in response...

Herd women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Southern Miss

Herd women’s basketball loses heartbreaker to Southern Miss

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

The Marshall University women’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center against Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles erased as much as a 21 point deficit, and scored 34 points in the final quarter to knock of the Herd by a final score of 82-78. With the loss, Marshall...

Students travel back in time to ‘speak’ to Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Students travel back in time to ‘speak’ to Dr. Carter G. Woodson

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS, Showcase

Students traveled back in time to “talk” to Dr. Carter G. Woodson about his book, “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” Thursday. The book, written in 1933, is very relatable to today’s events and had played a role in many peoples’ lives. Four students came together at Drinko Library’s Atrium on...

Black Out Day

Black Out Day

Christian Davis, Reporter
February 2
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Office of Student Affairs, Black United Students, Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board sponsored Black Out Day Wednesday on Marshall’s campus. Students of all demographics were encouraged to wear black to kick off Black History Month. Adanne Gibbs,...

Governor Jim Justice begins work on education system in West Virginia

Governor Jim Justice begins work on education system in West Virginia

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
February 2
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Governor Jim Justice has recently used his social media accounts to advocate his ideas for West Virginia’s education system. Justice spent much of his campaign speaking about the education system in West Virginia and the plans he had for the state program as governor. The governor outlined his pla...

Man Wanted for trespassing

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 2
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Michael Hankins for trespassing. This comes after two reports of Hankins following female students on campus. Officers issued a verbal warning to Hankins to keep off Marshall property when he was witnessed following a female student...

“No Ban, No Wall”, protesters stand in solidarity with immigrants

Franklin Norton, Reporter
February 2
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, VIDEO

“No hate! No Fear! Refugees are welcome here,” chanted a group of protesters on the steps of Huntington City Hall Wednesday. The protests were in reaction to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, an order that temporarily blocks refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority coun...

Herd never trails, dominates UTSA in win

Herd never trails, dominates UTSA in win

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
January 27
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team started the game on a 10-0 run and never trailed in a dominating 92-71 victory over UTSA Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center. With the win, the Herd moves to 13-8 on the season, and 6-2 in Conference USA play. The Roadrunners fall to 9-11, and 4-3...

Twenty-four city employees to be cut

Twenty-four city employees to be cut

Nancy Peyton, Executive Editor
January 26
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington city officials authorized the dismissal of 24 city employees, 17 from the Huntington Police Department and seven from the fire department. The announcement came Thursday afternoon in a press release from Mayor Steve Williams’ office. “We have made every effort to save as many jobs as po...

Birke Art Gallery takes visitors to ‘Paradise City’

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
January 26
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University’s Birke Art Gallery hosted its opening reception of the “Paradise City: Works by Fountain of Pythons” exhibit Thursday. “Fountain of Pythons” is a photography collective consisting of Tampa based artists. Current members include Wendy Babcox, Jeremy Chandler, Shawn Cheatham...