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Sen. Manchin introduces Clean Start, LifeBOAT Act

Sen. Manchin introduces  Clean Start, LifeBOAT Act

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
March 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Sen. Joe Manchin has recently sponsored multiple bills with the same purpose of helping recovery addicts have a new start. According to Manchin’s website, The Clean Start Act and the LifeBOAT Act are the names of the bills that have been sponsored by Manchin and recently introduced in the United Sta...

The first SGA Presidential debate for 2017 to begin Tuesday

Franklin Norton, Reporter
March 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Marshall University Student Government Association’s election season is in full swing, as the presidential candidates prepare for a debate Tuesday in the John Deaver Drinko Library Atrium. Incumbent SGA president, Matt Jarvis, who is running for re-election along with incumbent vice president, ...

Marshall men’s basketball wins thriller over North Texas

Patrick O’Leary, Reporter
March 5, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

The Marshall University men’s basketball team won a thriller Saturday on senior night over North Texas by a final score of 106-104. The game featured nine lead changes, including the final scoring change with senior Ryan Taylor’s layup with 6.9 seconds to go to give Marshall the lead. The Herd was...

Marshall unveils new marketing, advertising campaign

Marshall unveils new marketing, advertising campaign

Adam Stephens, Reporter
March 2, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University administrators hope a new marketing campaign implemented this year will increase interest and boost enrollment to the university. The marketing campaign features numerous types of advertisements, such as billboards, signs in airports and shopping malls and pages printed in magazines ...

Marshall offers class to teach students about drug addiction

Will Izzo, Life Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University students will have the opportunity in fall 2017 to learn about the history and psychology of drug addiction. The special topics course will be co-taught by Dr. Chris White from the history department and Dr. Jonathan Day-Brown in the psychology department. Both White and Day-Brow...

Naloxone training saving lives, keeping Marshall safe

Naloxone training saving lives, keeping Marshall safe

Heather Barker, Reporter
February 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The fact that opioid abuse is prevalent in Huntington is not new to it citizens, but according to Dr. Charles Babcock from Marshall’s Pharmacy School, at least 410 people have been saved through the distribution of the drug Naloxone in the Huntington area. Naloxone is a drug that blocks or reverses t...

Herd women’s basketball falls at home to Old Dominion

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Streaks continued Thursday night at the Cam Henderson Center as the Marshall University women’s basketball team lost to the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs 94-85. The loss continues the woes for Matt Daniel’s team, as the Herd has now lost seven in a row. Old Dominion meanwhile has now won three straight...

Board of Governors vote to pass controversial students’ rights policy

Board of Governors vote to pass controversial students’ rights policy

Adam Stephens, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Marshall University Board of Governors unanimously voted to pass a controversial students rights policy Wednesday that some faculty members and students believed would cause uncertainty regarding a student’s right to privacy. Policy No. SA-1 contains the phrase “students are generally enti...

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...