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Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Marshall football announces 2017 schedule

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
January 26
Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall university football team announced its 2017 schedule via Twitter Thursday afternoon. Marshall opens their campaign Sept. 2 at home against Miami (OH). The Herd last faced off against the Mid-American Conference program in 2014, knocking them off in a 42-27 win in Oxford, Ohio. Overall,...

Shelter takes big steps in helping its residents

Shelter takes big steps in helping its residents

Franklin Norton, Reporter
January 23
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Huntington Cabell-Wayne animal shelter has made drastic improvements since 2014. Adoption rates are up and euthanasia rates are down. Marshall students are familiar with puppies on campus, a result of various campus organizations hosting Rent-A-Puppy events. For stressed out students, sometim...

Manchin and Capito, reintroduce Miners Protection Act

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
January 23
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

United State Senators for West Virginia Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito assisted in the reintroduction of the Miners Protection Act. According to a press release from Manchin, this piece of legislation would ensure retired miners and their families would acquire lifetime pensions and health ben...

‘Run, Hide, Fight’: Training addresses how students should react in an active shooter situation

‘Run, Hide, Fight’: Training addresses how students should react in an active shooter situation

Heather Barker, Reporter
January 23
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Although Marshall University has never experienced an active shooter incident, each year more incidents take place nationally according to the FBI. Monday was the first of three training days in which the Marshall University Police Department in conjunction with Marshall’s Department of Health and...

Marshall students, faculty join Women’s March on West Virginia

Marshall students, faculty join Women’s March on West Virginia

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
January 21
Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

Thirty-six Marshall students and faculty joined nearly 3,000 marchers Saturday, filing around the Capitol complex during the March on West Virginia, an event aimed to promote solidarity and combat the divisive rhetoric they believe has invaded America’s politics. Kristen Lillvis, assistant Engli...

Carter G. Woodson Lyceum established

Carter G. Woodson Lyceum established

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
January 20
Filed under MUTV, NEWS, Showcase

  In conjunction with the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the John Deaver Drinko Academy, Marshall University announced the formation of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum Friday afternoon. The lyceum hopes to reconnect the city of Huntington with Woodson, the man...

Marshall hockey returns home for meeting with Dennison

Marshall hockey returns home for meeting with Dennison

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor
January 20
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Following a 15-2 road loss at the hands of Wheeling Jesuit last weekend, the Marshall men’s ice hockey team returns to South Charleston Friday night for a meeting with the Big Red of Dennison University. Despite this being the first meeting between the two schools this season, the Herd are familiar...

Students learn how a small town can speak for all of America

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
January 19
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Jack Shuler, an English professor turned journalist, compared how historical events will effect present  America. He made people question what would it be like to live on an island. Shuler presented “Buckeyes and Dixie: Race Relations in America’s Heartland” for the Department of Sociology and Ant...

Faculty Senate addresses budget deficit

Adam Stephens, Reporter
January 19
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Shortcomings in the West Virginia state budget have the power to affect the state’s citizens in countless ways, including the thousands of students enrolled in public universities across the state. The Marshall University Faculty Senate hosted a presentation by the West Virginia Center on Budget and ...

Faculty Senate takes a stance on campus assault

Faculty Senate takes a stance on campus assault

Adam Stephens, Reporter
January 19
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In light of campus sexual assault cases across the country and even here on Marshall University’s campus, the faculty senate has passed a new amendment that will protect Title IX and the safety of students during a Faculty Senate meeting Thursday afternoon. The amendment however contains wording that s...

Four million dollar deficit concerns HPD, HFD

Four million dollar deficit concerns HPD, HFD

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
January 19
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Thursday morning,  Huntington’s retired and working firemen, policemen and families gathered on the steps of City Hall to discuss the possible future of layoffs to their departments. Bystanders honked their horns in solidarity with these men and women. They came to discuss their contracts with Ma...

Herd swimming and diving ready to return to action Friday

Herd swimming and diving ready to return to action Friday

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
January 19
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS, Swim and Dive

After more than a month off from action, the Marshall University swimming and diving team will return to action on Friday, January 20th at the James Madison University Invitational. The team will travel to Harrisonburg, Virginia to face off with James Madison University and the Virginia Military Institute...