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MARSHALL AT THE CAPITOL

MARSHALL AT THE CAPITOL

Kasey Madden, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin urged West Virginia college and university presidents to continue their efforts in adapting higher education for Higher Education Day at the Capitol. Tomblin is familiar with the duties and responsibilities of those in higher education, as his wife serves as president of Southern...

Skateboarders flock to new skate park

Skateboarders flock to new skate park

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
January 28, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Skateboarding is a form of transportation that could be a hobby or even a form of meditation for some. Marshall University student Ryan George said he is passionate about skateboarding. He specializes in transition skating, which is commonly referred to as vert skateboarding. George said he started skating when he...

Player of the week

Player of the week

By Brad Heltzel, Reporter
January 27, 2015
Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

Norrisha Victrum is in her third season as the Marshall University women’s basketball team’s starting point guard. Her continued development as a floor general and team leader have coincided with greater team success. This season, Victrum leads the team in minutes (36.6 MPG) and assists (3.6...

E-reading: convenient detriment to students

EDITORIAL
January 26, 2015
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Online readings dominate student’s homework assignments thanks to Blackboard and professors’ ability to scan and post selections from their own shelves. On the one hand, it saves students money, which is always a plus. The system is also a plus for professors considering they don’t have to go...

Herd beats UTEP, snaps losing streak

Herd beats UTEP, snaps losing streak

By Adam Polsky, Reporter
January 26, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University’s men’s basketball team snapped a nine game losing streak Saturday and won its first Conference USA contest of the season, 78-71, over University of Texas at El Paso in the Cam Henderson Center. The Thundering Herd’s 42 first half points were the most in any opening period...

Interactive app makes history portable

Interactive app makes history portable

By Hannah Harman, Reporter
January 23, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Department of History Director David Trowbridge worked with students and the John Deaver Drinko Library staff to develop the website and app—The Clio. The Clio is an interactive app that allows users to add and edit historical information. The app can guide users to a...

Chief resident chosen as January’s Resident of the Month

Chief resident chosen as January’s Resident of the Month

By Allyson Carr, Reporter
January 22, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine selected January’s Resident of the Month, Dr. Jodi M. Pitsenbarger, third-year resident in pediatrics. Pitsenbarger is presently serving as the chief resident and is the first chief to be selected in pediatrics. Pitsenbarger said her...

Former Herd tennis player calls Huntington home

Former Herd tennis player calls Huntington home

By Kasey Madden, Writer
January 21, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

From the small town of Pineville in southern West Virginia, Roberta Ferguson started playing tennis at Marshall University in 1974, unaware she would still call Huntington home 41 years later. Ferguson played singles and doubles tennis from fall 1974 to spring 1978. Her highest seed achieved in...

Gallery: March of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gallery: March of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Caitlin Fowlkes, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

The Huntington community came together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to march from the 16th Street Baptist Church to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center 4:30 p.m. Preceding the march was a history of events leading up to the need for civil rights speech given by Sylvia Ridgeway,...

MIXING THE ELEMENTS

MIXING THE ELEMENTS

By Kaitlyn Clay, Reporter
January 21, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

An opening reception for its newest show Amalgam took place Tuesday at Birke Art Gallery. Amalgam art is that which uses a mixture of elements. It fuses independent objects, mediums or substances to create a separate piece of art. The exhibit is the first in a series of shows based off of the art...

Player of the Week: Leah Scott

Player of the Week: Leah Scott

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor
January 19, 2015
Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

Leah Scott is an integral component of the Marshall University women’s basketball team’s 11-5 start to the season as she leads it in scoring at 14.2 points per game, while also ranking second on the team in rebounding (6.7 RPG) and assists (2.2 APG). Scott was named C-USA Player of the Week and...

Herd outlasts Owls, wins 66-59

Herd outlasts Owls, wins 66-59

Adam Polsky, Reporter
January 17, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University's women’s basketball team is in the midst of its most successful season since 2011-2012 as the team pulled out a 66-59 win Saturday against Florida Atlantic University in the Cam Henderson Center. Junior point guard Norrisha Victrum set a new career high in points with 21;...