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Herd women come back to win second straight

Herd women come back to win second straight

Adam Polsky, Reporter
January 30, 2015
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall University women’s basketball fought back Thursday from a 12-point deficit to defeat the University of Southern Mississippi 67-65 in the Cam Henderson Center. It was a game of runs with Southern Miss putting together a 15-0 stretch in the first half only two give up a 7-0 run to the Thundering...

West Virginia Farmers Market Association to train new farmers and vendors alike

West Virginia Farmers Market Association to train new farmers and vendors alike

William Izzo, Reporter
January 30, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

West Virginia cities house famers markets where food is grown for community members. West Virginia Farmers Market Association allows different markets in the state to become members of the association. There are 54 total markets in the state with various vendors, new and old, coming to sell their produc...

Meet an INTO-MU Student: Ruiqing Zhao

Meet an INTO-MU Student: Ruiqing Zhao

Jared Casto, Contributor
January 29, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Ruiqing Zhao is a Chinese graduate student who has been at Marshall University for five months. Previously, Zhao obtained his undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management at Huaqiao University in China. Currently he is an INTO student studying Academic English. So far, Zhao has enjoyed the smaller...

President’s office decorated with student artwork

President’s office decorated with student artwork

Amy Napier, Reporter
January 29, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Strands of yarn intricately woven in the pattern of a scarf remain untouched. Pieces of an old soup can press into a series of feathers. These elements make up the pieces of artwork hanging in Marshall University Interim President Gary White's office, and they are all student creations. Donald Van...

CHANGING THE BREW

CHANGING THE BREW

Sofie Wachtmeister, Reporter
January 29, 2015
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Bittersweet Coffeehouse is bringing a new and diverse method of brewing coffee to the Huntington area. Madelynn Coalson, a barista at the coffeehouse, said each cup of coffee is made individually. “Pour over is considered a third wave coffee,” Coalson said. “Each batch is ground individually...

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...