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Herd softball opens season this weekend

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Softball, SPORTS

Spring does not officially begin until mid-March, but for the Marshall University softball team, spring begins this weekend. The Herd opens their season Friday, Feb. 10 at the Unconquered Invitational hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Unconquered Invitational begins as...

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Community leader presented first Carter G. Woodson Lyceum award

Christian Davis, Reporter
February 8, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, NEWS, Showcase

Former Ashland Oil Inc. Foundation President Charles Whitehead was joined by students and staff members in the Drinko Library to answer questions about his days helping the community. Whitehead helped in fundraising for the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Statue by supporting the Woodson Memorial Fo...

Bill Wilkey shares his experiences with MU artists, community

Bill Wilkey shares his experiences with MU artists, community

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
February 7, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

An artist talk and demonstration by Bill Wilkey took place Monday at the Visual Arts Center and Marshall Art Warehouse. During the artist demonstration, Wilkey made different pieces to show the attendees how he makes his ceramic dishplates and pitchers, among others. Wilkey said he thinks ceramics...

Marshall Clay Club to host Valentine’s Day ceramics sale

Marshall Clay Club to host Valentine’s Day ceramics sale

Staff Reports
February 6, 2017
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University’s Clay Club will have its annual Valentine-themed sale Feb. 9 and 10 at the Visual Arts Center The sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. “I think what is so great about the sale is that it is the first chance that a lot of students get to try to sell and sho...

Senator Manchin promotes broadband access throughout W.Va.

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

United States Sen. Joe Manchin is working to bring broadband access to the entire state of West Virginia by introducing a bill that would work to accomplish this goal. West Virginia Sen. Corey Palumbo discussed the importance of bringing broadband access to the state and the benefit it would be br...

Marijuana Legislation is debated at Lookahead panel

Marijuana Legislation is debated at Lookahead panel

Tom Jenkins, News Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marijuana in the coming year could be the most controversial and talked about issue on the West Virginia Legislature’s already large list of issues. It has already been a very controversial topic with different states debating on whether or not they should pass either a medical or recreational law,...

Legislators to consider budget cuts, legalizing marijuana

Legislators to consider budget cuts, legalizing marijuana

Nancy Peyton, Executive Editor
February 6, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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,...