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Art exhibit turns trash into mindful masterpieces

Art exhibit turns trash into mindful masterpieces

Chelsey Stanley, Reporter

December 7, 2018


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The Huntington Area Art Society’s Miyuki Akai Cook, associate professor of fibers for Marshall University’s School of Art and Design, put on a presentation at the Cellar Door, located in downtown Huntington, Dec. 5. The ‘Trash to Treasure and Careless to Mindful’ art exhibit’s purpose was...

Organization encourages students to reflect on religion

Organization encourages students to reflect on religion

Douglas Harding, Reporter

December 7, 2018


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The Secular Student Alliance of Marshall University combats negative stigmas surrounding secularists and the non-religious and promotes critical, logical and innovative thinking amongst its members and community. Earlier this semester, monuments of supposedly dead, no-longer-worshipped deities from...

World council says goodbye with dinner celebration

World council says goodbye with dinner celebration

Joelle Gates, Reporter

December 7, 2018


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Marshall University’s World Council members celebrated their achievements during a farewell dinner Thursday at Backyard Pizza and Raw Bar. The organization, which is led by Maurice Cooley, associate vice president of the Office of Intercultural Affairs, encourages students from all over the world...

HRCC partners with local businesses

HRCC partners with local businesses

Trey Delida, Contributor

December 6, 2018


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The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce is a two-county chamber located in the downtown district of Huntington, West Virginia. Partnering with various local businesses, both big and small, President and CEO Bill Bissett said he and his team always work with the best interest of Huntington in mind. Huntington...

Marshall graduate’s passion brings unique boutique to Huntington

Marshall graduate’s passion brings unique boutique to Huntington

Chelsey Stanley, Reporter

December 6, 2018


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The Hip Eagle boutique, located in The Market of downtown Huntington, is owned and ran by Magdalene Gue and her seven-person female staff. Gue, 36, graduated from Marshall University with a degree in marketing. She has four children, Maddox, Roxy, Jetta and Crimson with her high school sweetheart,...

As many Americans deck the halls, others find their place within a season counter to their culture

As many Americans deck the halls, others find their place within a season counter to their culture

Amanda Larch, Copy Editor

December 5, 2018


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Iram Kingson doesn’t celebrate Christmas. She and her family don’t exchange gifts or decorate a tree. She may gather with family friends on Thanksgiving and reflect on what she is thankful for, but that doesn’t mean she and her family celebrate it in the same way as most Americans. (Her parents...

It’s the most wonderful (and stressful) time of the year

Meg Keller, Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Although the most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, Marshall University students must overcome their most stressful two weeks of college before they can enjoy the winter break. It is dead week and with finals, graduation, jobs and social stress bearing down on students; they must ada...

Coach Spotlight: Chris Grassie

Coach Spotlight: Chris Grassie

Millard Stickler, Contributer

December 4, 2018


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Editor’s note: Chris Grassie, 40, is the second-year head coach of the Marshall University men’s soccer team. Previously, he was head coach at the University of Charleston, where he became the winningest coach in history. He coached the team to the NCAA Division II Final Four the last three seasons...

Count down to Christmas begins for community

Count down to Christmas begins for community

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

December 3, 2018


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Huntington community members shopped until they dropped while getting into the Christmas spirit and giving back to the community.  Shopping, live entertainment and pictures with Santa were provided at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, Saturday Dec. 1, for the second annual Countdown to Christmas. Owner...

Annual stress relief week for Marshall students

Annual stress relief week for Marshall students

LeAnna Owens, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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Finals can be a stressful time for students at Marshall University. To combat this stress, Marshall’s Campus Activities Board has organized a week of events meant to de-stress students on campus. “We do Stress Relief Week to help students de-stress during a busy time in the semester,” said Briana...

‘One-night stand’ book club focuses on Appalachian culture

‘One-night stand’ book club focuses on Appalachian culture

Hannah Graham, Reporter

November 29, 2018


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Cicada Books & Coffee had its first book club event Tuesday, November 27. Members of the community were welcome to attend in order to discuss two works of nonfiction: Elizabeth Catte’s novel “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia” and J.D. Vance’s novel “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir...

Students learn U.S. immigration policies to develop understanding of immigration obstacles

Joelle Gates, Reporter

November 29, 2018


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A discussion of immigration policies in America invited students to learn about the process Wednesday in Twin Towers East’s lobby. The event was organized by Isaac Larison, an associate professor in Marshall University’s Literacy Education Program. Larison said he wanted to sponsor the event as...