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CAB members make Christmas cards, donate stuffed Marcos to hospitalized children

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

December 10, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board introduced a new activity Friday for their final day of stress relief week, “Be Kind to Unwind,” an event to spread holiday cheer to children hospitalized at Cabell Huntington Hospital. CAB members and students who participated gathered in the Memorial...

The real heroine of Huntington: Jan Rader

The real heroine of Huntington: Jan Rader

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

December 7, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Jan Rader is no average woman. She is the Huntington fire chief. She is the star of a Netflix documentary. She can rescue someone from a burning building and then administer certified professional medical treatment. She is paving the way for young girls looking to do big things that might think they ca...

Jyotsna Patel of the International Student Servies: an unlikely journey

Jyotsna Patel of the International Student Servies: an unlikely journey

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Residing in a new country with a new baby, Jyotsna Patel applied for a nine-month position at Marshall University with International Student Services. Patel said her husband advised her not to apply for such a temporary position, but she decided to give it a shot. Fifteen years later, she remains at Ma...

‘Growing Up’ art exhibition on display at VAC until Thursday

Landon Mitchell, Reporter

December 4, 2017


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Continuing with its senior capstone series, the School of Art and Design’s newest exhibition at the Visual Arts Center, “Growing Up,” shows the projects of five graduating seniors as they touch on personal issues. With the message of expanding personal space and limits, graphic designer Sam Bal...

MUsic Mondays lecturer explores history of the prelude

Danite Belay, Reporter

November 28, 2017


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Assistant professor of piano Johan Botes lectured Monday at the Cellar Door on the prelude as a piece of music and the diverse stylistic ideas surrounding it during the Marshall University School of Music’s MUsic Mondays lecture series. Titled “Prelude to What?,” the lecture explored specific...

Final tier of VAC capstone exhibitions to close Thursday

Final tier of VAC capstone exhibitions to close Thursday

Landon Mitchell, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The third and final tier of senior capstone exhibitions opened at the Visual Arts Center Monday and will close Thursday. The four graduating seniors showing their projects include Ronnie Dickerson and his automotive-inspired clay sculptures. “Clay has allowed me to explore both ceramic and car cultures and their util...

Staff Spotlight: Student Affairs Vice President Cedric Gathings

Staff Spotlight: Student Affairs Vice President Cedric Gathings

Kabrea James, Contributor

November 27, 2017


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Editor’s Note: Cedric Gathings, 45, is the vice president for student affairs at Marshall University. Gathings’ job is to tend to the overall success of students by maintaining a positive and inclusive learning environment. He received his master’s and bachelor’s degree in science from Delta St...

Thanksgiving break leaves students waiting for more

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

November 27, 2017


Filed under LIFE

As students return from Thanksgiving break, there is both excitement in the air and dread looming for the next three weeks. There is one more week of regular classes followed by “Dead Week” and then Finals Week. With the end of the semester quickly approaching, many students have a lot of stud...

Kentucky resident is a runner, a coach and an adoption advocate

Kentucky resident is a runner, a coach and an adoption advocate

Buffy Six, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Being a wife and a mom is already a challenge, but Rachel Harvey pushes these boundaries like no other. Harvey is a runner, a coach and a clean-eater, but her story still doesn’t stop there. Harvey isn’t just a mom of one or even two children, she’s a mom of three kids: two boys and one girl. And...

Campus Activity Board closes out Open Mic Night for semester

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board brought students together for its final Open Mic Night of the fall semester Thursday in the basement of the Memorial Student Center. Open Mic Night is a time for students to come and show off their talents. Those that attend can do anything from sing,...

School of Theater students perform ‘A Christmas Carol’

Buffy Six, Reporter

November 18, 2017


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The School of Theater students and staff provided a Christmas classic to send students off to Thanksgiving break. Starting Wednesday night, the cast and crew performed “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, adapted by Romulus Linney. Before the show started, part of the cast joined the audience...

‘A Night with Janis Joplin’ shows off powerhouse voice Kelly McIntyre

Buffy Six, Reporter

November 17, 2017


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The Marshall Artists Series brought back the “Queen of Rock and Roll” for a night of classic songs by new voices. “A Night with Janis Joplin” included classic songs from not only Janis Joplin, but Aretha Franklin, Bessie Smith and Odetta. The show featured Kelly McIntyre as Janis Joplin...