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LGBTQ+ Office provides safe space, resources for students

LGBTQ+ Office provides safe space, resources for students

Taylor Speight, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Providing a comfortable place for students to browse for clothing, the LGBTQ+ Office is seeking community donations of lightly used clothes and other items for their “trans closet” in the basement of the Memorial Student Center. Shaunte Polk, program director of the LGBTQ+ Office, said that despite...

Bestselling author speaks at Marshall Artists Series event

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

November 10, 2019

While the bestselling author may have written about the “somewhat United States” in her newest book, the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse was filled with unified smiles and laughter during the Marshall Artists Series event “An Evening with Sarah Vowell.” Vowell walked through history with the audience...

MUPD officer aims to help female students through self-defense class

MUPD officer aims to help female students through self-defense class

Robert Castillo, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Sgt. Scott Ballou hopes to help female students with his Rape Aggression Defense class, he said. The R.A.D. system is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, all while progressing on the basics of hands-on defense training.  ...

Marshall students raise money to combat world hunger

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Marshall University students are working to combat the issue of world hunger through their partnership with feedONE. “No one deserves to go hungry,” said Manny Savilla, a freshman studying athletic training. “Everyone deserves an equal chance, and this program helps to put everyone on an equal...

Red Cross Club hosts monthly blood drive for students and community members

Red Cross Club hosts monthly blood drive for students and community members

Julianna Everly, Reporter

November 7, 2019

To help save lives, students and community members gathered at the Campus Christian Center Thursday to donate blood.  Hosted by the Red Cross Club, blood drives takes place around once a month in the CCC. The Red Cross Club organizes multiple blood drives throughout the year, and the events...

Upcoming class registration creates stress for students

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Stress and frustration come and go in some students’ lives, and registering for classes is no exception to causing those emotions. Beginning on Nov. 7, Honors College students can register for classes for the spring 2020 semester with the following days allowing seniors,  juniors, sophomores and then freshm...

PHOTO ESSAY: Flank Strap

PHOTO ESSAY: Flank Strap

Kadin Tooley, Contributor

November 5, 2019

The triple-echo of a loud-speaker ripples off the mountains in the distance. A Toyota pickup truck rumbles through the mud to my right. The Winfield, West Virginia Riding Club is bustling with people. Food trucks line the gates of the east-most arena. Cows and horses are in transit, on lead, back and...

Exhibition in Birke Art Gallery features work of Marshall faculty and staff

Exhibition in Birke Art Gallery features work of Marshall faculty and staff

Summer Jewell, Reporter

November 2, 2019

Students can get a look at art created by professors and university staff members at an exhibition on display in Birke Art Gallery until Nov. 8.  “It’s a great opportunity for students to get to see what their professors are involved in,” said Erika Lawson, one of the featured artists in the...

Rock wall gets neon makeover for climbing event at Marshall Rec Center

Rock wall gets neon makeover for climbing event at Marshall Rec Center

Julianna Everly, Reporter

November 2, 2019

The rock wall at the Marshall University Recreation Center was blacked out and turned into a neon glow room for students to test their climbing skills Tuesday.  Marshall’s Rec Center organized the annual Blacklight Bash and had a great turnout, according to rock wall attendant Jacob Bryant. ...

International students experience Halloween spirit during INTO Spooky Halloween Party

International students experience Halloween spirit during INTO Spooky Halloween Party

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

November 2, 2019

Candy, pumpkins, costumes and free pizzas were what students experienced Wednesday during the INTO Spooky Halloween Party organized by INTO Marshall University. “Today, we have some pumpkin painting, some food set up; we have a photo booth for the students to take pictures,” said Liv Giovingo,...

Award-winning pianist to collaborate with Marshall faculty member

Summer Jewell, Reporter

November 2, 2019

A globally recognized pianist will perform with one of Marshall University’s own Sunday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in Smith Music Hall. “Spencer Myer is one of the foremost young, professional American pianists in the scene these days,” said Johan Botes, the Marshall University professor who will be ...

Marshall food pantry seeks to promote nutrition, expand variety of foods

Taylor Speight, Reporter

October 31, 2019

The Marshall University food pantry has an objective of providing Marshall students and Huntington residents who are in need of food assistance with a weekly supply of groceries that cover all the food groups.   The pantry focuses on ending food insecurity, which is the state of being without reliab...