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Sideline to soldier: the Marshall journey of Second Lieutenant Simmoneau

Sideline to soldier: the Marshall journey of Second Lieutenant Simmoneau

Meg Keller, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under LIFE

From field to sideline to soldier to second lieutenant, Mike Simmoneau got the full Herd experience. Second Lieutenant Simmoneau is a 2018 graduate of Marshall University who said he credits his time at Marshall for building his foundational leadership skills.  He was a member of the Thundering Herd cheerleading team, a soldier...

Local business gives back to children impacted by substance use disorder

Sadie Helmick, Executive Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Future Clothing, a new online clothing store based in Huntington, West Virginia, was founded to help and inspire children affected by the opioid epidemic. Upon graduating from Marshall University with a degree in applied mathematics and physics, Jon Linville and his friends traveled to South America for six months in hopes that exper...

Marshall alumni return to university to pursue careers

Madison Davis, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University is home to thousands of students who may never return to campus after receiving their degrees. However, for a few people working in the University Communications Department, this is not always true.  The department is home to many graduates who have returned to Marshall to pursue th...

Marshall film club unites student and Huntington creatives

Marshall film club unites student and Huntington creatives

Douglas Harding, Reporter

September 4, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University’s Film Club will be meeting today at 7:30 p.m., in Harris Hall room 139, to discuss upcoming film projects and brainstorm ideas. “It’s important to me that Film Club isn’t just myself or other executives doing lectures,” Kumar Lambert, the club’s founder and president,...

Weekend Recap: Ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival

Weekend Recap: Ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

September 3, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE, Showcase

Saturday, 25 musical acts took the stage at Ritter Park Amphitheater for the ninth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival, exhibiting regional talent and uniting the community. HMAF creator Ian Thornton said he never imagined the festival becoming so big. “When we first started, we weren’t sure wh...

Sheldon’s ‘Recovery Boys’ works to start a conversation about drug recovery

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Thursday, a screening of “Recovery Boys” was shown at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, followed by a question and answer session with filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon and subjects Dr. Kevin Blankenship and Joey Ferguson. “These stories can be other people’s...

Trinity Episcopal Church gives back to community, Marshall

Trinity Episcopal Church gives back to community, Marshall

Rachel Riddle, Reporter

August 31, 2018


Filed under LIFE

For decades, the Trinity Episcopal Church has created resources and opportunities to help those in need within the Huntington community. Trinity and Marshall University have a connection due to the choir made up of mostly Marshall students. Mark Smith, choir director at Trinity, said the congregation...

CAB returns with another season of Screen on the Green

CAB returns with another season of Screen on the Green

LeAnna Owens, Reporter

August 30, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Students came together on Harless Field for a night of popcorn, laughs and relaxation on campus Wednesday. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the Office of Student Activities at Marshall University, Screen on the Green is a free event to all students and the general public. Every fall semester,...

Student Organization and Involvement Fair exposes students to opportunities on campus

Student Organization and Involvement Fair exposes students to opportunities on campus

Hannah Graham, Reporter

August 28, 2018


Filed under LIFE

The Student Organization and Involvement Fair offered students the opportunity to get involved on campus Tuesday on the Memorial Student Center Plaza. Tables from various organizations were set up along the plaza from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Leaders from multiple organizations stopped and talked to students...

Huntington Music and Arts Festival highlights positivity of Appalachia through art, music

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

August 28, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE, Showcase

The city of Huntington commemorated the history of Appalachian culture with the official kick off for the Huntington Music and Arts Festival: Appalachia. At the Wild Ramp Monday, the Huntington community gathered in song and dance passed down from the roots of Appalachia.  Stony Point String Band ...

BCM strives to change the world by changing lives at Marshall

BCM strives to change the world by changing lives at Marshall

Rachel Riddle, Reporter

August 28, 2018


Filed under LIFE

With a common interest in faith, over 300 Marshall University students attended the first service of Baptist Campus Ministries of the fall semester last Wednesday night. The overall message of the service was to continue to serve and be involved in faith-based activities and conversation throughout each...

Cicada Books events offer an escape for locals

Cicada Books events offer an escape for locals

Meg Keller, Reporter

August 28, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Bookish smells and intimate words filled the air of a local business in the west end of Huntington. In the shop, poems from local authors were on display Monday night.  Cicada Books is the newest spot in town where Marshall University students and Huntington residents can come to relax, read books,...