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United Way’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie trophy presented to Sarka-Kauffmann Jewelers

United Way’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie trophy presented to Sarka-Kauffmann Jewelers

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Sarka-Kauffmann Jewelers was presented with the first-place trophy for winning the third annual Huntington’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition, Friday, Nov. 2. The trophy presentation came after Sarka-Kauffmann’s cookies were able to beat 17 other Huntington businesses and restaurants in...

Day of the Dead history and celebration brings students of different cultures together

Day of the Dead history and celebration brings students of different cultures together

Joelle Gates, Reporter

November 2, 2018


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A Day of the Dead celebration invited students to join in traditional activities Thursday in the Drinko Library atrium. The event, which was a collaboration between Marshall University’s Intercultural Hispanic Organization and MUReads, offered a look at traditions included in El Día de los Muertos,...

Huntington gets in Halloween spirit with rock ‘n’ roll freak show

Huntington gets in Halloween spirit with rock ‘n’ roll freak show

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

November 1, 2018


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The town of Huntington got spooked in preparation for Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 30 at V Club with the world’s largest touring rock ‘n’ roll freak show. Hellzapoppin performed their own interpretation of circus sideshow acts with stunts that have been around for years from fire breathing, sword...

WMUL wins several awards at convention

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

November 1, 2018


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WMUL-FM, Marshall University’s public broadcast radio station, won multiple awards in the 2017-18 Pinnacle National Awards Convention. Award winners were announced at the 97th annual College Media Association National College Media Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, from Oct. 25 to Oct. 28, with...

Local day-cares participated in City Hall’s safe Trick or Treat

Local day-cares participated in City Hall’s safe Trick or Treat

Meg Keller, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under GALLERIES, LIFE, Showcase

Children from local day care programs trick or treated Wednesday in city hall as Huntington police officers and firefighters handed out candy. Bryan Chambers, communications director for the City of Huntington, helped organized Safe Trick or Treat. He said Safe Trick or Treat was implemented to provide...

Annual safe Trick or Treat puts parents’ minds at ease

Annual safe Trick or Treat puts parents’ minds at ease

Chelsey Stanley, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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The Huntington Mall partnered with iHeart Media for the annual mall wide Safe Trick or Treat event, Tuesday, Oct. 30. The event was open to children 12 years of age and under with parental supervision. The event kicked off with games and activities for the children to participate in before the trick...

Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh hits hearts of Marshall

Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh hits hearts of Marshall

Joelle Gates, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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A vigil honoring the victims of a Pittsburgh shooting took place Tuesday on the Memorial Student Center Plaza. Organizers of the event invited the Huntington community to come together following a shooting inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which left 11 dead. “Take...

Discussing abortion, negative stigmas on Marshall campus

Discussing abortion, negative stigmas on Marshall campus

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

October 31, 2018


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Pictures and stories of people who have had abortions were on display Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the John Deaver Drinko Library Atrium. HerdFREE, the local student organization of the national WVFREE group, sponsored the event. “This event was to get the stigma of abortions out of a negative light,”...

The Weebie Jeebies: a Paranormal Investigator’s experiences in West Virginia

The Weebie Jeebies: a Paranormal Investigator’s experiences in West Virginia

LeAnna Owens, Reporter

October 30, 2018


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Resident Undead is a paranormal investigation group that travels to haunted locations all over the United States and films their experiences, and the Resident Undead team go to haunted locations and recreate events that may have happened at that location to see if it stirs up any energy or paranormal ac...

Alpha Chi Omega sponsors candlelight vigil for domestic violence

Alpha Chi Omega sponsors candlelight vigil for domestic violence

Rachel Riddle, Reporter

October 28, 2018


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Alpha Chi Omega sponsored a candlelight vigil Thursday night in the Memorial Student Center plaza. Students, faculty and members of the Huntington community showed their support for the cause. With October being domestic violence awareness month, the event was held to raise awareness about domestic...

Marshall’s 55th annual International Festival celebrates cultural diversity, exploration

Marshall’s 55th annual International Festival celebrates cultural diversity, exploration

Douglas Harding, Reporter

October 28, 2018


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West Virginia’s largest international festival featuring foods, music and booths from around the world returned to Marshall University Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Memorial Student Center. Marshall’s 55th annual International Festival, organized by the Office of International Student Services, encouraged...

Students learn the truth behind culturally appropriated costumes

LeAnna Owens, Reporter

October 26, 2018


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“With Halloween coming up we thought, ‘what a perfect time to talk about the true cost of a costume,’” said DeShonda Stewart, President of Black United Students at Marshall University in a presentation this week. True Cost of a Costume, an event consisting of three presentations on cultural...