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Roomie to the rescue: how to be the right roommate

Roomie to the rescue: how to be the right roommate

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter

February 24, 2016


Filed under LIFE

Each time Kristin Chandler entered her dorm room during her first year at Marshall University, she said she felt trapped. She and her roommate had not been getting along, and it seemed as if there was no way out of running into another argument. Now a senior business management major planning to graduate...

Optometry club seeks to improve eye health through volunteerism

Sabrena Hirst, Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under LIFE

Marshall University now has an Optometry Club for students who are interested in one of the most valuable senses of their body. Sophomore biology major Chelsey Curry said she decided within her first two years at Marshall the university needed a club revolving around optometry. Curry said she deci...

Graphic design student furnishes city with ornate banners

Graphic design student furnishes city with ornate banners

Leah Cook, Reporter

February 23, 2016


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Huntington will soon see a splash of color on flag poles throughout downtown thanks to Marshall graphic design student Brianna Jarvis.    Jarvis is from Princeton, West Virginia and came to Marshall with a Completion Certificate in graphic design from Mercer County Technical Education Center. Th...

Remembering the past, focused on the future

Remembering the past, focused on the future

Darius Booker, Reporter

February 22, 2016


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First Baptist Church, a historically black church located in the heart of Huntington, West Virginia, has been a staple place of worship in the black community for over 140 years. With history predating 1872, while slavery was still in effect, slaves founded a place of worship located in now Norway Cemetery,...

Young heart donor saves marshall faculty member’s life

Logan Parkulo, Reporter

February 22, 2016


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Jim Sacconi, Billing supervisor for the Marshall Health Department of Pathology, received a heart transplant at the University of Kentucky on December 17. In order for this transplant to take place, a working heart must be used from a recently deceased organ donor. “It changed my life considerably,”...

Marshall students observe Lent, reveal Lenten promises

Marshall students observe Lent, reveal Lenten promises

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

February 18, 2016


Filed under LIFE

Observing Lent is a sacred tradition in the Christian church. Lent is the 40 day period dedicated to reflection, prayer and fasting in order to prepare for Easter. These 40 days are meant to symbolize the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert where he endured temptation from Satan in the gospels o...

MU, WVU history professors collaborate on open access reader of WV history

Amanda Gibson, Reporter

February 16, 2016


Filed under LIFE

Whether we bleed green and white or blue and gold, it is no mystery Marshall University students and West Virginia University students are unspoken rivals. The said rivalry seems to only rear its ugly head during football season and winter break, when students must return home and face their neighbo...

Visiting Writers Series is one for the books

Visiting Writers Series is one for the books

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter

February 16, 2016


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A fiction writer captivated students Tuesday, in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center during a reading of his new book. Writer Tom Noyes started off this semester’s A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series by reading from his latest work in fiction, “Come by Here: A Novella and Stories.” No...

Exercise science department develops new fitness test

Exercise science department develops new fitness test

Elayna Conard, Reporter

February 15, 2016


Filed under LIFE

Students of Marshall’s Exercise Science department developed a new test to determine how well oxygen powers the body. Former exercise science student Tyler Gossett initiated the step test validation study after creating the new test. The step test validation study compares the step test to the gold...

Clio app brings history to life at Marshall

Clio app brings history to life at Marshall

Sage Shavers, Reporter

February 15, 2016


Filed under LIFE

Smart phone users can have history at their fingertips when they use a new app created by Marshall University faculty and librarians. The Clio app and website uses GPS to guide users through events from the past. Clio determines the user’s location and connects them to a database of museums, l...

Marshall community observes Ash Wednesday

Marshall community observes Ash Wednesday

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

February 10, 2016


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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. This year, students on Marshall’s campus could receive ashes in two places. Campus ministers Ellen Dawson, of UKirk, and Benjamin Wells, of UMS, held Ashes to Go at the fountain outside of the Student Center Wednesday morning. Ashes to Go...

Scuba Club makes waves in Florida

Scuba Club makes waves in Florida

Darius Booker, Reporter

February 9, 2016


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Deep under the Florida waters, Marshall University students had the opportunity to dive and study different aspects of environmental science as well as swim with the manatees. The Marshall University Scuba Club took one of their annual trips to Florida over winter break, diving under water, whil...