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UKirk prepares burritos for Huntington’s homeless

UKirk prepares burritos for Huntington’s homeless

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

March 4, 2016

Marshall UKirk students rolled burritos for the Burrito Riders Thursday evening. The Burrito Riders is a program in Huntington that delivers homemade burritos to those in need. Interim campus minister Ellen Dawson said UKirk tries to make burritos at least once a semester. Other clubs, like UMS, a...

Renowned tubist Tony Zilincik to visit Marshall

Leah Cook, Reporter

March 2, 2016

Marshall University will welcome special guest Tony Zilincik, a Tubist and professor from Capitol University in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday. Zilincik, who is known for presenting music in new and innovative ways, is a renowned composer. His pieces have been performed around the United States and Europe as w...

Boggs finds hope, life at Recovery Point

Boggs finds hope, life at Recovery Point

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

March 2, 2016

Matt Boggs was an average boy from Kentucky equipped with a sharp mind and broad goals. “I was kind of your typical all-american kid, played sports, student council, Future Business Leaders of America, involved in a lot of civic organizations and volunteerism,” Boggs recalled. Boggs had set his ey...

Wallace aims to change perspectives with Divine Purpose

Wallace aims to change perspectives with Divine Purpose

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

March 1, 2016

Nigel Wallace, Logan county native and reigning Mr. Marshall, is now prepared to take the fashion world by storm. Wallace said he wanted the name of his line to reflect an individual’s mission in Christ on Earth, so he chose “Divine Purpose.” “Our mission as Christians isn’t really wor...

Roomie to the rescue: how to be the right roommate

Roomie to the rescue: how to be the right roommate

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter

February 25, 2016

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 24, 2016

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 24, 2016

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 23, 2016

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 23, 2016

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

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 17, 2016

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 17, 2016

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...