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Exercise science department develops new fitness test

Exercise science department develops new fitness test

Elayna Conard, Reporter

February 16, 2016

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 16, 2016

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 11, 2016

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 10, 2016

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...

Student group encourages peers to abstain from substance abuse

Troy Alexander, Reporter

February 10, 2016

The Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Program partners with students from schools all across the district to educate and help prevent them from being susceptible to substance abuse. Student volunteers participate in activities such as peer-to-peer health classes about things par-ents may no...

Something old, something new: analog v. digital media

Something old, something new:  analog v. digital media

Jared Casto, Reporter

February 9, 2016

The death of physical media is a fallacy, and the proof lies in the ever-increasing sales of vinyl records and film. Despite streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music offering access to millions of songs for only dollars a month, vinyl record sales surged a remarkable 30 percent in 2015,...

Harm Reduction aims to prevent drug-related diseases

Logan Parkulo, Reporter

February 3, 2016

Charles “C.K.” Babcock, clinical assistant professor at the Marshall School of Pharmacy is involved greatly with the Harm Reduction Program in Huntington, West Virginia. The Harm Reduction program aims to save lives by reducing negative consequences and promoting health and well being, among...

Habitat for Humanity constructs homes; not just houses

Habitat for Humanity constructs homes; not just houses

Troy Alexander, Reporter

February 2, 2016

The Huntington Habitat for Humanity has been providing affordable housing for low income families in the area since its founding in 1989. With the help of volunteers and local businesses, they have provided 95 families with new houses to date, 92 of which were built from scratch. CEO David Michael...

Jazz Combo Blue’s “Relaxin’” Wednesday night

Jazz Combo Blue’s “Relaxin’” Wednesday night

Leah Cook, Reporter

January 28, 2016

Marshall University’s Jazz Combo Blue paid tribute to Miles Davis Wednesday night in the Jomie Jazz Forum, covering songs from his hit album “Relaxin’”. “Relaxin’”, originally released by the Miles Davis Quintet in 1958, had a large impact on performers in the Marshall ensemble.  ...

Hugs of Hope comfort children in times of need

Hugs of Hope comfort children in times of need

Troy Alexander, Reporter

January 28, 2016

Hugs Across America is a national charity that was started by New York school teacher Sue Lucarelli at The Churchill School in lower Manhattan on the morning of September 11, 2001. Many children in her class were terrified, and she had one teddy bear setting on her desk. She was trying to calm the...

ZeroDarkThirty, Red Sun Rising perform at V-Club Tuesday

ZeroDarkThirty, Red Sun Rising perform at V-Club Tuesday

Ryan Fischer, Reporter

January 27, 2016

Local rock group, ZeroDarkThirty opened the stage for Red Sun Rising Tuesday at the V-Club. “When we started playing, my statement was that we wanted to be a high-energy rock band,” said vocalist Alex Altizer. The band’s website at ReverbNation compares its sound and energy to the likes of The Foo Fighters, Bre...

Where the Rhododendrons Grow: The Life and Times of President Jerry Gilbert

Where the Rhododendrons Grow:  The Life and Times of President Jerry Gilbert

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter

January 27, 2016

“I want to wake up in the morning Where the rhododendrons grow, Where the sun keeps a-creeping Into where I’m a-sleeping, And the songbirds sing ‘Hello.’ I want to wander through the wildwood Where the fragrant blossoms blow And creep back to the mountains Where the rhododendrons grow,” P...