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MU Alert system informs Marshall community of safety issues

Robert Castillo, Reporter

September 6, 2019

Marshall University’s MU Alert system can be used for a variety of instances, but it is mainly used for serious crimes that present an ongoing threat to the campus community. The main idea behind the MU Alert system is for Marshall to be able to communicate emergency information quickly so that...

Senior spotlight: Zaire Chester

Senior spotlight: Zaire Chester

Marcus Williams, Reporter

September 5, 2019

Many students may not know there are student leaders sitting in the same classes as them. These leaders endure the general trials and tribulations that other students face, as well as planning and executing various events and initiatives with organizations on and off Marshall University’s campus. Zaire...

Marshall community once again employed for Phonathon outreach

Marshall community once again employed for Phonathon outreach

Brittany Hively, Reporter

September 5, 2019

After seven years of outsourcing, The Marshall University Foundation brought the Phonathon outreach back to students in 2018. Previously a student job, the outreach calls to Marshall alumni were being outsourced to Ruffalo Noel Levitz. The company used non-Marshall college students to make calls to...

Huntington Music and Arts Festival features Marshall student

Michael Morgan, Reporter

September 3, 2019

A young Marshall University first-year student carried on her family legacy Saturday in the Ritter Park Amphitheater during the Huntington Music and Arts Festival, formerly headlined by country music star Tyler Childers. Ally Fletcher, new to Marshall University, performed an acoustic set along with...

New voices welcome in University Chorus

Summer Jewell, Reporter

September 3, 2019

The University Chorus is on the lookout for new members in the upcoming semesters. Students can join the University Chorus by simply registering for the class with no audition or choral experience necessary. The University Chorus Director, Briana Nannen, said the group is “really for any student...

Marshall graduate returns to university as Newman Center minister

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

September 3, 2019

A former Marshall student has taken the spot as the new minister of the Newman Center to continue its traditions as well as try to bring new students into the Newman Center community. Nicholas Chancey, a graduated student of Marshall University, said he is looking forward to being involved with the...

GALLERY: Herd Rally 2019

GALLERY: Herd Rally 2019

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

August 29, 2019

The 2019 Herd Rally in Pullman Square drew in hundreds of Marshall fans, local vendors and University organizations.

Dress for Success provides opportunities to community, students

Michaela Crittenden, Life! Editor

August 6, 2019

Many organizations exist to help people get back on their feet when they may need assistance, and one of these is Dress for Success River Cities, which helps women who need to secure clothing for job interviews. “Dress for Success River Cities is the only West Virginia affiliate of Dress for Success,...

Marshall graduate to compete for Miss Black USA title

Marshall graduate to compete for Miss Black USA title

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

August 6, 2019

A Marshall University alumna recently crowned Miss Black West Virginia USA will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to compete for the title of Miss Black USA. Mercedez Speight, 24, originally from Miama, Florida, will represent the Mountain State in the oldest scholarship pageant for women of color. “I...

Yoga EQ teaches Marshall counselors new approaches

Yoga EQ teaches Marshall counselors new approaches

Michaela Crittenden, Life! Editor

July 23, 2019

Mental health is a complex issue and people have developed many approaches to the issues. Marshall University mental health professionals learned a new approach to addressing and helping students with emotions. “Yoga EQ (Yoga for Emotional Intelligence) is an embodied Social Emotional Learning pro...

Where Marshall Can Take You: Cuba

Where Marshall Can Take You: Cuba

Michaela Crittenden, Life! Editor

July 23, 2019

Seizing the opportunity offered by Marshall University to travel led second-year graduate student Bethany Buckner to Havana, Cuba, to study Latin American history. “I have always been interested in going to Cuba,” Buckner said. “My interest was heightened after spending a semester in Puerto ...

Where Marshall Can Take You: Honduras

Where Marshall Can Take You: Honduras

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

July 9, 2019

Expanding their knowledge of medicine throughout the world is one of the many lessons Marshall University’s pharmacy students learned recently when they studied abroad in Honduras, according to student, Whitney Fields. “The biggest thing I learned is that not everybody has the means like we have...