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Campus DKMS bone marrow drive saves lives

Taylor Speight, Reporter

September 17, 2019

Marshall University Bone Marrow Week helps find matching donors for patients in need across the country.  Campus student ambassador Adam Guthrie said he is excited about the involvement at Marshall University and hopes to see a big turnout this year.  The international nonprofit organization DKMS...

Job-A-Palooza connects Marshall students to future employers

Job-A-Palooza connects Marshall students to future employers

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

September 17, 2019

As the semester sets in, Marshall University’s Office of Career Education organized the annual Job-A-Palooza – an event where students can look for part-time jobs and internships and gain experience.  Jennifer Brown, program manager for internships and experiential learning at the Office of Car...

Unprecedented ‘Fun Club’ experiences exponential growth

Unprecedented ‘Fun Club’ experiences exponential growth

Douglas Harding, News Editor

September 17, 2019

At the start of the fall semester, Marshall University’s recently established, first-ever Fun Club included roughly 20 registered members, but after tabling for just two days during the university’s Student Involvement & Organization Fair last week on the Memorial Student Center Plaza, its membership...

Former Marshall student hopes to bust down barriers between police, community

Former Marshall student hopes to bust down barriers between police, community

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

September 17, 2019

Former Marshall University student Brandon Oiler is determined to bust down barriers between the Hurricane community and his police department.  “My biggest goal is to change the public’s ideology and perception of law enforcement in my community,” Oiler said.   Patrolman Oiler is a roo...

Encouraging Every Step to Recovery 5k raises $2,000 for local recovery houses

Encouraging Every Step to Recovery 5k raises $2,000 for local recovery houses

September 17, 2019

Some Huntington community members skipped a morning of sleeping in and headed to Ritter Park for a Saturday morning run in support of addiction recovery during the first Encouraging Every Step to Recovery 5k.  Walk FM radio organized the event to benefit some of the local recovery houses that the...

University College a valuable resource for students with undeclared majors

Grant Goodrich, Reporter

September 17, 2019

Unlike the other nine undergraduate colleges at Marshall, University College does not offer degree programs; they focus their efforts on conditionally admitted and undecided students, said Director of University College Sherri Stepp.  “Our advisers work very closely with those students to help t...

Marshall University Counseling Center makes effort to spread awareness, help students during National Suicide Prevention Month

Marshall University Counseling Center makes effort to spread awareness, help students during National Suicide Prevention Month

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the U.S. 1,100 is the average number of suicides that occur on campuses each year. At Marshall University, the stigma is closer than some may think. Candace D. Layne, director of the Counseling Center, said the center is having...

Marshall launches Ambassadors of Social Change program

Brittany Hively, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Being on a board of directors for a nonprofit is not an opportunity everyone has, especially as a college student. Marshall University’s Community Engagement office is making that a possibility with the Ambassadors of Social Change, a new leadership institute program that will take a group of students...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Robert Castillo, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Possession of a Controlled Substance MUPD officers found two individuals near the Marshall University Medical building, or the Professional building, acting suspiciously at approximately 4:50 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25. According to reports, officers told the individuals they were on Marshall Univer...

West Virginia Supreme Court justices hear three cases in front of students, community members at Marshall University

West Virginia Supreme Court justices hear three cases in front of students, community members at Marshall University

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

September 13, 2019

West Virginia’s Supreme Court came to Marshall University’s campus to hold public oral arguments Wednesday morning to give the public an inside look into how the court operates. “This is critically important for our system of government that the public has trust in that they are going to get...

Public officials, community members discuss possible solutions to aid in fighting addiction epidemic during town hall meeting

Public officials, community members discuss possible solutions to aid in fighting addiction epidemic during town hall meeting

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

September 11, 2019

“Since I took over as U.S. attorney, the life of sentence has doubled, and I make no apologies for that,” Michael Stuart, U.S. attorney for the southern district of West Virginia, said to start the Cabell County town hall meeting on Tuesday evening. “I make no apologies for prosecuting drug...

9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony

9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

September 11, 2019

Huntington comes together to honor the fallen 9/11 victims.