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Localization pop-up show highlights local art scene

Localization pop-up show highlights local art scene

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 20, 2019

The Localization pop-up show Friday at the West Edge Factory showcased the works of dozens of local creators for participants and attendees, inspiring connections between Huntington community members and artists from across the state. Localization is a movement initiated in 2018 by two Marshall University...

Inaugural Minority Health Fair builds bridges between communities, services

Inaugural Minority Health Fair builds bridges between communities, services

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 19, 2019

In West Virginia, minority communities are disproportionately impacted by various health-related issues such as stigmas surrounding diseases and treatment and a lack of education regarding prevention and available services, Marshall University’s minority health director said. With ambitions of combatting...

United Way Workplace Campaign kicks off with celebration including Marshall, Huntington community members

United Way Workplace Campaign kicks off with celebration including Marshall, Huntington community members

Brittany Hively, Reporter

October 18, 2019

A full day of work did not stop Marshall faculty and staff from attending the United Way Workplace Campaign kick-off celebration Thursday evening.  “Marshall’s always been a great partner with United Way, so this was a new idea for them to make this an afterwork campaign kickoff to drum up t...

Performance by Charleston band, open mic session to occur at A Night of Soul event

Taylor Speight, Reporter

October 18, 2019

A Night of Soul, an event focused on entertainment and fun during homecoming festivities organized by the Marshall University Black United Students and the Center for African American Students, will be having its third event Thursday, Oct. 24. “We wanted to have something fun for homecoming after...

National Book Award nominee, Ojibwe author to be next guest in Visiting Writers Series

Summer Jewell, Reporter

October 18, 2019

Native American Heritage Month is in November, but it will be celebrated early at Marshall University with a reading by a National Book Award nominated author for the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series Tuesday, Oct. 22. “I’m excited to have a native author talk about the history of native peoples...

Walk to raise awareness, fundraise for suicide prevention

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

October 17, 2019

The West Virginia chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s second annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 19 at Ritter Park. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., and the walk itself will start at 1 p.m. Susan Runion, walk chair for Huntington’s...

Citizens’ Climate Lobby attempts to start new chapter in Huntington

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

October 16, 2019

The Citizens’ Climate Lobby is attempting to start a chapter in Huntington, which will help aid the fight against climate change. “I just feel this really strong moral responsibility to do everything I can to change what we do,” said Jim Probst, West Virginia state coordinator for Citizens’...

New York history professor discusses folklore’s place in historical study

New York history professor discusses folklore’s place in historical study

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

October 16, 2019

Those looking to understand the past better would benefit from learning about the use of folklore throughout human history, said a history professor Tuesday afternoon on Marshall University’s campus. “To dismiss it all as humorous, myth or superstition is to therefore overlook how individuals...

Campus tailgate celebrates Huntington community

Julianna Everly, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Everyone has their own special story to share as to why Huntington is special to them, and the social media campaign #MyHuntington aims to highlight those stories. Representatives of #MyHuntington partnered with Marshall University’s Campus Activities Board to organize a tailgate that occured Saturday,...

Marshall IT raises awareness for cyber security

Brianna Toney, Contributor

October 15, 2019

Throughout October, the Marshall University Information Technology Department is participating in National Cyber Security Awareness Month to raise awareness for cyber security and teach students and faculty how to use caution in the digital world.  Sarah Quarles, an IT security analyst, said the ...

Support group helps students cope with homesickness

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Leaving your hometown to come to college can often present hardship for many students, regardless of the distance, said a Marshall University mental health specialist on Thursday during the Surviving Homesickness Support Group. “It is not unusual to be experiencing homesickness,” Stephanie Shaffer...

SGA president, vice president push for progress on campus

Tyler Spence, Contributor

October 15, 2019

Marshall University Student Body President Stephanie Rogner and Vice President Anna Williams said they are prepared to do the work it takes to positively impact students’ lives across campus.  Even though students may only see the fruits of their labor when the work is done, both Rogner and Wil...