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Community members participate in VA Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5k race

Community members participate in VA Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5k race

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

September 22, 2019

The Department of Veteran Affairs made it a top priority to combat the increase in veteran suicides, organizing their second annual VA Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5k race on Saturday morning in Ritter Park. According to a 2016 report by the Department of Veterans Affairs, an average of 20 veterans...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Robert Castillo, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Petit Larceny A resident of Twin Towers East went to the public safety office at approximately 10:20 a.m. Sept. 6 to report their clothes had been stolen out of a dryer on one of the floors. The victim said they went to retrieve the clothes in the morning at approximately 8:30 a.m. but could not lo...

Students attend summit on drug awareness

Students attend summit on drug awareness

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

September 19, 2019

An opioid summit focused on warning West Virginia students about the dangers of drug addiction as they enter into adulthood took place at the Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday afternoon. The event was organized by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission who teamed up with both Marshall...

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 eight 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...