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Education strikes challenge political norms, emblematic of working-class consciousness

Education strikes challenge political norms, emblematic of working-class consciousness

Douglas Harding, News Editor

July 9, 2019

In February last year, roughly 20,000 West Virginia educators and school service personnel demanded their voices be heard by going on strike, shutting down schools in all 55 counties across the state in protest of growing issues like rising healthcare costs. Soon after, educators and public school emp...

Hardin appears in court for probation revocation hearing

Hardin appears in court for probation revocation hearing

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

July 9, 2019

The former Marshall University student facing four counts of second-degree sexual assault appeared in court Tuesday morning for a probation revocation hearing regarding a 2016 case in which he was accused of raping a fellow student on campus. Joseph Chase Hardin, 22, was sentenced to three years of...

Marshall campus receiving major makeover over summer

Marshall campus receiving major makeover over summer

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

July 9, 2019

Students will see multiple changes on Marshall’s campus in the fall 2019 semester as the layout is in the process of being modified to make Marshall feel more like home, according to the director of Housing and Residence Life, Mistie Bibbee. “I think what students are going to see with the chang...

Youth voter participation, political awareness on rise

Douglas Harding, News Editor

July 9, 2019

Despite the traditional stereotype that young people are normally not interested or involved in politics, in recent years, young people across the country and the state have been leading efforts to increase political awareness amongst their peers, and their efforts are yielding results. According to a recen...

Marshall Collegiate Recovery Community aims to educate, support students

Marshall Collegiate Recovery Community aims to educate, support students

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

July 9, 2019

The Marshall University Collegiate Recovery Community is making strides to provide for, educate and support students in all forms of recovery in a space on campus where they feel comfortable. While collegiate recovery communities have been in existence for years, Amy Saunders, managing director of ...

Student’s blog promotes having fun with fast-food

Student’s blog promotes having fun with fast-food

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

July 9, 2019

Most people would never allow a stranger in line in front of them at a restaurant choose their next meal, but that is precisely what Alex Runyon did. As part of her “Eating Out with Alex Runyon” blog, Runyon not only reviews fast food items and restaurants on social media, but also creates YouTu...

Dementia Friendly Huntington makes connection between dementia, businesses

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

June 25, 2019

A grant-funded coalition in Huntington is working to make connections between businesses and those with dementia through training and community activities.  “The disease is no prevention no cure,” David Nisbet, founder of Dementia Friendly Huntington, said. “So we need to figure out how, as ...

‘Marshall on the Rise’ theme at State of the University in D.C.

‘Marshall on the Rise’ theme at State of the University in D.C.

Sydney Shelton, Contributor

June 25, 2019

Marshall University’s accomplishments and a look at what lies ahead were highlighted at the State of the University address in Washington, D.C. last week to promote ‘Marshall on the Rise.’  The annual event aims to acknowledge what the faculty, staff and students have accomplished in the last...

Local creators pushing cinematic boundaries

Local creators pushing cinematic boundaries

Douglas Harding, News Editor

June 25, 2019

In April of last year, one Marshall University student, Jason Morgan, then-sophomore commercial music major, had the idea to tell a coming-of-age story of Appalachian artistry, culture and inspiration in West Virginia. Today, more than a year in-the-works, West Virginia’s first ever musical featu...

Unprecedented 9/11, terrorism course challenges popular narratives

Douglas Harding, News Editor

June 25, 2019

This summer, Marshall University history professor Chris White began teaching his unprecedented (at the university) class on the causes and implications of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and related terrorism. White, who is also the author of “Creating a Third World: Mexico, Cuba, and t...

Bus system improves student independence, safety

Bus system improves student independence, safety

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

June 25, 2019

Since its initial run in 2016, a Marshall bus has provided more than 55 thousand rides for members of the herd. The Green Machine, along with the other busses that run with the Tristate Transit Authority (TTA), has been helping students gain independence and stay safe all while doing so for practically...

International program encourages campus involvement

International program encourages campus involvement

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

June 25, 2019

47 countries. One campus. Marshall University’s INTO Center has been home to international students from throughout the world since its establishment in 2013. Though many assume the title is an acronym, the director of student experience, Jim Clagg, laughed as he explained its meaning and what the INTO C...