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Frights for Philanthropy: SigEp’s ‘CarnEvil’-themed haunted house starts Friday

Frights for Philanthropy: SigEp’s ‘CarnEvil’-themed haunted house starts Friday

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In an effort to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State, Marshall University’s chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) will have their fourth annual haunted house this weekend and Hallo-weekend. The haunted house will be open Oct. 20, 21, 27 and 28 from 8-11:30 p.m., and the cost is $5 a ticket. ...

Marshall Athletics, Interfraternity Council raise funds for pediatric cancer research

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS

While Marshall University men’s soccer beat University of Kentucky 1-0 Saturday, Marshall Athletics in conjunction with the Interfraternity Council raised $407 for pediatric cancer research during their Boot Out Cancer event at the stadium. Tyler Able, director of marketing for Marshall Athletics, said he...

Marshall sorority raises awareness for domestic violence

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Alpha Chi Omega is preparing for their candlelight vigil at the end of October with other fundraisers and tabling as part as Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. “Our philanthropy is domestic abuse awareness, and we work with local shelters to raise funds and supplies to help those escaping dangerous si...

Marshall Rec Center offers first-ever Group Exercise Week

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Recreation Center is giving away premium single class passes to participants that attend a group fitness class during Group Exercise Week Oct. 16-21. Participants can increase their chances of winning a pass by attending multiple classes throughout the week. “For attending gr...

MU Report: October 16, 2017 edition

MU Report: October 16, 2017 edition

October 16, 2017


Filed under MUTV, NEWS, VIDEO

In this third edition of MU Report for Fall 2017, anchors Kayla Simmons and Ryan Murphy lead our coverage of the university's enrollment numbers, dealing with midterm stress and more. Sports Anchor Courtney Andrews joins them with a feature on men's basketball player Jon Elmore and coveage of the me...

MUsic Monday lecturer to focus on politics of renowned composers

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s School of Music will present its second MUsic Mondays lecture of the school year at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Cellar Door in Huntington. The fall series explores the reasons composers express national identity in their music and recognizes the musical means through which they do...

Former astronaut speaks on campus

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, mother, educator and former NASA astronaut, spoke at Marshall University Monday about her missions, space dreams and the significance of funding exploration. Metcalf-Lindenburger said she told her teacher she wanted to be an astronaut when she grew up, but she knew her...

PINK Bus returns after successful last year

PINK Bus returns after successful last year

Danite, Belay

October 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Victoria’s Secret’s PINK Bus made its way back to Marshall, after receiving the highest number of sales of any campus in the PINK campus rep program last year. The PINK Bus gives students the opportunity to shop the Marshall PINK Collegiate Collection on campus. Alexandra Pfost, PINK campus repre...

Campus to celebrate LGBTQ Spirit Day

Pamela, Young

October 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Each year, on National Coming Out Day, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and other members of the Marshall and Huntington Community gather to celebrate and support equality for all beings despite their sexual orientation or gender identity. National Coming Out Day, founded in 1988 by psychologist Rich...

Fighting Addiction club hopes to change narrative of opioid epidemic

Fighting Addiction club hopes to change narrative of opioid epidemic

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Fighting Addiction is a new club on campus looking for members interested in “changing the narrative” of the opioid epidemic affecting the community, according to club president and second year medical student Mouhammed Sakkal. The goal of the club is currently to increase in size and bring t...

First lady Melania Trump visits Huntington addiction recovery facility

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

October 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

First lady Melania Trump made an unexpected stop in Huntington Tuesday morning, visiting Lily’s Place, a non-profit drug treatment facility that helps infants born to addicted mothers. Trump met with recovering addicts and leaders from Lily’s Place to discuss the work that the organization is and...

Marshall students celebrate differences during Unity Walk

Marshall students celebrate differences during Unity Walk

Kayla Simmons, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

Marshall’s 6th Annual Unity Walk marked the beginning of the university’s 2017 homecoming week celebrations. Monday’s event was an opportunity to recognize the diversity of the school’s student body. “We [Marshall] originate from many cultures and many ethnic groups, many religions, languages and lifesty...