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Black Excellence Award Ceremony celebrates accomplishments of students, faculty

Black Excellence Award Ceremony celebrates accomplishments of students, faculty

Tiara Brown, Reporter

March 3, 2019


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African American students at Marshall University and within the community may feel undervalued or unacknowledged, said a representative of Marshall’s newly-formed African American Association. In order to celebrate the accomplishments of these individuals, a Black Excellence Award Ceremony was hel...

Thundering Word Speech and Debate Team wins overall state champion title

Thundering Word Speech and Debate Team wins overall state champion title

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

March 1, 2019


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After winning the title of overall state champion at the West Virginia Intercollegiate Forensics Association State Tournamentin Fairmont, West Virginia, members of Marshall University’s Thundering Word Speech and Debate Team returned to Marshall Monday. “It was like a great accomplishment,” sai...

VIDEO: Concealed Carry Protests

Joe Artrip, Production Editor

March 1, 2019


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Visiting writer discusses music, shares personal stories through art

Visiting writer discusses music, shares personal stories through art

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 27, 2019


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Giving members of the Marshall University community a taste of his work, a visiting writer read pieces from three of his books, including one yet to be released, Monday in the Memorial Student Center. Hanif Abdurraqib, an essayist, poet and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio, who said he both composes...

Special topics course connects politics and video games

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 26, 2019


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Playing video games is part of the curriculum in one new special topics course offered this semester, which encourages Marshall University students to make connections between video games and real world politics. The course “Politics and Video Games” (PSC 480) seeks to analyze politics within vide...

Kappa Alpha Psi combats negative stereotypes for black fraternities

Kappa Alpha Psi combats negative stereotypes for black fraternities

Paige Leonard, Reporter

February 26, 2019


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With a goal of helping young men become better individuals, the first black Greek-lettered fraternity on Marshall University’s campus paved the way for future organizations and continues to have an impact on its members and the community. “It’s actually a big thing for us,” Tony Jernigan II, a ...

City-wide campaign encourages revitalization of Huntington neighborhoods

City-wide campaign encourages revitalization of Huntington neighborhoods

Trey Delida, Reporter

February 26, 2019


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Parts of Huntington have a chance to be revitalized one block at a time through Huntington’s Love Your Block campaign. The Love Your Block competition, sponsored by Cities of Service, is a national competition aimed at engaging with and revitalizing communities that are deemed ‘low-income.’ In 2...

UMS prepares disaster buckets for future

UMS prepares disaster buckets for future

Meredith O'Bara, Reporter

February 26, 2019


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The United Methodist Students service team and The Thundering Herd Recovery team partnered with the pre-physical therapy club to prepare flood buckets that will be used during a disaster such as a flood or hurricane. Ben Wells, campus minister for UMS, said the buckets contain cleaning supplies tha...

Police Blotter

Mackenzie Jones, Reporter

February 26, 2019


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Possession of Marijuana A couple was noticed by an officer in the parking lot on the 1800th block of Maple Avenue, Feb. 18. When the officer approached, he noticed the white female, age 20, and the other occupant had red, glassy eyes and admitted to smoking marijuana. They handed the officer their bong and...

Eating disorder stories shared to inspire, help others

Eating disorder stories shared to inspire, help others

Makaylah Wheeler, Reporter

February 26, 2019


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Someone is sitting in the bathroom, throwing up the food they had for lunch. They have not digested a meal in days. “Eating disorders are not a mindset that people can just pull themselves out of,” said Ally Fletcher, a high school senior who’s taking classes at Marshall University. Fletcher ...

Student Government Association approves rules for upcoming election

Student Government Association approves rules for upcoming election

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 26, 2019


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A section of the Student Government Association election rules that could have caused a greater amount of runoff elections was a topic of discussion at a student senate meeting Tuesday in the Memorial Student Center. A new proposed section of the Election Rules of the Marshall University SGA would h...

Marshall community unites in protest of campus carry bill

Marshall community unites in protest of campus carry bill

Douglas Harding, Online and Social Media Manager

February 26, 2019


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Students and educators from Marshall University, West Virginia University and other local colleges united in recent weeks to fight back against legislation that would allow individuals with permits to carry concealed weapons on campuses. Several protests, mainly on college campuses, have resulted from th...