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Huntington continues to see progress with opioid epidemic

Huntington continues to see progress with opioid epidemic

Amanda Larch, News Editor

June 12, 2018


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Huntington may have been voted America’s Best Community, but just like any city, it still faces many issues, most notably the opioid drug epidemic. For years, Huntington has been fighting the epidemic, but progress is being made, and that progress, as well as solutions and success stories, were all...

We Are.. Reclaiming the City: A Q&A with President Jerome Gilbert

Rebecca Turnbull, For the Parthneon

April 26, 2018


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The Marshall University Police Department (MUPD) is anticipating 10 new officers by Fall 2019, building the force up to 32 officers. Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert collaborated with a committee established by Executive Affairs SVP Layton Cottrill to settle on a hiring model for the 10 of...

MUPD arrest results in 60 month sentencing

Sarah Ingram, Reporter

April 26, 2018


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Marshall University Police Department assisted in cleaning up the streets of Huntington after a regular traffic stop for running a red light turned into arresting a man for possession and intent to distribute a controlled substance. The arrest back in August has resulted in the suspect being sentenc...

First lavendar graduation honors LGBTQ+ gradautes

Michaela Crittenden, Reporter

April 26, 2018


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Marshall University celebrated the first ever Lavender Graduation on April 25, which commemorated students in the graduating class who were members of the LGBTQ+ community. “Lavender Graduation is an annual ceremony conducted on numerous campuses to honor lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/qu...

Native American Student Organization plans visiting Native American Writer series

Amanda Larch, Reporter

April 26, 2018


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Marshall University’s Native American Student Organization is planning a Visiting Writer series for Native American writers to come to campus and read their works. Autumn Haithcock, president of the organization, said the club is trying to schedule other special events as well. “We plan to have Na...

MU Reads guest lecturer discussed self-publishing, writing historical books

MU Reads guest lecturer discussed self-publishing, writing historical books

Amanda Larch, Reporter

April 26, 2018


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Marshall University Library’s book club, MU Reads, presented an afternoon of learning about self-publishing books with guest lecturer and author Jack Dickinson. Dickinson, curator of Marshall’s Rosanna Blake library, discussed his journey of self-publishing with printer companies versus relying on pub...

Marshall raises awareness for sexual violence with Denim Day

Marshall raises awareness for sexual violence with Denim Day

Hanna Pennington, Reporter

April 26, 2018


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The Women’s Center at Marshall University promoted awareness of sexual violence and the importance of consent Wednesday morning in the Memorial Student Center as part of Denim Day and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Denim Day started as an opportunity to bring awareness to issues surrounding sexual ...

A new era in MU Student Government

A new era in MU Student Government

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Hunter Barclay & Hannah Petracca are sworn in a SGA President and Vice President Hunter Barclay and Hannah Petracca are officially Marshall University’s new student body president and vice president. Sunday afternoon the team was officially sworn in to serve Marshall University at the univers...

Sustainability department pushes for more ‘green’ options on campus

Hanna Pennington, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Marshall University green will become more than just a color this coming fall as the Sustainability Department makes a push toward sustainable living on campus. Glass recycling will be introduced throughout Marshall as well as additional recycling centers and compost stations. Amy Parsons-White, s...

Marshall Recognizes Autism Awareness Month with educational workshop for students and staff

Amanda Larch, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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As part of Autism Awareness Month, Marshall University’s West Virginia Autism Training Center presented an educational workshop for students yesterday about autism and how to become an ally to students who may be on the spectrum. Jackie Clark, coordinator for the College Program for Students with Autis...

Marshall Police assist in Huntington drug bust

Sarah Ingram, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Marshall University Police Department assisted the Huntington Police Department and multiple other state and local officials in the city-wide raids to takedown drug traffickers Tuesday. Led by Huntington Police, multiple organizations sent officials to help the cause, including Cabell County Police ...

Bowen brings Herd to Boston

Bowen brings Herd to Boston

Luke Creasy, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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Nearly 30,000 runners lined up to race in the 122nd annual Boston Marathon Monday morning. One runner in the crowd has a special connection to Marshall University. Caleb Bowen, a local product who graduated from Hurricane High School in 2011 and then took on the role of assistant coach for the Mars...