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Cooler weather changes leaves, fills the air with strange odor

Anthony Davis, Reporter
November 6, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Every year on Marshall University’s campus, the autumn colors fade from green to a plethora of reds, yellows and oranges as the temperature begins to drop and the days become shorter. Leaves get their green color from the chlorophyll that traps energy from sunlight. Once the energy is trapped in...

Countdown to Commencement provides one-stopshop for grads

Kelly Pate, Reporter
November 6, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The semi-annual graduation fair, Countdown to Commencement, helped graduates tie up loose ends Tuesday and Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center. Since 2005, the Registrar’s Office has presented the annual event benefitting graduating students by providing a central location for them to communicate...

Dancing Pros to bring all-stars to Huntington

Emily Rice, Reporter
November 5, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Some of the best dancers in the country will dance their way to the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Thursday for Dancing Pros: Live! The show will star “Dancing with the Stars” alumna Edyta Sliwinska and “So You Think You Can Dance” alumna Chelsie Hightower, and will be hosted by Alan Thicke. The...

Tennant defeated by Capito in Senate election

Shalee Rogney, Reporter
November 5, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, D-W.Va., lost the race for U.S. Senator against Republican congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito. The unofficial results show that Tennant lost with only 34 percent of the vote, while Capito had 63 percent of the votes. Tennant started her speech by thanking General...

Capito elected first female senator to represent W.Va.

Capito elected first female senator to represent W.Va.

Britanie Morgan, Reporter
November 5, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito can add West Virgina’s first female state senator to her resume after Tuesday’s election. The unofficial polls showed Capito the victor with 63 percent of the vote. Conrad Lucas, chairman for the Republican Party of West Virginia, kept his statements short and...

National Election Day decides Senate and House control

Zach Wright, Reporter
November 5, 2014
Filed under NEWS

It’s Election Day, an important day that decides who controls the Senate and will also impact the makeup of the House of Representatives. However, Election Day is on a Tuesday, and this can cause some problems with voter turnout because the working class has to take time off from their jobs to vote. Junior...

Jenkins named unofficial winner in congressional seat race

Emily Rice, Reporter
November 5, 2014
Filed under NEWS

After a long campaign, the associated press announced Republican Evan Jenkins as the unofficial winner in his race against Democrat Nick Rahall for the 3rd congressional seat Tuesday night. Supporters of Jenkins at his party at the Pullman Plaza Hotel said they were ecstatic and hopeful at the news. “Evan...

Sig Tau takes pies to the face for a cause

Zach Wright, Reporter
November 5, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Sigma Tau Gamma members had pies smashed in their face Tuesday for Pie a Tau, an event designed to raise money for the Special Olympics. Senior Shane Bias, president of Sigma Tau Gamma, said the fraternity will continue to support the Special Olympics with events throughout the year. “We plan...

Break housing open to all halls

Kelly Pate, Reporter
November 4, 2014
Filed under NEWS

The staff of Marshall University Housing and Residence Life has decided to allow all residence halls to remain open for 2014 fall break. In previous years, Housing and Residence Life only offered specified halls to be open during fall break. There is no additional cost for staying in the residence halls...

Huntington jams with Phillip Phillips

Anthony Davis, Reporter
November 4, 2014
Filed under NEWS

American Idol champ Phillip Phillips serenaded the audiences of the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center with opener Texas rock band Saints of Vallory, Monday in an evening packed with music. Phillip Phillips, winner of the 11th season of the acclaimed TV series and singing competition American Idol,...

Huntington native plans change for the nations capital

Alex James, Reporter
November 4, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia, State Senator Evan Jenkins is no stranger to the Marshall University community and West Virginia. Evans was first elected to serve Cabell and Wayne counties in the West Virginia House of Delegates in 1994, where he served three terms. In 2002, the people...

Incumbent representative seeks re-election to Congress, says the vote comes down to trust and W.Va. values

Alex James, Reporter
November 4, 2014
Filed under NEWS

U.S. Representative Nick J. Rahall was born in Beckley, West Virginia, and has been representative for the third congressional district for 36 years. He is the ranking member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and is seeking re-election to Congress. Rahall said this election...