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Homecoming court representatives announced

Homecoming court representatives announced

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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The Marshall Thundering Herd ended their annual Unity Walk by announcing their 2017 Homecoming Court with dozens of students watching. Kelly green bow ties and dresses filled the stage as the candidates were named. The roster includes Katie Lemmon, Payton Paluch, Michael Andry, Emily Kinner, Daniel Feck, Taylor Foster, Hannah ...

Seniors present solar eclipse balloon launch findings to WV Space Grant Consortium

Seniors present solar eclipse balloon launch findings to WV Space Grant Consortium

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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Marshall students Jacob Staggs and Derek Staley, both senior computer science majors, traveled to Charleston over the weekend to present their findings on the total solar eclipse that took place in August to the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium (WVSGC) board of directors. The two Marshall students we...

Sigma Sigma Sigma fall festival brings in $2,300 for charities

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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Sigma Sigma Sigma, Marshall University’s only sorority with two philanthropies, offered a fall festival at their house Saturday, featuring food, games and music in an effort to raise money for the March of Dimes and The Foundation. Sigma’s fall festival brought in $2,300, all of which will be donated ...

Helpers Club to raise scholarship funds for students with learning disabilities

Amanda Larch, for The Parthenon

October 9, 2017


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The Helpers Club is selling raffle tickets for a Marshall-themed quilt before the university’s homecoming game this Saturday to raise money for scholarships for students in Marshall’s Higher Education for Learning Problems (H.E.L.P.) Center. The day of the homecoming game, club members will be around t...

Writers express their Hispanic-American identities through poetry

Writers express their Hispanic-American identities through poetry

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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Continuing celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month occurred Thursday through the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series, which included readings from the visiting writers Carmen Giménez Smith and Dan Vera in the Visual Arts Center. Carmen Giménez Smith, English professor at Virginia Tech and poet, was the fir...

Acclaimed author and journalist to lecture on modern civil rights progress

Acclaimed author and journalist to lecture on modern civil rights progress

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 9, 2017


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Wil Haygood will present the Amicus Curiae lecture, “Thurgood Marshall’s Battle for Justice,” Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Marshall University’s Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Haygood, a New York Times bestselling author of seven books and acclaimed journalist, will discuss the reasons Justice M...

University, community organizations raising funds for Puerto Rico relief

University, community organizations raising funds for Puerto Rico relief

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

October 5, 2017


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Puerto Rico was devastated in September by one of the most catastrophic storms in a century and the island is still in the infancy of its recovery. Marshall University and other Tri-State organizations have rallied to raise money and gather supplies that will provide relief to Puerto Ricans who are still suffe...

Unity Walk aims to celebrate our differences

Pamela Young, Reporter

October 5, 2017


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Marshall students, faculty, staff, administration, organizations, teams, clubs and the Huntington community gather each year on-campus to walk, celebrate and embrace one another’s differences - united as one Herd. Marshall’s sixth annual Unity Walk will take place at 4 p.m. Monday, beginning at ...

Professors educate students, faculty on free speech rights

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 5, 2017


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In light of recent events, both on campus and across the nation, Marshall University faculty and students met  Wednesday to discuss the parameters of free speech and its place in our nation. “There are personal boundaries I won’t cross, words I won’t use, gestures I won’t make, actions I won’t do, but th...

Visiting Writers Series celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with cultural discussion

Visiting Writers Series celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with cultural discussion

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

October 5, 2017


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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage month, The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series kicked off their first event Wednesday, Cultural Discussion Panel: Building Community through Activism and the Arts, in the Visual Arts Center. Hispanic Heritage Month was created to bring national recognition to ...

Community briefed on opioid terminology

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

October 5, 2017


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Community members were educated Wednesday afternoon in a workshop, “Words Matter,” on the new guidelines of media coverage and terminology with regards to substance abuse at Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center. The speakers and audience discussed how to use destigmatizing language and the...

Gilbert addresses student concerns with campus free speech

Gilbert addresses student concerns with campus free speech

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 2, 2017


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Last week, Marshall University students responded in various manners to the message of Zachary Humphrey and John McGlone, open-air preachers speaking on Marshall’s campus. President Jerry Gilbert said he was proud of students’ reaction to the controversial preachers and termed the scenario a “ve...