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Justice makes announcements concerning higher education

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Gov. Jim Justice has made announcements this week concerning numerous bills and a special session after vetoing the budget bill in April. Justice has been reviewing much of the legislation passed from regular session and has recently considered educational bills that could affect the state. House ...

‘Empty Bowls’ helps to fill stomachs

‘Empty Bowls’ helps to fill stomachs

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Empty Bowls teamed up with Facing Hunger Foodbank and Marshall University Friday to have the 14th Annual Empty Bowls event at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for Facing Hunger Foodbank, a nonprofit organization that provides purchased and donated food to...

Documentary journalism course to showcase documentaries created by students

Adam Stephens, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Students looking for a break from the stress of final exams next week will have the opportunity to take their minds off of their exams by attending a free screening of documentaries created by Marshall University documentary journalism students. JMC 475 and 575 students will be showcasing their finished...

Ohio River Valley Red Cross makes a difference in community

Caitlin Fowkles, Contributor
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, United Way Package

Debbie Smith’s first disaster run was to Ironton, Ohio for a house fire about three years ago. The home was destroyed, black smoke billowing from what was left. A man, illuminated by the bright lights of emergency vehicles and hooked up to oxygen with a Red Cross blanket draped over his shoulders,...

Recovery Point benefits from United Way of the River Cities

Olivia Zarilla, Contributor
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, United Way Package

One thing is clear in 45-year-old Bobby Meadows’ mind. He said if he had not begun recovery for his addiction, “I’d probably be spending my life in prison or be dead.” His story, however, is not an isolated one. On Aug. 15, 2016, in the small West Virginia city of Huntington, paramedics responded...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Petit Larceny April 12, MUPD received a call from a resident stating a bike from the bike rack outside  Freshman North residence hall was being stolen by an unknown male. The suspect cut the lock from the rack and rode off south towards 7-Eleven. Officers located the unknown male and followed him t...

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

Amanda Gibson, Copy Editor
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase, United Way Package

United Way of the River Cities executive director, Laura Gilliam, is passionate about nonprofits, a field in which she has spent most of her career. Before Gilliam joined the United Way team a little over a decade ago, she worked in insurance in multiple states until she and her husband settled in ...

Huntington Fire Chief makes history

Huntington Fire Chief makes history

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 27, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“On this day forward, life is different,” Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said. On Wednesday, Jan Rader was announced as Chief of the Huntington Fire Department, making her the first professional woman fire chief in the state of West Virginia. “History is being made in the City of Huntington and in th...

Intuit offers grand changes with the help from students

Intuit offers grand changes with the help from students

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Over the past four weeks, 36 students paired with faculty and Intuit experts were split up into seven teams to create ideas for a better West Virginia. With topics concerning three grand challenges in West Virginia — substance abuse, lack of technology and the education of youth — these seven teams...

LAST CALL for Student Capstone Exhibitions

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The opening reception for the last installment of art student capstone exhibitions was Monday in the Carroll Art Gallery at the Visual Arts Center. LAST CALL got its name from the students in the group. All of them are seniors and they thought it would be a cool name since it’s their final show. “This...

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc New Member Presentation

Christian Davis, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The Theta Omega Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated at Marshall University held its new member presentation Monday on the Memorial Student Center plaza. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.’s new members went through months of extensive learning about the organization and what it stands...

“Forbidden” Film Screening

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 26, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Students have the opportunity to view the film, “Forbidden,” Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center Shawkey Dining Room. The film explores what it is like to be queer and undocumented in Appalachia. “A few weeks ago, I was speaking with the founder of the Appalachian Queer Film Festival, MU...