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Students raise awareness for Ronald McDonald House Charities

Anna Marsh, Reporter

February 14, 2019


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Marshall University senior public relations students are organizing fundraisers and awareness campaigns this semester as part of their capstone project, with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. “Last semester my fellow PR peers and I planned a campaign and are implementing it...

Federal judge to visit Marshall as part of Amicus Curiae Lecture Series

Federal judge to visit Marshall as part of Amicus Curiae Lecture Series

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 13, 2019


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The 100 years it took to open the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be a topic of discussion for a federal judge when he speaks Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Marshall University’s Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Judge Robert L. Wilkins of the United Sta...

Students thank scholarship donors with cards, videos

Students thank scholarship donors with cards, videos

Madalyn McCoy, Reporter

February 13, 2019


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Students at Marshall University have been given the opportunity to thank donors who help some students with the financial cost of college tuition and fees through Love a Donor Days Tuesday and Wednesday in the Memorial Student Center Lobby. “Students are usually very appreciative and take the time...

Marshall professor to publish fourth book

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 12, 2019


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Two of his books were published in 2017. One of his books was published in 2018. Now, Slav Gratchev, a Marshall University Spanish professor and scholar, has another book set for publication in the spring and a new project underway.  Gratchev, a professor in his eighth year with Marshall’s depar...

Students speak in opposition to Campus Self-Defense Act

Students speak in opposition to Campus Self-Defense Act

Trey Delida, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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The West Virginia House of Delegates held a public hearing Monday, Feb. 11, concerning House Bill 2519. This bill regards to the legality of concealed and open carry on campuses of higher education institutions.  Currently, universities are allowed to participate in the regulation of firearms on universit...

Locals voice concerns surrounding public education bill

Locals voice concerns surrounding public education bill

Douglas Harding, Online and Social Media Manager

February 12, 2019


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The omnibus education bill currently being debated in West Virginia’s state legislature has stirred substantial controversy among concerned citizens, which prompted lawmakers to allow two public hearings Monday, Feb. 11 at the West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston. Dozens of citizens attended the morning and ...

Ratio Christi asks ‘tough questions’ about religion

Ratio Christi asks ‘tough questions’ about religion

Meredith O'Bara, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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Arguing takes on a new meaning with one organization on campus. Weekly meetings for the organization Ratio Christi consist of gathering to discuss different points of view on controversial religious topics.  “We look at other religions,” said John Mays, chapter director for Ratio Christi. “We look at common objections, such a...

Marshall aims to combat mental health stigmas

Marshall aims to combat mental health stigmas

Makaylah Wheeler, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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College students may face stressors that can leave their mental health at risk, but Marshall University has kickstarted new initiatives to help combat the issues and put students’ minds at ease. Marshall’s Counseling Center began their “We Are… Here for You” campaign last semester in order...

Dance theatre offers year-round opportunities

Anna Marsh, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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Huntington Dance Theatre is Huntington’s only nonprofit dance studio, open to students of all ages and levels, with many different opportunities to perform.  The studio offers ballet technique, pointe, contemporary, jazz, musical theater, hip hop, adult ballet and a variety of movement classes f...

SGA votes on resolutions, swears in new senator

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 12, 2019


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The following Student Government Association updates were taken from the announcements and decisions made as well as the events that occured, at the SGA student senate meeting that occurred Tuesday, Feb. 12. Senate Resolutions: —Senate Resolution 76.08 was approved. This resolution is to ...

Brown Dog Yoga provides ways to exercise, relax with various classes

Anna Marsh, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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Yoga is only one of the options available to individuals who attend classes at Brown Dog Yoga, a locally-owned yoga studio with a location in Huntington.  In addition to yoga classes, the studio offers classes in indoor cycling, barre and TRX, as well as a fusion class, which incorporates weight ...

Sororities welcome new members into sisterhood at Bid Day

Sororities welcome new members into sisterhood at Bid Day

Paige Leonard, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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Welcoming new members into their homes, members of Alpha Chi Omega and Delta Zeta celebrated Bid Day with music, food and sisterhood at their sorority houses this past weekend.  “This was the best decision I have ever made,” said Erika Shannon, a sophomore elementary education major who is one of A...