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Students prepare for graduation at Countdown to Commencement

Brittany Hively, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Construction did not stop seniors from filling the Memorial Student Center to tie up loose ends and move one step closer to graduation. Countdown to Commencement is described on the Herd Alum website as a “one-stop-shop for graduating seniors to take care of all last-minute details before graduation.” “This...

Marshall history department provides food, perspective during Food Past/Food Future event

Marshall history department provides food, perspective during Food Past/Food Future event

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

November 2, 2019

Immigration, sustainability and seasonality were the topics for the history department’s second annual Food Past/Food Future event Tuesday on Marshall University’s campus. The event first took place last year, with faculty members and graduates handing out locally produced food to students to...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Robert Castillo, Reporter

November 2, 2019

Petit Larceny Officers responded to a call in Gibson Hall at approximately 4:57 p.m. Oct. 25 when a male reported some of his laundry had been stolen from a dryer. According to reports, he left his laundry in the dryer while he went to a meeting, and when he returned, some of his laundry was missin...

Campus preschool assists auditory access for children

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

October 29, 2019

The Luke Lee Listening, Learning and Language Lab, or “The L” as it is more commonly referred to, is a preschool program at Marshall University that started in 2006 for children that are deaf or hearing-impaired to learn listening and spoken language skills.  “Our goal is for all of our kids to be mainstre...

PeaceTree Center support group provides safe space for LGBTQ+

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

October 29, 2019

A Marshall University graduate is helping to provide safe spaces for those in the LGBTQ+ community by creating a support group for those struggling. Amanda Patrick, a therapist at PeaceTree Center for Wellness and graduate of Marshall, started the LGBTQ+ support group while working on her master’s...

Marshall criminal justice alum to publish 25th book

Marshall criminal justice alum to publish 25th book

Brittany Hively, Reporter

October 29, 2019

From criminal justice major to paranormal author, Marshall University graduate Casey Bond is releasing her 25th paranormal/fantasy book Friday, Nov. 1. “When Wishes Bleed,” a standalone, paranormal tale, will be Bond’s 25th published book, not including co-written and anthology pieces she has...

New ideas, new space, Old Main— Women’s and Gender Center moves location

New ideas, new space, Old Main— Women’s and Gender Center moves location

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

October 29, 2019

Just across the hall from the Financial Aid Office, in Old Main 115, is the new location for Marshall University’s Women’s and Gender Center. The space is for all students, said Claire Snyder, program coordinator for the center, whether they’re experiencing gender-related issues or just want...

Virginia Tech Tragedy survivor discusses personal safety in the age of mass shootings

Virginia Tech Tragedy survivor discusses personal safety in the age of mass shootings

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

October 27, 2019

Kristina Anderson was sitting in her French classroom when a lone gunman charged into her classroom, killing 11 of her classmates and her professor. On April 16, 2007, 32 students and faculty members were murdered on Virginia Tech’s campus in Blacksburg, Virginia in what is now known as the “Virginia...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Robert Castillo, Reporter

October 25, 2019

Harassment The Marshall University Police Department received a call about telephone harassment happening in the Freshman North Residence Hall at approximately 5:42 p.m. Oct. 16. The female complainant reportedly stated to officers that she had been harassed on the phone. Officers escorted her to...

Pizza and Professors event to encourage personal connections

Glennda Sims, Contributor

October 22, 2019

Pizza, professors and potential opportunities for students interested in English courses will all be available during the English department’s Pizza and Professors event, set to take place Oct. 28 in Corbly Hall 306. The event allows students to see what the department has to offer and lets the pro...

Mid-Ohio Valley Center celebrates 25th anniversary

Mid-Ohio Valley Center celebrates 25th anniversary

Brittany Hively, Reporter

October 22, 2019

Students, faculty and community members celebrated the Mid-Ohio Valley Center’s 25th anniversary Monday afternoon, highlighting the impacts the center has had on students and the community. “MOVC means a lot to me. They gave me a second chance and have been there repeatedly for me,” Hannah McCo...

Students, MUPD officers to talk over taco lunch

Robert Castillo, Reporter

October 22, 2019

The Student Conduct Office and Marshall University’s Police Department are inviting students to join them from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 28 on the Memorial Student Center Plaza for “Let’s Taco Bout It With MUPD.” “We invite all students to come out and meet the officers and ask us questions,” ...