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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...

Campus Self-Defense Act considered by House Judiciary Committee

Campus Self-Defense Act considered by House Judiciary Committee

Hanna Pennington, LIFE! Editor

February 12, 2019


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If implemented, a bill under consideration by the West Virginia state House Judiciary Committee would permit individuals officially licensed to carry a concealed firearm to do so on the campus of a state institution of higher education. House Bill 2519, or the Campus Self-Defense Act, was introduced...

Marshall women celebrate Galentine’s Day

Marshall women celebrate Galentine’s Day

Meredith O'Bara, Reporter

February 9, 2019


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Women from all over campus joined together Friday night at the Campus Christian Center to celebrate Galentine’s Day, the female friend version of Valentine’s Day. Marshall students Courtney Powers and Alyssa Chapman held the event with the help of the Baptist Campus Ministries. Powers, a juni...

Recreation Center celebrates 10 years

Savanah Matney, Reporter

February 9, 2019


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On one night this week, the Marshall Recreation Center hosted a student night full of prizes and activities. Another night, the Rec hosted a pizza night, which was open to all members. What these events had in common was that they celebrated a milestone in the history of the Marshall Recreation Cent...

Alpha Tau Omega raffle benefits Hospice of Huntington

Alpha Tau Omega raffle benefits Hospice of Huntington

Paige Leonard, Reporter

February 9, 2019


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As Valentine’s Day approaches, Alpha Tau Omega members share the love, as they continue their fifth annual Valentine’s Day Raffle to benefit the Hospice of Huntington next week in the Memorial Student Center. “I think Hospice is a great service, and I am so happy we can do something for them,...

INTO students volunteer for Facing Hunger Foodbank

INTO students volunteer for Facing Hunger Foodbank

Tiara Brown, Reporter

February 9, 2019


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Some places in West Virginia lack access to fresh meat and vegetables, forcing them to buy more processed foods, a Marshall University instructor said yesterday. INTO instructor Lindsay Anderson has been teaching a class about food insecurity, food deserts and the importance of becoming involved to ...

Lecture highlights influence of early Africans in America

Lecture highlights influence of early Africans in America

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 8, 2019


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Africans and people of African descent have shaped American culture in several ways over the last 400 years, an author and history professor said Thursday in Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center. “Beginning in 1619, with the arrival of the quote ‘20 and odd negroes’ aboard the Engli...

Open to All campaign inducts 100th pledge member

Open to All campaign inducts 100th pledge member

Trey Delida, Reporter

February 7, 2019


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The 100th pledge member of the City of Huntington’s Open to All campaign was officially inducted on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Dallas, Texas transplants Patrick “Dr. Skip” Hart and husband/business manager J. Forsyth (alongside their dog “Nurse” Louis) took the pledge at the CoWorks facility where th...

Seniors reflect on graduation applications as deadline approaches

Meredith O'Bara, Reporter

February 7, 2019


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Graduation applications for the spring 2019 semester are due Friday, Feb. 8. As seniors get in their paperwork and pay the fee, some are thinking about what graduation means and what the future may hold. Mary Piaskowski, a senior biological science major, said the application made it surreal that th...

Student representatives receive suicide prevention training

Student representatives receive suicide prevention training

Makaylah Wheeler, Reporter

February 6, 2019


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In an effort to end the stigma surrounding mental health, Marshall organization representatives completed QPR training Tuesday during a meeting of the Student Government Association’s new house of representatives in the Memorial Student Center. QPR training is a suicide prevention training. The ac...

WOW to include Autism Ally Training next fall

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

February 5, 2019


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A senate resolution approved during the meeting of Marshall University’s student senate will bring Autism Ally Training and Safe Space Training to the annual Week of Welcome.  Senate Resolution 76.07 was approved by the student senate Tuesday. The resolution was created by new Interim Sen. Alyssa Par...

PHC president casts vision for future of Greek Life

Paige Leonard, Reporter

February 5, 2019


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Challenging stigmas and instilling diversity and inclusion in Greek Life are high on the list of priorities for the new president of the Panhellenic Council at Marshall University. “I wanted to join [the] PHC exec board because I wanted to make a difference not only in my chapter but as Greek Life...