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Safety Town celebrates a safe Halloween

Safety Town celebrates a safe Halloween

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Even the buildings were fun sized at Safety Town’s second annual Safe Trick or Treat Tuesday, Oct. 30, which anticipated well over 1,500 young trick or treaters. Apart from the candy, music, games and inflatables, kids had the opportunity to use a fire hose, kick in a door and enter into a SWAT ve...

Building Committee discusses Jenkins name change

Building Committee discusses Jenkins name change

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

October 30, 2018


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Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert created a Building Committee to meet and discuss the process of possibly renaming Jenkins Hall, which was named after Confederate Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins. “We want to hear your voice,” Lacy Ward, of the President’s Office, said. ...

International Film Festival returns to showcase diversity

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

October 30, 2018


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Students can travel around the world without leaving Huntington, as the Marshall Artists Series presents its annual Fall International Film Festival, Nov. 1-4 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center. In its 82 years of Art and Entertainment, the Marshall Artists Series provides the annual fall release ...

Huntington Mall seeks help for holiday season

Meg Keller, Reporter

October 30, 2018


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Local retail stores are hiring in lieu of the upcoming holiday shopping season. With an expected increase in shopping at the Huntington Mall located in Barboursville, West Virginia, stores are looking for extra help during the next two to three months. Some of these stores are looking to the Mars...

Huntington selected as winner of Mayors Challenge, receives 1 million dollars

Staff Reporter, Reporter

October 29, 2018


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Out of 35 finalist cities, Huntington has been chosen as a champion city in the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge. Monday, Oct. 29, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced from Detroit, Michigan, the nine winners of the Mayors Challenge, all winning $1 million. “Washington...

Board of Governors discusses budget, bike share program, Hal Greer statue

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

October 28, 2018


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Marshall University Board of Governors met at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Shawkey room of the Memorial Student Center. Marshall brought in outside sources from CliftonLarsonAllen LLC to complete the audit for the 2017-2018 year. “Our opinion on the financial statement of Marshall University...

Ask the Chiefs luncheon aims to strengthen relationships between local law enforcement, students

Ask the Chiefs luncheon aims to strengthen relationships between local law enforcement, students

Hannah Graham, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Students, faculty and community members gathered at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Room BE5 in the Memorial Student Center to join local law enforcement personnel in a lunch to discuss issues that directly impact Marshall University students. Ask the Chiefs Luncheon was sponsored by the Office of...

Recovery Point volunteers revitalize Huntington Museum of Art nature trails

Recovery Point volunteers revitalize Huntington Museum of Art nature trails

Douglas Harding, Reporter

October 26, 2018


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Recovery Point West Virginia participants volunteered to revitalize nature trails needing reparations and maintenance Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Huntington Museum of Art. Volunteers worked from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on different trails performing maintenance tasks like fixing hiking steps, replacing water...

Et Cetera autumn writing contest is underway this week

Et Cetera autumn writing contest is underway this week

Douglas Harding, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s literary journal organization, Et Cetera, is sponsoring its annual autumn writing contest, with winners to be announced Nov. 1 at Cicada Books and Coffee in Huntington. All Marshall students are invited to send in submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction or hybrids until Sun...

Pumpkin House relies on volunteers for success

Pumpkin House relies on volunteers for success

Meg Keller, Reporter

October 23, 2018


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Pumpkin carving at the famous Pumpkin House in Kenova, West Virginia, is set to continue throughout the week. Volunteers from Marshall University’s Herd Recovery organization began helping to carve 3,000 pumpkins into jack ‘o lanterns to be used in the decoration of the house for viewing in the...

Student-designed web platform to be introduced to Marshall community

Student-designed web platform to be introduced to Marshall community

Hanna Pennington, Social Media Manager

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Janzen McKinney always knew he wanted to run a company and build a business from the ground up, and it was in the West Virginia town of Beckley that he began writing down his ideas in a notebook to save for the future. From his hometown bedroom to an apartment in Huntington where 21-year-old McKinne...

Comic Book Club fundraiser to help animal shelter

Sam Phillips, Reporter

October 23, 2018


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Marshall University’s Comic Book Club is sponsoring a pet food drive until Oct. 27, with all proceeds going to Little Victories Animal Rescue. This is the club’s second food drive, but Hunter Reedy, the president and founder of the Comic Book Club, said due to pet food drives being uncommon, the ...