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Marshall Professor talks comedy, feminism and teaching before performing at national festival in Boston

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under LIFE, NEWS

In Boston, the eighth annual Women in Comedy Festival reignited its celebration of female comedians and performers Wednesday. Among its over 200 performers and acts, including Saturday Night Live alumna Rachel Dratch and actress Rita Rudner, Marshall professor and faculty-in-residence Hilary Brewster...

Police Blotter

Heather Barker, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Obscene, Anonymous, Harassing and Threatening April 13, a complainant reported he was receiving obscene, harassing and threatening texts from his girlfriend. He also received another text from an unknown number threatening him. The victim was taken to the courthouse to obtain a domestic violence petitio...

W.Va. becomes 29th state to pass medical cannabis law

W.Va. becomes 29th state to pass medical cannabis law

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The regular legislative session might have come to an end, but the work seems to be far from over as Gov. Jim Justice continues to sign or veto bills. The governor held a press conference last week about his veto of the budget bill, HB 2018, but that is not the only bill that has been before him. Just...

Huntington named ‘America’s Best Community,’ awarded $3M grand prize

Huntington named ‘America’s Best Community,’ awarded $3M grand prize

Franklin Norton, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

“And the winner of $3 million — Huntington, West Virginia,” announced Vince Gill at the awards ceremony for the America’s Best Communities competition, a national campaign sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel. After three years, the Huntington community...

MU Earth Day Celebration

Alexia Lilly, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University will give students a green thumb Wednesday at the Earth Day Celebration at the Memorial Student Center. Vendors and activities will be available to students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as they learn more about Earth Day. James McQuinn, MU Garden Club president, said the event was...

Masterdating kicks off Sex Week

Masterdating kicks off Sex Week

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Sarah Storer stood at the front of Marco’s Room in the Memorial Student Center Monday, dancing and mingling with the students that began to file in for her first time presenting on a college campus. As the final attendees walked in, the lights dimmed and Storer took a seat under bright overhead lights...

Second installment of art student capstone projects on display at VAC

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The opening reception of the second installment of art student capstone exhibitions was held Monday at the Visual Arts Center. This week’s theme is PERCEPTION. Students Jasmine Felder, Mary Claire Odom, Tyler Woodward, Morgan Culver, Hannah Saxton and Madeline Grant presented their work, along with...

‘Skee Week’ to help students relax before finals

Christian Davis, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Eta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is hosting its “Skee Week” Monday through Friday in honor of their sorority to promote good values and fun. The week is dedicated to relaxation and having fun before the final week of tests at Marshall, allowing...

Marshall faculty and students organizing weekend March for Science

Austin Creel, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Following over 400 other cities across the world, Huntington will be home to one of the many science advocacy marches taking place on Earth Day, Saturday. The marches are an effort to show solidarity and support for science and scientists in a climate that threatens the profession with budget cuts a...

Huntington citizens strive for success

Huntington citizens strive for success

Sadie Helmick, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

It is the final countdown for the America’s Best Communities competition. Members of the community came out Monday to support Huntington and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams. Williams told the history of Huntington and city founder Collis P. Huntington to shed light on why the community is in the ...

MU PR to hold Reverse Raffle for Ronald McDonald house

Matthew Groves, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University public relations students are busy preparing for upcoming events their senior capstone class. One public relations campaigns group will be hosting a Ronald McDonald House reverse raffle event April 22.     Assistant director of her public relations campaign group, Brynne Kyle, said this pa...

Marshall reacts to Justice’s decision to veto W.Va. budget

Marshall reacts to Justice’s decision to veto W.Va. budget

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
April 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Gov. Jim Justice vetoed the legislative budget for West Virginia Thursday, which did not seem to come as a surprise to many around the state. Speaker of the House Tim Armstead and Senate President Mitch Carmichael released statements on their disappointment towards the governor’s veto. “Today’s de...