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Support group helps students cope with homesickness

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Leaving your hometown to come to college can often present hardship for many students, regardless of the distance, said a Marshall University mental health specialist on Thursday during the Surviving Homesickness Support Group. “It is not unusual to be experiencing homesickness,” Stephanie Shaffer...

SGA president, vice president push for progress on campus

Tyler Spence, Contributor

October 15, 2019

Marshall University Student Body President Stephanie Rogner and Vice President Anna Williams said they are prepared to do the work it takes to positively impact students’ lives across campus.  Even though students may only see the fruits of their labor when the work is done, both Rogner and Wil...

Marshall shows support for LGBTQ+ community through National Coming Out Day event

Marshall shows support for LGBTQ+ community through National Coming Out Day event

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

October 13, 2019

Coming out may not always be easy, and sometimes it is a little bit more difficult in West Virginia, said a Marshall University student who attended the National Coming Out Day event Thursday.  “It’s really important that we have stuff like this,” said Zac Thabet, a Marshall student who identifie...

You are Loved 5k raises awareness and funds for local suicide hotline

You are Loved 5k raises awareness and funds for local suicide hotline

Brittany Hively, Reporter

October 12, 2019

Rain and cold temperatures did not stop locals from gathering at Barboursville Park early Saturday morning to race for suicide and mental health awareness. Oasis Behavioral Health Services organized the You are Loved 5k to bring awareness while also raising funds to support West Virginia Suicide Prevention...

Students learn skills, receive tips during first Shop Green… Eat Clean event of the year

Students learn skills, receive tips during first Shop Green… Eat Clean event of the year

Brittany Hively, Reporter

October 12, 2019

Practicing a new recipe and receiving tips on shopping green and eating clean on a budget, Marshall students had the opportunity to hone their adulting skills Wednesday evening with the Shop Green... Eat Clean event. “A lot of our students tell us that they didn’t get the adulting skills that...

Students given opportunity to receive financial assistance at FAFSA filing events

Sarah Rowe, Reporter

October 12, 2019

Little mistakes can create major issues when filing for Free Application of Financial Aid, causing problems for students who need financial assistance for the school year, according to some employees in Marshall University’s Office of Student Financial Assistance.  “A lot of financial aid requirements are not ...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Robert Castillo, Reporter

October 11, 2019

Petit Larceny A male reported to MUPD that his wallet had been stolen from the Marshall University Recreation Center at approximately 8:14 p.m. Oct. 2. The victim reported that he left his belongings alone and witnessed the suspect sit by them. The victim said he did not observe the suspect take h...

Marshall students share traditions, experiences during pumpkin decorating event

Marshall students share traditions, experiences during pumpkin decorating event

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

October 10, 2019

Decorating pumpkins when Halloween is fast approaching is not a new experience, but for some students, this October will be their first time to join activities like pumpkin decorating and celebrate spooky season, said an international student.  “We don’t celebrate Halloween in my country,” said...

Marshall International Festival encourages students to showcase their cultures

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

October 9, 2019

A trip around the world to enjoy music, foods, traditional clothing and dances from multiple countries without leaving West Virginia is now possible. Marshall University’s 56th Annual International Festival is fast approaching and is asking students from other countries to participate to represent...

Depression Screening Day to offer free depression screening for students, community members

Taylor Speight, Reporter

October 9, 2019

Depression Screening Day is an opportunity for Marshall University students and community members to complete a brief depression screening to determine if they are experiencing symptoms of depression. With influence from the national Depression Screening Day model, the psychology department has been...

Buddy System club pairs students to attend campus events

Buddy System club pairs students to attend campus events

Brittany Hively, Reporter

October 8, 2019

When in need of a buddy, students who are looking to go to events can be paired with other interested students through one of Marshall University’s clubs. “A lot of people don’t like to go to events by themselves, so they will usually choose not to,” said Rebecca Harrah, president of Buddy...

Campus Collective Fall Retreat recharges students

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Sometimes students need a recharge or a nice getaway from the stress from their assignments and exams, said a junior mechanical engineering major. “Campus Collective’s Fall Retreat did just that,” said Evan Abshire, a member of Campus Collective, one of Marshall University’s campus ministries....