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LGBTQ+ Office Celebrates Bisexual Awareness Day

Pamela Young, Reporter

September 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

In celebration of Bisexual Awareness Day, the LGBTQ PLUS office held a tabling event Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center lobby. Bisexuality Day is nationally observed on Sept. 23 by members of the bisexual community and their supporters. Students were able to briefly learned...

Biology professor publishes research paper on fossil findings

Biology professor publishes research paper on fossil findings

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Robin O’Keefe, professor of biology at Marshall University, published a paper on something that had been haunting him since his days as a student working towards a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology. “We had this fossil that I saw when I was getting my Ph.D. back in 1997,” O’Keefe said. “The morpholo...

Alpha Xi collects donations for hurricane victims

Breanna Francis, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Though hurricanes Harvey and Irma have passed, the devastation they have caused millions of people in Texas and Florida is still being combatted. These disasters hit close to home for one Marshall University sorority which, in turn, decided to take up donations for those who were affected by the storms...

Female student self-defense course fun and informative

Kayla Simmons, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

With student safety a top priority on campus, the Marshall Police Department partnered with the Rape Aggression Defense program, or R.A.D., to provide female students with a self-defense course.  The class teaches females what self-defense is, including risk avoidance, risk reduction and awareness ...

Tailgating for growth in faith and friendship

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s Young Life strives to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. One way the Young Life group tries to accomplish this is by tailgating before home football games. Brad Bucklad, area director for Young Life in Huntington, said he wants students to ha...

Coffee with the mayor returns to campus

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has become a familiar face for many students, partly due to “Coffee with the Mayor” sessions Williams does on campus. Wednesday, Williams and students discussed issues concerning the campus and Huntington. Sponsored by the City of Huntington and the Student Government...

Student Resource Center pops another series this semester

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

September 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS

To reach more students, Marshall University’s Student Resource Center is providing popcorn along with career resources in its new series, Get it Poppin’ with Pop in Tuesdays. Tuesday was the first of five events this semester, which took place in the Memorial Student Center. Get it Poppin’ with...

AGs urge health insurance companies to find opioid alternatives

AGs urge health insurance companies to find opioid alternatives

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, VIDEO

  Just one week after the Netflix documentary “HEROIN(E)” showed the current state of the opioid fight in Huntington, State Attorney Generals of Kentucky and West Virginia visited Marshall University’s campus to discuss a new initiative involving 36 other states, to find new ways of treating pain without the use of opioids. “Eight...

Gilbert aims to expand undergraduate research program

Gilbert aims to expand undergraduate research program

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall President Jerry Gilbert has set standards for the growth of Marshall University during his initial years as president, focusing partially on expanding Marshall’s undergraduate research program. Gilbert said support for further research at Marshall developed quickly last year. “My goal i...

Hispanic community to celebrate their heritage despite harrowing times

Staff Writer

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Aside from the coming of the fall season and the start of school, there is another reason for excitement this month on Marshall’s campus. From Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, students and Huntington residents will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. Mexican-born writer and researcher Pilar Melero will  ...

Marshall students promote ‘zero tolerance’ hazing prevention ideal for all campus organizations

Breanna Francis, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

With Marshall University Greek Life’s Rush and Bid Weeks coming to a close, Hazing Prevention Week begins to educate students, both in organizations and not, on the importance of reporting hazing that takes place on campus, as well as how to prevent hazing from happening. National Hazing Prevention Week started Mond...

Writers Harvest brings a feast to a local foodbank

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under LIFE, NEWS

The A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series took place Sept. 15, showcasing local writers and collecting nonperishable food items for donation to Facing Hunger Food Bank as part of National Hunger Action Month. Writers Harvest featured each writer reading some of their work, a Q&A and book signing after...