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Local business gives recovering addicts a second chance

Danite Belay, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

With the opioid epidemic hitting full force in Huntington, one Huntington business is doing what they can to give recovering addicts a second chance at life. The Marshall Hall of Fame Café works alongside a local recovery center to provide employment opportunities for individuals involved in the reco...

Marshall to welcome 125 high school students for Annual Intercultural Student Weekend

Pamela Young, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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More than 25 years ago, Marshall University established the Annual Intercultural Student Weekend to familiarize high school students with college opportnities and the rich social, cultural and academic experiences offered by Marshall. Associate vice president for Marshall’s office of intercultural affairs, Maurice...

Student Resource Center busts common myths about picking out the right college major

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Mirek Bialk, major exploration consultant for Marshall University’s Student Resource Center, broke myths about college majors and their applicability in careers Wednesday at a “Major Myth Busters” event, which is the third of six workshops this semester in Room 2W19 of the Memorial Student Center...

‘Screen on the Green’ goes out with a scream

Buffy Six, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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Marshall’s Campus Activities Board (CAB) is finishing up another year of “Screen on the Green” by showing “Hocus Pocus” Oct. 31 at 8 p.m. For Halloween, it is a signature event for CAB to show “Hocus Pocus.” “There has always been a desire to bring the fun to campus in whichever creative way...

‘I think we’ve lost a sense of our national soul’: Veteran lectures on political desensitization, polarization

‘I think we’ve lost a sense of our national soul’: Veteran lectures on political desensitization, polarization

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

October 25, 2017


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Over 6,000 U.S. service members were killed during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, climate change is increasing the intensity of hurricanes and wildfires that devastate millions of people each year and Earth has a growing population the planet cannot...

American Water monitoring whether pollution from Parkersburg industrial fire could reach Huntington

American Water monitoring whether pollution from Parkersburg industrial fire could reach Huntington

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

October 24, 2017


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An industrial factory just outside Parkersburg city limits erupted into flames early Saturday morning, threatening economic and environmental resources. The air quality is still undetermined, leading several city buildings to be shut down. West Virginia American Water released in a statement that...

Candle light vigil honors victims of domestic abuse

Candle light vigil honors victims of domestic abuse

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 24, 2017


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Members of Alpha Chi Omega rounded out their month of philanthropy highlighting domestic violence by honoring victims of domestic abuse with a candle light vigil Monday. “I have known countless people who were too afraid to speak out, and it took them ages to find the strength to protect themselves,”...

Wi-Fi outages continue throughout campus, IT investigating

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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Students across campus have found themselves struggling with campus-wide Wi-Fi issues. Marshall University’s Information Technology Services has made attempts to mitigate the issue by installing additional routers in residence hall rooms. “Cisco, the company we purchased the software and network gear from, has b...

Veteran to lecture on changing attitudes toward patriotism

Veteran to lecture on changing attitudes toward patriotism

Staff Report

October 23, 2017


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Writer, filmmaker, illustrator and veteran Benjamin Busch will lecture Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in Smith Hall 531 about the changing relationship of Americans to patriotism, citizenship and service. The event is sponsored by Marshall University’s Department of Sociology and Antrhopology. Busch served 1...

Men race in high heels during Dress for Success River Cities fundraiser

Men race in high heels during Dress for Success River Cities fundraiser

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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The fourth annual Stiletto Stroll left no ankle unturned Saturday at Heritage Station. Men from all over the tri-state area competed in the race and did their own fundraising beforehand to help women who are part of the Dress for Success  River Cities nonprofit. Over $7,000 was raised by this ...

Theist and atheist debate worldviews of morality before Marshall audience

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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Theist Chan Arnett and atheist Adam Hamby debated the foundations of morality and whether they stem from theistic or non-theistic sources Saturday evening in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center on Marshall University’s campus in a debate organized by the Secular Student Alliance. Arn...

Students to get a kick from one-night ‘Kinky Boots’ performance

Students to get a kick from one-night ‘Kinky Boots’ performance

Buffy Six, Reporter

October 23, 2017


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Tony award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” is coming to the Keith Albee Theater Thursday as part of the Marshall Artists Series. The musical is about a drag queen who comes to the rescue to a shoe factory owner whose inherited business is falling apart. Haley Lampart, who plays Nicola in the show, ...