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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...

SNL cast member comes to Keith-Albee

SNL cast member comes to Keith-Albee

Buffy Six, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Comedian Leslie Jones takes to the Keith Albee stage Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., courtesy of the Marshall Artists Series and Marshall University Student Activities. Jones has been a cast member and writer of Saturday Night Live since 2014. SNL won two Emmy’s during the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards out of ...

Community rallies to defend DACA

Community rallies to defend DACA

Danite Belay, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of Marshall University’s Young Democrats and Students for a Democratic Society organized “Walk to Defend DACA,” a protest against President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Derek Zelkowski, president of Marshall’s Young Democrats, said they wanted...

Sen. Manchin awards Purple Heart to Pearl Harbor veteran

Sen. Manchin awards Purple Heart to Pearl Harbor veteran

Rebecca Turnbull, News Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin awarded Private Wetzel “Sundown” Sanders with a Purple Heart Friday in the Marshall Recreation Center for wounds Sanders received defending Pearl Harbor against attacks from Japan nearly 76 years ago. Sanders, 94, of Lincoln County, was hit with shrapnel in his right kn...

Gilbert lectures on ‘Gold Standard’ of civic responsibility

Gilbert lectures on ‘Gold Standard’ of civic responsibility

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert spoke Thursday on the enduring connection between civic responsibility and the Constitution during the seventh annual Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. In his lecture, Gilbert said he wants to emphasize the highest level of civic responsibility, wh...

MUPD, counselors speak out after recent sexual assaults

Kayla Simmons, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

The sexual assaults reported on campus this school year have emphasized the importance of campus safety for students. Every school year, sexual assaults are reported on campuses all across the country, with the beginning of each semester typically having a higher number of reports than the remainder...

World Council discusses stereotypes, programs to spur campus change

Pamela Young, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The World Council met for its first time of the semester to welcome new members and returning students Thursday in the John Spotts Room. The World Council is a student-driven organization designed to give students a voice to the concerns, ideas and experiences from students around the globe. World...

Fighting the opioid epidemic with faith

Fighting the opioid epidemic with faith

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

A local group focused on greater inclusion and education surrounding the opioid epidemic hosted the first of six trainings geared toward the faith-based community from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Central Christian Church. The trainings, which are open to local leaders in the faith-based community in the Tri-...

Historical music group is proud of Marshall heritage

Buffy Six, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under LIFE, NEWS

The John Marshall Fife and Drum Corps is a musical group modeled after the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps in Washington D.C. Jacob Lambert, music education major and bass drum in the ensemble, said he believes Marshall is one of the very few of national collegiate corps. “We are one in three or fo...

WVPB ‘Vietnam’ documentary premieres tonight

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS

“Vietnam: West Virginians Remember,” a documentary produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting that tells the story of five West Virginia Vietnam veterans, premieres tonight at 8 p.m. on PBS. Marshall University hosted an early screening of the documentary Tuesday at the Joan C. Edwards Performing...

Huntington residents join in remembrance for 9/11 victims during Spring Hill ceremony

Huntington residents join in remembrance for 9/11 victims during Spring Hill ceremony

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Americans associate the national tragedy that was 9/11 with panic, fear and sadness, but also with the courage and heroism that followed in the aftermath. For Huntington residents at Spring Hill Cemetery's Patriot Day ceremony Monday, these emotions were palpable. When one teenager lost his father in the series of events, an unlikely friend...

Constitution Week recognizes John Marshall’s contributions to American government

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s annual Constitution Week kicks off on Monday to commemorate and educate students on the influence of the United States Constitution and John Marshall’s contribution to the American form of government. Dr. Alan Gould, director of the John Deaver Drinko Academy, said U.S. S...