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WVFREE discusses birth control options with students

WVFREE discusses birth control options with students

Joelle Gates, Reporter

December 7, 2018


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WV Free invited students to learn about birth control options during a discussion Wednesday in the Wellness Center of Marshall University’s Rec Center. The West Virginia Focus on Reproductive Education and Equality, or WV Free, is an organization that intends to educate West Virginians about reproductive...

Organization to connect LGBTQ mentors with students

Joelle Gates, Reporter

December 7, 2018


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An LGBTQ organization plans to create friendships between graduates and students during the spring semester. Marshall University’s LGBTQ Alumni and Ally Mentorship Program intends to connect 20 students with 20 mentors to learn about various obstacles surrounding the coming out process. “This...

Marshall gets audited

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

December 6, 2018


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The annual audit of Marshall University was performed by CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, and according to CLA principal Bill McClain, Marshall passed with flying colors. “Our opinion on the financial statement of Marshall University is unmodified,” McClain said. Mark Robinson, chief financial officer...

Provost Taylor: reflection on his first semester

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Provost Jaime Taylor is nearing an end to his first semester at Marshall University and reflects on the culture and hospitality of the community. “My first semester has been amazing,” Taylor said. “I can’t believe how fortunate I am to be at Marshall University and be a part of so many great ...

Ronald McDonald House invites community members inside

Ronald McDonald House invites community members inside

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Faces lit up and hearts were warmed Sunday, Dec. 2 at the Ronald McDonald House of Huntington’s annual Light the House that Love Built.  Santa Claus, with the help of all attending, lit up the Christmas lights on the Ronald McDonald House behind Cabell Huntington Hospital, proceeding an evening o...

Student Government Association discusses past semester, upcoming semester plans

Hannah Graham, Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Marshall University’s Student Government Association joined together for its final meeting of the fall semester Tuesday, Dec. 4 to discuss election rules and budgetary guidelines for the rest of the year. The budget was initially made public to the student legislators in mid-September, but in the...

Females Facing the Opioid Epidemic

Joelle Gates, Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Societal gender roles may be preventing females with long-term addiction disorders from receiving treatment for their addiction. As West Virginia’s opioid epidemic continues to grow, societal gender roles and misinformation surrounding the opioid crisis may be creating obstacles for women with substa...

New program for visiting high school students expands degree options for incoming first years

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

December 2, 2018


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Marshall University’s Green and White Day experienced a change to better give potential students the opportunity to see all academic opportunities offered at Marshall. “For many high school students, the most obvious career opportunities that a college degree opens up are nursing, law, teaching...

Earthquake hits hearts in Huntington

Madison Davis, Reporter

December 2, 2018


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Charleston, West Virginia native, Brian Johnson and his wife, Norma, moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 2006 to take care of Norma’s elderly grandmother. Friday morning, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Anchorage that sent residents into a panic with shakes lasting over 60 seconds. “There have...

Jenkins Hall renaming looks to public for help

Jenkins Hall renaming looks to public for help

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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A public information session regarding Jenkins Hall and the recently established Presidential Committee to Examine Building Names at Marshall University encouraged social, political and historical dialogue amongst students, faculty and residents, Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Memorial Student Center. Christie...

Campus organizations represented through new SGA branch

Campus organizations represented through new SGA branch

Hannah Graham, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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Marshall University’s Student Government Association had its first House of Representatives meeting Nov. 27. The House of Representatives organization came together for the first time after a long semester of debating how it would exist and the specifics of this new branch of SGA. Marshall University ...

Students for a Democratic Society promotes education, activism

Students for a Democratic Society promotes education, activism

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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Marshall University’s Students for a Democratic Society encourage students and locals to have productive conversations about issues such as colonialism and socialism. “Students for a Democratic Society is a group for the curious,” John Ross, a junior philosophy major and president of SDS, sai...