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Marshall University LGBTQ+ office provides safe space training

Rachel Riddle, Reporter

September 29, 2018


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Marshall University’s LQBTQ+ office sponsored a safe space training and panel meeting discussion Sept. 28 in Drinko Library. Students and faculty in attendance learned about the LGBTQ+ community and Marshall’s mission to provide a safe place for students on campus. “Safe Space Training increases...

Rally for Recovery to celebrate local recoveries in community

Douglas Harding, Reporter

September 29, 2018


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Hundreds of tristate residents celebrated the local recovery community at Recovery Point’s seventh annual Rally for Recovery Friday in Huntington. “Recovery is real,” Rachel Thaxton, director of development for Recovery Point West Virginia, said. “Recovery is possible, and these people are...

WVFREE and Women’s Health center work to expose fake clinics

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

September 29, 2018


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WVFREE and the Women’s Health Center collaborated for an Expose Fake Clinics Happy Hour Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Bodega Market and Cafe to inform attendees about fake pregnancy clinics in West Virginia. Food was provided, a cash bar was available, and both organizations handed out free merchandise. Katie...

Title IX office organized table discussion

Title IX office organized table discussion

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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Marshall University’s Title IX office set up discussion tables Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Memorial Student Center. “The goal for today is to ensure all of our students understand the concept of Title IX, understand the law and procedure and to meet the players on the team,” Debbie Hart, director ...

MU Votes aims to get students involved in democratic process

MU Votes aims to get students involved in democratic process

Hannah Graham, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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New student organization MU Votes was created to inform Marshall University students about how to vote, when to vote and how important it is to have their voices heard. The group set up a table Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Memorial Student Center to raise awareness for their organization as well as to get...

Harmony House unveils Huntington’s largest solar panel project

Harmony House unveils Huntington’s largest solar panel project

Rachel Riddle, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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Solar Energy for Reducing Area Homelessness, the largest solar panel project in the region, was unveiled during a dedication ceremony Sept. 21 at the Huntington Harmony House. “Today’s dedication of this 115 panel solar project is a significant milestone in our agency’s 31 year history, and it wil...

SGA discusses upcoming events, textbook affordability

Hannah Graham, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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The Student Government Association had its weekly senate meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in room 2w22 in the Memorial Student Center. Hannah Petracca served as presiding officer over the meeting, which was open to the public and student body to voice concerns. Most of the meeting revolved around...

Mayor Williams collaborates with Canadian, US officials to fight opioid epidemic

Mayor Williams collaborates with Canadian, US officials to fight opioid epidemic

Douglas Harding, Reporter

September 25, 2018


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Huntington Mayor Steve Williams participated in a roundtable session regarding the opioid epidemic Monday, Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C. “This is different from other past meetings because it includes both U.S. and Canadian officials discussing how to combat this epidemic,” Williams said. Some of the rep...

Empire Books and News to be re-branded

Empire Books and News to be re-branded

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

September 20, 2018


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Empire Books & News is in the process of being re-branded to The Inner Geek after being purchased by local business Geek Inc. The Inner Geek at Pullman Square will be joining two others in Ashland and Lexington, Kentucky, and all three will be ran by local owner Jarrod Greer. The name change...

Campus group aims to provide support for transgender students

Campus group aims to provide support for transgender students

Joelle Gates, Reporter

September 19, 2018


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TranSLAYtion, a student led support group, aims to create a safe space for students who identify as transgender by establishing a sense of community amid obstacles. “When the rest of the world is calling us gross, the ability to have this group helps us feel like we’re supposed to be here,”...

College of Science receives $400,000 grant

Sam Phillips, Reporter

September 19, 2018


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Marshall University’s College of Science was awarded a grant worth nearly $400,000 by the National Science Foundation for the purchase of a new advanced microscope. The microscope will primarily be used for research purposes, but it will also be used as a teaching tool for Marshall students, as...

Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter in need of volunteers

Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter in need of volunteers

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

September 19, 2018


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The Cabell-Wayne Animal Shelter seeks volunteers while housing approximately eighty cats and one hundred dogs. The shelter just ended their cat season, in which an abundance of strays were given to the shelter. They were able to supply homes to seventy cats. “In order for this to ...