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Students travel to Bolivia to serve over spring break

Students travel to Bolivia to serve over spring break

Meredith O'Bara, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Members of the campus ministry Baptist Campus Ministry, BCM, spent spring break in Cochabamba, Bolivia working with the organization House of Hope to serve a community in need.  The week was spent helping and connecting with the Quechua community in Bolivia, said Sandra Clay, a sophomore internationa...

SGA approves funding for student organizations, seeks female mascot return

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

April 2, 2019

The following Student Government Association updates were taken from the announcements and decisions made and the events that occurred at the SGA student senate meeting Tuesday, April 2, as well as additional information provided by the SGA.  Senate Bills: —Senate Bill 76.46 was approved.  This bill is a fund...

Unity Month brings campus celebration, recognition of diversity

Unity Month brings campus celebration, recognition of diversity

Tiara Brown, Reporter

April 2, 2019

The second annual Unity Month kicks off Friday with Lessons in Drag. Unity Month was created in order to invoke conversation, celebrate diversity and create an inclusive atmosphere, said Zelideth Rivas, head organizer of Unity Month and professor at Marshall. “Unity month seeks to promote the diversity...

Deadline approaching for peer mentor applications

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

April 2, 2019

When he first came to Marshall University, he did not know a lot of people, but with the help of the university community he was able to cultivate new friendships. “I like to think of life like bus stops,” said Nathan Korne, a senior digital forensics and information assurance major. “And right...

Walk with the Mayor to allow locals to voice concerns

Trey Delida, Reporter

March 24, 2019

Marshall University students will have a chance to voice concerns about their city April 3, througha Walk with the Mayor event, starting at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Memorial Student Center. Walk with the Mayor is one of several events Huntington Mayor Steve Williams does to maintain and foster commu...

Faculty Senate discusses therapy dogs, peer mentoring programs

Sarah Ingram, News Editor

March 24, 2019

An idea to have therapy dogs in each college on Marshall University’s campus and an update on a new program that would diversify peer mentoring were presented Thursday during a Faculty Senate meeting. Mindy Backus, a professor in the College of Education and Professional Development, addressed th...

Students socialize, create artwork at Paint and Sip event

Students socialize, create artwork at Paint and Sip event

Anna Marsh, Reporter

March 23, 2019

Marshall University students painted, socialized and sipped mocktails, or non-alcoholic mixed drinks, Wednesday evening, during a Paint and Sip event in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Paint and Sip was hosted by the Campus Activities Board, CAB. CAB helps plan, organize and carry ...

Student body president wins world championship in persuasive speaking

Student body president wins world championship in persuasive speaking

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

March 22, 2019

Student Body President Hunter Barclay returned to Marshall University a world champion last weekend, after competing in an international tournament in Germany with Marshall’s Thundering Word Speech and Debate Team. In addition to placing fourth in the tournament’s impromptu speaking event, Barclay,...

Marshall scholarship offers option for grad school abroad

Marshall scholarship offers option for grad school abroad

Makaylah Wheeler, Reporter

March 22, 2019

With one scholarship, students can study any topic at any university in the United Kingdom without paying a dime, a diplomat told a Marshall journalism class Wednesday afternoon. “It’s a government-funded scholarship that sends students to the U.K. and completely pays for your grad school,” said ...

Research day to offer citizens chance to explore local medical research

Meredith O'Bara, Reporter

March 21, 2019

Huntington citizens will be able to explore medical research going on within their city Friday, during Marshall University’s Health Sciences Research Day. The day gives individuals walking through the lobby of Cabell Huntington Hospital a chance to meet the faces behind the research going on at Marsh...

Rogner-Williams ticket wins preliminary election, four referendums pass

Rogner-Williams ticket wins preliminary election, four referendums pass

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

March 21, 2019

The preliminary results of the 2019 Student Government Association Elections, concerning student body president and vice president, senators and referendums, were announced Wednesday, during a reveal at 5 p.m. in the Shawkey Room of the Memorial Student Center. In the category of Student Body President/Vice...