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Marshall University alumni discusses Greater Huntington Walks movement

Marshall University alumni discusses Greater Huntington Walks movement

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

March 5, 2019


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A representative of Greater Huntington Walks discussed the origin and past and future goals of the local movement, Tuesday during a Student Government Association student senate meeting in the Memorial Student Center.  Andy Fischer, a Marshall graduate who was a member of the SGA during his time at...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Mackenzie Jones, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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DUI 1st Offense  A 37-year-old, white female was stopped Feb. 24. She was noticed after making wide turns on 16th street. She failed three sobriety tests, and her blood alcohol content level was 0.236. She was arrested and charged with a DUI. DUI 1st Offense  A male was arrested for a DUI on th...

Lent represents ‘season of reflection’ for Christians

Meredith O'Bara, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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40 days and 40 nights.  Christian students prepare for the Church season of Lent. The season, which many Christian denominations recognize and celebrate, represent the 40 days and nights Jesus spent in the desert being tempted by the devil. The days lead up to the Easter holiday.  “Lent in ...

Sorority event hopes to raise ‘stacks’ for charity

Sorority event hopes to raise ‘stacks’ for charity

Paige Leonard, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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Seeking to raise money for its philanthropy, the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma will host the fifth annual Sigma Stacks March 15 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Sigma Sigma Sigma house.  “This is the first year that it has been in the spring semester, so we are excited to see how that’s going to g...

Thundering Word Speech and Debate Team to compete in Germany

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

March 5, 2019


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Members of Marshall University’s Thundering Word Speech and Debate Team will travel to Germany this weekend to compete in their first international tournament.  Five students on the Thundering Word team will be traveling to Berlin to compete in the International Forensics Association Tournament next week...

Guest lecturer to present feminist biography of ‘The Lottery’ author

Guest lecturer to present feminist biography of ‘The Lottery’ author

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

March 5, 2019


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Author and journalist Ruth Franklin will present her award-winning biography on Shirley Jackson at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, in Marshall University’s Shawkey Dining Room, for the 2019 Charlotte Schmidlapp Distinguished Lecture in Women’s Studies.  Franklin’s book, titled “Beyond ‘The Lottery’: ...

Job-A-Palooza returns to Marshall

Madalyn McCoy, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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Employers will look for students for summer and seasonal jobs and part-time internships during the Job-A-Palooza event March 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. “We have 31 employers coming to the event,” said Debby Stoler, a career counselor from Marshall’s Career Services...

Marshall partners with SUU to explore opportunities in aviation

Trey Delida, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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Aviation can take people almost anywhere, and it has taken Marshall University all the way to Southern Utah University.  The two universities are making a joint effort to explore the possibilities of creating a program that would offer a bachelor’s degree in aviation based in Marshall’s South Ch...

Greek Life philanthropy tournament moves to campus for student access

Greek Life philanthropy tournament moves to campus for student access

Paige Leonard, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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Preparing to raise money for charitable causes, the fraternity Alpha Sigma Phi and sorority Delta Zeta have organized their sixth annual Spike for a Cause, scheduled for Sunday, March 10 with a new location. “I’m really excited about that because I feel like that might help more people sign up...

10th Annual Festival of New Music brings performers, artists to local venues

Emily Phipps, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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That’s a wrap for the 10th Annual Festival of New Music sponsored by the School of Music. Mark Zanter, Marshall University music professor, guitarist, composer and festival host, started this year’s festival with the traditional concerts of music students, but ended with “Electrifest II” featuring...

Tropical ecology students to travel to Belize, study organisms, environment

Blake Newhouse, For The Parthenon

March 4, 2019


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Students from Marshall University’s tropical ecology course will take an international field trip to Belize on March 8 to study the interactions among organisms and their environment. Ten students from Marshall University, as well as ten students from Jacksonville University in Florida, plan to spend ...

Commuter students discuss difficulties with getting involved on campus

Makaylah Wheeler, Reporter

March 3, 2019


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Being involved on campus can influence a student’s overall college experience, but some commuter students say it can be difficult to get involved and to access what is available to students who live on campus. “Sometimes you feel left out of the activities on campus,” Lena Salameh, a senior che...