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Former Marshall men’s soccer goalkeeper drafted as first round pick to LAFC

Former Marshall men’s soccer goalkeeper drafted as first round pick to LAFC

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

Paulo Pita, the Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil native and former Marshall University men’s soccer goalie, was drafted in the first round of the 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Thursday, Jan. 9. Pita will call Los Angeles, California, his new home as the Los Angeles Football Club selected him as...

Former Herd men’s soccer player to host ZEE Soccer Christmas Camp

Former Herd men’s soccer player to host ZEE Soccer Christmas Camp

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

December 14, 2019

Former Marshall University men’s soccer goalkeeper, Paulo Pita, will be hosting a two-day soccer camp with ZEE Goalkeeper Academy before leaving the state of West Virginia one final time. The ZEE Goalkeeper Academy, owned by Rick Zucchi, is based in Port Orange, Florida. Zucchi gave Pita ownership...

Newly renovated Memorial Student Center unveiled during Grand Re-Opening

Newly renovated Memorial Student Center unveiled during Grand Re-Opening

Brittany Hively, Reporter

December 6, 2019

Students, faculty and community members gathered to unveil the newly renovated Marshall University Memorial Student Center Thursday morning.  Opened in 1971, the building had not had a facelift since the 1990s. As the center of student life, the MSC was ready for some updates, according to Willi...

Students discuss food and environment during ‘green’ event

Students discuss food and environment during ‘green’ event

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

December 6, 2019

A different taste of culture and food hit the taste buds of multiple students at the You Are What You Eat event on Dec. 5 in the Memorial Student Center. Students from the anthropology department provided information about ways humans have interacted with their environment throughout history. “The...

Marshall organizations partner with A.D. Lewis Community Center for toy drive

Marshall organizations partner with A.D. Lewis Community Center for toy drive

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

December 5, 2019

As the holiday season is fast approaching, organizations at Marshall University are partnering with the A.D. Lewis Community Center to collect toys through the Toy Drive campaign as a way to give back to the community.  Megan Archer, chapter advisor for Marshall’s Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society,...

Award-winning professional pianist performs in recital at Smith Hall

Award-winning professional pianist performs in recital at Smith Hall

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Those in attendance at Smith Hall Monday evening were treated to a musical performance by an award-winning professional pianist. The piano recital was led by Antonio Galera, a professional artist who has performed around the world in places such as France, Belgium, Greece and South Africa.  “One of...

Alternative, holistic healing treatments offered at local practice

Alternative, holistic healing treatments offered at local practice

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

December 3, 2019

A local Huntington business is offering alternative healing treatments for those in need of help, whether it be physically, mentally or spiritually. “Being a psychic has a lot to do with energy and reading vibrations. It’s the act of receiving messages from a higher power, and is definitely intuitive,”...

Marshall men’s soccer closes out historical season in NCAA Sweet 16

Marshall men’s soccer closes out historical season in NCAA Sweet 16

Taylor Huddleston, Assistant Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

The No. 11 Marshall University men’s soccer team concluded its 2019 season in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament with a 4-1 loss on Sunday night at No. 6 University of Washington. Redshirt senior Paulo Pita recorded a season-high nine saves during the match while junior forward Jamil Roberts...

EDITORIAL: Ushering in a new decade

EDITORIAL: Ushering in a new decade

December 3, 2019

It’s the end of an era. Another ten years has come and gone. It’s been quite a decade, and soon we’ll be entering the 2020s.  You may have seen, or even participated in, the popular “Decade Challenge” on social media, in which people compare pictures of themselves at the beginning and end of ...

International students experience Christmas traditions during dead week

International students experience Christmas traditions during dead week

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

December 3, 2019

With cupcakes, gingerbread and Christmas activities, INTO Marshall is aiming to ease students’ minds during dead week by letting international students get involved in some  American Christmas activities.  “We have a holiday party to celebrate with our students,” Liv Giovingo, student service...

BECKETT IS BACK: VT Transfer, Tavante Beckett making a difference for the Herd

BECKETT IS BACK: VT Transfer, Tavante Beckett making a difference for the Herd

Grant Goodrich, Reporter

November 22, 2019

This time last football season, Marshall University linebacker Tavante Beckett was sidelined, sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. This season, the redshirt junior leads the team in tackles with 91 and will be a captain on Saturday against the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “When...

Students, community members attend Climate Reality Project presentation by Marshall professor

Students, community members attend Climate Reality Project presentation by Marshall professor

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Students have the capability to properly address climate change, but it will take a full effort from communities and representatives, said a social worker on Marshall University’s campus Wednesday evening. “Can we change? Absolutely,” said Kelli Larsen, professor of social work at Marshall....