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Education strikes challenge political norms, emblematic of working-class consciousness

Education strikes challenge political norms, emblematic of working-class consciousness

Douglas Harding, News Editor

July 9, 2019

In February last year, roughly 20,000 West Virginia educators and school service personnel demanded their voices be heard by going on strike, shutting down schools in all 55 counties across the state in protest of growing issues like rising healthcare costs. Soon after, educators and public school emp...

Marshall campus receiving major makeover over summer

Marshall campus receiving major makeover over summer

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

July 9, 2019

Students will see multiple changes on Marshall’s campus in the fall 2019 semester as the layout is in the process of being modified to make Marshall feel more like home, according to the director of Housing and Residence Life, Mistie Bibbee. “I think what students are going to see with the chang...

Local creators pushing cinematic boundaries

Local creators pushing cinematic boundaries

Douglas Harding, News Editor

June 25, 2019

In April of last year, one Marshall University student, Jason Morgan, then-sophomore commercial music major, had the idea to tell a coming-of-age story of Appalachian artistry, culture and inspiration in West Virginia. Today, more than a year in-the-works, West Virginia’s first ever musical featu...

Huntington Pride offers ‘rainbow’ of community events

Huntington Pride offers ‘rainbow’ of community events

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

June 25, 2019

Rainbows could be seen across town after community members showed their support of the LGBTQ community at the city of Huntington’s third annual Pride Picnic. While events like the picnic, Herd Glow 5K and Drag Me to Brunch having already passed, the month will come to a close this week with Coming...

International program encourages campus involvement

International program encourages campus involvement

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

June 25, 2019

47 countries. One campus. Marshall University’s INTO Center has been home to international students from throughout the world since its establishment in 2013. Though many assume the title is an acronym, the director of student experience, Jim Clagg, laughed as he explained its meaning and what the INTO C...

Recovery Point graduates ‘make impossible possible’

Recovery Point graduates ‘make impossible possible’

Douglas Harding, News Editor

June 15, 2019

Thursday evening, 20 men stood on stage to celebrate and be honored for an occasion many of them said once felt impossible, and which several of them said they thought they would never live to experience. Recovery Point Huntington’s inaugural Silver Chip Ceremony at Huntington’s First Presbyterian...

Center on Budget and Policy explores poverty, education reform

Center on Budget and Policy explores poverty, education reform

Douglas Harding, News Editor

June 13, 2019

Amid the state legislature’s summer special sessions for education reform and following the recent release of a report on “The State of Public Education in West Virginia,” by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy took to social media Wednesday to address...

High hopes, academic ambitions ahead for incoming Yeager scholars

High hopes, academic ambitions ahead for incoming Yeager scholars

Douglas Harding, News Editor

June 11, 2019

Outstanding academic ambitions and accomplishments are just two of several aspects which separate some college students from their peers, and Marshall University’s class of 2023 Yeager scholars is no exception. Marshall’s 33rd class of Yeager scholars, touting an average score of 33 on the ACT,...

EDITORIAL: Huntington needs you, class of 2023

EDITORIAL: Huntington needs you, class of 2023

June 11, 2019

What are your impressions of Huntington? Maybe you’ve lived here your entire life, or maybe you’d never been to the Jewel City until you visited Marshall University for the first time. Whatever the case may be for you, we here are all too familiar with the negative image that exists within the minds...

Ohio small businesses expand to downtown Huntington

Ohio small businesses expand to downtown Huntington

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

June 11, 2019

Three new businesses officially opened their doors inside the open space of the Progress Building in downtown Huntington on Saturday afternoon. The Potted Edge, River City Leather and Lucky Cat Design Company have expanded from their original stores in Gallipolis, Ohio to join the Jewel City community. Although...

Educators protest ‘sell-outs’ in the Senate, out-of-state interests

Educators protest ‘sell-outs’ in the Senate, out-of-state interests

Douglas Harding, News Editor

June 4, 2019

More of the same was the story for educators, public employees and concerned citizens who crowded the capitol in Charleston over the weekend during the three-day special session in the Senate regarding public education. Despite being confronted by two days of passionate protests and a more meager t...

Students take a bite out of Viking culture

Students take a bite out of Viking culture

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

May 4, 2019

Professor Laura Michele Diener’s Viking World class received a taste of authentic Viking culture with their Viking Feast final project Friday, May 3. Students cooked Viking food, dressed in traditional attire and provided Viking-style entertainment during the course of the feast at Camp Mad Anthon...