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Community members participate in VA Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5k race

Community members participate in VA Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5k race

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

September 22, 2019

The Department of Veteran Affairs made it a top priority to combat the increase in veteran suicides, organizing their second annual VA Suicide Awareness and Prevention 5k race on Saturday morning in Ritter Park. According to a 2016 report by the Department of Veterans Affairs, an average of 20 veterans...

Educational tour in Europe offered as spring break option

Educational tour in Europe offered as spring break option

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Spring break 2020 is a semester away but at Marshall University, some students have planned for an escape in Europe already.  An educational tour in Italy and Greece for the spring break of 2020 has been set by the offices of Student Involvement and Community Engagement at Marshall University. Will Ho...

Students attend summit on drug awareness

Students attend summit on drug awareness

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

September 19, 2019

An opioid summit focused on warning West Virginia students about the dangers of drug addiction as they enter into adulthood took place at the Cam Henderson Center on Wednesday afternoon. The event was organized by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission who teamed up with both Marshall...

Former Marshall student hopes to bust down barriers between police, community

Former Marshall student hopes to bust down barriers between police, community

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

September 17, 2019

Former Marshall University student Brandon Oiler is determined to bust down barriers between the Hurricane community and his police department.  “My biggest goal is to change the public’s ideology and perception of law enforcement in my community,” Oiler said.   Patrolman Oiler is a roo...

Encouraging Every Step to Recovery 5k raises $2,000 for local recovery houses

Encouraging Every Step to Recovery 5k raises $2,000 for local recovery houses

September 17, 2019

Some Huntington community members skipped a morning of sleeping in and headed to Ritter Park for a Saturday morning run in support of addiction recovery during the first Encouraging Every Step to Recovery 5k.  Walk FM radio organized the event to benefit some of the local recovery houses that the...

Members of Marshall and Huntington communities come together during Lunch for a Buck event offered every other Tuesday

Members of Marshall and Huntington communities come together during Lunch for a Buck event offered every other Tuesday

Julianna Everly, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Lunch for a Buck, an event where people can eat a full meal for the price of $1, takes place every other Tuesday at the Campus Christian Center and is open to everyone in the community.  Every other week, a different church in the area whips up homemade food and brings it to the CCC to feed stud...

Local business offers opportunity to improve mental and physical health through exercise

Local business offers opportunity to improve mental and physical health through exercise

Sarah Rowe, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Statistics show that as many as one in three college students struggle with poor mental health, but one local business is focusing on improving the mind, as well as the body, through yoga. “A lot of people get into yoga for the workout benefits, but the more often a person comes, the more they realize...

Marshall University Counseling Center makes effort to spread awareness, help students during National Suicide Prevention Month

Marshall University Counseling Center makes effort to spread awareness, help students during National Suicide Prevention Month

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students in the U.S. 1,100 is the average number of suicides that occur on campuses each year. At Marshall University, the stigma is closer than some may think. Candace D. Layne, director of the Counseling Center, said the center is having...

Marshall student takes mission trip to Uppsala, Sweden

Marshall student takes mission trip to Uppsala, Sweden

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

September 13, 2019

Willingness to learn about religion welcomed a Marshall University student during a mission trip over the summer with Cru, a campus ministry, to Uppsala, Sweden.   “Many of the people I talked to in Sweden were not only not Baptist, but rather have never heard of that form of Christianity before,...

West Virginia Supreme Court justices hear three cases in front of students, community members at Marshall University

West Virginia Supreme Court justices hear three cases in front of students, community members at Marshall University

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

September 13, 2019

West Virginia’s Supreme Court came to Marshall University’s campus to hold public oral arguments Wednesday morning to give the public an inside look into how the court operates. “This is critically important for our system of government that the public has trust in that they are going to get...

Public officials, community members discuss possible solutions to aid in fighting addiction epidemic during town hall meeting

Public officials, community members discuss possible solutions to aid in fighting addiction epidemic during town hall meeting

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

September 11, 2019

“Since I took over as U.S. attorney, the life of sentence has doubled, and I make no apologies for that,” Michael Stuart, U.S. attorney for the southern district of West Virginia, said to start the Cabell County town hall meeting on Tuesday evening. “I make no apologies for prosecuting drug...

Campus Activities Board preparing for semester’s DIY series events

Campus Activities Board preparing for semester’s DIY series events

Julianna Everly, Reporter

September 10, 2019

As the semester sets in, some students are seeking relief from their heavy course loads and late-night study hours, and some are finding that relief by getting crafty during some of the university’s DIY series events in the Don Morris Room at the Memorial Student Center. Marshall’s Campus Activities...