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Marshall Greek Life prepares for 2018 ‘Greek Week’

Sarah Ingram, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Greek Week returns to Marshall next week, with different activities relating to sports, singing and community service projects taking over campus. The week is used to bring the Greek community together as well as performing community service, according to Sabel Meadows, the president of the Panhellen...

Local Pulitzer Prize winners discuss their path to success

Local Pulitzer Prize winners discuss their path to success

Michaela Crittenden, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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Eric Eyre and John Hackworth, Pulitzer Prize winners, spoke to Huntington community members about being an informed citizen and the path to the Pulitzer Prize Monday. Hackworth graduated from Marshall University in 1971 with a journalism degree. He worked for the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, the Daily Indepe...

Bands You Should Be Listening To: Shenanagram

Bands You Should Be Listening To: Shenanagram

Lilly Dyer, Photo Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Huntington, West Virginia–a small city full of music venues, bands and a wide variety of genres to choose from. Mason Hart, Brandon McClay, Ian Noble and Chantz Sigler are four guys who make up one of those bands, and it’s Shenanagram. Four goofballs who take their music seriously to guarantee a...

New law to bring changes to PROMISE in W.Va.

New law to bring changes to PROMISE in W.Va.

Ginny Blake, Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

A bill eliminating the need for homeschooled students to earn the equivalent to a high school degree in order to receive the PROMISE scholarship was passed by the West Virginia Legislature. Passed in early March, Senate Bill 319 will go into effect on July 1. Previously, homeschooled students pursing a...

Activists take to streets at March for Our Lives in Huntington

Activists take to streets at March for Our Lives in Huntington

Hanna Pennington, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Activists of all ages charged proudly through Huntington Saturday morning as part of the March for Our Lives movement which took place all across the country. Participants marched in honor of the 17 victims killed in the Parkland shooting last month and to fight for more comprehensive gun control laws ...

Americans across the country march for their lives

Americans across the country march for their lives

Sadie Helmick, LIFE! Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“To the leaders, skeptics and cynics who told us to sit down and stay silent, wait your turn. Welcome to the revolution,” Cameron Kasky, a survivor from Parkland, Florida proclaimed to an estimated crowd of 800,000 people on Saturday’s March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. “The peopl...

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season

Clock strikes midnight on Herd’s magical season

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

SAN DIEGO—After a season in which it defied preseason odds by winning the Conference USA Championship and its first-ever NCAA Tournament game, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers, 94-71, Sunday night at Viejas Arena. “Proud of our kids,”...

History made, in the making as Herd wins game one

History made, in the making as Herd wins game one

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

SAN DIEGO — Kelly green invaded Viejas Arena Friday morning at San Diego State University, as the Marshall men’s basketball team made history and downed Wichita State 81-75, to win its first-ever NCAA Tournament contest. Marshall, the 13 seed in the East region, extended its winning streak to...

SGA results are in: Hunter Barclay and Hannah Petracca upset with minutes left

SGA results are in: Hunter Barclay and Hannah Petracca upset with minutes left

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Five. The number on everyone’s mind right now. Hunter Barclay and Hannah Petracca have been elected student body president and vice president, with five votes separating their team with Jeremiah Parlock and Rachel Delaney. Matt James, assistant dean of Student Affairs, said the last few minutes...

From champions to underdogs: confident Herd readies for the Big Dance

From champions to underdogs: confident Herd readies for the Big Dance

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, NCAA Tournament, Showcase, SPORTS

As Marshall men’s basketball approaches Friday’s first round NCAA Tournament matchup against the Wichita State Shockers (25-7 overall, 14-4 Athletic American Conference), the Herd shifts from conference champion to tournament underdog. “We had our celebration,” junior guard Jon Elmore said....

SGA Candidates make final push before polls open

SGA Candidates make final push before polls open

Briana Murphy, The Parthenon

March 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On Monday, March 12, student body presidential and vice-presidential candidates met in the Shawkey Dining Room to have their second debate. Topics for the debate included: civil discourse, a main element of each presidential platform, a more successful fraternity and sorority campus, how candidates wo...

Marshall fraternity and Rec staff raise awareness for thyroid cancer

Marshall fraternity and Rec staff raise awareness for thyroid cancer

Sarah Ingram, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of Alpha Tau Omega and the Marshall University Recreation Center staff competed in a soccer tournament this past weekend to show support for a Marshall student recently diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Thomas Logston, a junior at Marshall, discovered he had thyroid cancer over winter break when h...