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Marshall looks to bounce back against Kent State

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

      The Thundering Herd (1-1) will continue its 2017-2018 season this Saturday, 16th against the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-1). The all-time series between the two schools is tied, 18-18. However, Marshall has won the last 11 matchups. Most recently, it won in double overtim...

The Peddler brews up something new

The Peddler brews up something new

Danite Belay, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Until this month, the late 1990s was the last time Huntington has seen a brewery. Megan Hetzer, co-owner of The Peddler with her husband Drew, said opening a brewery has always been in the plans of their restaurant since it opened in 2014. “Huntington doesn’t have a brewery, so we wanted to be a ...

Editorial: HEROIN(E) is a hero’s story that is far from over

Editorial: HEROIN(E) is a hero’s story that is far from over

September 14, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

When you think about a classic hero’s story, there are several characteristics that a story must have. First it needs an antagonist or a conflict of some sort. Then it should have a setting that is in need of saving, like a Gotham, so that one day it can be brought back to its prosperous and happy sel...

Marshall volleyball comes up short in the battle for the Golden Ball

Marshall volleyball comes up short in the battle for the Golden Ball

Kyle Curley, Reporter

September 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall women’s volleyball team (3-9) continued its 2017 season on Tuesday, where it was defeated by West Virginia University, 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-22), at the Cam Henderson Center. “(I) Credit West Virginia for coming in here and showing our group how hard you are supposed to play the game,”...

Huntington residents join in remembrance for 9/11 victims during Spring Hill ceremony

Huntington residents join in remembrance for 9/11 victims during Spring Hill ceremony

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Americans associate the national tragedy that was 9/11 with panic, fear and sadness, but also with the courage and heroism that followed in the aftermath. For Huntington residents at Spring Hill Cemetery's Patriot Day ceremony Monday, these emotions were palpable. When one teenager lost his father in the series of events, an unlikely friend...

Brady’s record day

Brady’s record day

Adam Rogers, Sports Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall wide receiver Tyre Brady put himself in rare air during the Thundering Herd football team’s 37-20 loss at NC State in Raleigh, North Carolina Saturday night. The redshirt junior shattered a Carter-Finley Stadium record for a visiting player and even broke the Wolfpack record afte...

Open-air preacher’s team, audience grow in numbers

Open-air preacher’s team, audience grow in numbers

Danite Belay, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, VIDEO

  Open-air preachers, opposing students and a man playing the saxophone were the center of attention outside the Memorial Student Center Monday afternoon. Although Zach Humphrey normally shows up to campus and preaches alone, he had a small team of open air preachers with him this time. John Adkins, a member of ...

Student group sends bucket-fulls of flood relief to hurricane survivors

Student group sends bucket-fulls of flood relief to hurricane survivors

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

United Methodist Students prepared flood buckets to help with disaster relief across the nation Saturday as their first Service Saturday of the semester. United Methodist Students does a Service Saturday once a month where they go out into the community and partake in a service project to help othe...

34th Annual ChiliFest takes over Pullman Square

Breanna Francis, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The 34th annual ChiliFest took place Saturday, blocking off Third Avenue in front of Pullman Square to make room for booths of chili, music and the raffling off of a Toyota Rav 4 donated by Advantage Toyota. ChiliFest takes over downtown Huntington every fall to raise money for the local Ronald ...

Review: LCD Soundsystem’s ‘American Dream’

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

As James Murphy walked off the stage at Madison Square Garden, he had promised that would be the last time the world would hear from LCD Soundsystem. New York’s coolest, and yet most self-aware band had played their final show in 2012. That was until last year when the band announced their resurrection. L...

Marshall football blows 10-point lead, falls at NC State 37-20

Marshall football blows 10-point lead, falls at NC State 37-20

Adam Rogers, Sports Editor

September 10, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall football let a double-digit first half lead escape its grasps and allowed NC State to leave Carter-Finley Stadium with a 37-20 win Saturday night. The Thundering Herd (1-1) led the Wolfpack 20-10 with 5:07 remaining in the first half after junior quarterback Chase Litton hooked up with redshirt...

Herd football hits road for first time in 2017

Herd football hits road for first time in 2017

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

September 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall football travels for the first time this year as it heads to North Carolina State this Saturday. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. and will also be shown live on ESPN 3. The Thundering Herd has never beaten NC State, having a 0-3 all-time series record versus the Wolfpack. The last time these two t...