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Gilbert sets goals for second year

Gilbert sets goals for second year

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

As his second year at Marshall University commences, Dr. Jerry Gilbert reflects on his initial year as president and turns his aim towards the future. Gilbert said he feels much more engrained in the Huntington community after a year at Marshall than he did at the beginning of last fall. “You...

Hurricane Harvey hits close to home for Yurachek

Hurricane Harvey hits close to home for Yurachek

Danite Belay, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under Football, NEWS, Showcase, SPORTS

With the first football game of the season approaching, Marshall University tight end Ryan Yurachek did not expect to have any thoughts on his mind other than getting ready to play the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks Saturday. This was until catastrophic flooding and devastating weather from Hurricane Harvey ...

Editorial: We are Marshall

Editorial: We are Marshall

August 31, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

“In the middle of Huntington, West Virginia there's a river. Next to this river there is a steel mill. And next to the steel mill there is a school. In the middle of the school, there is a fountain. Each year on the exact same day, at the exact same hour, the water to this fountain is turned off. A...

Hurricane Harvey: Not just in Texas

Hurricane Harvey: Not just in Texas

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Hurricane Harvey hit Rockport, Texas this past Friday evening around 11 p.m. What many West Virginia residents didn’t know was that this catastrophic storm was going to affect some of their friends and neighbors too. When the information and stories of devastation started flooding into the ...

Dress For Success River Cities celebrates 10 year anniversary

Dress For Success River Cities celebrates 10 year anniversary

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Dress for Success River Cities, an affiliate of the international non-profit organization, is celebrating 10 years of suiting women for success in the Tri-State area. The organization, Dress for Success, serves women in 149 cities in 26 countries on their journey to economic independence. Dress for ...

Food truck shakes up students’ lunch options

Food truck shakes up students’ lunch options

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Tuesday marked the grand opening of the Steak and Shake food truck on Marshall’s campus. Students flocked to the truck as it opened for lunch. As part of the kick-off, Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert bought milkshakes for the first 25 students in line. Gilbert said he believed it would...

Huntington Music and Arts Festival week long events kick off Monday

Huntington Music and Arts Festival week long events kick off Monday

Will Izzo, Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The eighth annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival continues Saturday with an entire day of music, art and food, but for those dedicated to Huntington’s art scene, HMAF starts Monday and does not stop until Sunday evening, with tons of events dedicated to every aspect of local culture, communit...

A Message to Our Students

Dr. Jerome Gilbert, Marshall University President

August 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase

File Photo Dear Sons and Daughters of Marshall, Having students back on campus is always an inspiring time for me. Your energy, ideas and enthusiasm for a brighter future are both palpable and contagious, and I look forward to another year of helping this university guide and prepare you to make thi...

Marshall men’s soccer reign victorious in season opener

Marshall men’s soccer reign victorious in season opener

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Thundering Herd Men’s Soccer kicked off its 2017 campaign on Friday at Hoops Family Field. Marshall won their home opener against UNC Asheville by a score line of 3-0. Head coach Chris Grassie earned his 100th career victory, which made him first at the helm for the men’s soccer team ...

Physics department eyes opportunity in eclipse

Physics department eyes opportunity in eclipse

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

August 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

  There may be only 15 students in the physics program at Marshall, but they are working to reach out to others in big ways. Drake Cox, an applied physics major, said that he and some faculty have been trying to do what they can to expand the physics department and draw attention to how ...

Trump talks coal, economy, Russia during Huntington visit

Trump talks coal, economy, Russia during Huntington visit

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor

August 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

President Donald Trump visited Huntington on Thursday for a campaign rally. The event was held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, and downtown Huntington was practically shut down. Vendors selling Trump gear flocked in the streets, Trump supporter packed the arena and protesters stood by, voicing their...

Protesters take to the streets during Trump rally

Protesters take to the streets during Trump rally

Jared Casto, Executive Editor

August 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

At a pivotal moment in the protests that raged on outside the Big Sandy Superstore Arena during President Donald Trump’s campaign rally Thursday, Michelle Davis interrupted a counter protest to place a transgender rights flag overtop a Make America Great Again flag. “No hate, no fear, immigrants ...