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Writers express their Hispanic-American identities through poetry

Writers express their Hispanic-American identities through poetry

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Continuing celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month occurred Thursday through the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series, which included readings from the visiting writers Carmen Giménez Smith and Dan Vera in the Visual Arts Center. Carmen Giménez Smith, English professor at Virginia Tech and poet, was the fir...

Acclaimed author and journalist to lecture on modern civil rights progress

Acclaimed author and journalist to lecture on modern civil rights progress

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Wil Haygood will present the Amicus Curiae lecture, “Thurgood Marshall’s Battle for Justice,” Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Marshall University’s Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall. Haygood, a New York Times bestselling author of seven books and acclaimed journalist, will discuss the reasons Justice M...

Pumpkin Festival welcomes fall to West Virginia

Pumpkin Festival welcomes fall to West Virginia

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Pumpkin Festival took over Milton, West Virginia over the weekend and celebrated the fall season with food vendors, games and a largest pumpkin competition. Mark Cooper, the president of Pumpkin Festival, said he thinks Pumpkin Festival is a welcoming of autumn in its multitude of fall festiv...

Herd football defeats Charlotte, tops last season’s win record

Herd football defeats Charlotte, tops last season’s win record

Adam Rogers, Sports Editor

October 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

CHARLOTTE, NC – Marshall’s defense continued its strong start to the 2017 season in the Thundering Herd’s 14-3 Conference USA win over Charlotte in Jerry Richardson Stadium Saturday night. The Herd (4-1, 1-0 Conference USA) limited the 49ers (0-6, 0-2) to just 212 yards of total offense a...

University, community organizations raising funds for Puerto Rico relief

University, community organizations raising funds for Puerto Rico relief

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Puerto Rico was devastated in September by one of the most catastrophic storms in a century and the island is still in the infancy of its recovery. Marshall University and other Tri-State organizations have rallied to raise money and gather supplies that will provide relief to Puerto Ricans who are still suffe...

Marshall football to open conference play this Saturday

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

  Marshall football (3-1) has an opportunity on the road this Saturday to open conference play with a win against the Charlotte 49ers (0-5, 0-1) at Jerry Richardson Stadium. The last time these two conference rivals met, the 49ers came away victorious in 2016, 27-24. The loss is not forgott...

Marshall brings Jazz Night to the Press Club

Marshall brings Jazz Night to the Press Club

Danite Belay, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The sounds of the saxophone, drums and bass were the center of attention Wednesday night at the second Marshall Jazz Night at the Press Club. Jazz studies majors Lars Swanson, Hogan Bentle and Cody Henley were the trio that performed a repertoire, plays or pieces of music that a musician has learned. Swan...

The Society of Black Scholars takes trolley tour of Huntington

The Society of Black Scholars takes trolley tour of Huntington

Pamela Young, Reporter

October 5, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The Society of Black Scholars took their fourth annual tour of the city of Huntington Wednesday evening on one of Huntington’s oldest trolleys. As students embarked on the Old Huntington Trolley, they were given Tri-State Transit Authority goodie bags and were told by a TTA member about the troll...

Yurachek’s three touchdown grabs help Thundering Herd upend Bearcats

Yurachek’s three touchdown grabs help Thundering Herd upend Bearcats

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Senior tight end Ryan Yurachek did something Saturday against the Cincinnati Bearcats a Thundering Herd football player had not done in nearly four years. Yurachek walked off the turf at Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium with six catches for 77-yards and a hat trick of touchdown catches. Yurachek is t...

Gilbert addresses student concerns with campus free speech

Gilbert addresses student concerns with campus free speech

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Last week, Marshall University students responded in various manners to the message of Zachary Humphrey and John McGlone, open-air preachers speaking on Marshall’s campus. President Jerry Gilbert said he was proud of students’ reaction to the controversial preachers and termed the scenario a “ve...

Last World War II Medal of Honor recipient revels in unveiling three new monuments to military heroes

Last World War II Medal of Honor recipient revels in unveiling three new monuments to military heroes

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Ceremonial shots were fired, flags were raised and statues were unveiled at Milton’s Veterans Memorial Park Sunday evening. Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last remaining Medal of Honor recipient from World War II, spoke about how excited he is for this space on Route 60 to be the home of something...

Marshall football wins big over Bearcats, 38-21

Marshall football wins big over Bearcats, 38-21

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Richard Crank Marshall football (3-1) reigned victorious over the Cincinnati Bearcats (2-3) Saturday night in the Queen City, 38-21, with Chase Litton and Ryan Yurachek connecting for three touchdowns at Nippert Stadium. The Herd got off to a quick start in Cincinnati, both offensively and defensive...