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Cake, coffee, culture on hand during National Saudi Arabia Day

Cake, coffee, culture on hand during National Saudi Arabia Day

Pamela Young, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

In celebration of National Saudi Arabia Day, the Saudi Arabia Students Association prepared a day full of the history and culture of Saudi Arabia Thursday, offering cultural staples such as date fruits and Arabic coffee known as "Coffea arabica." The celebration took place outside the Memorial Student Center, where the S...

Departing provost eager to re-enter classroom

Departing provost eager to re-enter classroom

September 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Rick Haye After a decade as Marshall’s provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, Gayle Ormiston announced Tuesday he will step down from his position at the conclusion of the academic year. Ormiston said he looks forward to remaining at Marshall as a member of the philosophy faculty. O...

City of Huntington welcomes new residents to town

City of Huntington welcomes new residents to town

Buffy Six, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

New members of Huntington’s community were able to get to know the opportunities their new community has to offer Wednesday at “About Town,” in the lobby of 21 at The Frederick. “In planning this event, we hoped that people could walk from table to table and learn about the neighborhood organiza...

Marshall football to stampede into Cincinnati Saturday

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

  Richard Crank     By Kyle Curley The Parthenon The Thundering Herd will continue its 2017 season Saturday at 7 p.m. at Nippert Stadium against the Bearcats. The all-time series between the two schools weighs in favor of the University of Cincinnati, 8-3-1. The Bearcats are coming off ...

Greek Life challenges conventional views on hazing

Greek Life challenges conventional views on hazing

Breanna Francis, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Breanna Francis Hazing Prevention Week closed out Monday night with a speaker addressing every Greek organization and challenging their view on hazing past the general “hazing is bad” concept. Attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell was brought to campus to speak to the students involved in Greek organiz...

Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome

Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome

Jared Casto, Executive Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

“You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die,” John McGlone, an open-air preacher who made his first appearance on Marshall’s campus Monday, shouted through a megaphone as a group of instrumentalists played jazz music over top him. “Here’s the fun part, boys and girls,” h...

Huntington’s Marine Safety Unit aid in hurricane relief

Huntington’s Marine Safety Unit aid in hurricane relief

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

September 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

  Category five hurricanes are starting to become an event that America is slightly desensitized to. Huntington’s Marine Safety Unit has been deployed to both Florida and Texas to aide in the relief and rescue efforts. “We are always ready to go where the help is needed, that is what...

Biology professor publishes research paper on fossil findings

Biology professor publishes research paper on fossil findings

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

September 21, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Robin O’Keefe, professor of biology at Marshall University, published a paper on something that had been haunting him since his days as a student working towards a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology. “We had this fossil that I saw when I was getting my Ph.D. back in 1997,” O’Keefe said. “The morpholo...

Rested, recuperated and ready for Cincinnati

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

  While the athletic engine is not something turned off frequently throughout a season, the Thundering Herd football team has an important open date this upcoming weekend before they head to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats. For the athletes, it’s a much-needed time for rest and recuperat...

2017 Thundering Herd Hall of Fame class leave mark on campus

2017 Thundering Herd Hall of Fame class leave mark on campus

Luke Creasy, Contributer

September 19, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

For some student athletes and coaches, once their days at the institution are through, their names leave with them. That is not the case for the nine new members of the Marshall Hall of Fame. Ahmad Bradshaw, Bob Gray, Eric Ihnat, Bill James, Katie Stein Mason, Amanda Williams Paz, Keith Veney, David ...

AGs urge health insurance companies to find opioid alternatives

AGs urge health insurance companies to find opioid alternatives

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, VIDEO

  Just one week after the Netflix documentary “HEROIN(E)” showed the current state of the opioid fight in Huntington, State Attorney Generals of Kentucky and West Virginia visited Marshall University’s campus to discuss a new initiative involving 36 other states, to find new ways of treating pain without the use of opioids. “Eight...

Gilbert aims to expand undergraduate research program

Gilbert aims to expand undergraduate research program

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall President Jerry Gilbert has set standards for the growth of Marshall University during his initial years as president, focusing partially on expanding Marshall’s undergraduate research program. Gilbert said support for further research at Marshall developed quickly last year. “My goal i...