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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 American Athletic 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...

The Market downtown expands with Navarino Bay

The Market downtown expands with Navarino Bay

Zachary Stevens, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase

The Market is one of the brightest new business spots in downtown Huntington, and as soon as Wednesday, it will feature its very own authentic Greek restaurant called Navarino Bay. The Market is already home to several new businesses and locations, including the famed Austin’s Ice Cream, which is alre...

A Story Told embarks on spring tour

A Story Told embarks on spring tour

Hanna Pennington, Reporter

March 12, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

While most twenty-somethings from West Virginia are beginning to settle down with a steady job, local pop-rock band A Story Told is embarking on a 10-day tour this weekend for their second album “Good Looks,” which was released last fall. Even after the release of an EP, two full-length albums a...

CHAMPS AT LAST

CHAMPS AT LAST

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under Conference USA Tournament, Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS

FRISCO, Texas — After 31 years of anticipation, the Marshall Thundering Herd men’s basketball team earned a bid to the ‘Big Dance’—the NCAA Tournament—Saturday night after defeating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers at the Ford Center at the Star. The Herd’s down to the wire, 67-66 v...