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Little time makes big difference

Little time makes big difference

Heather Barker, Reporter

May 1, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Terri Olson was unsure what the next step in her life would be. Adoption had run through her mind but she was unsure if she was ready for that commitment. So she chose the next best thing: becoming a big sister. Julee Bartram was raised by a single parent. Leah Prichard was young when she had...

‘Empty Bowls’ helps to fill stomachs

‘Empty Bowls’ helps to fill stomachs

Sadie Helmick, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Empty Bowls teamed up with Facing Hunger Foodbank and Marshall University Friday to have the 14th Annual Empty Bowls event at the First Presbyterian Church in Huntington. Empty Bowls is a fundraiser for Facing Hunger Foodbank, a nonprofit organization that provides purchased and donated food to...

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

U.W.R.C. Director discusses non-profits with MU students

Amanda Gibson, Copy Editor

April 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, United Way Package

United Way of the River Cities executive director, Laura Gilliam, is passionate about nonprofits, a field in which she has spent most of her career. Before Gilliam joined the United Way team a little over a decade ago, she worked in insurance in multiple states until she and her husband settled in ...

Huntington Fire Chief makes history

Huntington Fire Chief makes history

Sadie Helmick, Reporter

April 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“On this day forward, life is different,” Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said. On Wednesday, Jan Rader was announced as Chief of the Huntington Fire Department, making her the first professional woman fire chief in the state of West Virginia. “History is being made in the City of Huntington and in th...

Students examine the social consequences of disease

Students examine the social consequences of disease

Austin Creel, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

There are countless disorders and diseases that carry stigma, but the social consequences of those stigmas are often determined by the affliction itself than the person who carries it. In the basement of the Memorial Student Center, visitors were invited to experience these stigmas as if affected by ...

Huntington honors Holocaust victims

Huntington honors  Holocaust victims

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

On the Sunday closest to Yom Hashoah, the Jewish Holocaust memorial day, the Huntington community gathered together to read the names, ages, birthplace when known and the place of death of Holocaust victims. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams was one reader, and has been reading at B’nai Sholom Templ...

W.Va. becomes 29th state to pass medical cannabis law

W.Va. becomes 29th state to pass medical cannabis law

Kylee Hurley, Reporter

April 20, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The regular legislative session might have come to an end, but the work seems to be far from over as Gov. Jim Justice continues to sign or veto bills. The governor held a press conference last week about his veto of the budget bill, HB 2018, but that is not the only bill that has been before him. Just...

Masterdating kicks off Sex Week

Masterdating kicks off Sex Week

Ryan Murphy, Reporter

April 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Sarah Storer stood at the front of Marco’s Room in the Memorial Student Center Monday, dancing and mingling with the students that began to file in for her first time presenting on a college campus. As the final attendees walked in, the lights dimmed and Storer took a seat under bright overhead lights...

Huntington citizens strive for success

Huntington citizens strive for success

Sadie Helmick, Reporter

April 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

It is the final countdown for the America’s Best Communities competition. Members of the community came out Monday to support Huntington and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams. Williams told the history of Huntington and city founder Collis P. Huntington to shed light on why the community is in the ...

Marshall reacts to Justice’s decision to veto W.Va. budget

Marshall reacts to Justice’s decision to veto W.Va. budget

Kylee Hurley, Reporter

April 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Gov. Jim Justice vetoed the legislative budget for West Virginia Thursday, which did not seem to come as a surprise to many around the state. Speaker of the House Tim Armstead and Senate President Mitch Carmichael released statements on their disappointment towards the governor’s veto. “Today’s de...

Gilbert visits Richmond to pay respects to John Marshall

Gilbert visits Richmond to pay respects to John Marshall

Adam Stephens, Reporter

April 13, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert and other university members traveled to Richmond, Virginia last weekend to visit the gravesite of Chief Justice John Marshall, the influential Supreme Court justice whom Marshall is named after. Marshall is buried at the Shockoe Hill Cemetery alongside his wif...

Kick Off the bi-annual Islam Appreciation Week

Kick Off the bi-annual Islam Appreciation Week

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter

April 10, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Muslim Student Association’s Islamic Appreciation Week kicked off Monday. All week, the students of the MSA are sponsoring events to let the Marshall community get to know and understand the Muslim community. This is an event the MSA holds every semester. MSA began the week Monday with Meet a Mus...