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Herd battles, falls short

Herd battles, falls short

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 11, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University men’s basketball team dropped its sixth straight game Saturday with its last-second, 77-72 loss to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (7-8 (1-2)). The game was the Thundering Herd’s (4-12 (0-3)) closest contest since the 69-66 loss to West Virginia University in...

A HAPPY HERD HOLLIDAY

A HAPPY HERD HOLLIDAY

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 24, 2014


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

"To be able to take this game ball back to Jane, his wife, I know Dr. Kopp, he's smiling up there somewhere because he'd be proud of this football team."

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Herd makes final preparations for Boca Raton Bowl

Herd makes final preparations for Boca Raton Bowl

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 23, 2014


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

For some, Boca Raton, Florida, is a vacation destination, but if you ask the members of the Marshall University football team, it’s just the location of their final business trip this season. The Thundering Herd has been treated to a party on the beach and a trip to the bowling alley since its arrival in ...

Column: The legacy of Stephen Kopp

Column: The legacy of Stephen Kopp

Ray Harrell, Jr., Marshall Student Body President 2011-2013

December 19, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The year was 2011, and I was fresh into my first term as Student Body President at Marshall University. Because I was involved in student government since my freshman year, I was no stranger to the whispers of the rumor mill. One rumor that had been growing in discussion for several weeks was whethe...

A FALLEN LEADER

A FALLEN LEADER

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor

December 18, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Dr. Kopp was a visionary in higher education, and his loss will be reflected in this institution for a long time as will his accomplishments,” Sellards said. “All you have to do is look around campus as the legacy this man has left, and it will be a legacy that will affect generations in this community.”

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Column: My time with President Kopp

Column: My time with President Kopp

Taylor Stuck, Contributor

December 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

It was always a question at the paper: Do we call him Stephen Kopp or Stephen J. Kopp? Personally, I preferred Stephen J. Kopp. I just like the sound of it more. It sounds like him. I met President Kopp when I was a sophomore. It was spring 2013 semester and I was a reporter for The Parthenon....

Herd fights but falls in Capitol Classic

Herd fights but falls in Capitol Classic

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2014


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

“Each game, we’re growing together as a team, on and off the court and in the locker room we’re coming together more.” - Justin Edmonds

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HERD WINS

HERD WINS

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor

December 8, 2014


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Twelve years after hosting its last conference championship game, a 49-45 win over the University of Toledo, the Marshall University football team added to its history of winning conference titles. The Thundering Herd defeated the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs 26-...

GALLERY: Herd men’s basketball falls to University of South Carolina

Scott Bolger, Reporter

December 2, 2014


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

  The Thundering Herd men’s basketball team (3-4) gave a spirited effort in the second half of Monday’s game against the University of South Carolina (4-3), but its performance in the first half put them in a deficit too insurmountable. The final score was 77-59. “We started slow again...

DOCUMENTING HUNTINGTON

DOCUMENTING HUNTINGTON

Emily Rice, Reporter

December 2, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

About three years ago, John Witek stumbled upon an old cardboard box at an estate sale that would change his and many others’ lives. “A picker found them before I did, but I knew that this man bought things in Huntington and sold them at the Chesapeake, Ohio, flea market.” Witek said. “So...

Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

J'Leigha Long, Reporter

November 20, 2014


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

“Stopping at one degree just wasn’t for me,” said Mengistu Jima from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mengistu Jima first began his college education at Marshall University in 2010 in the LEAP program, which has since become a part of INTO Marshall. “I came across a cultural shock when I ...

Marshall’s equestrian team competes in second show of the year

Marshall’s equestrian team competes in second show of the year

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

November 20, 2014


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall University equestrian team competed against 10 other schools in its second show of the year Nov. 8 and 9 in Midway, Kentucky. The team was represented by four riders: Christine Proffitt, Kylie Swain, Andrea Withee and team co-captain Kelsey Willis. The riders collected a total of four...