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University 100 classes improving retention rate

University 100 classes improving retention rate

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Interim President Gary White and Student Body President Duncan Waugaman finished up their 3rd week of University 100 yesterday morning. The two have been co-leading the freshman class and have only four weeks left. UNI 100 is the academic component of Week of Welcome, a freshman program implemented...

Marshall players prepared for rivalry match

Marshall players prepared for rivalry match

Ishmael Witten

September 11, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Known as the Battle for the Bell, Marshall University and Ohio University have faced the last six years and will meet again Saturday in Athens, Ohio. While the teams’ rivalry dates back to 1905, a brief hiatus ensued when the Herd left the MAC Conference for Conference USA in 2005. However, after...

32nd Annual ChiliFest to heat up Pullman Square

32nd Annual ChiliFest to heat up Pullman Square

MacKenzi Kyle, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Locals are set to take part in the World’s Chili Championship qualifier as part of the city of Huntington’s 32nd annual Chili Fest in Pullman Square this Saturday, Sept. 12. In 1983, Ron Smith wanted to bring business to his restaurant, Chili Willi’s, and also try to bring something he felt...

Local singer follows dreams to the big times

Local singer follows dreams to the big times

Kalyn Bordman, reporter

September 11, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The region is full of local artists and Spring Valley High School student, Kelsey Seibert, displayed her talent at the Barboursville Fall Festival Pageant this past Saturday. Seibert showed off her skills by singing four songs throughout the evening. Seibert is no stranger to the stage. Seibert...

Once a Golden Girl, always a Golden Girl

Once a Golden Girl, always a Golden Girl

Abi Black, reporter

September 9, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Imagine being in a situation where your entire life is turned upside down. You are taken from your home for your own safety into a new environment. The Golden Girls Group Home is a haven for girls that find themselves in such situations. Located in Ceredo, West Virginia, the Golden Girls Home is licensed...

Marshall Helps out Local High School

Marshall Helps out Local High School

Abi Black, reporter

September 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, Uncategorized

Clothing collection bins have been set up around Marshall University’s campus to benefit a local public school. Huntington High School, located 11 minutes from campus, has a closet that is open to students in need of clothes. Mrs. Teresa Rapp, career specialist at Huntington High, began to donate clothes...

Remodeling Makeover for Presidents Office and Other Buildings

Remodeling Makeover for Presidents Office and Other Buildings

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

September 9, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The University President’s office is undergoing a facelift and is expected to be finished before the arrival of the Marshall University’s new President. The Old Main office is one of many projects finishing up from this summer’s campus renovation list. The office renovation features new lighting,...

Theatre Department Previews Season

Theatre Department Previews Season

Kalyn Bordman, reporter

September 8, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The theater department will begin its season soon and welcomes students to see the show. The department puts on two shows per semester and this year it kicks off the season with Eugene O’Neill’s “Ah Wilderness.” “Ah Wilderness” is set in the year 1906 and reflects what it is like to grow...

Harmonica Club performs at Pullman Square

Harmonica Club performs at Pullman Square

Casey Adkins, reporter

September 8, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Residents from the Tri-state met at Pullman Square to listen to the Harmonica Club yesterday. The group was comprised of not only harmonicas, but also a drummer, lead guitarist, keyboardist and a bassist. From 7 P.M. to 9, the group started out with some traditional music and ended with more contemporary...

Humans of Huntington

Humans of Huntington

Emily Rice, Photo Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under Humans of Huntington, LIFE, Showcase

So you mentioned before that you are a freshman, and when college is portrayed in movies, people are always sitting around in the grass, socializing and playing music, and you wanted to make that happen?   “Well yeah, I mean, it’s a very social place, but it seems very dead, I mean, you...

Community Drawing Sessions Begin at the Visual Arts Center

Community Drawing Sessions Begin at the Visual Arts Center

Taylor Poling, reporter

September 8, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The community drawing sessions began Tuesday night at the Marshall University Visual Arts Center. Community members and students met on the fifth floor of the VAC to participate in drawing sessions. The Tri-State Arts Association built the event with the correspondence of the Director of the School of...

HERD OPENS SEASON WITH WIN AGAINST POWER FIVE OPPONENT

HERD OPENS SEASON WITH WIN AGAINST POWER FIVE OPPONENT

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor

September 7, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

With the exception of those who engaged in a Tom Hanks Cast Away-style adventure over Labor Day weekend, the entire Herd nation is aware of the football team’s 41-31 triumph Sunday against Purdue University. The win marked the first time in school history Marshall defeated a Power Five conference...