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Study Abroad Fair helps students learn about opportunities

Study Abroad Office holds Study Abroad Fair in student center.

Michael Brown, reporter

September 15, 2015

Marshall University’s Study Abroad Office held a Study Abroad Fair yesterday Sept. 15, where students were able to find out more information about potentially studying abroad, locations to visit, financial aid and how to get started. Study abroad can be a life changing experience that not many students...

Bus System Progresses

Cadi Duplaga, reporter

September 14, 2015

Student Body Vice President, Izzy Rogner,, and Student Affairs Associate Dean, Carla Lapelle, make progress on the student bus system. Rogner and Lapelle held a focus group Friday, Sept. 11 in the Student Government office. The focus group lasted from noon until 1 p.m. During the focus group, both...

Marshall University Fraternity Review Completed

Riley Mahoney, reporter

September 14, 2015

Recently Marshall University’s Office of Student Affairs completed its review of incidents that reportedly occurred on the night of August 22, 2015 at fraternity parties on frat row located on 5th Avenue. The review found that two citations were issued to fraternity houses by the Huntington Police...

Out with the old, in with the new Drinko library hours

Students take advantage of the library's computers. The library will now be closing at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Imani Spradley, Reporter

September 9, 2015

Budget cuts have been sweeping the Marshall University campus and the John Deaver Drinko Library was not exempt from the wave. The library that was once open “24 hours a day” now closes at 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and some students on campus are not taking the news too well. Senior nursi...

Lang Named National Defensive Player of the week

Josh Hughes, reporter

September 9, 2015

In a game where certain players had to step up, few players stepped up against Purdue like junior safety, Tiquan Lang. Lang was named National Defensive Player of the Week after he achieved 17 tackles and 2 interceptions that were returned for touchdowns. Lang started his staggering day right from...

After solid debut Birdsong, Herd onto Ohio

Michael Birdsong runs the ball in opening game against Purdue.

Ishmael Witten, reporter

September 9, 2015

For a new quarterback, the home opener can be rather intense. Thousands of screaming fans can sometimes disrupt timing and rhythm during a game. That didn’t seem to be the case for Marshall University quarterback Michael Birdsong last Sunday. Poised and relaxed was Birdsong as he completed 7...

COB Hall of Fame

Cadi Duplaga, reporter

September 9, 2015

Marshall University College of Business is creating a video to showcase the College of Business Hall of Fame to current and future students. The COB Hall of Fame event took place Wednesday Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Memorial Student Center Shawkey room. Since the COB has been in existence, 21,000...

CAB on the plaza

Screenshot from Twitter about CAB on the plaza event

Desmond Groves, reporter

September 8, 2015

CAB On the Plaza offers students information on campus activities, like FEST:2 and offers students the chance to win various prizes. The event is held every Wednesday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. on the Memorial Student Center Plaza. The Campus Activity Board started the event last year and has used it...

Short week testing Herd’s preparation

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

September 8, 2015

Due to its season-opener falling on Sunday, the Marshall University football team has less time than usual to prepare for its upcoming rivalry match Saturday against Ohio University. Head coach Doc Holliday said while Sunday’s game, which aired on national television, was great exposure for the s...

Marshall quoits tournament begins today

Riley Mahoney, reporter

September 8, 2015

This week marks the start of Constitution Week at Marshall University, a tradition started by The John Deaver Drinko Academy. As tradition follows, Marshall will celebrate Constitution Week by holding its annual Marshall Quoits Tournament. “Quoits was John Marshalls favorite game,” Said Kristen...


Devin Johnson catches pass at Marshall v. Purdue game.

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor

September 7, 2015

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...

Love Your Melon hopes to increase awareness this year.

Peyton poses with Love Your Melon pin.

Riley Mahoney, reporter

September 3, 2015

Marshall University senior Peyton Riddick hopes to increase student awareness of the Love Your Melon campaign. Love Your Melon is a Minnesota based non-profit charity that was started in 2012 by two college sophomores named Zachary Quinn and Brian Keller. The two men started the non-profit with...