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Herd football team yet to announce starting kicker for season opener

Herd football team yet to announce starting kicker for season opener

Josh Hughes, reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

As the 2015 Thundering Herd football campaign approaches, many players have won and lost their respective position battles. The starting kicker spot, however, is one that still needs to be filled before the season opens against the Purdue Boilermakers this Sunday. Last season, kicker Justin Haig...

MU volleyball beats EKU 3-1, remains undefeated

MU volleyball beats EKU 3-1, remains undefeated

Imani Spradley, reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In its home opener, the Marshall University volleyball team defeated Eastern Kentucky University 3-1 to remain undefeated at 4-0. Marshall head coach Mitch Jacobs said getting the win was great for the team, but he is not satisfied with the team’s overall performance. “We’ve got to work harder...

University bus system in the works

University bus system in the works

Cadi Duplaga, reporter

September 1, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Student Government Association is in the process of creating a bus system accessible to all MU students. Throughout last spring’s campaign, one platform that Marshall University Student Body President, Duncan Waugaman and Student Body Vice President, Izzy Rogner, rallied...

Kicking Off Football Season with Green Fridays

Kicking Off Football Season with Green Fridays

Ashley Sodosky, reporter

August 31, 2015


Filed under Football, NEWS

Marshall University and Herd fans will wear school colors on Fridays starting Sept. 4 for “Green Fridays” in participation with the 10th annual National College Colors Day. Marshall students and Herd fans are encouraged to wear green every Friday throughout football season. The first Green Frid...

Men’s soccer splits weekend match, remains optimistic

Men’s soccer splits weekend match, remains optimistic

Bradley Heltzel, reporter

August 31, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The 2015 Marshall University men’s soccer season commenced this past weekend when the Herd toured the state of Michigan, taking on Western Michigan University and the University of Detroit Mercy. The Herd split the meetings as they fell 2-0 to Western Michigan on Friday, but the team rebounded with...

Roster Rundown, Defense

Roster Rundown, Defense

Bradley Heltzel, reporter

August 31, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

Due to the alluring state of the Herd offense, the defense was often portrayed as the ancillary unit in terms of the responsibility for the program’s 2014 success. However, the Herd defense finished 15th in the country last season in defensive efficiency, a mark goaded by a pass rush that ranked 13th...

Army ROTC Cadets get chance to travel and help

Desmond Groves, reporter

August 31, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program (CULP) is a program that the Army ROTC that gives cadets the opportunity to travel the globe and immerse themselves in foreign cultures. Three cadets were selected from Marshall University this year to participate in the program and had the...

Alpha Tau Omega raises awareness for the homeless

Alpha Tau Omega raises awareness for the homeless

Riley Mahoney, reporter

August 31, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University Fraternity, Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), is holding their annual “ATO Goes Homeless” event this week. The members of ATO hold this event annually to raise money for the Huntington City Mission. Members sleep in a shelter made of cardboard boxes donated by local business, every night...

Choral Union returns to Marshall

Chantil Foster, Reporter

August 27, 2015


Filed under LIFE

The sound of instruments blend and melodies align as the Choral Union returns to Marshall University’s campus with rehearsals beginning Monday at 7 p.m. in room 150 of Smith Music Hall. The new Director of Bands Brian Walden will lead the Choral Union as he now joins the forces at Marshall after ...

New Bison Thunder Into Huntington

New Bison Thunder Into Huntington

Desmond Groves, Reporter

August 27, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University received three, two-ton, eight-foot sculptures outside of new athletic facility. Athens, Georgia artist Stan Mullins created the massive bronze bison. The project came about after former assistant coach for Marshall University, Red Dawson, approached him. “I met Red Dawson...

Students React to FEST:2 Lineup

Desmond Groves, Reporter

August 27, 2015


Filed under LIFE

The Marshall University Office of Student Activities and Campus Activities Board are hosting FEST:2, a music festival with national and local artists. The FEST:2 lineup was released during Marshall’s Week of Welcome with some large scale artists included on the roster. The national lineup includes...

Board of Governor’s Search for President

Cadi Duplaga, Reporter

August 27, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Student Body President, Duncan Waugaman, along with the Board of Governors, continue the search for a university president. The Board of Governors held a meeting in the Memorial Student Center, Shawkey Room Wednesday, September 26 to discuss a wide variety of activities, plans and issues at the university. One...