Huntington, WV
Marshall University


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Brittany
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would want to give myself a few pieces of advice. For example, I would have to tell myself not to be afraid to ask for help...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would want to give myself a few pieces of advice. For example, I would have to tell myself not to be afraid to ask for help and get the help that I need. It's ok to ask for help. It does not make you stupid or imcompetent. Some things do not come as easily as it does for other people. I would also tell myself to not be afraid to break out of my comfort zone a little and talk to people, make friends, join some clubs. It is a struggle to get through college with no friends, no one to turn to, or to feel like you have no friends or nobody to talk to. It is hard to be open to people, but it necessary to get through school. Finally, I want to tell myself to look for scholarships the entire year and apply to everything when I could. College is hard to afford and expensive and get even more so.

What's unique about your campus?

The best thing about Marshall University is all the resources made available to students. They have a medical clinic, councelors, student resources, career services, and my favorite, tutoring. Tutoring is available in multiple places at different times and having tutors there is a great feeling of assurance. I have come into obstacles while there and first semester was rough in me admitting I needed help. However, at the start of the new semester, I got the help I needed, signed up for private tutoring weekly, and am on the road to success.

Nathan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Marshall University is best know for having an endless thirst in the pursuit of knowledge.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Marshall University is best know for having an endless thirst in the pursuit of knowledge.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself that I need to get into doing more reading. I would also tell myself to work on my artist portfolio, and to start entering galleries. I would encourage myself to work on being more organized, and to concentrate less on women and more on the work at hand.

What's unique about your campus?

I enjoy the close proximity of all of the buldings on campus. I like this about my school because it makes it very hard to ever justify missing a class, therefore it keeps me in line with my studies.

madeline
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dont worry, things get better. One day you'll realize your a beautiful person, just keep your head up. Smile more, your prett...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Dont worry, things get better. One day you'll realize your a beautiful person, just keep your head up. Smile more, your pretty when you smile. I know its hard but just keep pushing. Your going to be ok, its going to be tough but just you wait... it gets better. Youll meet a bunch of wonderful people. Youll wake up and smile knowing your going to have an awesome day. I cant tell you much else without ripping apart time and space... but nerdy... you wont believe me... but its sexy now... so dont change for the world. Your going to make it change for you. Dont give in to anyone, dont settle for anything less than perfect. You deserve nothing less, and lastly... your stronger than you know kid, dont forget that. Never forget that.

What's unique about your campus?

Everyone is welcome, here theres no need to fell left out of anything because everyone seems to be friends with everyone.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

No one, everyone is welcome.. though people who want just the stereotypical 'party' school should keep looking.

Meghan
What are some hot-button issues on campus?

The promtotion of tolerance is a huge thing here at Marshall. With such a large and diverse student body, we have to be open...

What are some hot-button issues on campus?

The promtotion of tolerance is a huge thing here at Marshall. With such a large and diverse student body, we have to be open and accepting of the beliefs and values of others. At the very beginning of the year we had a meeting on tolerance which has been followed by guest speakers, a play entitled Tunnel of Oppression, and other activities as well. Fortunatly for us, this isn't so much a huge issue on campus and is mostly addressed for the sake of prevention.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I know that all incoming freshman are going to be sick of hearing this, but they need to be aware that it isn't like high school. The work load is harder and you have to be careful of how you manage your time. I can't stress that enough. The first day of school you need to get a planner and be sure to keep your life in it. You'll get real busy real fast so you need to come up with some way to keep track of everything and keep on the ball.

Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

My first game day! Marshall was nothing but a sea of green and everyone was cheering and pumped up all day for the first big game. It was all we talked about in class and out of class. I had never been to a college football game before and boy was it an experience! Everyone yelling and screaming, the band and blaring speakers, and the excitment was incredible!

What is the stereotype of students at your school?

That is one of the best things about college. NO MORE STEREOTYPES!!! Sure you still have the athaletes, the yeager scholars, and the greeks, but that is just what activities they are involved in. It doesn't define who they are or dictate any other area of their lifes except for that. Everyone can just be themselves, explore all of their interests, and be accepted as they are.

What's the dating scene like?

People will often go out on dates a few times before they actually declare each other boyfriend and girlfriend. Alot of people are looking for meaningful relationships (some even hoping to find their soulmates) and some are looking to have fun and date around. Just like with everyone else, it depends on the person. There are plenty of options for the dates here though, whether you want to go out to dinner, grab a coffee in the campus Starbucks, take a walk in Ritter park or down by the river, or catch a movie or a show.

What are the most popular classes offered?

Most people mainly just take classes that will benefit their major. The advisors are always quick to discourage adding in random classes unless they count as your electives. In some ways you do have options though. For example, everyone has to have a fine arts credit. In that particular subject, the majority of people seem to pick music over art or theater.

Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

Drinko Library! It is a big and quiet library on campus with study rooms, tutors, a writing center (where you can get help on a paper), computers, printers, and anything else you might need. There are no distractions and no disturbances.

Describe a typical weekend.

Most people's weekends start off with rolling out of bed at eleven for brunch and from there they can go anywhere. You can go shopping, catch a movie or show, get caught up on homework, go to the rec center, or just chill out with your friends. The possibilities are endless.

Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

Alot of people seem to think college jocks and greeks do a lot of partying and things of that nature but it isn't true. Sure, some of them do but in the same way that some band kids do or some science majors do. One of the great things about college is that you don't have stereotypical cliques like you did in high school.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Once a year, on November 14th, we all gather around the memorial fountain for a ceremony in remeberance of the plane crash of 1930. We lost our football team in staff in the fatal crash, a devestating blow, but we rose from those ashes and recovered, bringing our school even closer together than it had been before. If you don't know this story, they made a movie about it. Look up We Are Marshall.

Do you feel like you changed a lot?

I know that I have changed alot. In the first semester of college I became alot more mature that I had been and alot more responsible. My parents even commented on it when I came home for Thanksgiving break.

How often should I phone home? Is once a day too much?

That is between you and your parents. I try to call home at least every other day, not for my sake, but just to let my parents know that I'm doing okay. Sometimes I get caught up and don't even call that often. If you want to call home, there is no set number of times that are okay its just how often you want to. Just be sure that you don't let homesickness get in the way of enjoying and adapting to college life.

What's the hardest thing about freshman year?

Transitioning into being completly responisible for yourself. If you oversleep for class you mom isn't there to wake you up. Chances are your classes won't be in the same buildings so you won't have a teacher to help you find the room your looking for. You also have to make sure to remeber any work you have to do for your classes because until you make new friends you probably won't know anyone in you classes first starting off so you won't have anyone to remind you that you have that paper to write or chapter to read. It's a big change to be completly on your own for the first time.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

One thing that no one ever mentioned was how important it was to be active in class, especially with yout fellow classmates! Building relationships with your peers allows you to be able to work collaborativley with them. I can't tell you how many times I've shared books and printers, studied with classmates, and been reminded of deadlines by the people I shared a course with. You can't sit idly by in class you have to be active and friendly.

Why did you decide to go to this school?

I chose Marshall University first and foremost because it is praised for it's Fine Arts and Education program and I am a theater and english education major. Aside from the academics it just seemed to be the perfect school for me. It had reasonable class sizes that allowed me to still get individual attention from proffessors, is a big campus but compact so that everything is within walking distance, and is in a big city but still manages to keep that small town community feeling. There is always somthing to do and the whole are has a big focus on the arts. It also helped that it was two hours from home which is the perfect distance in my opinion. I'm out of the house and on my own but I can still go home if I need or want too which is somthing that I think is very important.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Marshall! The best thing is that you can walk anywhere you want to go and you can walk to any class within 5 minutes. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love Marshall! The best thing is that you can walk anywhere you want to go and you can walk to any class within 5 minutes. The only thing I would change about the school is upgrade some of the dorms. Marshall is just the right size and the teachers are really helpful and nice. i would reccomend Marshall to anyone who is serious about their education.

Describe the students at your school.

The students at Marshall are very nice and some are very competitive. Most of the students are from in-state and live relatively close to campus.

What are the academics like at your school?

I am in the Lewis College of Business and it is a really good department to be in. I am an accounting major and all the professors I have had are very helpful and nice. I would definitely reccomend it to anyone. The requirement to get your degree are given to you your first semester and you can follow it and reference it anytime you like.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

When I was thinking about coming to Marshall I was told that Marshall was full of drinkers who partied all the time instead of going to class. Once I got there I found that there were a select few who were like that but as long as you keep your head in the books you will make it through with no problems. I have saw those people who drank all the time when I am out and about and they usually tell me that they either failed their first semester or they are barely hanging on to D's. I have A's and B's and I can still have fun without all of the partying so don't believe everything you hear.

Megan
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school, Marshall University, is best known for their outstanding school spirit and loyalty. Every person who has ever atte...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school, Marshall University, is best known for their outstanding school spirit and loyalty. Every person who has ever attended Marshall University would agree with my statement. No matter if our sports teams are ranked number one or one hundred the students, staff and community remain loyal to this school one hundred percent. This has to be one of the biggest reasons Marshall University attracts so many students and even visitors. Marshall is not just a university, it's a family.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

Compared to other schools, Marshall University has an outstanding history. A history that not many schools will ever have or desire to have. Marsall encountered a horrific tragedy foutry some years ago when our football team, coaching staff, family members, and fans were killed in a terrible plane crash. From this accident, Marshall had to fight through some of the toughest battles any school has ever encountered. This accident brought this university and it's students, staff, alumni, and community together as a family. The school spirit these men and women created still lives on today.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I was given the ability to go back in time and revist myself as a high school senior after experiencing college life first hand, I would need a couple of days to express the advice I would have for myself. First, I would tell myself how important it is now to start practicing effective study and work habbits. A person never quite understands how important these qualities are to have for your college career. Contrary to popular belief, college isn't one big party. Secondly, I would express the importance to myself of putting myself out there, getting involved, and meeting new people. My mother always told me, "the friends you make in college are the friends you'll have for life". If a person doesn't enjoy themselves from time to time, they are ultimately setting themselves up for failure. It is important to remember that with hard work, comes reward. All in all, college is one of the most precious and valuable real life learning experiences that cannot be marked with a price. If we could travel back in time to prepare ourselves, it would ultimately take the learning aspect away from the priceless experience.

Britney
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the best thing about this school is the staff. We have great teachers who really want you to learn and educate you fu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think the best thing about this school is the staff. We have great teachers who really want you to learn and educate you fully. If I could change one thing, it would be the location, we are in the middle of a very dangerous neighborhood with a lot of criminal activity. My favorite thing is school pride, which we pretty much swim in here at MU!

What are the most popular student activities/groups?

The most common thing to do on campus is to join a sport, sorrority, or fraternity.

Describe the students at your school.

The students at MU come from all ethnic, racial, religious, and economical backgrounds. We support and encourage each other through the diversity!

What are the academics like at your school?

Awesome! All of the professors know you by name, unless your in an incredibly large Bio class, of like 150 people. My favorite class is psychology, my least favorite is communications.

What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

There are many stereotypes at my school. From being goth, a frat boy, to a LARPER(Live Action Role Player). To a certain extent they are accurate. They are a part of thast person, but they are not the total person. Like the saying goes, if you judge a book by it's cover, you might miss out on a good story...

Tanesha
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Wow, if I could push rewind and talk to my high school self, what a difference! My freshmen year was imperative to me. I woul...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Wow, if I could push rewind and talk to my high school self, what a difference! My freshmen year was imperative to me. I would be on Honor Roll, no exceptions. I would’ve succeeded, but one obstacle, Social Studies. Being mature, I would say, every subject matters even if it’s your least favorite. I would’ve prospered during my sophomore year, but the culprit was World History. Tanesha, World History is important; do you not want to know more about where you came from? Some of yesterday’s histories play a major part on today. Finally, junior year arrives. I did it, I accomplished my goal! I was number seven out of ninety-nine, scholarships here I come! Uh-Oh, senior year blues. The senior drop out syndrome prevailed. The people I wanted to acknowledge my achievements didn’t. The Tanesha now would say, if nobody else cares, you have to care yourself. Build yourself up and don’t take no for an answer. As a consequence of my break-down, I graduated out of summer school. The Tanesha of 2012 would say do your best, because when you don’t the later consequences will hurt.

Max
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Max, pay more attention and do all of your homework. take notes and stay organized. Slow down, and focus on school, if you do...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Max, pay more attention and do all of your homework. take notes and stay organized. Slow down, and focus on school, if you do you will find things will be easier for you. you can do anything you set your mind to. Oh yeah, wake the fuck up.

Nick
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marshall University is an old, academic school that has seen many hardships and is the underdog but still finds its way to th...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Marshall University is an old, academic school that has seen many hardships and is the underdog but still finds its way to the top, in West Virginia.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

The would say, "Get your act together! Stop sleeping in class and not turning in your homework. Having a high GPA is very important in college, but if you don't care, that's fine too. College is honestly the best time of your life, not high school. You go to class only for a few hours a day, which is very manageable. Giving you the rest of the day to make friends, join groups, but also to do your homework. When you do get to college, keep in mind that the cafeteria food still stinks.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors, in my opinion, are the best thing about Marshall Univesity. Many are very qualified for the job, if not overly qualified. They are very hands on and even with a larger class they find time for everyone. There are only a handful that do not meet this description.

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