The student news site of Marshall University

The Parthenon

Students honor MLK Day with a candlelight vigil

Alexis Leach, Reporter
January 19
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of the Marshall University community gathered on campus Tuesday night to hold a candlelight vigil in celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. This event was sponsored by Marshall’s Student Government Association and the Student Affairs office. Both wanted an event to help commemorate...

Drinko Library construction begins

Drinko Library construction begins

Matthew Groves, Reporter
January 19
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“Construction began the day after finals last semester,” Jody Perry, executive director of technology services, said. “We’re trying to make better use of the first-floor space.” According to Supervisor of Operations Johnny Bradley, the construction will be focusing on study rooms on the...

Tie Breaking Winners!

Karenann Flouhouse, Reporter
January 18
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

In a Young Life College first, Tuesday’s Trivia Night almost ended with a tie! This was a great upset to the 11 teams in play, as there was no contingency plan in place to declare a winner in the event of a tie. Many of the night’s questions followed political topics, such as the life of President...

Marshall professor featured in poetry reading at Empire Books

Austin Creel, Reporter
January 18
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington’s Empire Books and News hosted live readings from local poets and writers, Marshall students and faculty Monday, Jan. 16. The “Writers Can Read” open mic event featured guest readers Matt Morris, an award winning published poet from Huntington, and Sarah Chavez, a visiting professor...

Marshall students relieve stress, through chess

Ryan Murphy, Reporter
January 17
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Marshall University students with a desire to play chess can now join other students and faculty. David McDowell, the club’s original president, started in 2015 in response to the Marshall University Rec Center discontinuing its chess club tournaments. David wanted to respond to the cancellation...

W. Va. ACLU offers citizen activist training on campus Thursday

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 16
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of the community will be coming together to learn about their civil liberties and pertinent information for day to day life in West Virginia during a training session Jan. 19. The Marshall University Office of Student Affairs and the Marshall chapter of the national political science honor...

College students find new sources for protection on campus

Heather Barker, Reporter
January 16
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

iMAGE VIA ROBOCOPP Although Marshall University provides an on-campus police force and multiple safety resources, students are beginning to protect themselves from potential attackers with personal safety devices. “I’ve had pepper spray attached to my keys for the last two years,” said Julie Kinder...

Getting to know Jim Justice

Kylee Hurley, Reporter
January 16
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Jim Justice was sworn in as the 36th governor of West Virginia Monday, succeeding former Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, who has served the state for the past six years. Governor Justice faced Republican nominee and former Senate President Bill Cole during the gubernatorial race. Justice ultimately won ...

Justice inaugurated as 36th governor of West Virginia

Justice inaugurated as 36th governor of West Virginia

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
January 16
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Jim Justice took the oath of office Monday at the West Virginia State Capitol, becoming the 36th governor of West Virginia and pledging to usher in a new era of prosperity for the state through jobs, hope and opportunities. Promising a speech that would be a “a little bit different,” The Green...

VAC Juried Exhibition allows artists to ‘get space’

VAC Juried Exhibition allows artists to ‘get space’

Hannah Swartz, Reporter
January 14
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Marshall University Visual Arts Center is in its sixth year hosting its Annual National Juried Exhibition. The theme, a first for this year's event, is “Give Me Space!” Six years ago, painting professor Ian Hagarty organized the first exhibition to give students a unique opportunity for showcasing...

Marshall basketball teams look to rebound Saturday against UAB

Marshall basketball teams look to rebound Saturday against UAB

Patrick O'Leary, Reporter
January 13
Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, SPORTS, Women's Basketball

After suffering losses Thursday night to Middle Tennessee, both the Marshall University men’s and women’s basketball teams look to rebound on Saturday vs UAB. With Conference USA scheduling, both the men’s and women’s teams play the same school on the same day during conference play, with one...

Blue Raiders break Herd’s undefeated home winning streak

Blue Raiders break Herd’s undefeated home winning streak

Kaitlyn Shouse, Reporter
January 13
Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall Thundering Herd Women’s basketball team fell to the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to the Cam Henderson Center Thursday in a 63-71 third-straight loss, blemishing their 8-0 home game record. The Herd trailed for most of the game with only tying four times and making seven lead changes...