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Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Welcome Back to Campus from President Brad D. Smith
Welcome Back to Campus from President Brad D. Smith
Brad D. Smith, President of Marshall University

Hello! I’m very excited to welcome you back to Marshall University. I hope...

My Time is up: A farewell by Xena Bunton
My Time is up: A farewell by Xena Bunton
Xena Bunton, Executive Editor

When I began my career at Marshall two years ago, I had only one goal:...

Can Students Opt Out of Services They Don't Use to Lower Costs of Tuition?
Grace Hewitt, Reporter

Regardless of if you use certain school-provided services or not, there is not an option for students to opt in or opt out of paying for them as a part of their tuition said...

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The waste in these bins will be processed along with manure donated from Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue and plant litter from around Huntington. Once turned into compost, the waste will be repurposed on campus for landscaping, the student garden, and within the College of Science for plant biology courses. 

Click the link in our bio to read more!
The waste in these bins will be processed along with manure donated from Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue and plant litter from around Huntington. Once turned into compost, the waste will be repurposed on campus for landscaping, the student garden, and within the College of Science for plant biology courses. Click the link in our bio to read more!
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YEAR IN REVIEW: To celebrate the life of athlete Harold Everett “Hal” Greer, Marshall University held a ceremony Oct. 9 to unveil a bronze statue of the athlete on the corner of 3rd Ave. and 18th St. in Huntington.

The statue, created by Huntington Native and Marshall graduate Frederick Hightower Sr., is a nearly eight-foot-tall bronze figure of Greer in his number 16 Marshall jersey.

“When people are driving by they are not just driving by any school, but that this is Marshall—a place of champions,” Hightower said. “Hal was a native of Huntington, I think that speaks well for our community and that we could produce such a great individual.”

Greer played basketball at Marshall from 1954-58, where he averaged 19.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in three varsity seasons—leading Marshall to the school’s first appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 1956. Greer was named an All-American Honorable Mention in 1958 and later inducted him into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.

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Taken from Marshall honors Hal Greer with Statue, published on October 9, 2021. 

Story by @xbunton, photos by @crankimages
YEAR IN REVIEW: To celebrate the life of athlete Harold Everett “Hal” Greer, Marshall University held a ceremony Oct. 9 to unveil a bronze statue of the athlete on the corner of 3rd Ave. and 18th St. in Huntington.

The statue, created by Huntington Native and Marshall graduate Frederick Hightower Sr., is a nearly eight-foot-tall bronze figure of Greer in his number 16 Marshall jersey.

“When people are driving by they are not just driving by any school, but that this is Marshall—a place of champions,” Hightower said. “Hal was a native of Huntington, I think that speaks well for our community and that we could produce such a great individual.”

Greer played basketball at Marshall from 1954-58, where he averaged 19.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in three varsity seasons—leading Marshall to the school’s first appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 1956. Greer was named an All-American Honorable Mention in 1958 and later inducted him into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.

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Taken from Marshall honors Hal Greer with Statue, published on October 9, 2021. 

Story by @xbunton, photos by @crankimages
YEAR IN REVIEW: To celebrate the life of athlete Harold Everett “Hal” Greer, Marshall University held a ceremony Oct. 9 to unveil a bronze statue of the athlete on the corner of 3rd Ave. and 18th St. in Huntington. The statue, created by Huntington Native and Marshall graduate Frederick Hightower Sr., is a nearly eight-foot-tall bronze figure of Greer in his number 16 Marshall jersey. “When people are driving by they are not just driving by any school, but that this is Marshall—a place of champions,” Hightower said. “Hal was a native of Huntington, I think that speaks well for our community and that we could produce such a great individual.” Greer played basketball at Marshall from 1954-58, where he averaged 19.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game in three varsity seasons—leading Marshall to the school’s first appearance in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament in 1956. Greer was named an All-American Honorable Mention in 1958 and later inducted him into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985. … Taken from Marshall honors Hal Greer with Statue, published on October 9, 2021. Story by @xbunton, photos by @crankimages
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YEAR IN REVIEW: Huntington had some major flooding issues Monday, but what caught some Marshall students by surprise was the flooding of Smith Hall. 

Starting around 4:15 p.m., water began to slither into Smith Hall through the south entrance automatic opening doors as students walked inside to cover themselves from the rain. The sensor then began to pick up on the water creeping through the door entrance and remained opened for a few hours until the flooding subsided. 

Smith Hall was eventually evacuated on Monday evening. 

Smith Hall was not the only area that experienced flooding. Many students park their vehicles on roads surrounding the university, in particular Third and Fourth Avenue. Some experienced water that would fill floorboards, while others had more serious issues with their vehicles in attempts to flee the flooding. Marshall Sophomore Preston Hager is one of the unfortunate people that had flooding damage his vehicle. 
“I was rushing out from class to attempt to get to my car, I had no idea it was going to rain yesterday especially has bad has it did. When I attempted to start my vehicle there was no sounds from the engine, and my gauges were not moving at all. Water was filling up into my floorboards up to almost my knees. I have never been so freaked out in my whole life,” he said. 

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Taken from Flash flooding leaves Huntington Drenched, published on September 1st, 2021. 

Story by Jayden Taylor, photo by @tyler_spence
YEAR IN REVIEW: Huntington had some major flooding issues Monday, but what caught some Marshall students by surprise was the flooding of Smith Hall. Starting around 4:15 p.m., water began to slither into Smith Hall through the south entrance automatic opening doors as students walked inside to cover themselves from the rain. The sensor then began to pick up on the water creeping through the door entrance and remained opened for a few hours until the flooding subsided. Smith Hall was eventually evacuated on Monday evening. Smith Hall was not the only area that experienced flooding. Many students park their vehicles on roads surrounding the university, in particular Third and Fourth Avenue. Some experienced water that would fill floorboards, while others had more serious issues with their vehicles in attempts to flee the flooding. Marshall Sophomore Preston Hager is one of the unfortunate people that had flooding damage his vehicle. “I was rushing out from class to attempt to get to my car, I had no idea it was going to rain yesterday especially has bad has it did. When I attempted to start my vehicle there was no sounds from the engine, and my gauges were not moving at all. Water was filling up into my floorboards up to almost my knees. I have never been so freaked out in my whole life,” he said. … Taken from Flash flooding leaves Huntington Drenched, published on September 1st, 2021. Story by Jayden Taylor, photo by @tyler_spence
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YEAR IN REVIEW: On Monday night, No. 10 Marshall scored the golden goal against No. 3 Indiana in overtime to become national champions for the first time in program history.

The goal was assisted by junior midfielder Vitor Dias and made by senior wing Jamil Roberts who scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory.

Roberts said the game-winning goal was something familiar.

“Déjà vu,” Roberts said. “Vitor in the box does something that no other player on the pitch can do. The keeper makes a decent save and I’m there to tap it in. Luckily I’m in the right place at the right time and that’s what we train and you know I make that run 20-30 times in the game but it only takes one time for the ball to drop.”

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From Marshall mens soccer wins first national title, published on May 18, 2021. 

Story by Noah Hickman, photo by @oco_photo
YEAR IN REVIEW: On Monday night, No. 10 Marshall scored the golden goal against No. 3 Indiana in overtime to become national champions for the first time in program history. The goal was assisted by junior midfielder Vitor Dias and made by senior wing Jamil Roberts who scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory. Roberts said the game-winning goal was something familiar. “Déjà vu,” Roberts said. “Vitor in the box does something that no other player on the pitch can do. The keeper makes a decent save and I’m there to tap it in. Luckily I’m in the right place at the right time and that’s what we train and you know I make that run 20-30 times in the game but it only takes one time for the ball to drop.” … From Marshall mens soccer wins first national title, published on May 18, 2021. Story by Noah Hickman, photo by @oco_photo
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As of the 2010 Census, Crum’s population was 182. The town is only an hour from Huntington and sits on the border between the southern county line of Wayne and the northern line of Mingo County and on the West Virginia side of the Tug Fork, or Tug River, which divides the Mountain State with Kentucky. 
 
The town was one of many in the area of southern Wayne and Mingo Counties that experienced the golden era of West Virginia coal mining, and now they have lived through its decline. 

The town has been hit hard in the past year, with multiple teachers’ deaths due to COVID-19 and considerable flooding from the ice storms earlier this year. Combined with the already challenging aspects of being a rural community attempting to navigate to virtual school and church, residents say they have been exhausted and frustrated. 

“It’s hurt our community. Our churches are active again, and they are a big part of our community,” said Victory Ramey, a teacher at Crum K-8. Her husband, who was a pastor, coach and teacher, died from COVID-19 in January. 

“He was a backbone in our community,” Ramey said. 

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Taken from Crum, WV - a town on borrowed time. Published on April 13, 2021.

Story by @tyler_spence
As of the 2010 Census, Crum’s population was 182. The town is only an hour from Huntington and sits on the border between the southern county line of Wayne and the northern line of Mingo County and on the West Virginia side of the Tug Fork, or Tug River, which divides the Mountain State with Kentucky. 
 
The town was one of many in the area of southern Wayne and Mingo Counties that experienced the golden era of West Virginia coal mining, and now they have lived through its decline. 

The town has been hit hard in the past year, with multiple teachers’ deaths due to COVID-19 and considerable flooding from the ice storms earlier this year. Combined with the already challenging aspects of being a rural community attempting to navigate to virtual school and church, residents say they have been exhausted and frustrated. 

“It’s hurt our community. Our churches are active again, and they are a big part of our community,” said Victory Ramey, a teacher at Crum K-8. Her husband, who was a pastor, coach and teacher, died from COVID-19 in January. 

“He was a backbone in our community,” Ramey said. 

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Taken from Crum, WV - a town on borrowed time. Published on April 13, 2021.

Story by @tyler_spence
As of the 2010 Census, Crum’s population was 182. The town is only an hour from Huntington and sits on the border between the southern county line of Wayne and the northern line of Mingo County and on the West Virginia side of the Tug Fork, or Tug River, which divides the Mountain State with Kentucky. The town was one of many in the area of southern Wayne and Mingo Counties that experienced the golden era of West Virginia coal mining, and now they have lived through its decline. The town has been hit hard in the past year, with multiple teachers’ deaths due to COVID-19 and considerable flooding from the ice storms earlier this year. Combined with the already challenging aspects of being a rural community attempting to navigate to virtual school and church, residents say they have been exhausted and frustrated. “It’s hurt our community. Our churches are active again, and they are a big part of our community,” said Victory Ramey, a teacher at Crum K-8. Her husband, who was a pastor, coach and teacher, died from COVID-19 in January. “He was a backbone in our community,” Ramey said. … Taken from Crum, WV - a town on borrowed time. Published on April 13, 2021. Story by @tyler_spence
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YEAR IN REVIEW: There has been a noticeable trend of adult cyber-bullying since 2018, as over one million Facebook users virtually gather to “shame” strangers, celebrities and their friends.

Facebook shaming groups are private and ban members from reporting the page or posts. 

“You feel as if the entire world is laughing at you–and you are helpless to do anything about it,” Sue Scheff, author of Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate, said.
There are lists of these shaming groups when looking in the Facebook search bar, but there are over one million group members in just the top 18 groups. “That’s It, I’m Nail Shaming” is at the top with 214.7k group members.

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From The Shame Request: the rise of adult cyber bullies published on April 29, 2021 

Story by @xbunton
YEAR IN REVIEW: There has been a noticeable trend of adult cyber-bullying since 2018, as over one million Facebook users virtually gather to “shame” strangers, celebrities and their friends. Facebook shaming groups are private and ban members from reporting the page or posts. “You feel as if the entire world is laughing at you–and you are helpless to do anything about it,” Sue Scheff, author of Shame Nation: The Global Epidemic of Online Hate, said. There are lists of these shaming groups when looking in the Facebook search bar, but there are over one million group members in just the top 18 groups. “That’s It, I’m Nail Shaming” is at the top with 214.7k group members. … From The Shame Request: the rise of adult cyber bullies published on April 29, 2021 Story by @xbunton
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YEAR IN REVIEW: Despite the economic downturn felt by nearly all aspects of society, there has been one industry that has seen tremendous growth — online sexual content. Not just traditional pornography, but more individualized online services and platforms like OnlyFans have exploded in popularity.

One of the major platforms in this rise has been the mega popular site Reddit, with its millions of individual subreddits dedicated to sports, politics, movie fandoms and sex workers — offering their services to lonely customers. These workers have a more customized and individualized experience compared to traditional online pornography, and in turn, demand a price. As the pandemic isolated millions and massive layoffs ensued, women took the largest brunt of the economic fallout. Many of them turned to find alternative sources of income, those like Jenna.

“I only started because I lost my job during the pandemic, but I’m not gonna stop after realizing how much money I can make.” Jenna, who does not want to be identified with her last name, said she was making nearly $10,000 a month selling digital services through Reddit and other sites.
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From “The epidemic of loneliness: how Reddit became the place to sell digital company” published on March 2, 2021 

Story by @tyler_spence, graphic by @zrhiser
YEAR IN REVIEW: Despite the economic downturn felt by nearly all aspects of society, there has been one industry that has seen tremendous growth — online sexual content. Not just traditional pornography, but more individualized online services and platforms like OnlyFans have exploded in popularity. One of the major platforms in this rise has been the mega popular site Reddit, with its millions of individual subreddits dedicated to sports, politics, movie fandoms and sex workers — offering their services to lonely customers. These workers have a more customized and individualized experience compared to traditional online pornography, and in turn, demand a price. As the pandemic isolated millions and massive layoffs ensued, women took the largest brunt of the economic fallout. Many of them turned to find alternative sources of income, those like Jenna. “I only started because I lost my job during the pandemic, but I’m not gonna stop after realizing how much money I can make.” Jenna, who does not want to be identified with her last name, said she was making nearly $10,000 a month selling digital services through Reddit and other sites. … From “The epidemic of loneliness: how Reddit became the place to sell digital company” published on March 2, 2021 Story by @tyler_spence, graphic by @zrhiser
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As 2021 comes to a close, The Parthenon is revisiting some of the most interesting and important stories from the past year. The first comes from the announcement of Charles Huff as the new head coach for Marshall football. 

“These core values established by head coach Charles Huff are intended to develop the participants of the Marshall football program into champions. 

‘We’re not working for championships,’ Huff said. ‘We’re not working for a certain game. We’re working to be a champion.’” 

Growing up in the Washington DC area, a five-year-old Charles Huff dreamed of leading a college football program one day. As Huff grew into adulthood, he was inspired by a folk hero from the DC area named Byron Leftwich. 

After 15 years of enhancing his coaching pedigree, Huff’s 32-year-old dream of leading a college football program was realized at the same program where Leftwich cemented his legacy.
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From “Charles Huff energizing Herd football into the future,” published on January 26, 2021.

Story by Grant Goodrich
As 2021 comes to a close, The Parthenon is revisiting some of the most interesting and important stories from the past year. The first comes from the announcement of Charles Huff as the new head coach for Marshall football. “These core values established by head coach Charles Huff are intended to develop the participants of the Marshall football program into champions. ‘We’re not working for championships,’ Huff said. ‘We’re not working for a certain game. We’re working to be a champion.’” Growing up in the Washington DC area, a five-year-old Charles Huff dreamed of leading a college football program one day. As Huff grew into adulthood, he was inspired by a folk hero from the DC area named Byron Leftwich. After 15 years of enhancing his coaching pedigree, Huff’s 32-year-old dream of leading a college football program was realized at the same program where Leftwich cemented his legacy. … From “Charles Huff energizing Herd football into the future,” published on January 26, 2021. Story by Grant Goodrich
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