The Parthenon

Dress for Success provides opportunities to community, students

Michaela Crittenden, Life! Editor

August 6, 2019

Many organizations exist to help people get back on their feet when they may need assistance, and one of these is Dress for Success River Cities, which helps women who need to secure clothing for job interviews. “Dress for Success River Cities is the only West Virginia affiliate of Dress for Success,...

Marshall graduate to compete for Miss Black USA title

Marshall graduate to compete for Miss Black USA title

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

August 6, 2019

A Marshall University alumna recently crowned Miss Black West Virginia USA will travel to Washington, D.C. next week to compete for the title of Miss Black USA. Mercedez Speight, 24, originally from Miama, Florida, will represent the Mountain State in the oldest scholarship pageant for women of color. “I...

Yoga EQ teaches Marshall counselors new approaches

Yoga EQ teaches Marshall counselors new approaches

Michaela Crittenden, Life! Editor

July 23, 2019

Mental health is a complex issue and people have developed many approaches to the issues. Marshall University mental health professionals learned a new approach to addressing and helping students with emotions. “Yoga EQ (Yoga for Emotional Intelligence) is an embodied Social Emotional Learning pro...

Where Marshall Can Take You: Cuba

Where Marshall Can Take You: Cuba

Michaela Crittenden, Life! Editor

July 23, 2019

Seizing the opportunity offered by Marshall University to travel led second-year graduate student Bethany Buckner to Havana, Cuba, to study Latin American history. “I have always been interested in going to Cuba,” Buckner said. “My interest was heightened after spending a semester in Puerto ...

Where Marshall Can Take You: Honduras

Where Marshall Can Take You: Honduras

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

July 9, 2019

Expanding their knowledge of medicine throughout the world is one of the many lessons Marshall University’s pharmacy students learned recently when they studied abroad in Honduras, according to student, Whitney Fields. “The biggest thing I learned is that not everybody has the means like we have...

All-ages music venue aims to provide sober, safe space for arts

All-ages music venue aims to provide sober, safe space for arts

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

July 9, 2019

The Marigold, an all-ages music venue in downtown Huntington, is bringing a more intimate, focused alternative to the city’s current arts scene in a sober and safe environment.  Owner KerryErin Coats said the venue, which opened on March 1, is important to the resurgence of community in the area...

Huntington Pride offers ‘rainbow’ of community events

Huntington Pride offers ‘rainbow’ of community events

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

June 25, 2019

Rainbows could be seen across town after community members showed their support of the LGBTQ community at the city of Huntington’s third annual Pride Picnic. While events like the picnic, Herd Glow 5K and Drag Me to Brunch having already passed, the month will come to a close this week with Coming...

Herd Around the World: South Africa

Herd Around the World: South Africa

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

June 25, 2019

Josie Kroeger, a biology student at Marshall University, said she used to think she could talk to animals. “I whole heartedly believed it,” Kroeger said. Kroeger, 21, now plans to attend veterinarian school after she graduates in the spring. However, Kroeger said her dreams are far bigger tha...

Farmers market deploys food truck, brings fresh produce to city

Farmers market deploys food truck, brings fresh produce to city

Michaela Crittenden, Life! Editor

June 25, 2019

Striving to connect local farmers and locally grown produce with the Huntington community, The Wild Ramp began Mobile Market, a food truck expansion to the store that brings produce to the community. “The Mobile Market extends The Wild Ramp into the community, making it easier to have access to loc...

Recovery Point graduates ‘make impossible possible’

Recovery Point graduates ‘make impossible possible’

Douglas Harding, News Editor

June 15, 2019

Thursday evening, 20 men stood on stage to celebrate and be honored for an occasion many of them said once felt impossible, and which several of them said they thought they would never live to experience. Recovery Point Huntington’s inaugural Silver Chip Ceremony at Huntington’s First Presbyterian...

Ohio small businesses expand to downtown Huntington

Ohio small businesses expand to downtown Huntington

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

June 11, 2019

Three new businesses officially opened their doors inside the open space of the Progress Building in downtown Huntington on Saturday afternoon. The Potted Edge, River City Leather and Lucky Cat Design Company have expanded from their original stores in Gallipolis, Ohio to join the Jewel City community. Although...

Alias 14W provides creative space for local artists on West End

Alias 14W provides creative space for local artists on West End

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

April 30, 2019

Voices and footsteps echo across the walls of Alias 14W, but creativity and artistic freedom also flow throughout the experimental art space located in Huntington’s West End.  Chad Andrew Floyd, founder of Alias 14W, said it began as a passion project, and it is part of the West Huntington revi...