The Parthenon

Semester concludes with empty campus

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020


Student Government Association encourages census participation

Kyra Biscarner, Reporter

April 21, 2020

Marshall University is making an active effort to ensure students fill out the 2020 U.S. census. Student Government Association President Stephanie Rogner said filling out the census is more important than ever for students to have a larger response than in 2010.  “In 2010, the two blocks surrounding Marshall ...

MU School of Music adjusts to distance learning

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

April 10, 2020

Majors across campus are having to make adjustments due to Marshall University’s closure. Students and professors in the School of Music said they are using this as an opportunity to learn new ways of teaching and performing music. “One thing I told my students and faculty as we were preparing...

Huntington Museum of Art provides quarantine art activities

Marshall University students Lilly Dyer, a senior photography major and Emily Clements, a senior international affairs major recreating art by Debbie Hill.

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

April 10, 2020

Looking for ways to get creative during quarantine? The Huntington Museum of Art’s new social media challenge dares participants to recreate works of art while at home. Sadie Helmick, education coordinator for HMA, said she adopted this idea from the Getty Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art,...

Alpha Xi Delta continues philanthropy work with social media

Abby Hanlon

April 8, 2020

With classes being completely online for the rest of the semester, the Alpha Xi Delta sorority has taken an online approach in showing support for their philanthropy. Their philanthropy is Autism Speaks. Since April is Autism Awareness Month, students would usually find chalk drawings across campus...

Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts center makes adjustments to schedule

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

April 7, 2020

Marshall University’s suspension of in-person classes and events has affected how certain programs will have to finish up the semester. For students and faculty in theatre, it has already impacted their fall semester. The production of “Sense and Sensibility” was supposed to end the 2019- 2020...

Marshall students share art, accept commissions during time of uncertainty

Art done by Paige Looney  during COVID-19 quarantine.

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 28, 2020

While Marshall University’s classes are moved online and students are encouraged to move home and practice social distancing, some are finding ways to brighten the current situation through their art. Kathryn Thompson, an English graduate student, created 10 coloring pages that she shared on her...

Marshall Alumni: Where are we now?

Marshall alumna Beth Sergent won the Associated Press'

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

March 18, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series catching up with some of Marshall University’s alumni and what they are doing now. It all started with an ad. Beth Sergent, editor of Ohio Valley Publishing, always knew she wanted to write but never thought it would lead to journalism. “I just kne...

Lunchtime Legend: Frostop Drive-In

Lunchtime  Legend: Frostop Drive-In

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

March 17, 2020

In a city inundated with a hankering for hotdogs, Frostop Drive-In’s franks are a force to be reckoned with, according to locals. Frostop Drive-In in Huntington, West Virginia is one of seven major hot dog specific food establishments in the city of roughly 47,000 people, and one of 13 Frostop Drive-Ins...

Where Marshall can take you: Israel

Where Marshall can take you: Israel

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

March 10, 2020

Gretel Toloza traveled to Israel and was almost not allowed in.  Toloza, a Marshall University senior who went to Israel to participate in the Caravan for Democracy Student Leadership Mission, was almost sent home when Israeli officials discovered she did not have a valid visa to enter Israel. ...

Upcoming event intends to clean Huntington community

Abby Hanlon, Contributor

March 10, 2020

The Student Government Association, Miss Marshall 2019 and the Office of Community Outreach and Volunteer Services are working together to make Huntington cleaner.  “The Green Sweep is an event open to students on March 14, to clean the area around campus,” Emma Ellis, Miss Marshall 2019, said. “V...

America brings 50th anniversary tour to Keith Albee

Emily Hayslett, Reporter

March 10, 2020

The band America is celebrating their 50th year together, and they are bringing the show to the Keith Albee for the Marshall Artist Series. Touring has been a part of the band’s life nonstop for the last 50 years. There tours have taken them all over the world. “We do 85 to 100 shows a year and...