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Students take a hike from stress with Hiking Herd club

Students take a hike from stress with Hiking Herd club

Madalyn McCoy, Reporter

April 9, 2019

Marshall University students can take a hike from the stress of finals by joining the Hiking Herd club and getting closer with nature. Hiking trails are beginner friendly and can accommodate people of any activity level, Kelsey Peters, president of Hiking Herd, said. The excursions are based on hiking,...

Cicada Books and Coffee brings fresh energy to West End

Cicada Books and Coffee brings fresh energy to West End

Anna Marsh, Reporter

April 9, 2019

To buy and sell locally is the mission of a Huntington book and coffee shop that is trying to re-energize the West End.  Rebirth is even in their name. Cicadas are a metaphor for new life in a way that is really interesting because there is the association of a rebirth of things, said Katie Norman,...

Marshall grad uses education, connections to create business

Marshall grad uses education, connections to create business

Heather Barker, Executive Editor

April 2, 2019

One Marshall University graduate is creating opportunities for young athletes in a community he did not grow up in, but in the community he said has greatly impacted his life while getting his undergraduate degree.  Kyle Sniatecki, who is originally from Buffalo, New York, came to Marshall on a s...

People are laughing at Coseri, but that’s the point

People are laughing at Coseri, but that’s the point

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

April 2, 2019

“Work like a company and promote like a band” is Nate Cesco’s business model for Coseri, a Huntington-based sketch comedy group. From writing and producing a feature length film, to producing and filming a talk show and creating more sketches and web series, Coseri members will continue to be busy...

Paws in the Park Easter Egg Hunt coming to Ritter Park for families, furry friends

Piper White, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Dogs and their owners will have a chance to participate in Easter festivities during the third annual Paws in the Park Easter Egg Hunt April 12 at Ritter Park in Huntington. The Paws in the Park Easter Egg Hunt is a free event hosted by the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District. “I...

HERD AROUND THE WORLD: Anh Do, Vietnam

HERD AROUND THE WORLD: Anh Do, Vietnam

Tiara Brown, Reporter

March 19, 2019

The professors and staff of the INTO program at Marshall University are very helpful and friendly, said Anh Do, a graduate student in the program. Do said she came from Vietnam to join the program in 2018 to further her studies in the field of journalism. “I would like to become a journalist...

‘More Than Addiction’ educates, sheds light on impact of substance use

‘More Than Addiction’ educates, sheds light on impact of substance use

Savanah Matney, Reporter

March 12, 2019

After losing her long-term boyfriend this past winter, Kate Farmer and her boyfriend’s sister, Karla Hilliard, discussed creating an outlet that would help them cope with their grief. The result was More Than Addiction. More Than Addiction highlights real stories of people who have been impacted...

Marshall Clay Club sells bowls to benefit Facing Hunger Food Bank

Marshall Clay Club sells bowls to benefit Facing Hunger Food Bank

Sydney Wyer, For The Parthenon

March 5, 2019

Although thousands of people in Huntington suffer from hunger, a fundraiser is relieving some of that hunger by filling empty bowls and empty stomachs. The Empty Bowls fundraiser will be April 12 at Huntington’s First Presbyterian Church, and Marshall University’s Clay Club will participate by selling...

Third annual MU Student Film Festival showcases work, artistry

Third annual MU Student Film Festival showcases work, artistry

Emily Phipps, Reporter

February 26, 2019

A first place prize was awarded for the first time at Marshall University’s third annual Student Film Festival Monday in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Despite technical issues, Kadin Tooley, a sophomore video production major, took home a $250 prize after winning the “Best in Festival” award fo...

Role-Playing Club connects students through ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ board game

Role-Playing Club connects students through ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ board game

Sydney Wyer, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Students create worlds and characters through Marshall University’s Role-Playing club, where members play the tabletop game Dungeons and Dragons. The club consists of multiple subgroups of players, each led by a gamemaster that controls the storyline. One group, the Red Hand of Doom, is led by Zan...

Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House celebrates years of inclusiveness

Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House celebrates years of inclusiveness

Hanna Pennington, Life! Editor

February 19, 2019

Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House has been a staple in the Huntington community since 1938, and while the restaurant has withstood nearly all of the country’s milestones regarding civil rights and inclusivity, they recently had the opportunity to make their commitment to equality official by joining...

Honey Bones, a sweet escape for students, community members

Honey Bones, a sweet escape for students, community members

Anna Marsh, Reporter

February 19, 2019

Honey Bones, a restaurant that focuses on traditional Southern-style fried chicken and side dishes, took the place of Black Sheep this past summer near Marshall University’s campus.  Olivia Zarilla, a junior print journalism and broadcast journalism double major, said she loves to go to Honey Bones...