The Parthenon

Annual stress relief week for Marshall students

Annual stress relief week for Marshall students

LeAnna Owens, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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Finals can be a stressful time for students at Marshall University. To combat this stress, Marshall’s Campus Activities Board has organized a week of events meant to de-stress students on campus. “We do Stress Relief Week to help students de-stress during a busy time in the semester,” said Briana...

‘One-night stand’ book club focuses on Appalachian culture

‘One-night stand’ book club focuses on Appalachian culture

Hannah Graham, Reporter

November 29, 2018


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Cicada Books & Coffee had its first book club event Tuesday, November 27. Members of the community were welcome to attend in order to discuss two works of nonfiction: Elizabeth Catte’s novel “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia” and J.D. Vance’s novel “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir...

Students learn U.S. immigration policies to develop understanding of immigration obstacles

Joelle Gates, Reporter

November 29, 2018


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A discussion of immigration policies in America invited students to learn about the process Wednesday in Twin Towers East’s lobby. The event was organized by Isaac Larison, an associate professor in Marshall University’s Literacy Education Program. Larison said he wanted to sponsor the event as...

Film teaches students the dangers of toxic stress

Film teaches students the dangers of toxic stress

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 28, 2018


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Marshall University students and community members watched the documentary “Resilience” and discussed the science of toxic stress and its impacts, Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the Memorial Student Center. “Resilience,” a documentary based on recent medical studies linking heart disease to adverse childhood...

Downtown Huntington lights up for the holidays

Downtown Huntington lights up for the holidays

Meg Keller, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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The city of Huntington celebrated the lighting of the 26 foot tall Christmas tree at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena Plaza Tuesday night. Members of the Cabell Midland High School Collegium Musicum sang Christmas themed tunes and carols before Mayor Steve Williams addressed the crowd. The First Lady of...

Athletics spotlight: Michael Whittemore

Athletics spotlight: Michael Whittemore

Michael Morgan, Contributer

November 27, 2018


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Editor’s note: Michael Whittemore, 29, is the assistant equipment manager in charge of the Marshall University football team. He was hired in 2016, and moved to Huntington with his wife Kirsten after living and attending school in Champaign, Illinois. Whittemore was a history major and played club b...

Where Marshall can take you: Working in California

Where Marshall can take you: Working in California

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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While Isabelle Rogner, a Marshall University alumna from Lewisburg, West Virginia, now lives and works in California, she looks back fondly on her memories of Marshall. Rogner contributed two things to the university to help future students: assisting with the addition of the Green Machine bus and helpi...

Women of Appalachia project celebrates women artists, tenth anniversary

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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The 10th Annual Women of Appalachia Project featured poetry, music and fine and performing arts from Appalachian women artists, Thursday, Nov. 14, in Ironton, Ohio. The Women of Appalachia Project consists of women from all over the region, including Pennsylvania, New York, Tennessee and Ohio. Kari...

Film screening teaches community about life in Appalachia

Film screening teaches community about life in Appalachia

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

November 15, 2018


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The term ‘hillbilly’ has come to define the people of Appalachia and is viewed differently throughout the United States. The documentary “Hillbilly” was screened Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Marshall University with free admission to the public. Tijah Bumgarner, a journalism professor at Marshall,...

48th Annual Fountain Ceremony honors 75 lost

48th Annual Fountain Ceremony honors 75 lost

Meg Keller/Sadie Helmick, Reporter/Executive Editor

November 14, 2018


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The forty eighth annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony honoring those who died in the 1970 plane crash took place Wednesday, Nov. 14. With a crowd of alumni, families, students, faculty and the Herd football team watching, the Memorial Fountain was shut off once more in remembrance of the worst sports...

Hiking Herd makes strides in nature

Hiking Herd makes strides in nature

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 13, 2018


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Hiking Herd, Marshall University’s club for nature lovers and all things outdoors, formed earlier this semester after two Marshall students and close friends went on a backpacking trip to Cumberland Island, Georgia, over spring break. “Kelsey and I both love the outdoors and anything to do with...

Students begin to feel the chill as semester comes to a close

Students begin to feel the chill as semester comes to a close

Hannah Graham, Reporter

November 13, 2018


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As the weather takes a dramatic shift on Marshall University’s campus, students are beginning to feel the chill. With the weekly forecast in Huntington only showing a high of 48 degrees and a chance of rain most days, students are attempting to stay warm as they finish their fall semester.  Students flocked to the campus Starbucks in the Mem...