The Parthenon

Marshall students observe Lent, reveal Lenten promises

Marshall students observe Lent, reveal Lenten promises

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

February 18, 2016


Filed under LIFE

Observing Lent is a sacred tradition in the Christian church. Lent is the 40 day period dedicated to reflection, prayer and fasting in order to prepare for Easter. These 40 days are meant to symbolize the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert where he endured temptation from Satan in the gospels o...

MU, WVU history professors collaborate on open access reader of WV history

Amanda Gibson, Reporter

February 16, 2016


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Whether we bleed green and white or blue and gold, it is no mystery Marshall University students and West Virginia University students are unspoken rivals. The said rivalry seems to only rear its ugly head during football season and winter break, when students must return home and face their neighbo...

Visiting Writers Series is one for the books

Visiting Writers Series is one for the books

Rebecca Turnbull, Reporter

February 16, 2016


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A fiction writer captivated students Tuesday, in room BE5 of the Memorial Student Center during a reading of his new book. Writer Tom Noyes started off this semester’s A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series by reading from his latest work in fiction, “Come by Here: A Novella and Stories.” No...

Exercise science department develops new fitness test

Exercise science department develops new fitness test

Elayna Conard, Reporter

February 15, 2016


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Students of Marshall’s Exercise Science department developed a new test to determine how well oxygen powers the body. Former exercise science student Tyler Gossett initiated the step test validation study after creating the new test. The step test validation study compares the step test to the gold...

Clio app brings history to life at Marshall

Clio app brings history to life at Marshall

Sage Shavers, Reporter

February 15, 2016


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Smart phone users can have history at their fingertips when they use a new app created by Marshall University faculty and librarians. The Clio app and website uses GPS to guide users through events from the past. Clio determines the user’s location and connects them to a database of museums, l...

Marshall community observes Ash Wednesday

Marshall community observes Ash Wednesday

Nancy Peyton, Reporter

February 10, 2016


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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. This year, students on Marshall’s campus could receive ashes in two places. Campus ministers Ellen Dawson, of UKirk, and Benjamin Wells, of UMS, held Ashes to Go at the fountain outside of the Student Center Wednesday morning. Ashes to Go...

Scuba Club makes waves in Florida

Scuba Club makes waves in Florida

Darius Booker, Reporter

February 9, 2016


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Deep under the Florida waters, Marshall University students had the opportunity to dive and study different aspects of environmental science as well as swim with the manatees. The Marshall University Scuba Club took one of their annual trips to Florida over winter break, diving under water, whil...

Student group encourages peers to abstain from substance abuse

Troy Alexander, Reporter

February 9, 2016


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The Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Program partners with students from schools all across the district to educate and help prevent them from being susceptible to substance abuse. Student volunteers participate in activities such as peer-to-peer health classes about things par-ents may no...

Something old, something new: analog v. digital media

Something old, something new:  analog v. digital media

Jared Casto, Reporter

February 8, 2016


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The death of physical media is a fallacy, and the proof lies in the ever-increasing sales of vinyl records and film. Despite streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music offering access to millions of songs for only dollars a month, vinyl record sales surged a remarkable 30 percent in 2015,...

Harm Reduction aims to prevent drug-related diseases

Logan Parkulo, Reporter

February 2, 2016


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Charles “C.K.” Babcock, clinical assistant professor at the Marshall School of Pharmacy is involved greatly with the Harm Reduction Program in Huntington, West Virginia. The Harm Reduction program aims to save lives by reducing negative consequences and promoting health and well being, among...

Habitat for Humanity constructs homes; not just houses

Habitat for Humanity constructs homes; not just houses

Troy Alexander, Reporter

February 1, 2016


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The Huntington Habitat for Humanity has been providing affordable housing for low income families in the area since its founding in 1989. With the help of volunteers and local businesses, they have provided 95 families with new houses to date, 92 of which were built from scratch. CEO David Michael...

Jazz Combo Blue’s “Relaxin’” Wednesday night

Jazz Combo Blue’s “Relaxin’” Wednesday night

Leah Cook, Reporter

January 27, 2016


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Marshall University’s Jazz Combo Blue paid tribute to Miles Davis Wednesday night in the Jomie Jazz Forum, covering songs from his hit album “Relaxin’”. “Relaxin’”, originally released by the Miles Davis Quintet in 1958, had a large impact on performers in the Marshall ensemble.  ...