The Parthenon

Former international student reflects on time at Marshall University

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

December 3, 2019

While traveling to a new country can create a combination of excitement and anxiety, one former Marshall University student said choosing to travel from the United Kingdom to study in Huntington will stay with him forever.  “One of the best choices I have ever made was going to Marshall,” James ...

Guest violist to perform accompanied by Marshall staff members for Music Alive Series

Summer Jewell, Reporter

November 22, 2019

An esteemed guest violist will be assisting the Music Alive Series with bringing the talents of Marshall’s music department throughout the Huntington area on Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 5.  “In the world of art, you always like to exchange musical ideas,” Şőlen Dikener, artistic direct...

Students get crafty with hydro dip at DIY series event

Brooklyn Coleman, a sophomore elementary education major, made this Hydro Dip

Julianna Everly, Reporter

November 22, 2019

Students took a break from their schoolwork and got crafty Wednesday by dipping wooden objects into buckets of hot water and oil-based paints to create their own unique DIY designs.  The Campus Activities Board’s monthly DIY event in the Don Morris Room was a Hydro Dip. CAB had different wooden ...

Marshall University Libraries to host stress relief activities during Dead Week

Taylor Speight, Reporter

November 21, 2019

Aimed to develop a friendly and relaxed physical space that supports research, lifelong learning and creativity, the Marshall University Libraries’ annual Stress Relief Week will take place during Dead Week.  “In order for our students to be successful in their research and with their studying,...

From gang to pulpit— the William Elliot story

Michael Morgan, Reporter

November 19, 2019

The former leader of the motorcycle gang called, “Satan’s Choice,” said his alcoholism and criminal activity at a young age gave him a testimony that he now uses to help people as an evangelist. “I was an alcoholic by the time I was 15 years old,” William Elliot, now a licensed UPCI minister...

Huntington Mall invites community to celebrate the holidays with Santa

Sarah Rowe, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Santa Claus made a special trek halfway across the world to spread holiday cheer. Ushered in by a team of reindeer and followed by a Christmas train, Santa Claus made his grand arrival at the Huntington Mall Saturday, Nov. 16. “Everyone remembers when they sat on Santa’s lap, wrote him a letter...

North Carolina-born band set to perform at The V Club

Town Mountain will perform at The V Club at 10 p.m. Nov. 23.

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

November 19, 2019

A “bluegrass dance party” is coming to Huntington’s The V Club, Nov. 23, according to the organizer of the party, Phil Barker.  Town Mountain, an Asheville, North Carolina-born band, is bringing their “roots music” sound to the Mountain State later this month to share with Huntingtonians an...

MU symphonic band to perform ‘The Places You’ll Go’ concert

Summer Jewell, Reporter

November 15, 2019

Music lovers can travel the world through song with Marshall’s symphonic band at their upcoming concert, “The Places You’ll Go,” Thursday, Nov. 21. “The idea just came to me (that) these are kind of iconic places, so we’ll just call it 'The Places You’ll Go,'” Jesse Stevens, the symphonic...

Office of Student Activities hosts Paint and Sip event to honor the 75

This piece was painted by Brooklyn Coleman, a sophomore elementary education major, at the Paint and Sip event honoring the victims of the 1970 plane crash Nov. 13.

Julianna Everly, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Some students took a break from the stress of schoolwork and the looming end of the semester to participate in a Paint and Sip event honoring the victims of the 1970 plane crash Wednesday.  The Paint and Sip event, organized by Marshall University’s Office of Student Activities and occurring in the...

LGBTQ+ Office provides safe space, resources for students


Taylor Speight, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Providing a comfortable place for students to browse for clothing, the LGBTQ+ Office is seeking community donations of lightly used clothes and other items for their “trans closet” in the basement of the Memorial Student Center. Shaunte Polk, program director of the LGBTQ+ Office, said that despite...

International Festival showcases cultures from around the world

Marshall students and community members experienced a variety of cultures at the 56th annual International Festival Nov. 9 in the Memorial Student Center.

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Food, culture and fashion from around the world attracted guests to the 56th annual International Festival on Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Memorial Student Center. The event is the largest and longest-running international festival in West Virginia that encourages students and community members to explore...

Bestselling author speaks at Marshall Artists Series event

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

November 10, 2019

While the bestselling author may have written about the “somewhat United States” in her newest book, the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse was filled with unified smiles and laughter during the Marshall Artists Series event “An Evening with Sarah Vowell.” Vowell walked through history with the audience...