The Parthenon

Rec Center provides swimming lessons

Rec Center provides swimming lessons

Alex Jackson, Reporter

September 22, 2020

Marshall University’s Recreation Center (Rec) is providing in person swimming lessons and group swimming classes. The classes have come with changes as the COVID pandemic continues. Vincent Murphy, a lifeguard for the Rec, talked about the guidelines. Murphy said, “Instructors are wearing...

Listening, Language, Learning Lab highlights Deaf Awareness Month

Xena Bunton, Reporter

September 22, 2020

Marshall University provides the only listening and spoken language lab in W.V., leaving the lab and the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association to highlight the National Deaf Awareness month of September.  The Luke Lee Listening, Language, and Learning Lab, also known as “The L...

Local candidates introduce ‘strongest cannabis bill in U.S.’

Local candidates introduce ‘strongest cannabis bill in U.S.’

Meg Keller, Life Editor

September 22, 2020

Politically progressive candidates from the state of West Virginia teamed up with cannabis advocates to announce their plans for what they call “the strongest cannabis bill in the United States” on Friday, September 18th.  West Virginia democrats such as Rusty Williams, Chris Yeager. Mike Lock...

Marshall Vintage blows up on social media

Marshall Vintage blows up on social media

Xena Bunton, Reporter

September 22, 2020

Marshall Vintage, co-created by a Marshall alumni couple, launched their website this fall semester after a high demand from Marshall fans for vintage university gear. Former Marshall football player, Joey Fields, and Melissa Cieslewski, science graduate, continue to work daily for Marshall Vintage,...

College of Education implements guidelines for student teachers

Carson Mckinney, Contributor

September 22, 2020

Marshall University’s College of Education now requires new guidelines due to the ongoing pandemic. During the fall 2020 semester, students can expect to see differences when preparing to student-teach within the classroom. Melinda Backus, a professor of the College of Education at Marshall, said...

Writing Center open with limited face-to-face

Writing Center open with limited face-to-face

Jonathan Still, Reporter

September 22, 2020

Students can go to the Writing Center whenever they need to seek help on different assignments such as research papers, but services will look different this semester. Anna Rollins, Director of the Writing Center and a professor with the English Department, said services from the Writing Center will...

H.E.L.P. Center supports students’ academic pursuits

H.E.L.P. Center supports students’ academic pursuits

Jonathan Still, Reporter

September 22, 2020

The H.E.L.P Center is known as the Higher Education for Learning Problems Center located in Myers Hall and it is a place where students that have trouble learning can go to seek help. It is fee-based and has a team of experts working with students in a total of eight divisions like College H.E.L.P...

Pres. Gilbert discusses pandemic semester

Pres. Gilbert discusses pandemic semester

Jena Cordle, Reporter

September 22, 2020

Marshall University’s president, Jerome Gilbert, sat down to discuss what is happening on campus this school year.  Gilbert’s day-to-day routine is often filled with meetings, including speaking among face-to-face classes and meeting with the Campus Wide COVID group on Mondays and Wednesdays...

W.Va. Can’t Wait building “people’s government”

Sequoia Ware, Reporter

September 15, 2020

West Virginia Can’t Wait movement leaders have sustained their efforts since the primaries in June, continuing to work to elect representatives to become part of a “people’s government” in the state. Stephen Smith, cochair for WV Can’t Wait and former Democratic candidate for W.V. Governor,...

Shakespeare Reimagined: Women during COVID-19

Shakespeare Reimagined: Women during COVID-19

Xena Bunton, Reporter

September 15, 2020

In the midst of coronavirus, William Shakespeare’s literary pieces will be re-envisioned in the production of “Willy Shakes!” Performed by the all-female cast of the Marshall University Theatre ETC! (Educational Touring Company), schools across southern W.Va. will get the chance to see the performance...

Marshall switches to exclusively mobile IDs

Jonathan Still, Reporter

September 15, 2020

The staff at the Campus ID Office would usually make a physical identification card for new students to carry around with them, but partially due to the pandemic, IDs will now be fully mobile. Marshall is one of two schools in the entire country to go fully with mobile IDs. Bob Dorado, the campus...

W.Va. internet speeds worsening throughout pandemic

W.Va. internet speeds worsening throughout pandemic

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 15, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic and resulting changes to society have forced millions of Americans to begin working from home—whether as a profession or for education—an increasing reliance upon a stable, high-speed internet connection is inevitable. A recently released WhistleOut analysis reveals...