The Parthenon

Summer School for Parents explores local school improvement councils

Summer School for Parents explores local school improvement councils

Douglas Harding, News Editor

August 6, 2019

A Summer School for Parents Training and Boot Camp aimed at helping locals learn more about policies, power and initiating change in public schools attracted parents of Cabell County students and other concerned community members to Marshall University’s Drinko Library Monday evening. The public tr...

‘Compass’ program assists first responders coping with stress

‘Compass’ program assists first responders coping with stress

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

August 6, 2019

Taking care of the those on the front lines who fight the opioid epidemic, natural disasters, death and other potentially traumatic events is the main concern for a new wellness program developing in Huntington, according to the program manager Amy Berner. “We want our first responders to be at the...

Crowdsourced “Looking at Appalachia” project on display at Drinko

Crowdsourced “Looking at Appalachia” project on display at Drinko

Douglas Harding, News Editor

August 6, 2019

West Virginia and the Appalachian region in general—its passionate people, colorful culture and noble, honorable history— compose one of the most misunderstood areas of all the United States and likely the whole world. Accordingly, many modern Appalachian artists are attempting to provide an antidote...

Smith campaign completes record 100th town hall in Huntington

Smith campaign completes record 100th town hall in Huntington

Douglas Harding, News Editor

July 31, 2019

At Tuesday night’s town hall in Huntington, Stephen Smith’s gubernatorial campaign under the West Virginia Can’t Wait movement announced it has participated in 100 town halls and more than 500 total events across the state since its beginnings last November. “Tonight is our 100th town hall we ha...

Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers urges responsible use of drug settlement funds

Douglas Harding, News Editor

July 29, 2019

Monday morning, five lawmakers formed a bipartisan coalition urging West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to hold the tens of millions of dollars in funds to be received by his office, from the recent McKesson Corporation drug settlement, so they may be used toward combatting West Virginia’s...

Smith’s Summer of 10,000 Conversations Tour to visit Huntington

Douglas Harding, News Editor

July 29, 2019

Gubernatorial candidate under the statewide West Virginia Can’t Wait movement, Stephen Smith, will be in Huntington Tuesday evening with the movement’s Cabell County Can’t Wait volunteer team. Participating in one-on-one conversations with locals, fundraising and planning for coming months are...

Hardin to serve one year in jail after probation revoked

Hardin to serve one year in jail after probation revoked

STAFF REPORT

July 26, 2019

The former Marshall University student facing four counts of second-degree sexual assault will now serve one year in jail after his probation sentence from a 2016 case was revoked in court this morning. Joseph Chase Hardin, 22, was sentenced to three years of probation in the 2016 sexual assault case...

Macaron truck ‘rolls’ into downtown Huntington

Macaron truck ‘rolls’ into downtown Huntington

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

July 23, 2019

A new food truck in Huntington with a sugary, French twist is on the move. Abbey Shae Bakes, named after its founder Abbey Shae Kimball, 22, can be found downtown throughout the week with a plethora of sweet treats, specifically, French macarons. Kimball, from Chesapeake, Ohio, said she discovered he...

Women and Gender Center provides support for sexual assault victims

Women and Gender Center provides support for sexual assault victims

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

July 23, 2019

Marshall University’s Women and Gender Center is working to provide resources and support to students who are victims of sexual assault. “We definitely want to be able to reach students before they get here, while they’re here and with educational opportunities around these concerns,” Leah ...

Smith campaign workers first in W.Va. history to unionize

Smith campaign workers first in W.Va. history to unionize

Douglas Harding, News Editor

July 23, 2019

Considering the billions of dollars spent on elections in American politics each year, the amount spent on wages and benefits for campaign workers, those doing the brunt of the work for politicians and keeping the show running smoothly for everyone else, seems significantly low. One campaign focused on ...

Organizations fight against panhandling prohibition in Huntington

Douglas Harding, News Editor

July 23, 2019

Local grassroots community organization, On the Streets Committee, recently partnered with the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, with support from the West Virginia American Civil Liberties Union, to write a letter demanding the repeal of Huntington’s bans on begging and solicitation,...

New campus counselors available to Marshall students

Sarah Ingram, Campus Editor

July 23, 2019

Marshall University expanded students’ access to mental health care after hiring two new counselors this summer who are both eager to work with new students in the fall, counselor Stephanie Shaffer said. “I hope to just bring a new perspective to this team,” Shaffer said. “I’m excited, [and]...