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Trump talks coal, economy, Russia during Huntington visit

Trump talks coal, economy, Russia during Huntington visit

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
August 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

President Donald Trump visited Huntington on Thursday for a campaign rally. The event was held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena, and downtown Huntington was practically shut down. Vendors selling Trump gear flocked in the streets, Trump supporter packed the arena and protesters stood by, voicing their...

Protesters take to the streets during Trump rally

Protesters take to the streets during Trump rally

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
August 4, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

At a pivotal moment in the protests that raged on outside the Big Sandy Superstore Arena during President Donald Trump’s campaign rally Thursday, Michelle Davis interrupted a counter protest to place a transgender rights flag overtop a Make America Great Again flag. “No hate, no fear, immigrants ...

Marshall, WVU presidents collaborate to bring economic development to W.Va.

Marshall, WVU presidents collaborate to bring economic development to W.Va.

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
July 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The two men who lead the largest educational institutions in West Virginia met Wednesday to discuss the ways the universities can bring economic development to the Mountain State. Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert and West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee were hosted by The H...

Marshall Artists Series reveals 81st season lineup

Marshall Artists Series reveals 81st season lineup

Tom Jenkins, For The Parthenon
July 24, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The lineup for the 81st season of the Marshall Artists Series has been revealed, promising to bring two music legends, Broadway smash hits and many laughs to Huntington’s Keith-Albee Theatre. Stephen Stills , most known for his contributions to classic rock group Crosby, Stills and Nash, will ...

Williams to vie for Congressional seat

Williams to vie for Congressional seat

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
July 20, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced Tuesday his intention to run for the House of Representatives in the upcoming 2018 midterm election. Williams, who has served as Huntington’s mayor since 2012, will run as a Democrat in the state’s 3rd Congressional District, which includes 18 counties in ...

Tuition hike result of state’s higher education cuts

Tuition hike result of state’s higher education cuts

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
July 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall will face a 9 percent tuition hike in the fall,  a result of the $4.2 million in cuts on the university’s higher education funds — approved last month in the state’s budget — along with the trend of state cuts in recent years, according to Marshall’s Office of University Communi...

Grant for substance abuse intervention training renews as Huntington’s overdose rates lessen

Lydia Waybright, For The Parthenon
July 6, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Marshall University is joining the fight against Huntington’s devastating substance abuse epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration recently awarded the university with a $315,000 continuation grant to provide SBIRT training (Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral ...

Campus abuzz as new students arrive for orientation

Campus abuzz as new students arrive for orientation

Franklin Norton, Life! Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University is buzzing with energy, even during the summer time. For several weeks spread throughout the summer, the campus is filled with incoming students hoping to learn more about the university and its services. Cedrick Gathings, the university’s Vice President of Student Affair...

World Changers work to change Huntington for the better

World Changers work to change Huntington for the better

Adam Stephens, News Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

  The sounds of construction and home repair could be heard throughout Huntington last week while members of the Christian organization World Changers volunteered at 14 different worksites throughout the city. The crews worked on several different projects at homes throughout Huntington ...

Local residents go ‘Over the Edge’ for charity

Local residents go ‘Over the Edge’ for charity

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
June 17, 2017
Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Gina Browning learned only an hour in advance that she would be rappelling down the historic West Virginia Building Saturday during Over the Edge, a fundraising event for United Way of the River Cities presented by St. Mary’s Hospital. Browning, a creative ambassador of Goodwill buzz, said sh...

Huntington’s faith community celebrates America’s Best Community

Adam Stephens, News Editor
June 8, 2017
Filed under NEWS

Praise and worship songs, prayer and celebration could be heard from Huntington’s City Hall Sunday night while members of Huntington’s faith community gathered to celebrate Huntington winning the America’s Best Communities contest in April. The celebration was held in the auditorium of city...

Hair from the Herd marks tenth year of donations

Alexis Leach, Reporter
April 28, 2017
Filed under NEWS

The WMUL-FM staff marked their 10th year of Hair from the Herd Thursday on the Memorial Student Center plaza. Hair from the Herd is an annual event held by WMUL-FM radio staff. They take donations of hair if it is long enough, along with monetary donations if someone just wants a trim. “The poin...