The Parthenon

DKMS raises awareness about blood cancer, increases education

Sam Phillips, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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Marshall University students had a drive for DKMS Thursday, Nov. 15, to raise awareness about blood cancer and to encourage students to join the group. DKMS is a nonprofit organization based out of Germany that works to combat blood cancer. The organization does this by compiling a worldwide file...

Richard Ojeda announces presidential run

Madison Davis, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda announced Monday he is running for president in 2020. Ojeda officially made the announcement Monday afternoon in a live video on his Facebook page. “We’re going to do this together,” he said in the live Facebook video. “I'm Richard Ojeda, and I'm...

Phase one of all inclusive playground complete

Phase one of all inclusive playground complete

Meg Keller, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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The Phase One All Inclusive Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at St. Cloud Commons Friday, Nov. 16, in Huntington’s West End.  The All Inclusive Playground is designed to break down barriers that children with disabilities or special needs may face when playing. “One… Two… Three…...

College of business receives donation for new facility

College of business receives donation for new facility

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

November 15, 2018


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The Marshall University Lewis College of Business is one of the 187 dual accredited business schools in the world, and with a $25 million donation for a new facility, it will take the school to the next level. “We are exceptionally grateful for this gift,” Avinandan Mukherjee, dean of the Lewis...

Women and Gender Center plans for future following Amendment 1 passing

Joelle Gates, Reporter

November 14, 2018


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Marshall University’s Women and Gender Center, in addition to Herd Free, plan to raise awareness about abortion and reproductive healthcare following the ruling on Amendment 1. The state amendment, which passed during the midterm election, removes state wide protections for abortions if Roe v. Wade...

Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti updates uniforms

Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti updates uniforms

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

November 14, 2018


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The nostalgic Huntington restaurant, Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House, has changed its uniforms designed in the 1930’s to modern day slacks after 80 years of business. Jimmie Tweel Carder, owner of Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti House, said changing the uniform was hard due to the significance of...

RCBI aims to launch Huntington into the aerospace industry

RCBI aims to launch Huntington into the aerospace industry

Derek Gilbert, Reporter

November 14, 2018


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The Robert C. Byrd Institute is making progress toward its goal of helping to establish an aircraft maintenance facility at Tri-State Airport, and ground has been broken on a Federal Aviation Administration certified flight school at Yeager Airport in Charleston. Mike Friel, public information specialist...

National organization, Marshall students fight sex trafficking

National organization, Marshall students fight sex trafficking

Sarah Ingram, News Editor

November 14, 2018


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Operation Underground Railroad Rescue showcased its new documentary “Operation Toussaint” to Marshall University students and faculty, Monday, Nov. 12, to demonstrate the impact the organization is having on child sex trafficking in countries throughout the world. The organization also recognized...

Students’ perspective on the 1970 tragedy

Students’ perspective on the 1970 tragedy

Meg Keller, Reporter

November 13, 2018


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48 years after the worst collegiate sports-related air tragedy in U.S. history, students reflected on what being a part of the Herd means to them. Several students at Marshall University said they think the 1970 plane crash carrying the Marshall football team, coaches and supporters deserves to be rememb...

Marshall leaders emphasize importance of Fountain Ceremony

Marshall leaders emphasize importance of Fountain Ceremony

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

November 13, 2018


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The Annual Fountain Ceremony means something different to everyone, including the President and Provost of Marshall University, who are both from out of state. “This very somber ceremony is one of the best known nationally,” Provost Jaime Taylor said. “It is going to be a huge honor to be a part o...

CAB continues DIY series with calligraphy event

CAB continues DIY series with calligraphy event

LeAnna Owens, Reporter

November 11, 2018


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Marshall University students learned a new skill this week thanks to the Campus Activities Board. The third installment of CAB’s Do-It-Yourself Series was Nov. 8. This event taught students how to write in calligraphy. “I thought it was fantastic, I really learned a lot from this event,”...

Fallout 76 event prepares fans for the release of the game

Fallout 76 event prepares fans for the release of the game

Meg Keller, Reporter

November 11, 2018


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Gamers participated in Marshall University’s Fallout 76: Reclamation Day event, Friday Nov. 9, which was organized by John Barton, who works for WV Autism, an organization whose mission is to find and build community support and outreach to autism families across West Virginia. The purpose of the...