The Parthenon

My Huntington movement encourages public engagement

My Huntington movement encourages public engagement

Amanda Larch, News Editor

July 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

A few months ago, different groups of people were unknowingly discussing one very similar topic: how to help Huntington grow, escape negativity and focus on the positives. From this, the My Huntington movement was formed, and it was officially unveiled at a press conference Monday, with donors, busin...

Cicada Books and Coffee offers a new twist on tradition

Cicada Books and Coffee offers a new twist on tradition

Sadie Helmick, Executive Editor

July 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Cicada Books and Coffee, located at 604 14th Street, West Huntington, offers a fresh take on Old Central City. After two years of planning and dreaming, Katie Norman and her mother opened Cicada Books and Coffee with the hope of becoming a “third space.” “We really want to be a community fixture....

Governor’s Honors Academy takes over Marshall

Governor’s Honors Academy takes over Marshall

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

July 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Universities tend to be quiet over the summer, but not when nearly 200 high school honors students from all over the state come to town. For the first time in 15 years, the Governor’s Honors Academy, a three-week summer program for academically motivated upcoming West Virginia high school seniors, has ...

New LEAD Center to bring together all aspects of student involvement in MSC

New LEAD Center to bring together all aspects of student involvement in MSC

Amanda Larch, News Editor

July 10, 2018


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The newly established LEAD Center encompasses all aspects of student involvement and leadership on Marshall University’s campus. The LEAD Center is the result of a collaborative effort to bring together those involved in Fraternity and Sorority Life, volunteer services, campus activities and the Stude...

Marshall University’s Barclay and Petracca return from trip to nation’s capital

Marshall University’s Barclay and Petracca return from trip to nation’s capital

Amanda Larch, News Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Marshall University’s student body president, Hunter Barclay, and vice president, Hannah Petracca, recently attended the Campus Leadership Summit conference in Washington, D.C. A student from the University of Virginia and employee of the Campus Leadership Project heard of Barclay and Petracca’s ca...

Hundreds of new students flock to Marshall for first week of orientation

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

For incoming students at Marshall University, new student orientation is an important step in the college process. It is here where they will get their first class schedule, their campus ID cards and a heavy load of information and advice. Marshall hosted the first of three new student orientations l...

Marshall University to collaborate with Yeager Airport on aviation program

Hanna Pennington, Life Editor

June 26, 2018


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New opportunities in the aerospace industry are on the horizon for West Virginians with an aviation and maintenance program in the works at Marshall University. The feasibility of the program will be studied over the course of the year by both Marshall University researchers and Yeager Airport in Charlesto...

W.Va. Opioid Reduction Act implemented at Cabell Huntington Hospital

W.Va. Opioid Reduction Act implemented at Cabell Huntington Hospital

Hanna Pennington, Life Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS

As the state continues to battle the opioid crisis directly from the source, Cabell Huntington Hospital has begun implementing the West Virginia Opioid Reduction Act which was introduced by Gov. Jim Justice in March and works to limit the amount of opioids prescribed as well as to educate the public ...

Marshall University community working to fight Huntington’s opioid epidemic

Marshall University community working to fight Huntington’s opioid epidemic

Amanda Larch, News Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Members of the Marshall University community are working to do their part to fight the opioid epidemic. From training recovery coaches to conducting research on the effects substance use disorder has on children, students, faculty and staff are involved with many projects to assist Huntington. Amy Saunders, direct...

The Market of downtown Huntington opens new businesses

The Market of downtown Huntington opens new businesses

Amanda Larch, News Editor

June 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Market of downtown Huntington welcomes new ideas and businesses as much as customers. The indoor shopping center hasn’t stopped expanding or remodeling since it opened last year. So far, The Market is home to eight businesses, including Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream and Butter It Up, a health food...

Huntington continues to see progress with opioid epidemic

Huntington continues to see progress with opioid epidemic

Amanda Larch, News Editor

June 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington may have been voted America’s Best Community, but just like any city, it still faces many issues, most notably the opioid drug epidemic. For years, Huntington has been fighting the epidemic, but progress is being made, and that progress, as well as solutions and success stories, were all...

We Are.. Reclaiming the City: A Q&A with President Jerome Gilbert

Rebecca Turnbull, For the Parthneon

April 26, 2018


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The Marshall University Police Department (MUPD) is anticipating 10 new officers by Fall 2019, building the force up to 32 officers. Marshall University President Jerome A. Gilbert collaborated with a committee established by Executive Affairs SVP Layton Cottrill to settle on a hiring model for the 10 of...