The Parthenon

Filling an unfillable gap: Former professor recounts days after the crash

Britanie Morgan, Reporter

November 14, 2014


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  Forty-four years ago George Arnold was attending a drive-in movie with his future wife when a carhop told him the tragic news. The flight carrying several of his friends and students had crashed. Arnold said he can still remember driving to his parent’s home on that rainy day. “At those...

Honor thy brother

Honor thy brother

Hannah Sayre, Reporter

November 14, 2014


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Tom Shoebridge was 17 years old when the Marshall University football team’s plane crashed and took the life of his brother Ted Shoebridge. Ted Shoebridge was quarterback at the time and had broken many records and received many honors in just two seasons with the Thundering Herd. Tom Shoebridge...

International Film Festival came to an end Thursday

Anthony Davis, Reporter

November 14, 2014


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The Fall International Film Festival ended Thursday after featuring six culturally diverse films throughout the week. “The Lunch Box” is an Indian romance film set in the city of Mumbai, India. Every day, an operation of 5,000 dabbawallas deliver fresh lunches cooked by housewives to be sent to...

Huntington gets Wi-Fi

Emily Rice, Reporter

November 14, 2014


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Emerging technology may soon bring free Wi-Fi to the city of Huntington through a pilot program with WVNET (West Virginia Network for Educational Telecomputing). “We are partnering with WVNET to provide free Wi- Fi under a one year pilot program,” Bryan Chambers, communications director for the...

Warming up with SGA and Mayor Williams

Warming up with SGA and Mayor Williams

Hannah Sayre, Reporter

November 14, 2014


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The Student Government Association hosted two events Thursday: Hot Chocolate with SGA and Coffee with the Ma yor. Members of SGA were on the plaza giving out hot chocolate to students on one of the coldest days of the semester, raising awareness and reminding students to come out to the Memorial Fountain...

Something to identify with

Something to identify with

Aundrea Horsley, Reporter

November 14, 2014


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According to the 24-page-long November 18, 1970 special edition of The Parthenon, four days after the plane crash that took the lives of 75 members of the Marshall University community, a committee formed to plan a memorial that would stand in the honor of those who were lost on November 14, 1970. The...

Post-modern vaudeville comes to Joan C. Edwards Playhouse

Cece Rosata, Reporter

November 13, 2014


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Dakaboom, a post-modern vaudeville show, is a two-man musical act that will take the stage Thursday at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. Ben McLain, a member of SONOS featured on NBC’s “The Sing Off,” and Paul Peglar, the original piano player on FOX’s “Glee,” are the inventors behind the...

VAC’s first Capstone Exhibition scheduled to open Sunday

Haley Wade, Reporter

November 13, 2014


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Marshall University’s Visual Arts Center has had several exhibitions since its official opening in September, but Sun-day will mark the opening of an exhibit people have yet to see. “Intertwined” is the first ex-hibition showcasing capstone work from seniors in the School of Art and Design,...

Astrophysicist encourages ‘brilliant’ mistakes

Astrophysicist encourages ‘brilliant’ mistakes

Anthony Davis, Reporter

November 13, 2014


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Hubble scientist and best selling author Mario Livio spoke on campus Wednesday about the importance of thinking outside the box and making brilliant mistakes. The Society of Yeager Scholars Symposium featured a lecture in which Livio, a theo-retical astrophysicist, spoke about the significance of...

‘The Three Sisters’ brings drama to Playhouse

‘The Three Sisters’ brings drama to Playhouse

Shalee Rogney, Reporter

November 13, 2014


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full house. Lenny Banovez, director, guided Marshall theater students through the tough production writ-ten by Anton Chekhov. Banovez said he was extremely pleased with the final production put on by the students of Marshall’s theatre program. Banovez fulfilled his vision of keeping true to the...

Ceremony to remember, honor 75

Ceremony to remember, honor 75

Hannah Sayre, Reporter

November 13, 2014


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Marshall University students and members of the community will remember the lives lost in the 1970 plane crash at the 44th annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony at noon Friday on the Memo-rial Student Center plaza. Members of the football team, Mr. and Miss Mar-shall, Sigma Tau Gamma Fraternity and members...

Quilts of Valor cloak veterans with honor

Quilts of Valor cloak veterans with honor

Kelly Pate, Reporter

November 12, 2014


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The West Virginia chapter of the Quilts of Valor foundation awarded 30 military veterans with handmade quilts. Tuesday on the Memorial Student Cen-ter plaza.Quilts of Valor was founded in 2003, according to the orga-nization website. The mission of the foundation is to cover service members and veterans...