The Parthenon

Xenophobia forum takes simple approach to spread awareness

Jared Casto, Reporter

April 1, 2015

A Marshall University honors class is presenting a forum addressing the existence and prevention of xenophobia this month. Marshall students Grace Behnke, Carly Riley, and Lindsay Robertson organized the event to raise awareness about an issue they said is underrepresented and misunderstood by a majority...

City officials continue road repairs after winter

Lexi Browning, Reporter

April 1, 2015

The City of Huntington will spend approximately $2 million this year repairing potholes left behind from the harsh winter. The final thaw from February’s storms caused citywide damage for blacktopped roads. Clarice Stradwick, Marshall University freshman psychology major, said the bumpy terrain frequent...

Brass quintet emphasizes value of live music

Brass quintet emphasizes value of live music

Kaitlyn Clay, Reporter

April 1, 2015

The Marshall University Faculty Brass Quintet performed Wednesday at Smith Recital Hall. Members of the quintet included Martin Saunders and Steven Trinkle on trumpet, Stephen Lawson on horn, Micheal Stroeher on trombone and George Palton on tuba. The faculty performed numbers from the 1900s, mainly ...

Applications for mascot position now open

William Izzo, Reporter

April 1, 2015

Marshall University’s athletic department and the Office of University Communications are searching for a new student to be Marshall’s mascot, Marco. An eligible student has to be currently enrolled as a Marshall student, have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, he or she cannot...

Bike loan program now open to students

Matthew Eplion, Reporter

March 31, 2015

The Ecocycle Bike Loan Program is now available to Marshall University students, faculty, staff and Rec Center members. The program allows participants to check out a bicycle for use around Marshall’s campus or throughout Huntington. Bike equipment rental is free but requires a Marshall ID and a...

Marshall celebrates Easter for students stuck on campus for holiday

Nichole Henderson, Reporter

March 31, 2015

Marshall University’s Harless Dining Hall and Towers Dining Hall had a campus-wide Easter buffet Tuesday for students who do not get to go home for the holiday. “As a student you’re here on campus all of the time and you may not have the opportunity to go home,” said Cheryl King, general manager...

Local shop goes out of business

Sofie Wachtmeister, Reporter

March 31, 2015

Simply Whisk in Huntington is closing its doors at the end of the week. The four and a half year old store sells kitchen and cooking items. Owner Kim Lake, who also owns Mug and Pia on Third Avenue, made the announcement on the store’s Facebook page March 2. “Please know this decision was made...

Residents nervous after shots fired close to campus

Tyler Ferris, Reporter

March 31, 2015

Gunfire echoed near the east end of Marshall University’s campus Monday night causing concern for nearby residents. According to an eyewitness account, a suspect fired one shot in front of 7-Eleven on the 1900 block of Fifth Avenue and fled. According to 7-Eleven employees, bystanders sought refuge i...

Volunteers to install green roof on engineering complex

Patrick Breeden, Reporter

March 31, 2015

The Marshall University College of Science and the Sustainability Department will work with volunteers Wednesday to install a new green roof on the Arthur Weisberg Engineering Complex. Roughly 56 volunteers are expected to help Marshall staff move and install plants from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and cover the ...

Stranger in a Strange Land

Caitlin Fowlkes, Reporter

March 31, 2015

There are 100 students from other countries who receive a scholarships to study in America, and Marshall University INTO MU student Poramate Nakkirt is one of them. Nakkirt came from Thailand two months ago and is studying English at the INTO center. He said he plans on entering the math undergraduate...

MSU founding sisters raise awareness about sorority

Nichole Henderson, Reporter

March 31, 2015

Marshall University’s Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc. spread awareness about they’re multicultural sorority Monday at an interest meeting in an attempt to continue its existence. The sorority has three members, and they are leaving this spring. “Two of us have graduated and one is moving...