The Parthenon

Huntington firefighter receives fourth DUI

By Lexi Browning, Reporter

January 22, 2015


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A Huntington firefighter was placed on suspension without pay after being arrested Jan. 4 on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). Shane Masters, who has been with the Huntington Fire Department since 2003, was arrested for the fourth time in connection with a DUI incident, according to...

CONTACT to present awareness workshop for Valentine’s Day

By Hannah Harman, Reporter

January 22, 2015


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CONTACT Rape Crisis Center and the Marshall University women’s studies program are working to create a performance piece, “Valentines to my Hometown.” The piece is compiled of works written by men and women of Marshall and the Huntington community. Workshops will occur 6-8 p.m. Thursday at...

American Red Cross looks to expand membership

American Red Cross looks to expand membership

By Allyson Carr, Reporter

January 22, 2015


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Marshall University’s American Red Cross Club is beginning the semester with a new president and with hopes of expanding membership. Rick Allen, sophomore criminal justice and psychology major, is taking on a new responsibility as the club’s president after being involved with the club for roughly...

Obama’s proposals affect local community colleges

By Lexi Browning, Reporter

January 22, 2015


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President Barack Obama emphasized a previously announced plan to subsidize community college costs for eligible students during his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday. Although his plan has received criticism from the Republican Party, the president said he has high hopes for the future of post-secondary...

Mexican restaurant to reopen after renovation

Mexican restaurant to reopen after renovation

By Sofie Wachtmeister, Reporter

January 22, 2015


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Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant at 914 Fourth Ave. Huntington is set to reopen its doors to the public Friday. The restaurant has been closed for renovations since Dec. 24, 2014. Rio Grande Owner, Rudy Magaña, said he had wanted to renovate the restaurant for a long time. “It was never the right...

WELCOME TO TWITTER, PRESIDENT WHITE

By Amy Napier, Reporter

January 21, 2015


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Marshall University Interim President Gary White went viral Wednesday when he and his staff launched the university’s first-ever presidential Twitter account, @MarshallUPres. White said he decided to engage in social media because he wanted to communicate more effectively with the student body. “When...

Comedy duo brings laughs to Marshall

By Ronnie Thompson, Reporter

January 21, 2015


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The Preferred Parking comedy tour amused Marshall University Tuesday to show people how they deal with having Tourette syndrome and a severe stutter as comedians. The duo, Samuel J. Comroe and Drew Lynch have been friends for five years. Born with Tourette syndrome, Comroe has had his whole life...

American Red Cross to sponsor month long campus blood drive

By Erika Johnk, Reporter

January 21, 2015


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The American Red Cross will introduce a We Challenge U Blood Drive at universities and colleges through Feb. 28. The drive will be at Marshall University Jan. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Don Morris Room located in room 2W40 of the Memorial Student Center. This event will guarantee the American...

Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition presents diverse collection

Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition presents diverse collection

By Matthew Prandoni, Reporter

January 21, 2015


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Marshall University’s Fourth Annual National Juried Exhibition occurred Thursday at the Visual Arts Center Gallery. The event consisted of 27 pieces of art from 18 exhibitors. The pieces of art were of different mediums. Some mediums included sculptures, paintings, photography and mixed media. Juror...

College of Arts and Media offering new degree

Mikaela Keener, Reporter

January 21, 2015


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The College of Arts and Media will offer a new Bachelor of Arts degree starting fall 2015 for students who are interested in the arts, but not interested in performing. With this degree, students will take classes in music, art and theatre but will require fewer hours than the regular arts degree. Coordinator...

Gallery: March of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

Gallery: March of remembrance for Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Caitlin Fowlkes, Reporter

January 21, 2015


Filed under GALLERIES, NEWS, Showcase

The Huntington community came together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to march from the 16th Street Baptist Church to the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center 4:30 p.m. Preceding the march was a history of events leading up to the need for civil rights speech given by Sylvia Ridgeway,...

Vandalism cause of concern for students

By Tyler Ferris, Writer

January 21, 2015


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After a recent stint of vandalism near Marshall University’s campus, residents are concerned there is not enough being done to prevent these types of incidents. Several vehicles had their tires slashed Jan. 13 on Buffington Avenue, according to eyewitness reports. Rachel Marshall, a Buffington...