The Parthenon

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...

Local cafe brings unique flair to downtown Huntington

Local cafe brings unique flair to downtown Huntington

Sofie Wachtmeister, Reporter

March 30, 2015

The Bodega Market and Café , located in downtown Huntington, offers a variety of wine, beer, groceries and deli food. The new shop opened Feb. 2. Owners Susan Ballard and David Beckett are originally from Huntington. Ballard said she moved to Florida in her late twenties where she attended culinary...

Author talks diversity in everyday life with Marshall Students

Author talks diversity in everyday life with Marshall Students

Matthew Eplion, Reporter

March 30, 2015

Justin Jones-Fosu, an award-winning author and public speaker, presented “Hug an Elephant, Kiss a Giraffe,” Monday to Marshall University students in the Don Morris Room of the Memorial Student Center. Jones-Fosu talked about diversity and how it affects people’s everyday lives. Jones-Fosu sai...

Kiwanis Day Care Center announces raffle

Kiwanis Day Care Center announces raffle

Erika Johnk, Reporter

March 30, 2015

The Kiwanis Day Care Center in Huntington announced Monday that it is selling raffle tickets this week for a chance to win a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The tickets are $20 and the proceeds will go to the day care. The prizes include a $16,000 Harley Davidson package from Charlie’s Harley-Davidson...

Second-graders interview students in MU Society of Black Scholars

Second-graders interview students in MU Society of Black Scholars

Caitlin Fowlkes, Reporter

March 30, 2015

Peyton Elementary sent two second grade classes to Marshall University Friday to interview students from the MU Society of Black Scholars. In February, the second graders were studying African-Americans as part of Black History Month. The teachers of the two classes, Stephanie Cade and Melanie Grobe,...

West Virginia Festival of Trumpets returns for its 19th year

West Virginia Festival of Trumpets returns for its 19th year

Mikaela Keener, Reporter

March 30, 2015

The Marshall University School of Music and Theatre presented its 19th annual West Virginia Festival of Trumpets Saturday. Steven Trinkle, interim director of bands, said students from schools around the area and Marshall students attended the festival. “We had people from the community band and...

INTO MU Conversation Partners brings students together for Olympics event

Caitlin Fowlkes, Reporter

March 30, 2015

The Marshall University INTO center sponsored an Olympics themed Conversation Partners event Friday. Conversation Partners is a volunteer program on campus pairing an international student with an American student. The program is available to help the international student experience American culture...

PR students raise more than $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House

PR students raise more than $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House

Mikaela Keener, Reporter

March 30, 2015

Ronald McDonald House Charity Communications raised more than $10,000 in its reverse raffle Saturday for the Ronald McDonald House. Director Jessica Ross said the group of Marshall University public relations students who make up RMHC Communications put together other fundraisers to help benefit the...

Preview Day helps potential students get inside look at pharmacy school

Preview Day helps potential students get inside look at pharmacy school

Allyson Carr, Reporter

March 30, 2015

Marshall University’s School of Pharmacy presented the inaugural Preview Day for about 70 potential students who are interested in furthering pharmacy careers. The School of Pharmacy gave high school and college students the opportunity to visit and learn about active learning in the classroom. Kevin...

Faculty senate meets to vote on campus issues

Sara Ryan, Reporter

March 27, 2015

The Marshall University faculty senate met Thursday to vote on issues happening on campus. The meeting started with announcements by Professor Larry Stickler. Gregg Twietmeyer from Kinesiology presented the 2015 Lose the Training Wheels camp hosted by Marshall Kinesiology. The camp is looking for...

Reverse Raffle to raise money for Ronald McDonald House

Mikaela Keener, Reporter

March 27, 2015

Ronald McDonald House Charity Communications will have a reverse raffle 7 p.m. Saturday in the Don Morris Room located in the Memorial Student Center. Maggie Smith, assistant director of RMHC Communications and chair of promotions, said all proceeds will benefit the RMH. “The event is to help them...

‘Gauley Mountain’ documents ecosexual love story through film

‘Gauley Mountain’ documents ecosexual love story through film

Hannah Harman, Reporter

March 27, 2015

A screening of “Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story” was shown Thursday to Marshall University students in Smith Hall. Goodbye Gauley Mountain follows two ecosexual activists, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, as they take a stand against mountain top removal in Appalachia. Stephens...