The Parthenon

Students adapt to virtual courses, changes to semester

Jonathan Still, Reporter

September 15, 2020

One of the biggest changes that Marshall has made to the fall semester is moving most of the fall courses to a virtual format.  Before the semester started, most of the fall classes were moved online in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and now most classes meet through Microsoft Teams, Zoom...

Business Incubator promotes entrepreneurship

Carson Mckinney, Reporter

September 15, 2020

Marshall University’s Lewis College of Business’s partnership with the Brad. D. Smith Business Incubator is offering new opportunities for not only students and graduates, but the Huntington community. Tricia Ball, interim associate director of the Incubator and associate director of the Marshall...

Counseling Center providing suicide prevention training

Xena Bunton, Reporter

September 15, 2020

The Counseling Center is providing two one-hour QPR suicide prevention training sessions this fall semester to students, staff and faculty. Several students and faculty attended the first session via Microsoft Teams on Sept. 9, and the second session will be on Oct. 9, starting at 11 a.m.  The program is federally funded by the help of...

Marshall ranked in top tier of American universities

University Communications

September 15, 2020

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – For the second consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” rankings have recognized Marshall University among the nation’s top higher education institutions. The magazine’s 2021 edition, released today, ranked the university’s College of Engineering...

Marshall Smashers goes online

Marshall Smashers goes online

Alex Jackson, Reporter

September 15, 2020

Marshall Smashers is hosting online weekly gaming tournaments during the fall semester another adaptation being made along with coronavirus.  Marshall Smashers is a gaming club at Marshall University that hosts tournaments of the video game franchise, “Super Smash Bros.”  “Super Smash Bros”...

Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center lights up for RESTART

Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, all known as the Playhouse.

Xena Bunton, Reporter

September 8, 2020

The Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center was illuminated in red last week to support the entertainment industry and spread information about the RESTART Act.  The red lights symbolize the entertainment industry and the thousands of events that began to shut down starting in March due to the pan...

Sorority recruitment goes virtual

Abby Hanlon, Reporter

September 8, 2020

Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment is going to look different this year than previous years. They have adapted their recruitment system and events to be socially distanced, while still giving potential new members. Recruitment will be September 17-20. The nights will be the same as every other year with...

Athletic Department limits band attendance for football

Xena Bunton, Reporter

September 8, 2020

Just 32 Marching Thunder members out of 160, a fifth of the band, were allowed to attend the football game Saturday in uniform.   According to the athletic department, in addition to the reduction of band members, the department also has to strictly limit the number of people on the sidelines, skyb...

W.Va. women make Democratic Party history

Natalie Cline, Cathy Kunkel, Hilary Turner, Paula Jean Swearengin

Douglas Harding and Sequoia Ware

September 8, 2020

By DOUGLAS HARDING and SEQUOIA WARE EXECUTIVE EDITOR and reporter For the first time in the state’s history, each of the Democratic Party’s nominees for U.S. Congress from West Virginia are women. “West Virginia is showing the nation once again that change is necessary,” said Natali...

New phase of coronavirus testing underway

A popup COVID-19 test has been set up on the plaza of Marshall's campus.

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 8, 2020

Beginning this week, Marshall University will test about 60 randomly selected students, staff and faculty members for coronavirus each weekday until Nov. 20, per information released by the university over the weekend. “This phase—referred to as sentinel surveillance testing—means the university...

Locals march to protest police brutality, racism

Locals march to protest police brutality, racism

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 4, 2020

Dozens of protestors marched through Huntington Sunday—stopping to demonstrate at the Huntington Police Department—outraged by the viral video of a recent incident showing police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin firing seven gunshots into the back of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man who was leaning...

Tutoring services remain available to students for fall semester

Jonathan Still, Reporter

September 1, 2020

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has brought several changes to how students can get the help they need with homework or an upcoming test by meeting with a tutor.   After President Gilbert suspended face-to-face meetings for the spring semester, tutoring services moved to virtual and students wou...