The Parthenon

Women’s and Gender Center seeks volunteers for menstrual supply drive

Taylor Speight, Reporter

November 19, 2019

To help provide more menstrual products for students, the Women’s and Gender Center is now partnering with the Student Government Association and other organizations with a goal of finding long-term donors for the program.  “We want to be inclusive,” Claire Snyder, program coordinator of the ...

MUPD patch board sentimental to local law enforcement

MUPD patch board sentimental to local law enforcement

Robert Castillo, Reporter

November 19, 2019

The Marshall University Police Department’s “patch board” represents unique moments to bring law enforcement together. The patch board consists of different police patches currently or previously worn by MUPD officers, but there are also patches from different parts of the country, all with special...

EDGE program offers college transition assistance

EDGE program offers college transition assistance

Glennda Sims, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Marshall University offers different sources of assistance for students throughout their college career, and EDGE is a program designed for freshmen and sophomores during their transition from high school to college.  The president of EDGE, Carrie Floyd, said she hopes students can better adjust ...

Student Affairs connects students to campus resources

Brittany Hively, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Marshall University’s Student Affairs office offers more than just academic resources to students— they offer a helping hand when in need.  “We have a lot of really good resources on campus depending on what the student is going through,” Michelle Biggs, student advocate and success specia...

Huntington earns perfect score in Municipal Equality Index

Huntington earns perfect score in Municipal Equality Index

Brittany Hively, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Making strides toward equality, Huntington is now the first city in West Virginia to earn a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. According to the Human Rights Campaign’s website, “the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies...

Green Bronx Machine model to come to Huntington through local child welfare provider

Green Bronx Machine model to come to Huntington through local child welfare provider

Brittany Hively, Reporter

November 16, 2019

The Green Bronx Machine, founded by South Bronx educator Stephen Ritz, is coming to Huntington, West Virginia.  Green Bronx Machine is “dedicated to cultivating minds and harvesting hope," according to the organization’s website, which continues, "our school-based model using urban agriculture...

Marshall professor lectures on transforming frustration into beauty

Marshall professor lectures on transforming frustration into beauty

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

November 15, 2019

Frustration can be a frequent occurrence throughout not only student lives, but professors’ lives as well. But as students and professors progress throughout their classes, this frustration can be transformed into beauty, psychology professor April Fugett-Fuller said Thursday at an open lecture in...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Robert Castillo, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Underage Drinking Marshall University Police Department officers responded to a call regarding two males suspected to be drinking underage in Haymaker Hall at approximately 11:10 p.m. on Nov. 5. Once officers arrived on scene, the two males were questioned about whether they had been drinking and ad...

Federal judge discusses separation of powers in government during Amicus Curiae lecture

Federal judge discusses separation of powers in government during Amicus Curiae lecture

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Reflecting on the history of how presidents and Congress have allocated powers of war can allow people to learn more about the government and separation of powers, said a U.S. Court of Appeals judge Tuesday at the final Amicus Curiae lecture of 2019. “When we think about war powers, we often think...

75 honored at 49th Memorial Fountain Ceremony

75 honored at 49th Memorial Fountain Ceremony

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

November 14, 2019

The Marshall University community remembered the 75 killed in the Nov. 14, 1970 plane crash today at the 49th Memorial Fountain Ceremony. Speakers reflected on the tragedy before the annual shutting off of the Memorial Fountain’s water and the laying of 75 white roses, a tradition honoring each...

Veterans honored at annual ceremony and program

Veterans honored at annual ceremony and program

Sarah Rowe, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Service member sacrifices were honored by legislative members, families, children and canines alike at a Veterans Day program and ceremony. “I’ve actually been asked ‘What do veterans sacrifice?’" said J. Brian Nimmo, director of the Hershel "Woody" Williams VA Medical Center. “Quite frankly,...

Students raise funds, awareness to combat human trafficking

Julianna Everly, Reporter

November 12, 2019

By selling bracelets and baked goods, two Marshall University students are beginning to raise money and awareness for combatting the problem of human trafficking in the area.  The idea originally came to sophomore nursing major Olivia Sweeney from a theme at her church camp, where each cabin compe...