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Swab drive aims to find donor for student

September 27, 2017


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Autumn Cole, sophomore nursing major, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2016. After spending some time in remission, Cole recently relapsed and is now searching for a match to undergo a bone marrow transplant that could potentially save her life. DKMS (German Marrow Donor Program) works with patients...

IFC prepares Fraternity 101 classes for Greek organizations

Breanna Francis, Reporter

September 27, 2017


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Recruitment season has ended, but new members of Marshall University’s fraternities are just beginning their journeys as the Interfraternity Council begins preparations for Fraternity 101 classes. The classes, though mandatory, are meant to educate and inform new members of the different Greek organizations...

Greek Life challenges conventional views on hazing

Greek Life challenges conventional views on hazing

Breanna Francis, Reporter

September 26, 2017


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Breanna Francis Hazing Prevention Week closed out Monday night with a speaker addressing every Greek organization and challenging their view on hazing past the general “hazing is bad” concept. Attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell was brought to campus to speak to the students involved in Greek organiz...

INTO hosts Pop it! stress relief program

Pamela Young, Reporter

September 26, 2017


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With midterms around the corner, the INTO center held a stress relief program Sept. 25, in the INTO center lobby from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. INTO has organized various stress relief programs in the past, but this time around bubble wrap was the DIY stress reliever. Kenneth Jones, the student engagement coordin...

Professor touches on cultural identity during Hispanic Heritage Month lecture

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

September 26, 2017


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Five years. That is how long Pilar Melero’s father waited for the government to approve his family’s permanent residence. Melero, an associate professor of Spanish language, culture and literature, as well as the coordinator of race and ethnic studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,...

Sens. grant funds to tackle Huntington opioid crisis

Danite Belay, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito announced that $350,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Public Health and Science and Office of Minority Health is being granted to the city of Huntington to help tackle the opioid crisis the city is facing. The funds w...

Super Day reading event to continue for second year on campus

Super Day reading event to continue for second year on campus

Sarah Ingram, for The Parthenon

September 25, 2017


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The second annual Super Day to celebrate reading with students from Cabell and Wayne counties will take place Friday, Sept. 29 at the Marshall Recreation Center. Students will enjoy a day filled with games, characters from West Virginia Public Broadcasting System children’s shows, Marshall’s bas...

Marshall student government to pass on leadership insight to high schoolers

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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Marshall University’s Student Government Association will teach high schoolers about various aspects of leadership through its first leadership conference Sept. 27 in the Memorial Student Center. Senators from Student Government Association are working with other departments on campus to present topi...

Best friends to lead Honors College committee together

Best friends to lead Honors College committee together

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

September 25, 2017


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Emma Ellis and Madison Davis are best friends, roommates and now president and vice president of the Marshall University Honors College Steering Committee. The friends are using their new positions to raise awareness for the Honors College and let honors students know their input matters. Ellis, sophomo...

ATO members combat homelessness for 11th year

Breanna Francis, Reporter

September 23, 2017


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Members of Alpha Tau Omega braved the elements for the 11th year in a row during their “go homeless” fundraising event, aiming to call attention to homelessness while raising money for the Huntington City Mission. In order to raise awareness and aid the growing homelessness problem in Huntington,...

Faculty Senate Discusses Replacement of Columbus Day

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

September 23, 2017


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The Marshall University Faculty Senate adopted a resolution Thursday requesting that President Jerry Gilbert take steps to officially substitute the term “Indigenous People’s Day” for “Columbus Day” in all future Marshall publications referring to the second Monday of October. Pamela Mulder,...

Huntington’s Marine Safety Unit aid in hurricane relief

Huntington’s Marine Safety Unit aid in hurricane relief

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

September 23, 2017


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  Category five hurricanes are starting to become an event that America is slightly desensitized to. Huntington’s Marine Safety Unit has been deployed to both Florida and Texas to aide in the relief and rescue efforts. “We are always ready to go where the help is needed, that is what...