The Parthenon

Marshall, Huntington communities recognize start of Black History Month

Sarah Ingram, News Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Black History Month, NEWS

Black History Month is officially underway after Burnis Morris, Janet Dooley, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams and more spoke at the Black History month kick off event Thursday, Jan. 31. The event featured multiple speakers discussing one of the fathers of black history, Carter G. Woodson, as well as...

Students show thanks for scholarship donations

Students show thanks for scholarship donations

Makaylah Wheeler, Reporter

February 2, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Donors give the gift of scholarships to Marshall students every semester, but the time is approaching when students will have the opportunity to give back to the donors. Marshall University will kick off its Love a Donor Days campaign Tuesday, Feb. 12, but students can get a head start now by recordi...

Visiting writers to present Appalachian literature

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

In connection with the A. E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series, two Appalachian authors will read from and answer questions about their work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 in the Shawkey Room of Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center. The A. E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series is a ser...

Moonlight Cookies delivers sweet treats to satisfy evening cravings

Moonlight Cookies delivers sweet treats to satisfy evening cravings

Anna Marsh, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

For those who may be craving late night sweets, Moonlight Cookies delivers. Moonlight Cookies is a new business at Heritage Station which opened last Halloween.  “I feel like Huntington needed a late-night cookie place. I’ve seen it work in other cities,” Molly Paxton, co-owner of Moonl...

Students campaign for change

Students campaign for change

Trey Delida, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

As the state’s legislative session continues, some concerned students focus on the legislation surrounding an issue they said they find indispensable to students and residents of West Virginia: Water. The “Keep West Virginia’s Water Clean!” table in the Memorial Student Center is run by Marshall...

Geography Department experiences growth

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

An increased number of graduate students. Less class cancellations. Changes in professors’ workloads. More diversity of students.  These are all changes Marshall’s University’s Geography Department has seen over the last few years, and which professor and department chair James Leonard attribu...

‘Super Saturday’ returns to Huntington Feb. 2

Piper White, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The United Way’s 19th Annual Super Saturday Event is expecting a big turn out this Saturday. Last year, over 500 children, parents, and caretakers attended this free event. This annual event consists of free activities, games, snacks, prizes, and more, which will take place at the Big Sandy Superstore...

Huntington included in ‘51 Affordable Discoveries’

Trey Delida, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

After being named America’s Best Community in April 2017, Huntington was recognized as one of “51 Affordable Discoveries Across America 2019” by an article on a travel-related website.  The article, published by Budget Travel on Dec. 31, 2018, listed “amazing budget destinations in each sta...

New interim senators sworn into SGA

New interim senators sworn into SGA

Jesten Richardson, Copy Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Fourteen interim senators were sworn into the Student Government Association Tuesday, Jan. 29 during a student senate meeting in the Memorial Student Center.  The 14 interim senators were approved by the SGA senate’s judiciary committee before the senate meeting, Parliamentarian Jo Tremmel, the l...

Bible course offered to students

Bible course offered to students

Meredith O'Bara, Reporter

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Perspectives, a movement sweeping the United States, offers college level courses to communities to teach members to unite Christians and “live a life of purpose.” Katelyn Hannan, a community member and Perspectives organizer, has brought the course to Marshall University in the hope to give members...

‘Stop the Sell Out’ Rally protests Huntington City Council vote

‘Stop the Sell Out’ Rally protests Huntington City Council vote

Douglas Harding, Online and Social Media Manager

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Despite being met by a “Stop the Sell Out” rally, Huntington City Council voted 8-3 Monday, Jan. 28, to accept an ordinance giving up the city’s right to appoint three members to the Cabell Huntington Hospital Board of Directors in exchange for $1 million for general city funds. Members of Service E...

‘WV Can’t Wait’ movement aims to engage, represent state’s disenfranchised

‘WV Can’t Wait’ movement aims to engage, represent state’s disenfranchised

Douglas Harding, Online, Social Media Manager

January 27, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

As part of his 55 County Town Hall Tour, an anti-poverty community organizer turned gubernatorial candidate met with local constituents to discuss their priorities and the “WV Can’t Wait” movement Saturday, Jan. 26, in Marshall University’s Memorial Student Center. “WV Can’t Wait” is the grassro...