The Parthenon

Marshall Greek Life prepares for 2018 ‘Greek Week’

Sarah Ingram, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Greek Week returns to Marshall next week, with different activities relating to sports, singing and community service projects taking over campus. The week is used to bring the Greek community together as well as performing community service, according to Sabel Meadows, the president of the Panhellen...

Marshall University experts to speak at national drug abuse summit

Hanna Pennington, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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A panel of Marshall University faculty is shedding light on substance use disorder treatments and solutions in West Virginia at The National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit this week in Atlanta, Georgia. The summit is the nation’s largest conference dedicated to the opioid crisis and brings expert...

Local Pulitzer Prize winners discuss their path to success

Local Pulitzer Prize winners discuss their path to success

Michaela Crittenden, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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Eric Eyre and John Hackworth, Pulitzer Prize winners, spoke to Huntington community members about being an informed citizen and the path to the Pulitzer Prize Monday. Hackworth graduated from Marshall University in 1971 with a journalism degree. He worked for the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington, the Daily Indepe...

Marshall celebrates International Children’s Day with display of popular children’s books

Sarah Ingram, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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The library, along with assistance from the department of education, played host to the International Children’s Day event to promote reading to people of all ages Monday. April 2 is Hans Christian Andersen’s, an author famous for classics like “The Princess and the Pea” and “The Ugly Duck...

Basketball tournament to benefit Branches Domestic Violence Shelter

Amanda Larch, Reporter

April 2, 2018


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Marshall University’s Campus Activity Board will have its first ever Branch Out, Ball Out basketball tournament for students beginning at 10 a.m. in the Recreation Center Saturday. Students can create teams with up to eight members, and it costs $50 to enter the competition. All proceeds will be donat...

Local Journalists to present ‘Path to Pulitzer’

Michaela Crittenden, Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Uncategorized

Two Pulitzer Prize winners will discuss the process of investigating and writing award-winning news stories in the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall April 2 at 7 p.m. “Path to Pulitzer: Journalism and the Informed Citizen” will feature John Hackworth, a 1971 Marshall University graduate in the journ...

New law to bring changes to PROMISE in W.Va.

New law to bring changes to PROMISE in W.Va.

Ginny Blake, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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A bill eliminating the need for homeschooled students to earn the equivalent to a high school degree in order to receive the PROMISE scholarship was passed by the West Virginia Legislature. Passed in early March, Senate Bill 319 will go into effect on July 1. Previously, homeschooled students pursing a...

Police Blotter

Sarah Ingram, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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Burglary A student reported he had $116 stolen off of his desk in his dorm room after leaving the room to use the restroom. The student claimed he left his door unlocked because he was using a restroom down the hall from his dorm. When he returned, he noticed the door had been left open and money was...

Student Veteran Association to have elections, hopes to become involved with SGA in future

Amanda Larch, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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The Student Veteran Association assists veterans on campus and allows them to have a common area to relax between classes and rely on one another for support. Next Wednesday, the organization will have elections for a new president. Art Phillips, current president, is graduating this semester. Phillips, senior bio...

Marshall University’s SAME-ASCE chapter brings home multiple awards from annual conference

Ginny Blake, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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Marshall University’s SAME-ASCE chapter competed against other universities during the annual Virginia Conference. The conference, on March 22-24, allowed Marshall’s engineering students to participate in various competitions, such as the construction of a concrete canoe and steel bridge. “I am very proud o...

MU Reads gives students a taste of women authors

MU Reads gives students a taste of women authors

Amanda Larch, Reporter

March 29, 2018


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MU Reads, Marshall University libraries’ book club, celebrated Women’s History Month Tuesday with a “book tasting” event. The event organizers set up eight tables, each with a different genre, such as poetry, nonfiction and graphic novels, for a theme and included various books by or about w...

Activists take to streets at March for Our Lives in Huntington

Activists take to streets at March for Our Lives in Huntington

Hanna Pennington, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Activists of all ages charged proudly through Huntington Saturday morning as part of the March for Our Lives movement which took place all across the country. Participants marched in honor of the 17 victims killed in the Parkland shooting last month and to fight for more comprehensive gun control laws ...