The Parthenon

Irish cultural historian, author to lecture about folklore

Summer Jewell, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Combining folklore and history, a celebrated historian and author will be coming to Marshall University Tuesday, Oct. 15 for a lunch and lecture titled “The Use of Folklore in Historical Study,” sponsored by the history department.  “Dr. Covington is a very innovative scholar. She’s what...

Smith gubernatorial campaign breaks small donations record

Smith gubernatorial campaign breaks small donations record

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 8, 2019

After compiling an individual donor list large enough to crash the West Virginia secretary of state’s finance filing software last quarter, Stephen Smith’s gubernatorial campaign at the head of the West Virginia Can’t Wait movement accomplished an unprecedented fundraising feat again this quarter,...

Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum’s 2020 poster contest underway

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

October 8, 2019

To promote Black History Month, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum’s 2020 poster competition is now open to students from all ages and majors to help students learn more about black history while being creative, according to a Marshall University professor.  “We’re looking for ways to promote the study of b...

Minority Health Fair to provide resources, raise awareness

Taylor Speight, Reporter

October 8, 2019

Health disparities experienced by minorities in West Virginia will be the topic of the Inaugural Minority Health Fair from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 in BE5 of the Memorial Student Center.  Issues ranging from misdiagnoses and lack of health literacy will be covered at the fair, said Minority...

Honor Flight Huntington provides healing to combat veterans

Honor Flight Huntington provides healing to combat veterans

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

October 8, 2019

The Honor Flight Huntington gives the opportunity for veterans to experience healing in the nation’s capital, a Vietnam veteran aboard the flight said on Saturday in Washington, D.C.  “It has been a fantastic experience for all of us veterans,” Estill Jarvis, U.S. Navy Vietnam Veteran, said. ...

Marshall community celebrates grand re-opening of Jenkins Hall

Marshall community celebrates grand re-opening of Jenkins Hall

Talor Wilkerson, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Marshall University students, faculty and alumni celebrated the grand re-opening of Jenkins Hall Oct. 4, welcoming the lab school alumni and thanking the workers who helped make the re-opening happen.  Marshall President Jerry Gilbert and Teresa Eagle, dean of the College of Education and Profession...

Events throughout October to raise awareness and support those affected by breast cancer

Sarah Rowe, Reporter

October 4, 2019

When faced with breast cancer, some people may ask themselves, “Why me?” as a reaction to the diagnoses. “Why not me? I’m no more special than anyone else,” Sherry Cyrus, a breast cancer survivor, said. “As a former teacher, I have seen so many children that are in terrible situations...

Jazz Ensemble I celebrates 80th anniversary of Blue Note Records

Summer Jewell, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Sounds from the golden age of Blue Note Records will be brought back by Marshall University’s Jazz Ensemble I with a concert on Oct. 9 in Smith Recital Hall.  “We’re going to do music that is from a lot of the important artists that helped shape the sound of that label. It has a very distinc...

Police Blotter

Police Blotter

Robert Castillo, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Petit Larceny A custodian reported to the Marshall University Police Department officers that some of their belongings had been taken from a closet in the Henderson Center on the C level On Sept. 27. The victim stated belongings had been consistently taken from the closet since Sept. 5. The victim...

Submissions open for future Drinko exhibition

Submissions open for future Drinko exhibition

Summer Jewell, Reporter

October 1, 2019

For an exhibition challenging negative perceptions of Appalachians, Drinko Library is asking local artists to submit their work. “What we’re trying to do is create a year-long theme on exploring Appalachian identity seen by actual Appalachians rather than the identity of people outside of Appalachia...

Students plan for fall

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

October 1, 2019

With the first day of fall passing last week, Marshall students have begun making plans to celebrate the season.  Raquel Melgar, a junior social work major from Philippi, West Virginia, said she is “excited for anything that has to do with Halloween” and plans to attend the Twin Towers Reside...

Rebuild renovates empty buildings

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Demolition and Renovation occurred inside of buildings in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 28, when Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM) helped with Rebuild projects. Rebuild, an organization in Huntington, strives to help the people in Huntington by renovating buildings to give people who are struggling a...