The Parthenon

Fraternity responds to criticisms over ‘homeless’-themed party, university officials to discuss sanctions

Breanna Francis, Reporter

December 4, 2017


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Chapter officials from Alpha Sigma Phi released a statement Monday explaining that the sorority, Alpha Xi Delta, did not act alone in throwing a party where members dressed up as though they were homeless and held up cardboard signs with various sayings. “The Beta Delta chapter of Alpha Sigma P...

Christmas Village continues through Saturday

Christmas Village continues through Saturday

Staff Report

December 4, 2017


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Carols can be heard through the woods around Heritage Farm this week during their annual “Christmas Village” setup through Saturday. Letters to Santa are being written and toys being assembled. “We have come here for a couple years now, it’s a tradition in my family no matter how old me and m...

Marshall University Counseling Center sees increase in students

Amanda Larch, for The Parthenon

December 4, 2017


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Marshall University’s Counseling Center has been providing an array of services for students for many years. As well as offering couples, personal and group counseling, the center works closely with the Women’s Center and Marshall University Wellness. The Women’s Center focuses on sexual assau...

Sorority responds to backlash over ‘homeless’-themed party

Breanna Francis, Reporter

December 3, 2017


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A party thrown Thursday by a Marshall University sorority has prompted questions after the party’s theme was brought to the attention of the broader student body. The Gamma Beta chapter of the Alpha Xi Delta sorority are now facing backlash from some Marshall students after photos were shared over...

Gilbert tours West Virginia high schools

Gilbert tours West Virginia high schools

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert’s venture to visit and speak with students from 16 high schools in seven West Virginia counties began Wednesday and will conclude Dec. 7. Former Marshall football coach Bob Pruett will join Gilbert on “The Rest of Your Life Begins at Marshall University”...

Campus email scams ‘phishing’ for new bait

Campus email scams ‘phishing’ for new bait

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Students and faculty all across campus may be noticing a spike in the rate of “odd” emails they are receiving recently. “This isn’t a new phenomenon,” said Jody Perry, Information Technology Services executive director. “Normally, we can get the problem under control quickly, but sometimes,...

‘Marco’s Favorite Things’ set for holiday giveaway

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Marshall University’s Office of University Communications kicks off its 24 days of giveaways today. “Marco’s Favorite Things” social media contest will run Dec. 1 through Dec. 24, offering participants the chance to win a prize each day. Mallory Jarrell, Marshall’s marketing and branding coordina...

Women’s Exhibition to combat gender disparities in art and design industries

Pamela Young, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Marshall University Libraries has partnered with the School of Art & Design and the Women’s Center to launch a women’s exhibition, “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” that will be on display in Drinko Library at the beginning of the spring semester. The exhibition is open to all women artists ...

Herd Holiday brings Marshall community together for festive celebration

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

November 29, 2017


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Marshall brought the community together Tuesday for their fourth annual Herd Holiday at the Memorial Student Center. Rachel Sullivan, Campus Activities Board member, said Herd Holiday is a night where students, alumni and community can come together and celebrate the holiday, while also celebrating...

Fifth annual Huntington tree lighting brings community together

Fifth annual Huntington tree lighting brings community together

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

November 29, 2017


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Mayor Steve Williams and First Lady Mary Poindexter Williams lit up the Downtown Huntington Christmas tree Tuesday evening, kicking off the city's holiday festivities. "It is so exciting to see how this event has grown,” Steve Williams said. “It is a family event that everyone can look forward...

Herd Holiday celebration to open with tree lighting

Herd Holiday celebration to open with tree lighting

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Marshall University’s Herd Holiday returns to the Marshall Student Center for its fourth annual celebration Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Mallory Jarrell, Marshall’s marketing and branding coordinator, said the event was created as a way to bring students together and kick-off the holiday season. Jarre...

Tea and Talk to promote inclusivity on campus

Pamela Young, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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Marshall University students, faculty and staff will engage in conversation Thursday at the Brad D. Smith Foundation Hall to promote an inclusive campus at Campus Tea and Talk: a Black and White Affair, sponsored by Marshall’s World Council. Ellen Castro, graduate assistant for Intercultural Affa...