The Parthenon

Females Facing the Opioid Epidemic

Joelle Gates, Reporter

December 4, 2018


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Societal gender roles may be preventing females with long-term addiction disorders from receiving treatment for their addiction. As West Virginia’s opioid epidemic continues to grow, societal gender roles and misinformation surrounding the opioid crisis may be creating obstacles for women with substa...

New program for visiting high school students expands degree options for incoming first years

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

December 2, 2018


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Marshall University’s Green and White Day experienced a change to better give potential students the opportunity to see all academic opportunities offered at Marshall. “For many high school students, the most obvious career opportunities that a college degree opens up are nursing, law, teaching...

Earthquake hits hearts in Huntington

Madison Davis, Reporter

December 2, 2018


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Charleston, West Virginia native, Brian Johnson and his wife, Norma, moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 2006 to take care of Norma’s elderly grandmother. Friday morning, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit near Anchorage that sent residents into a panic with shakes lasting over 60 seconds. “There have...

Jenkins Hall renaming looks to public for help

Jenkins Hall renaming looks to public for help

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 30, 2018


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A public information session regarding Jenkins Hall and the recently established Presidential Committee to Examine Building Names at Marshall University encouraged social, political and historical dialogue amongst students, faculty and residents, Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Memorial Student Center. Christie...

Campus organizations represented through new SGA branch

Campus organizations represented through new SGA branch

Hannah Graham, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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Marshall University’s Student Government Association had its first House of Representatives meeting Nov. 27. The House of Representatives organization came together for the first time after a long semester of debating how it would exist and the specifics of this new branch of SGA. Marshall University ...

Students for a Democratic Society promotes education, activism

Students for a Democratic Society promotes education, activism

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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Marshall University’s Students for a Democratic Society encourage students and locals to have productive conversations about issues such as colonialism and socialism. “Students for a Democratic Society is a group for the curious,” John Ross, a junior philosophy major and president of SDS, sai...

Quoits – the age old game of Marshall University

Quoits – the age old game of Marshall University

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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Quoits is the game Marshall University students and faculty participate in yearly in celebration of John Marshall’s birthday. “Quoits is an old game that goes back until at least the 1700’s,” President Jerry Gilbert said. “It pre-dated John Marshall. It was his favorite game, and he played ...

Open submissions for mental health art show

Hannah Graham, Reporter

November 27, 2018


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The upcoming art show, “Don’t Call Me Crazy-- Resiliency Through Art” is still accepting work from artists for its comprehensive exhibit next semester. Visual artists at Marshall University are able to submit works of visual art of any medium that revolve around the theme of mental health and me...

DKMS raises awareness about blood cancer, increases education

Sam Phillips, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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Marshall University students had a drive for DKMS Thursday, Nov. 15, to raise awareness about blood cancer and to encourage students to join the group. DKMS is a nonprofit organization based out of Germany that works to combat blood cancer. The organization does this by compiling a worldwide file...

Richard Ojeda announces presidential run

Madison Davis, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda announced Monday he is running for president in 2020. Ojeda officially made the announcement Monday afternoon in a live video on his Facebook page. “We’re going to do this together,” he said in the live Facebook video. “I'm Richard Ojeda, and I'm...

Phase one of all inclusive playground complete

Phase one of all inclusive playground complete

Meg Keller, Reporter

November 17, 2018


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The Phase One All Inclusive Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place at St. Cloud Commons Friday, Nov. 16, in Huntington’s West End.  The All Inclusive Playground is designed to break down barriers that children with disabilities or special needs may face when playing. “One… Two… Three…...

College of business receives donation for new facility

College of business receives donation for new facility

Gretchen Kalar, Reporter

November 15, 2018


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The Marshall University Lewis College of Business is one of the 187 dual accredited business schools in the world, and with a $25 million donation for a new facility, it will take the school to the next level. “We are exceptionally grateful for this gift,” Avinandan Mukherjee, dean of the Lewis...