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COLUMN: Filling the role, legacy of sports editor

COLUMN: Filling the role, legacy of sports editor

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

Sports editor: as a beat writer in the fall of 2018 I knew that one day I wanted to hold that title. I knew that with that title came great responsibility, but it wasn’t until the Memorial edition of the paper that year that I knew just how much.  Jeff Nathan was the sports editor for the Parth...

EDITORIAL: More than just football, fountains

EDITORIAL: More than just football, fountains

November 12, 2019

It’s about more than just football. It’s more than just a fountain. Forty-nine years ago, Marshall University suffered a loss that shook us to our core when 75 members of our family perished in the deadliest sports-related tragedy to date. The crash of Southern Airways Flight 932 forever changed...

Movie Review: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

November 12, 2019

“Terminator: Dark Fate” focuses on a group of individuals, primed for conflict against a futuristic force. Grace, an upgraded soldier, is sent to the past. While in a different time and place, she must protect Dani, humanity’s chosen one. With the help of Sarah Connor, they battle the Rev 9, a...

A message from Doc Holliday— memorial game

A message from Doc Holliday— memorial game

Doc Holliday, Contributor

November 12, 2019

Students:  This week’s Marshall football game has it all: Friday night lights, an opponent on an eight-game winning streak, Conference USA championship implications, national television and, most importantly, our annual memorial game for the 75. It needs to have as many students as possible, too....

COLUMN: Mental health on campus

COLUMN: Mental health on campus

Tyler Spence, Contributor

November 5, 2019

If you walked by the Memorial Student Center at any time last week, you may have noticed a large, four-sided, black chalk wall. The tops of each side invite students to share their struggles, how they cope and what makes them smile.  The wall was put up by Active Minds, as a part of the students...

Parthe-Pet: Pia

Parthe-Pet: Pia

November 5, 2019

This is Pia. She loves cuddling, sleeping next to the shoes and sunbathing in the window. She knocks over every cup of water she can find and needs attention most when you’re busy. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] with ph...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Love Your Red Hair Day

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Love Your Red Hair Day

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

November 5, 2019

I love my red hair. I know that may sound strange, but that statement took me years to say. With Tuesday, Nov. 5 being the fifth annual National Love Your Red Hair day, I thought I would write, once again, about my journey to love my hair. My dedicated readers will know my hair is a favorite topic of...

EDITORIAL: Students should support all Herd basketball

EDITORIAL: Students should support all Herd basketball

November 5, 2019

So far Marshall University’s men’s basketball team has played in two different exhibition games, and with the women’s team they have participated in the annual Herd Madness. These nights were filled with the introduction of new teams, amazing dunks and lots of basketball. But do you know wh...

Movie Review: ‘Black and Blue’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

October 29, 2019

“Black and Blue” follows Alicia West (Naomie Harris), a young New Orleans police officer. After capturing an act of corruption, she is targeted by local gangs. She goes on the run, hoping to survive the ordeal. The end result is a crime film that lies in the middle ground; it’s neither bad nor...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Horrifying realities of U.S. economy

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Horrifying realities of U.S. economy

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 29, 2019

For decades, Halloween has been a festive holiday celebrated through trick-or-treating, costuming and decorating spooky, scary scenes of haunted horrors. This year, however, many Americans are finding themselves incapable of celebrating comfortably. Nearly 90% of Americans surveyed said they plan...

Parthe-Pet: Stewart OscarMayerWiener

Parthe-Pet: Stewart OscarMayerWiener

October 29, 2019

Stewart OscarMayerWiener is two years old and enjoys spending quality time with his human friends. He relies mostly on his looks for charm because he’s not very good at tricks. His favorite holiday is Halloween, if you couldn’t already tell by his fashionable, yet spooky, bandana. Interested in...

CARTOON: Pumpkin Problems

CARTOON: Pumpkin Problems

Sam Appleton, Contributor

October 29, 2019