Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

The freshman dorms will welcome new students this upcoming August.

Keeping Your Dorm Clean

Scott Price, Chief Copy Editor June 14, 2024

Many students attending Marshall have never lived on their own; college is their first experience being independent and in charge of themselves. With this influx of responsibility, an important skill everyone...

Matthew Schaffer

BeyondMU: Matt Goes BeyondMU

Matthew Schaffer, Managing Editor April 22, 2024

I remember eagerly anticipating the approaching Spring 2023 Semester after receiving word that I would be joining The Parthenon. I was filled with both excitement and anxiety as I looked to prove myself...

Garrett Shields is a student of Jen Markiewicz.

A Tribute to Jen Markiewicz

Sierra Lutz and Garrett Shields April 19, 2024

Jen Markiewicz is one of the most beloved professors in the chemistry department, and, unfortunately, this is her last semester as a professor at Marshall University. Professor Markiewicz, or Jen (as everyone...

Parthenon Farewell

Parthenon Farewell

Victoria Ware, Opinions & Culture Editor April 17, 2024

When I started writing for The Parthenon, it was as if everything finally made sense. Up until that point, I had spent my life frantically changing my mind as to who I wanted to be and what I wanted to...

Kaitlyn Fleming

Small Towns Do It Best

Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter April 12, 2024

On the morning of Tuesday, April 2, a severe storm wreaked havoc on the small community of Proctorville, Ohio. The Proctorville Volunteer Fire Department crumbled, and Fairland West Elementary School...

Kaitlyn Fleming

College Students Grapple with Overwhelming Expectations

Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter April 5, 2024

We’ve all heard the phrase, “Everything, everywhere, all at once,” or have even seen the Oscar-award winning film.  In an analysis of the Daniel Quan and Daniel Scheinert directed film, Film...

Victoria Ware (left), opinion and cultures editor, and Sarah Davis (right) at the Womens Leadership Summit.

It’s Okay to ‘Press Pause’

Sarah Davis, News Editor March 29, 2024

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Summit on behalf of The Parthenon and Marshall University. The annual conference, which takes...

Sarah Davis (left), news editor, and Victoria Ware (right) in front of the Greenbrier resort at
the Women’s Leadership Summit.

Give Yourself Credit

Victoria Ware, Opinion and Cultures Editor March 29, 2024

The 2024 Women’s Leadership Summit was a rejuvenating experience that provided me with new fervor and insight into my perception of my goals and my strengths. I was honored to be able to attend the...

Ed and Ann Bingham, music professors

Couples on Campus: The Binghams

Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter March 26, 2024

“The Long and Winding Road” by the Beatles encapsulates the relationship of one couple in Marshall’s School of Music with its idea of resilience overpowering challenges, the couple said.  Ed...

The Vallejos posing on campus at Marshall University.

Campus Couples: Courtney and Phillip Vallejo

Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter March 19, 2024

Romance can blossom in any capacity, and the heartfelt story of two Marshall faculty members who have lived in numerous time zones and work in different departments shows how love can thrive regardless...

West Virginia Capitol Building located in Charleston, West Virginia

Starving for Change: Reflections on the Unpassed Campus Hunger-Free Bill

Nicolas Raffinengo, Contributor March 15, 2024

Over the course of the last couple of legislative sessions, the West Virginia legislature has continued to disregard the safety and well-being of students. Last session, the legislature passed the campus...

The Boras posing at Dolly Sods.

Couples on Campus: Kim DeTardo-Bora and Dhruba Bora

Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter March 12, 2024

Within the labyrinth of advanced academia and criminology, a love story filled with a balance of hard work and fun materializes from two members of Marshall University’s criminal justice program. “We...

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