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Marshall University's Student Newspaper

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Marshall University's Student Newspaper

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Rachael and Joel Peckham are both professors in the English department at
Marshall.

Couples on Campus: The Peckhams

Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter February 27, 2024

Romantic love finds a home within the literary passions and pursuits of two members of the Marshall English department.  “Have you tried unplugging it and plugging it back in,” Dr. Rachael Peckham,...

Matthew Schaffer

BeyondMU: W.Va. Legislature Continues Slew of Controversial Bills Despite Opposition

Matthew Schaffer, Managing Editor February 26, 2024

West Virginia’s House of Delegates passed the controversial HB 5243, also known as the “West Virginia Women’s Bill of Rights,” on Wednesday, Feb. 14, despite strong opposition, with more controversial...

Victoria Ware

Racial Diversity on Campus is Essential and Should be Celebrated

Victoria Ware, Opinions & Culture Editor February 23, 2024

Racial diversity is a concept that provokes strong contention regarding its importance and value. As a biracial Black woman who frequently inhabits predominately white spaces, the concept of racial...

Crossword Answers Feb. 21

The Parthenon February 21, 2024

Across 1. Performers dress in this to raise funds through Queens for a Cause: DRAG 5. Mascot of Coastal Carolina who defeated Marshall's Mens Basketball last week: CHANTICLEERS 7. Swim and Dive...

Charlie and Pamela Bowen have been married 54 years.

Campus Couples: Charlie and Pamela Bowen

Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter February 20, 2024

Within the hustle and bustle of college campuses, there lies the multi-faceted world of love. Love presents itself in many forms, and it appears to thrive particularly within the confines of Marshall.  “She’ll...

Matthew Schaffer

BeyondMU: Utah Becomes the Latest State to Ban Diversity

Matthew Schaffer, Managing Editor February 19, 2024

A group of 19 Brown University students ended their hunger strike on Friday, Feb. 9, after failing to make headway on urging the Rhode Island university to disassociate from arms manufacturers amid the...

Kaitlyn Fleming

More Kindness for the Less Fortunate

Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter February 16, 2024

We are too quick to judge. We have all witnessed or had an experience with the unsheltered community in some capacity throughout our lives. It is a scenario we are all familiar with: a lone individual...

Matthew Schaffer

BeyondMU: Utah Becomes the Latest State to Ban Diversity

Matthew Schaffer, Managing Editor February 12, 2024

Utah Governor Spencer Cox signed programs to ban diversity on university campuses and state government into law last week, raising concerns amongst students and educators. The new law will effectively...

Sarah Davis

Life Behind Bars is Enough

Sarah Davis, News Editor February 9, 2024

On Jan. 25, 2024, convicted murderer Kenneth Smith was executed by nitrogen gas at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama. Smith, who was incarcerated for the murder of Alabama...

Matthew Schaffer

Hate Crimes are on the Rise at Academic Institutions According to New FBI Report

Matthew Schaffer, Managing Editor February 5, 2024

Academic institutions now account for the third-most common location for hate crimes to occur in the United States, according to a report released Monday, Jan. 29, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The...

Matthew Schaffer

W.Va. Pushes Transphobic Legislation With the “Women’s Bill of Rights”

Matthew Schaffer, Managing Editor February 2, 2024

The West Virginia legislature continues its onslaught of transphobic and regressive bills with the introduction of House Bill 5243, which would legally define gender in accordance to assigned sex. The...

Crossword Answers Jan. 31

The Parthenon January 31, 2024

Across 1. A bill otherwise known as the "Women's Bill of Rights": HB5243 2. This library opened its fifth annual art exhibition last week: DRINKO 6. The act of therapeutic expression through writing...

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