The Parthenon

EDITORIAL: More than just football, fountains

A photo of the 1970 Thundering Herd football team at the 2018 Memorial Fountain Ceremony.

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

Active Minds put up a wall last week to allow students to write about their mental health struggles and how they cope.

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

The fifth annual Love Your Red Hair Day was Tuesday, Nov. 5, but Amanda loves her red hair every day of the year.

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

Forward freshman Dajour Rucker at Herd Madness.

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

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump give candy to children during a Halloween trick-or-treat event on the South Lawn of the White House which is decorated for Halloween, Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, in Washington.

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

EDITORIAL: What Halloween means to us

October 29, 2019

Parthenon editors shared their thoughts of what Halloween means to them in honor of the holiday. “My favorite part of Halloween is the lack of judgement. People can dress up as whatever they want, or not dress up at all, and for the most part, no one cares. Whether someone is a bloody monster, a...