The Parthenon

No. 23 Appalachian State to visit Huntington

Redshirt senior linebacker Tavante Beckett celebrated a defensive play against Eastern Kentucky.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

The Marshall University Thundering Herd football team is coming off an early bye-week as it prepares to take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers on Saturday. In its first game of the season, the Herd (1-0) shut out the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, 59-0, in Huntington. The Herd’s captains for...

EDITORIAL: High-speed broadband should be a public utility

September 15, 2020

The onset and continuation of the coronavirus pandemic have relentlessly exposed now-unmistakable flaws in the social fabric and critical infrastructure of states and towns across the U.S. In West Virginia, we have long known of these issues—the struggles to access necessary health care, the seemingly...

W.Va. internet speeds worsening throughout pandemic

W.Va. internet speeds worsening throughout pandemic

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 15, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic and resulting changes to society have forced millions of Americans to begin working from home—whether as a profession or for education—an increasing reliance upon a stable, high-speed internet connection is inevitable. A recently released WhistleOut analysis reveals...

EDITORIAL: We deserve better than this

EDITORIAL: We deserve better than this

September 8, 2020

They say the stench of dying empires wreaks of desolation, death and despair. In the face of a torn and tattered social fabric which has been ripped apart and exposed entirely throughout the coronavirus pandemic, young Americans are asking themselves, “How much more can we take?” In a recent...

W.Va. women make Democratic Party history

Natalie Cline, Cathy Kunkel, Hilary Turner, Paula Jean Swearengin

Douglas Harding and Sequoia Ware

September 8, 2020

By DOUGLAS HARDING and SEQUOIA WARE EXECUTIVE EDITOR and reporter For the first time in the state’s history, each of the Democratic Party’s nominees for U.S. Congress from West Virginia are women. “West Virginia is showing the nation once again that change is necessary,” said Natali...

Herd faces early bye-week, prepares for Appalachian State

Redshirt freshman quarterback Grant Wells focused on making a play against the Colonels.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

Following its season home opening win against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels, the Marshall University football team is preparing for its next opponent, Appalachian State. However, the Herd will have an extra week to prepare as it faces an early bye-week during the second week of the season. Redshirt...

New phase of coronavirus testing underway

A popup COVID-19 test has been set up on the plaza of Marshall's campus.

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 8, 2020

Beginning this week, Marshall University will test about 60 randomly selected students, staff and faculty members for coronavirus each weekday until Nov. 20, per information released by the university over the weekend. “This phase—referred to as sentinel surveillance testing—means the university...

Locals march to protest police brutality, racism

Locals march to protest police brutality, racism

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 4, 2020

Dozens of protestors marched through Huntington Sunday—stopping to demonstrate at the Huntington Police Department—outraged by the viral video of a recent incident showing police officers in Kenosha, Wisconsin firing seven gunshots into the back of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old black man who was leaning...

COLUMN: Importance of Minority Representation in Media

COLUMN: Importance of Minority Representation in Media

Isabella Robinson, News Editor

September 1, 2020

I was recently presented with the information that, to date, there are no Black centered West Virginia news or media publications, one Black editor for a mainstream WV news publication, and no Black reporters on any West Virginian print media payroll. The information was revealed via a Twitter post...

EDITORIAL: The essence of united labor

Eugene V. Debs, member of the Socialist Party of the USA and presidential candidate, speaks to members of the worker’s union on Aug. 17, 1912, at an unknown location in the USA.

September 1, 2020

As Labor Day approaches, let us remember not only to celebrate the resilience and bravery of the American working class (and of those around the world), but also to recognize the reasons we understand the value of organized labor and labor movements. If it were not for the brilliance and commitment...

Students concerned about campus safety; University “optimistic”

Students concerned about campus safety; University “optimistic”

Douglas Harding, Executive editor

August 25, 2020

Marshall officials stated Monday through a university press release that current campus COVID-19 testing data justify optimism toward having “as normal a semester as possible,” but some students are concerned such a return to normalcy places them in “impossible scenarios.” “We are...

New med school scholarships to support students from Kentucky

New med school scholarships to support students from Kentucky

Isabella Robinson, News editor

August 25, 2020

New Marshall School of Medicine scholarship to support students from Kentucky First-Year medical students are now able to receive the Dr. Bobby L. and Eric K. Hardin Miller Scholar- ship, preferring incoming medical students from Boyd or Greenup counties in Kentucky. The scholar- ship will b...