The Parthenon

Students circulate petition calling for change in grading system

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 31, 2020

A petition calling on Marshall University administrators to switch from a traditional grading system to a “credit/no credit” or “pass/fail” system for the spring 2020 semester was posted online early Tuesday morning and has since garnered more than 1,500 signatures. Lauren Bromund, the Marshall...

Updates to print schedule

Updates to print schedule

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 31, 2020

To ensure the health and safety of our staff, The Parthenon will not be printing a physical paper until April 22. This edition will also be inserted into The Herald-Dispatch. Additionally, we are continuing to publish content on our website and social media pages. We will produce podcasts, through ...

Marshall students share art, accept commissions during time of uncertainty

Marshall students share art, accept commissions during time of uncertainty

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 28, 2020

While Marshall University’s classes are moved online and students are encouraged to move home and practice social distancing, some are finding ways to brighten the current situation through their art. Kathryn Thompson, an English graduate student, created 10 coloring pages that she shared on her...

MU Report: March 18, 2020

March 19, 2020

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Marshall Alumni: Where are we now?

Marshall Alumni: Where are we now?

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

March 18, 2020

Editor’s note: This is the first article in a series catching up with some of Marshall University’s alumni and what they are doing now. It all started with an ad. Beth Sergent, editor of Ohio Valley Publishing, always knew she wanted to write but never thought it would lead to journalism. “I just kne...

Lunchtime Legend: Frostop Drive-In

Lunchtime  Legend: Frostop Drive-In

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

March 17, 2020

In a city inundated with a hankering for hotdogs, Frostop Drive-In’s franks are a force to be reckoned with, according to locals. Frostop Drive-In in Huntington, West Virginia is one of seven major hot dog specific food establishments in the city of roughly 47,000 people, and one of 13 Frostop Drive-Ins...

Homeless in Huntington: Wayne Glover Jr., ‘J.R.’

Homeless in Huntington: Wayne Glover Jr., ‘J.R.’

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 17, 2020

Wayne Glover Jr., or J.R., is 52 years old and was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, and he has been homeless in Huntington for about one week. Glover said he has been homeless for the past two months, but he only arrived in Huntington with his mother last week. He said he also was homeless for three...

COLUMN: Misconceptions about the news media

COLUMN: Misconceptions about the news media

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 17, 2020

If you are blaming the media for promoting mass panic, you are simply consuming the wrong media. Sure, it may seem like large media corporations are contributing to the fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re really just reporting on what has already happened. The media is not telling...

Food pantry, dining services remain open during COVID-19 crisis

Food pantry, dining services remain open during COVID-19 crisis

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 17, 2020

Marshall University’s food pantry will remain open during the period of non-face-to-face classes, though it will close during the originally scheduled spring break.  It is open Mondays from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. “We are committed to keeping the pantry open durin...

No. 6 Marshall survives against No. 11 UTEP in first round of C-USA Tournament

No. 6 Marshall survives against No. 11 UTEP in first round of C-USA Tournament

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

The Marshall University men’s basketball team defeated the University of Texas at El Paso Miners in the first round of the 2020 Conference USA Tournament in Frisco, Texas with a final score of 86-78. The Herd improved to 17-15 (11-8 C-USA), and the Miners capped off its season with a 17-15 (8-11...

Herd women’s basketball defeats Golden Eagles in OT in first round of C-USA Tournament

Herd women’s basketball defeats Golden Eagles in OT in first round of C-USA Tournament

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

The Marshall University women’s basketball team won its first Conference USA Tournament game since 2016 Wednesday afternoon at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas after defeating the University of Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71-67 in overtime. Marshall (13-17, 8-11 C-USA) was led by junior...

Herd in Hijab wraps students in Islamic culture

Herd in Hijab wraps students in Islamic culture

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 9, 2020

Herd in Hijab offered students an opportunity to learn more about hijabs and the Islamic religion, Monday in the Memorial Student Center. Students were encouraged to bring their own scarves, or use the available ones, to learn how to wrap them into hijabs during the event. Olivia Giovingo, member of...