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My Huntington movement encourages public engagement

My Huntington movement encourages public engagement

Amanda Larch, News Editor

July 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

A few months ago, different groups of people were unknowingly discussing one very similar topic: how to help Huntington grow, escape negativity and focus on the positives. From this, the My Huntington movement was formed, and it was officially unveiled at a press conference Monday, with donors, busin...

Cicada Books and Coffee offers a new twist on tradition

Cicada Books and Coffee offers a new twist on tradition

Sadie Helmick, Executive Editor

July 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Cicada Books and Coffee, located at 604 14th Street, West Huntington, offers a fresh take on Old Central City. After two years of planning and dreaming, Katie Norman and her mother opened Cicada Books and Coffee with the hope of becoming a “third space.” “We really want to be a community fixture....

Governor’s Honors Academy takes over Marshall

Governor’s Honors Academy takes over Marshall

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

July 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Universities tend to be quiet over the summer, but not when nearly 200 high school honors students from all over the state come to town. For the first time in 15 years, the Governor’s Honors Academy, a three-week summer program for academically motivated upcoming West Virginia high school seniors, has ...

Marshall chosen to host C-USA Volleyball Championship

Marshall chosen to host C-USA Volleyball Championship

STAFF REPORT, The Parthenon

June 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

For the first time since 2007, Marshall University will host the Conference USA Volleyball Championship inside the Cam Henderson Center. The single-elimination tournament brings a lot of attention to the Huntington community. “We are excited to be hosting the Conference USA volleyball tournament,” Dir...

Hundreds of new students flock to Marshall for first week of orientation

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

For incoming students at Marshall University, new student orientation is an important step in the college process. It is here where they will get their first class schedule, their campus ID cards and a heavy load of information and advice. Marshall hosted the first of three new student orientations l...

Sustainability Department Grows: weekly farmer’s market and addition of Meditation Garden

Sustainability Department Grows: weekly farmer’s market and addition of Meditation Garden

Sadie Helmick, Executive Editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

With the inclusion of campus-wide recycling, conservation of energy and water strategies and the introduction of green technologies and materials, the Marshall University Sustainability Department has shown its desire to grow. After the first seed was planted in the Marshall University Student Garden i...

Let Me Be Frank: On Fear

Let Me Be Frank: On Fear

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

Recently I was given the opportunity to do something kind of outrageous: rappel 17 stories down Huntington’s West Virginia Building. It was the second year the United Way of the River Cities sponsored this unique fundraiser, and they asked if I would be willing to go over the edge. I said yes immediately,...

Where Marshall Can Take You: Study Abroad in Spain

Where Marshall Can Take You: Study Abroad in Spain

Sarah Ingram, FOR THE PARTHENON

June 26, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Is there a better time to travel the world than during one’s college years? I don’t think so. After college people grow up and get married, get serious jobs, have children and have so many more excuses to put off exploring the world. I know I may not be able to do whatever I want whenever I want...

Where Marshall can take you: Study Abroad in Florence

Where Marshall can take you: Study Abroad in Florence

Heather Barker, Contributer

June 13, 2018


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

I had always wanted to study abroad but did not know when or where I would do it. I finally made the leap into the unknown during fall semester of my junior year. I saw an email from my dean recruiting students to go on a trip to Florence, Italy in the summer with the College of Arts and Media. On May 6, ...

The Market of downtown Huntington opens new businesses

The Market of downtown Huntington opens new businesses

Amanda Larch, News Editor

June 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Market of downtown Huntington welcomes new ideas and businesses as much as customers. The indoor shopping center hasn’t stopped expanding or remodeling since it opened last year. So far, The Market is home to eight businesses, including Austin’s Homemade Ice Cream and Butter It Up, a health food...

Huntington continues to see progress with opioid epidemic

Huntington continues to see progress with opioid epidemic

Amanda Larch, News Editor

June 12, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington may have been voted America’s Best Community, but just like any city, it still faces many issues, most notably the opioid drug epidemic. For years, Huntington has been fighting the epidemic, but progress is being made, and that progress, as well as solutions and success stories, were all...