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Charlotte 49ers gaze bowl eligibilty against Thundering Herd

Charlotte 49ers gaze bowl eligibilty against Thundering Herd

Brigham Warf, Reporter

November 19, 2019

The Thundering Herd will lean on toughness and leadership when traveling to Jerry Richardson Stadium in North Carolina to face the Charlotte 49ers, with the opportunity to become bowl eligible if they win.   “Anytime you go on the road, you have to take your toughness and leadership,” Head Coach Doc...

Pearson helps Herd women’s basketball collect win

Pearson helps Herd women’s basketball collect win

Mike Dotson, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Junior Taylor Pearson and her success behind the three point line helped lift Marshall University past Coppin State by a score of 60-47 on Tuesday. “Good to get a win obviously, a bit of a grinder of a game,” Head Coach Tony Kemper said. “I was happy with how hard our offense was, and our defense...

MUPD patch board sentimental to local law enforcement

MUPD patch board sentimental to local law enforcement

Robert Castillo, Reporter

November 19, 2019

The Marshall University Police Department’s “patch board” represents unique moments to bring law enforcement together. The patch board consists of different police patches currently or previously worn by MUPD officers, but there are also patches from different parts of the country, all with special...

Huntington earns perfect score in Municipal Equality Index

Huntington earns perfect score in Municipal Equality Index

Brittany Hively, Reporter

November 19, 2019

Making strides toward equality, Huntington is now the first city in West Virginia to earn a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index. According to the Human Rights Campaign’s website, “the Municipal Equality Index (MEI) examines how inclusive municipal laws, policies...

North Carolina-born band set to perform at The V Club

North Carolina-born band set to perform at The V Club

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

November 19, 2019

A “bluegrass dance party” is coming to Huntington’s The V Club, Nov. 23, according to the organizer of the party, Phil Barker.  Town Mountain, an Asheville, North Carolina-born band, is bringing their “roots music” sound to the Mountain State later this month to share with Huntingtonians an...

Marshall professor lectures on transforming frustration into beauty

Marshall professor lectures on transforming frustration into beauty

Aaron Dickens, Reporter

November 15, 2019

Frustration can be a frequent occurrence throughout not only student lives, but professors’ lives as well. But as students and professors progress throughout their classes, this frustration can be transformed into beauty, psychology professor April Fugett-Fuller said Thursday at an open lecture in...

Federal judge discusses separation of powers in government during Amicus Curiae lecture

Federal judge discusses separation of powers in government during Amicus Curiae lecture

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

November 14, 2019

Reflecting on the history of how presidents and Congress have allocated powers of war can allow people to learn more about the government and separation of powers, said a U.S. Court of Appeals judge Tuesday at the final Amicus Curiae lecture of 2019. “When we think about war powers, we often think...

75 honored at 49th Memorial Fountain Ceremony

75 honored at 49th Memorial Fountain Ceremony

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

November 14, 2019

The Marshall University community remembered the 75 killed in the Nov. 14, 1970 plane crash today at the 49th Memorial Fountain Ceremony. Speakers reflected on the tragedy before the annual shutting off of the Memorial Fountain’s water and the laying of 75 white roses, a tradition honoring each...

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: THE 75

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: THE 75

Staff Writer, The Parthenon

November 12, 2019

Each print publication, The Parthenon sports staff chooses a Marshall University athlete worthy of receiving the title of “Athlete of the Week.” While this recognition is almost always awarded to a player with outstanding performance in their sport, the recipient also displays what it means to be...

Community to remember 75 with fountain ceremony

Community to remember 75 with fountain ceremony

Blake Newhouse, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Preserving the discussion of the 1970 Marshall University plane crash team is essential for future students to understand the school’s history, said Marshall President Jerry Gilbert. “We need to know about the hardships that the Marshall family and the community went through,” Gilbert said....

Take Back the Night event shows support for survivors of sexual violence

Take Back the Night event shows support for survivors of sexual violence

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Tears were shed by some participants of an event comprised of public speakers, sexual violence survivors' stories and candlelight Wednesday evening. The Take Back the Night event was organized to show support for survivors of sexual violence and to raise awareness among Marshall University students...

On-campus employment problematic for international students

On-campus employment problematic for international students

Phuong Anh Do, Reporter

November 5, 2019

Unlike most students, international students who are on the F-1 visa can only apply for off-campus employment in cases of severe economic hardship, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Therefore, the most convenient way is to apply for on-campus jobs, and the F-1 student’s total work...