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FIU Panthers end Marshall football win streak

FIU Panthers end Marshall football win streak

Brigham Warf, For The Parthenon

October 29, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

​Richard Crank The FIU Panthers traveled to Huntington and stunned Marshall’s football team with a final score of 41-30 to end the Herd’s five game win streak and undefeated conference record. ​The Herd was plagued by turnovers throughout the course of the game, one of which occurred during the se...

Thundering Nerds carve out a math challenge

Thundering Nerds carve out a math challenge

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The Pumpkin House of Kenova draws in crowds every Halloween to witness the massive number of carved pumpkins lit up. For the third year in a row, Marshall University’s math club, the Thundering Nerds, has issued a unique challenge to area middle and high schools. The Thundering Nerds have started their own trad...

Local business gives recovering addicts a second chance

Danite Belay, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

With the opioid epidemic hitting full force in Huntington, one Huntington business is doing what they can to give recovering addicts a second chance at life. The Marshall Hall of Fame Café works alongside a local recovery center to provide employment opportunities for individuals involved in the reco...

Rushing ghosts: The haunts at Pike House

Rushing ghosts: The haunts at Pike House

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Huntington is awash with Halloween traditions as the spooky holiday draws closer, but for Marshall University’s oldest fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, or Pike, everyday is filled with ghastly ghouls in their haunted fraternity home. Seated on 5th Avenue, mere blocks from campus, the Pike house is Huntington’s own haunted house al...

Gilbert goes green to support United Way

Gilbert goes green to support United Way

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

President Jerry Gilbert showed his support for United Way Thursday afternoon by painting his hair green on the Memorial Student Center plaza. When asked if he had any final words before his hair turned a new color, Gilbert said, “Go, Herd!” Over the last several weeks, “Greening Gilbert” raffle tic...

‘I think we’ve lost a sense of our national soul’: Veteran lectures on political desensitization, polarization

‘I think we’ve lost a sense of our national soul’: Veteran lectures on political desensitization, polarization

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Over 6,000 U.S. service members were killed during operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, climate change is increasing the intensity of hurricanes and wildfires that devastate millions of people each year and Earth has a growing population the planet cannot...

American Water monitoring whether pollution from Parkersburg industrial fire could reach Huntington

American Water monitoring whether pollution from Parkersburg industrial fire could reach Huntington

Sebastian Morris, Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

An industrial factory just outside Parkersburg city limits erupted into flames early Saturday morning, threatening economic and environmental resources. The air quality is still undetermined, leading several city buildings to be shut down. West Virginia American Water released in a statement that...

Candle light vigil honors victims of domestic abuse

Candle light vigil honors victims of domestic abuse

Breanna Francis, Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of Alpha Chi Omega rounded out their month of philanthropy highlighting domestic violence by honoring victims of domestic abuse with a candle light vigil Monday. “I have known countless people who were too afraid to speak out, and it took them ages to find the strength to protect themselves,”...

Men race in high heels during Dress for Success River Cities fundraiser

Men race in high heels during Dress for Success River Cities fundraiser

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The fourth annual Stiletto Stroll left no ankle unturned Saturday at Heritage Station. Men from all over the tri-state area competed in the race and did their own fundraising beforehand to help women who are part of the Dress for Success  River Cities nonprofit. Over $7,000 was raised by this ...

Students to get a kick from one-night ‘Kinky Boots’ performance

Students to get a kick from one-night ‘Kinky Boots’ performance

Buffy Six, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Tony award-winning musical “Kinky Boots” is coming to the Keith Albee Theater Thursday as part of the Marshall Artists Series. The musical is about a drag queen who comes to the rescue to a shoe factory owner whose inherited business is falling apart. Haley Lampart, who plays Nicola in the show, ...

Women’s Studies and History departments band together for book sale fundraiser

Women’s Studies and History departments band together for book sale fundraiser

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s Women’s Studies Program and History Department’s Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, will be having their annual used book sale Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center. Proceeds from the book sale will be donated to the Women’s Studies Program and the Histor...

Social work professor recalls memories from civil rights movement at Marshall University

Alison Baldridge, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Philip W. Carter is a social work professor at Marshall University that has been fighting social justice for over 50 years. Carter was born in Widen, West Virginia and is married to Beverly Carter. He graduated from Kelly Miller High School in 1959, which was a segregated black school in Clarksbur...