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LET ME BE FRANK: ON F.O.M.O.

LET ME BE FRANK: ON F.O.M.O.

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

September 7, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

I am someone who really values alone time. I really need it to recharge and to find peace and calm amidst a busy schedule. But at the same time, I really value experiences. Here recently, as I have had more downtime than recent semesters, I have been so anxious that I am missing out on these experiences....

33rd ChiliFest set for Saturday

33rd ChiliFest set for Saturday

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

September 7, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

From its humble beginnings in Ritter Park in 1983 to now with over 20,000 people jamming the streets of downtown Huntington, ChiliFest has become a community favorite event both well-known and attended in the area. The 33rd ChiliFest will take place Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11-4:30 p.m. at Pullman Square. As in years pas...

Justice talks jobs, infrastructure during Marshall town hall

Justice talks jobs, infrastructure during Marshall town hall

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

September 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

“The opportunity for jobs, beyond belief, is right at our finger tips,” Gov. Jim Justice told a room of Marshall students and officials Wednesday during a town hall focused on his proposed Road Bond Referendum. Jobs were only one of the potential benefits of the referendum the governor touched on during the town hall, where he promoted and ad...

Local musicians unite Huntington residents during Music and Arts Festival

Local musicians unite Huntington residents during Music and Arts Festival

Sadie Helmick, Life Editor

September 5, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Through rain or shine, Huntingtonians stay united during Saturday’s 8th annual Huntington Music and Arts Festival. From 12-10 p.m., bands from all over the tri-state rocked out at the Ritter Park Amphitheater stage. Every year HMAF brings a great crowd and every year festival-goers leave with the same feeling, a feeling o...

‘Traditions’ musical to showcase Marshall’s history

‘Traditions’ musical to showcase Marshall’s history

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

September 5, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

On Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 p.m., the history of Marshall University will come to the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center’s stage in the form of a musical. “Traditions: The Rise of Marshall” is an hour-long performance for incoming freshmen created to present the story of John Ma...

Davis’ kickoff returns propel Herd to season opening victory

Davis’ kickoff returns propel Herd to season opening victory

Adam Rogers, Sports Editor

September 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall football’s 2017 season shot off like a cannon Saturday night with a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown from redshirt junior Keion Davis. The Thundering Herd could not have blocked any better on the opening kickoff, quite honestly. Once Davis got to the 25-yard line, there was no one...

Ringing bells honor ‘Rosie the Riveters’

Ringing bells honor ‘Rosie the Riveters’

Brooke, Griffin

September 4, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Pullman Square was full of people ringing bells on Monday, and it wasn’t because of a holiday season. The second annual “Ring a Bell for Rosie” event honored women in the workforce with multiple speakers and several honorees. The 11 women honored went to work during World War II when men were...

Marshall women’s soccer earns its first victory

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Herdzone The Marshall women’s soccer team earned its first win of the 2017 season Sunday, defeating Gardner-Webb 1-0 in overtime at Hoops Family field. Marshall dominated the stat lines in the first half. Mary Lawman led the team in shots with three and all of them were on target. Rene Ross and...

Herd launch season with win over RedHawks

Herd launch season with win over RedHawks

Brigham Ward, For The Parthenon

September 3, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

The Thundering Herd defeated the Miami RedHawks Saturday during their first home matchup at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, with a score of 31-26. The Herd’s offense proved superior throughout the game, set in motion by junior running back Keion Davis’s 99-yard return touchdown near the beginnin...

HerdZone Stadium Store to open for game day

Staff Report

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, SPORTS

Sebastian Moris Construction at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium is coming to a close, with the newly installed bookstore and concourse being open for Saturday’s game. “Our first official opening will be the home game,” Mike Campbell, manager of University Bookstore operations, said. ...

Marching Thunder prepares for eventful season

Buffy Six, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase, SPORTS

File Photo Just as Marshall football is gearing up for the start of its season against the Miami (Ohio) Red Hawks, the Marching Thunder is gearing up for its season as well with a new halftime show titled “Light ‘em Up.” “Stepping out onto the field is a rush you really can’t explain to an...

Doc Holliday to fans: You. Matter.

Doc Holliday to fans: You. Matter.

Doc Holliday, Marshall Football Head Coach

August 31, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Thundering Herd students: In football there are coaches and trainers, quarterbacks and defensive linemen, those who play on special teams and those who may never see a snap but make our program better every single day by what they give on and off the field. Students are as important as any ot...