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GALLERY: Kickin’ It On The Creek 2017

Nathan Thomas, Online Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under GALLERIES, Showcase

King crowned in second half of Herd’s win

King crowned in second half of Herd’s win

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

Marshall’s offense has been able to move the ball this season, but that fact remains that it could not finish a drive with ease. The missing piece: a solid rushing attack. The team may have just found one in Tyler King. King showed his coaches, the players, the media and, more importantly, the comm...

Community rallies to defend DACA

Community rallies to defend DACA

Danite Belay, Reporter

September 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Members of Marshall University’s Young Democrats and Students for a Democratic Society organized “Walk to Defend DACA,” a protest against President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Derek Zelkowski, president of Marshall’s Young Democrats, said they wanted...

Herd defeats Kent State Flashes, 21-0

Herd defeats Kent State Flashes, 21-0

Brigham Warf, For The Parthenon

September 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Richard Crank The Marshall Thundering Herd football team defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes with a final score of 21-0 last night at Joan C. Edwards stadium. The last time Marshall’s defense pitched a shut-out was its home opener last year against Morgan State, that resulted in a final s...

Sen. Manchin awards Purple Heart to Pearl Harbor veteran

Sen. Manchin awards Purple Heart to Pearl Harbor veteran

Rebecca Turnbull, News Editor

September 17, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin awarded Private Wetzel “Sundown” Sanders with a Purple Heart Friday in the Marshall Recreation Center for wounds Sanders received defending Pearl Harbor against attacks from Japan nearly 76 years ago. Sanders, 94, of Lincoln County, was hit with shrapnel in his right kn...

Gilbert lectures on ‘Gold Standard’ of civic responsibility

Gilbert lectures on ‘Gold Standard’ of civic responsibility

Caroline Kimbro, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University President Jerry Gilbert spoke Thursday on the enduring connection between civic responsibility and the Constitution during the seventh annual Robert C. Byrd Forum on Civic Responsibility at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse. In his lecture, Gilbert said he wants to emphasize the highest level of civic responsibility, wh...

Fighting the opioid epidemic with faith

Fighting the opioid epidemic with faith

Hunter Ellis, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

A local group focused on greater inclusion and education surrounding the opioid epidemic hosted the first of six trainings geared toward the faith-based community from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Central Christian Church. The trainings, which are open to local leaders in the faith-based community in the Tri-...

Marshall looks to bounce back against Kent State

Kyle Curley, Assistant Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

      The Thundering Herd (1-1) will continue its 2017-2018 season this Saturday, 16th against the Kent State Golden Flashes (1-1). The all-time series between the two schools is tied, 18-18. However, Marshall has won the last 11 matchups. Most recently, it won in double overtim...

The Peddler brews up something new

The Peddler brews up something new

Danite Belay, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Until this month, the late 1990s was the last time Huntington has seen a brewery. Megan Hetzer, co-owner of The Peddler with her husband Drew, said opening a brewery has always been in the plans of their restaurant since it opened in 2014. “Huntington doesn’t have a brewery, so we wanted to be a ...

Editorial: HEROIN(E) is a hero’s story that is far from over

Editorial: HEROIN(E) is a hero’s story that is far from over

September 14, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

When you think about a classic hero’s story, there are several characteristics that a story must have. First it needs an antagonist or a conflict of some sort. Then it should have a setting that is in need of saving, like a Gotham, so that one day it can be brought back to its prosperous and happy sel...

Marshall volleyball comes up short in the battle for the Golden Ball

Marshall volleyball comes up short in the battle for the Golden Ball

Kyle Curley, Reporter

September 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

The Marshall women’s volleyball team (3-9) continued its 2017 season on Tuesday, where it was defeated by West Virginia University, 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-22), at the Cam Henderson Center. “(I) Credit West Virginia for coming in here and showing our group how hard you are supposed to play the game,”...

Huntington residents join in remembrance for 9/11 victims during Spring Hill ceremony

Huntington residents join in remembrance for 9/11 victims during Spring Hill ceremony

Brooke Griffin, Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Americans associate the national tragedy that was 9/11 with panic, fear and sadness, but also with the courage and heroism that followed in the aftermath. For Huntington residents at Spring Hill Cemetery's Patriot Day ceremony Monday, these emotions were palpable. When one teenager lost his father in the series of events, an unlikely friend...