The Parthenon

From linebacker to athletic director

From linebacker to athletic director

Kasey Madden, Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In 1980, Mike Hamrick hung up his football helmet and received his diploma in secondary education from Marshall University. Hamrick said his original goal was to become a teacher and coach high school football like his father. Thirty-five years after his college graduation and after working in athle...

‘Anything Goes’ sets sail in Huntington

‘Anything Goes’ sets sail in Huntington

Mikaela Keener, Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall Artists Series presented “Anything Goes” Monday at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. The musical tells the story of Billy Crocker, who sailed away on the S.S. American to be with Hope Harcout, the love of his life. Marshall University freshman Brooke Estep said the cast showed...

Week-long closing first since ’70s

Week-long closing first since ’70s

Amy Napier, Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University cancelled the majority of classes on all campuses last week due to an extreme snowstorm, which hit Huntington early Feb. 16. Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing, said the decision to cancel classes is more complicated than one might think. “We...

Roller derby rolls into the Jewel City

Roller derby rolls into the Jewel City

Sofie Wachtmeister, Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

The inaugural Roller Derby Double Header is 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Four roller derby teams are participating in the event. The first bout is a matchup between the Chemical Valley Roller Girls of Charleston and the Ohio Valley Roller Girls of Martins Ferry, Ohio. Directl...

Weekend Line-up at the V-Club

Weekend Line-up at the V-Club

Kelsie Lively, Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

FRIDAY, FEB. 20 CHRIS KNIGHT / SASHA COLETTE & THE MAGNOLIAS THE V-CLUB TIME: 9 P.M. ADMISSION: $13 ARTIST: Chris Knight GENRE: Country / Rock LOCATION: Slaughters, Kentucky Country music artist Chris Knight is bringing his “blunt honesty,” “elegiac truths,” and “raw poetry” to Hunti...

‘Anything Goes’ sails onto Keith Albee stage Monday

‘Anything Goes’ sails onto Keith Albee stage Monday

Kaitlyn Clay, Reporter

February 19, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Broadway musical, “Anything Goes” takes the stage 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. “Anything Goes” is the winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Best Choreography. Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter, created the musical comedy that celebra...

‘Cabaret’ opens for eight-show run

Mikaela Keener, Reporter

February 18, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre presented its opening night of “Cabaret” Wednesday at the Francis-Booth Experimental Theatre. The performance kicked off the eight-night run of the show. Before the production, Nicole Perron, director and choreographer, said Wednesday’s show...

MU DAY AT THE CAPITOL

MU DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Lexi Browning, Reporter

February 18, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Inclement weather did not stop the West Virginia Legislature from paying tribute to President Stephen J. Kopp and recognizing the accomplishments of the 2014 Marshall football team Wednesday at Marshall University Day at the Capitol. Senate Resolution 36, sponsored by Senator Robert Plymale, D-Wayne,...

STATE OF THE CITY

STATE OF THE CITY

Lexi Browning, Reporter

February 18, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams said he plans to improve infrastructure this year and praised the successful programs and progressions of 2014 Tuesday during the State of the City address. Progressions included a Wi-Fi pilot project downtown, 226 arrests in 90 days from the River to Jail project combatting...

Weather makes commuting difficult

Weather makes commuting difficult

Tyler Ferris, Reporter

February 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Commutes became an issue for Marshall University students during winter storm Octavia. Marshall decided to cancel classes just after 9 a.m. Monday as snow showers intensified. For some students, like freshman Cayley Yonkosky, the cancelation came as late notice. Yonkosky, nursing major, commutes f...

City reacts to snow accumulation

City reacts to snow accumulation

Lexi Browning, Reporter

February 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

City personnel worked against inclement conditions to get the roads cleared Monday as the snow poured down onto Huntington. Bryan Chambers, director of communications said city workers, began salting the roads with two plow trucks around 5:30 a.m. and were utilizing all six trucks by 7 a.m. “We wer...

Communications confusion follows snow day decision

Communications confusion follows snow day decision

Tyler Ferris, Reporter

February 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Marshall University closed campus Monday after winter storm Octavia arrived and intensified sooner than expected. Ginny Painter, senior vice president for communications and marketing, is part of the committee that decides what actions to take during inclement weather and also has a hand in deliver...