The Parthenon

Annual cook-off helps preserve Appalachian heritage

Annual cook-off helps preserve Appalachian heritage

Rob Engle, reporter

September 7, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Chefs from around the region kindled their fires and greased their pans to compete in the 5th Annual Cast Iron Cook-Off at Heritage Farm today. Five teams competed to create traditional Appalachian dishes using only local ingredients and cast iron utensils over a fire. The contest was judged Huntington...

Kentucky Judge Rules Davis In Contempt

Kentucky Judge Rules Davis In Contempt

Taylor Poling, reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Federal judge David Bunning ordered Kim Davis, the clerk of Rowan County, jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Kentucky. Davis was elected county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky only 66 miles west of Huntington, West Virginia, in November 2014. Davis said...

HERD REVAMPS DEFENSIVE LINE AFTER SEVERAL KEY LOSSES

HERD REVAMPS DEFENSIVE LINE AFTER SEVERAL KEY LOSSES

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In his weekly press conference, head coach Doc Holliday praised the program’s player development during his tenure at Marshall University. The graduation of perhaps the program’s most revered recruiting class will test that theory Sunday when a cornucopia of new starters take the field as the Herd...

Herd counting on rabid fans Sunday

Herd counting on rabid fans Sunday

Brittanie Fowler, reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

Thirty-eight thousand. That’s how many fans it will take to pack Joan C. Edwards Stadium Sunday against Purdue. As of Tuesday, an estimated 30,000 tickets had already been sold. Marshall ranked at the top of the conference last year for the number of fans attending home games. Joan C. Edwards Sta...

Love Your Melon hopes to increase awareness this year.

Love Your Melon hopes to increase awareness this year.

Riley Mahoney, reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Uncategorized

Marshall University senior Peyton Riddick hopes to increase student awareness of the Love Your Melon campaign. Love Your Melon is a Minnesota based non-profit charity that was started in 2012 by two college sophomores named Zachary Quinn and Brian Keller. The two men started the non-profit with...

Exercises Learned and Calories Burned

Exercises Learned and Calories Burned

Brianna Paxton, reporter

September 3, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

The first Rec Fitness Night kicked off Thursday evening at the Marshall Rec Center. This free event welcomed the community to Marshall’s Rec Center to attend a variety of group fitness classes, as well as free consultations given by personal trainers. “We wanted to do something where we could...

Herd football team yet to announce starting kicker for season opener

Herd football team yet to announce starting kicker for season opener

Josh Hughes, reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under Football, Showcase, SPORTS

As the 2015 Thundering Herd football campaign approaches, many players have won and lost their respective position battles. The starting kicker spot, however, is one that still needs to be filled before the season opens against the Purdue Boilermakers this Sunday. Last season, kicker Justin Haig...

Syringe Exchange Program helps prevent diseases

Syringe Exchange Program helps prevent diseases

John Cole Glover, reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Showcase

Yesterday was the beginning of Huntington’s syringe exchange program, which allows drug users to bring in used syringes for new ones in an effort to prevent diseases from spreading. The exchange is located at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department at 703 Seventh Avenue. The program received...

Old Main Emporium thriving after one year of business

Old Main Emporium thriving after one year of business

Rob Engle, reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Sandwiched in a row of shops in downtown Huntington is a small boutique that packs a big punch. Operated by Sara Deel and Sara Sturgen, Old Main Emporium specializes in all things Kelly green, from apparel, to jewelry, to even home goods. But it’s not just their products that make this shop what...

Big Rock and the CandyAss Mountain Boys continues Black Sheep residency

Big Rock and the CandyAss Mountain Boys continues Black Sheep residency

Nathan Thomas, reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Long running Huntington funk string band, Big Rock and the CandyAss Mountain Boys, continue their monthly residency at Black Sheep Burritos and Brews. “That spot has always been special in its different incarnations,” said Dave Lavender, bassist and vocalist, “Some of the older members of...

Birdsong’s journey to Marshall

Birdsong’s journey to Marshall

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

September 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

After a change in the coaching staff and being told he did not fit the team’s new offensive scheme, Michael Birdsong left James Madison University last year after spending the first two years of his college career with the school. Despite throwing for nearly 3,000 yards and more than 20 touchdowns...

MU volleyball beats EKU 3-1, remains undefeated

MU volleyball beats EKU 3-1, remains undefeated

Imani Spradley, reporter

September 2, 2015


Filed under Showcase, SPORTS

In its home opener, the Marshall University volleyball team defeated Eastern Kentucky University 3-1 to remain undefeated at 4-0. Marshall head coach Mitch Jacobs said getting the win was great for the team, but he is not satisfied with the team’s overall performance. “We’ve got to work harder...