The Parthenon

OSU active shooter incident impacts many, putting training plans in place

Jordan Nelson and Elayna Conard

December 1, 2016

Due to the active shooter situation that took place at Ohio State University Monday, Marshall University officials are taking charge when it comes to reminding students, faculty and staff of the safety resources available to them, and what to do if an emergency takes place. “We, as a university, need to be pre...

Hilltoppers brutalize Marshall in final game of season

Western Kentucky running back Anthony Wales dives for the end zone in Saturday's lopsided 60-6 loss to the Hilltoppers. The loss is the worst home loss in Joan C. Edwards stadium history.

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor

November 27, 2016

They came. They saw. They conquered. That’s the easiest way to sum up Western Kentucky’s 60-6 thumping of the Marshall Thundering Herd Saturday night. With no hope of making a bowl game, Saturday’s contest was the team’s last of the season, a chance to finish strong on national television...

Marshall community joins in solidarity for ‘Herd in Hijab’

Olivia Zarilla, Reporter

November 17, 2016

Regardless of race, religion or gender, members of the Marshall University community joined together for a day of solidarity Wednesday. The Marshall University Unitarian Universalists coordinated with members of the Muslim Student Association to host Herd in Hijab, an event in which students, staff...

Huntington businesses, bartenders prepare for busy Sundays

Tom Jenkins, Reporter

November 17, 2016

Sunday mornings in Huntington have just become a bit busier, after Huntington voted to allow the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings. Restaurants will now be able to serve alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays, where the original time was 1 p.m. This past March, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin passed senate...

‘Open Mind’ host to discuss the future of civility

Kessyl Lim, Reporter

November 17, 2016

The host from The Open Mind show on PBS will be at Marshall University to discuss with students and faculty the problems of civil discourse on social media Thursday. Alexander Heffner is coming in from New York to address ways to use civil discourse on social media and the problems that are attached...

Williams wins mayoral race over McCallister

Staff Reports

November 9, 2016

Democrat Steve Williams won re-election as mayor of Huntington Tuesday night. Williams, the incumbent, beat out GOP challenger and Huntington city council member Tom McCallister. While the victory was not guaranteed, Williams insisted there were no nerves. “There was not a matter of nerves going...

Dawson returns as Herd’s Grand Marshal

Red Dawson waves as he is cheered in this year's homecoming parade. Dawson was Grand Marshall of the parade.

Tom Jenkins, Reporter

October 13, 2016

It’s been 45 years since Red Dawson, assistant coach of Marshall University’s Young Thundering Herd, has led the football team onto the field. In 1970, Dawson had been an assistant coach with the team for two years when the devastating Marshall plane crash shook the Huntington community indefinitely....