The Parthenon

Mayor Williams delivers State of the City address, tackles budget deficit and offers updates

Huntington mayor Steve Williams delivers his State of the City address at City Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Franklin Norton, Reporter

February 15, 2017

Mayor Steve Williams gave his first State of the City address of his second term Wednesday, which championed a spirit of hope and resilience for the City of Huntington amidst the city’s projected budget deficit for the fiscal year. “We are aware of the financial crisis that we have been working...

Column: Herd women’s basketball needs answers fast

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2017

After losing four straight games, The Marshall University women’s basketball team needs to find a way to bounce back into the winning column. The issue may be pinpointing exactly what the trouble may be, and as the season has progressed, the fault may be inexperience. There has been no specific...

City of Huntington continues to address $5 million budget deficit

Mayor Steve Williams addresses city issues to a crowd at a press conference Monday.

Sadie Helmick, Reporter

February 13, 2017

City leaders gathered to discuss Huntington issues Monday morning at the Visual Arts Center. These leaders came together to show their support for Mayor Steve Williams during this time of substantial budget cuts. According to The Herald-Dispatch, the City of Huntington has a $5 million budget deficit...

“No Ban, No Wall”, protesters stand in solidarity with immigrants

Franklin Norton, Reporter

February 2, 2017

“No hate! No Fear! Refugees are welcome here,” chanted a group of protesters on the steps of Huntington City Hall Wednesday. The protests were in reaction to President Donald Trump’s immigration ban, an order that temporarily blocks refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority coun...

Carter G. Woodson Lyceum established

Dr. Burnis Morris speaking at the Carter G. Woodson Press Conference.

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

January 20, 2017

  In conjunction with the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications and the John Deaver Drinko Academy, Marshall University announced the formation of the Dr. Carter G. Woodson Lyceum Friday afternoon. The lyceum hopes to reconnect the city of Huntington with Woodson, the man...

Burks returns, but Herd struggle in sloppy victory

Marshall's CJ Burks (14) leaps for a pass as the Herd take on UTEP during the Conference USA men’s basketball quarterfinals on Thursday, March 10 in Birmingham, AL.

Jacob Griffith, Sports Editor

December 20, 2016

After sitting out the first 10 games of the season, sophomore guard CJ Burks returned to the Marshall lineup Monday night against West Virginia Wesleyan. That should have been the lone story of the game. It wasn’t. Instead, the talk following MU’s 81-65 win was about Marshall’s struggles...

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...