Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

The Rise of the Electric Vehicle is Underway, But Faces Challenges
The Rise of the Electric Vehicle is Underway, But Faces Challenges
Chayce Matheny, Reporter • April 20, 2022

Change can often be slow-moving, especially when it comes to the way people travel. Humans, for the most part, traveled in the same way for over a century...

The C.B. Nuckols Community Center will be the future home of Ashlands black history museum.
Black History Museum Opens in Ashland
Isabella Robinson, Lead Reporter • April 12, 2022

Students Pick Between Healthy and Cheap and Convenient
Students Pick Between Healthy and Cheap and Convenient
Megan Marie Gragg, Reporter • April 5, 2022

Should I go through the McDonald’s drive-thru, or prepare a balanced healthy meal at home? Students at Marshall University face this dilemma on a day-to-day...

Trigger Warnings: Trauma in the Classroom
Trevor Smith, Reporter • March 29, 2022

A person’s emotional state can be completely transformed after being triggered by something traumatic. This transformation can happen every time a person’s...

Dr. Caroline Light Presents “Whose Castle: The Weaponization of Self-Defense”
Victoria Ware, Reporter • March 23, 2022

The disparities in self-defense laws will be the topic discussed by a Harvard University history professor when she visits Marshall on Mar. 28 for a lecture...

Pedestrians wearing protective masks walk along Broadway in the SoHo district of New York, Friday, March 4, 2022. Mayor Eric Adams announced in a morning news conference that the city will be scaling back of COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates.
The Science Behind Masks and the Way We Listen
Alaina Laster, Lead Reporter • March 9, 2022

From the classroom to the local Starbucks, people have been struggling to hear one another during the pandemic. Masks have muffled voices and made them...

One of many photos Douglas has published over the years from Russia.
MU Alum Recounts His Time in Russia
Alaina Laster, Lead Reporter • March 9, 2022

“For the last 70 years, we were told we had the best of everything. Now we know we were lied to.” Eric Douglas Graduated from Marshall University...

Marshall Hosts Visiting Writer's Event
Trevor Smith, Reporter • March 9, 2022

Poet Donika Kelly and essayist Mellissa Febos from the University of Iowa came as part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall University....

Parthenon Wins Three Awards at West Virginia Press Association Convention
The Parthenon

The Parthenon's won three awards within the editorial category at the 2022 West Virginia Press Association convention. Honors are given for...

University Removes Mask Mandate Regardless of Community Transmission
Tyler Spence, Executive Editor

Effective immediately masks will be recommended and not mandatory at Marshall University regardless of community transmission level. In an...

Gov. Justice Appoints Former Thomas Reuters CEO, MU Alumnus as New BOG Member
Evan Green, Features Editor

On Jul. 21st, 2022, Gov. Jim Justice officially appointed James C. “Jim” Smith to serve on the Marshall University Board of Governors. Smith...

WV Department of Transportation Lowers Speed Limit Near Campus
WV Department of Transportation Lowers Speed Limit Near Campus
Evan Green, Features Editor

As a part of a larger effort to increase pedestrian safety near Marshall’s campus, West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Jimmy...

Huntington City Council Bans Conversion Therapy for Minors
Tyler Spence, Executive Editor

This week, the Huntington city council voted 7-4 to ban conversion therapy for minors in the city.  Council members DuRon Jackson, Pat Jones,...

WV Abortion Law From 1882 Now Enforceable after Roe Overturned, Protesters March over Weekend
WV Abortion Law From 1882 Now Enforceable after Roe Overturned, Protesters March over Weekend
Evan Green, Features Editor

On Friday, Jun. 24 at around 11 a.m., the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Roe v. Wade, a long-standing precedent that protected...

Community Comes to Campus to Work for Cares Week
Community Comes to Campus to Work for Cares Week
Isabella Robinson, Lead Reporter

Marshall University hosted Community Cares Week from June 20 through the 25 on the Huntington campus. The week of volunteer work, giving...

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion
Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade; States Can Ban Abortion
Mark Sherman, Associated Press

The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative...

Who Is Tom Kromer?
Alaina Laster, Lead Reporter

Marshall University has acted as a home to hundreds of thousands of students over the years. One student by the name of Tom Kromer attended in...

Theatre Department to Perform "Other Life Forms"
Victoria Ware, Reporter

“Other Life Forms,” a romantic comedy play written by a Marshall alumnus, will be performed by the theater department beginning on...

Officials with NASA Will Speak about the Agency’s Role in Hollywood Films
Victoria Ware, Reporter

How astronauts and scientists collaborate with movie makers will be explored in the “NASA’s Role in Hollywood Film” panel discussion on...

Graphic Novelist lends Comics Industry Secrets
Andrew Corliss, Reporter

A graphic novelist who draws inspiration from classical literature spoke about his pathway to success at Drinko Library last Friday.   Travis...

Faculty to Play Classical Scandinavian Music Next Sunday
Victoria Ware, Reporter

Classical Scandinavian music will be played by two professors from the School of Music in a faculty recital at Smith Recital Hall on Sunday at...

Artists Series Presents Donna Summer Musical on April 7th
Victoria Ware, Reporter

The life of renowned singer, Donna Summer, will be explored in the theater production of “Summer: the Donna Summer Musical” on Apr. 7 at...

Marshall Hosts Visiting Writer's Event
Trevor Smith, Reporter

Poet Donika Kelly and essayist Mellissa Febos from the University of Iowa came as part of the A.E. Stringer Visiting Writers Series at Marshall...