Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Students studying outside the Memorial Student Center
Students Lock in for End of Semester
Anna Holstein, Staff Reporter • April 12, 2024

With final exams, projects and essays just around the corner, students on campus must decide how they will finish out the semester on good terms. Whether...

Kylee Mastin (left) and Abby Herring (right)
Best Friends in Track Reflect on Their Marshall Careers
Wade Sullivan, Student Reporter • April 7, 2024

After training and working together for three years, two Marshall track seniors are preparing to compete in their final Sun Belt Championship together...

Toney Stroud
Toney Stroud: From Student to Admin
Nolan Duncan, Student Reporter • April 2, 2024

Toney Stroud, Marshall’s chief legal officer, said it is important for people to give back to those who invested in them. “I think if you’ve had...

University president Brad D. Smith hosts his first press conference, highlighting his first 100 days in office.
University Administrators Reflect on President Smith's First Two Years
Evan Green, Executive Editor • March 27, 2024

A Brief Overview of Smith’s Presidency Over the last two years, Marshall University has undergone major changes to its messaging, enrollment, culture...

A sketch of Marco, Marshalls mascot
Marco: Bison, Myth, Legend
Nolan Duncan, Student Reporter • March 16, 2024

Marco is the "spokes-buffalo" for Marshall University, said the head of Archives at Marshall.  Lori Thompson, the head of Archives at Marshall University,...

Judge Richard Gergel speaking at the Amicus Curiae lecture.
Courage Valued at Amicus Curiae
Sarah Davis, News Editor • February 23, 2024

Bravery binded the stories of an African American World War II veteran, United States president and district judge, an author and judge said Thursday,...

Charlie and Pamela Bowen have been married 54 years.
Couples on Campus: Charlie and Pamela Bowen
Kaitlyn Fleming, Student Reporter • February 20, 2024

Within the hustle and bustle of college campuses, there lies the multi-faceted world of love. Love presents itself in many forms, and it appears to thrive...

Glen Midkiff, chief of staff
A Man who Bleeds Green and White
Nolan Duncan, Student Reporter • February 15, 2024

A Marshall University chief of staff said he invests his love and dedication to Marshall and its students because of the mentors that invested their time...

The image depicts the new cyber security building, which is set to open in 2026.
Cyber Security Institute to Advance University
Baylee Parsons, News Editor

Starting in 2026, Marshall students will have access to a state-of-the-art building that is the only of its kind in the country.  “We’re...

Eng will start the position in July.
Ben Eng Chosen as Interim Dean for School of Business
Sarah Davis, Managing Editor

A former business professor will level up to an administrative role in July, according to an announcement made by Provost Avi Mukherjee. Ben...

Chris Gardner gave the keynote at the Spring 2024 Commencement.
Class of 2024 Graduates With ‘Permission to Dream’
Anna Holstein, Staff Reporter

Marshall’s newest graduates should have ambition as they begin their futures, said the keynote speaker of the university’s 2024 Spring Commencement...

Chris Gardner
Spring Commencement to Feature Inspiring Speaker
Sarah Davis, News Editor

Marshall’s upcoming spring commencement graduates will hear from a man who went from struggling with homelessness to being a CEO. Chris...

Marshalls logo stands just outside the oldest building on campus, Old Main, which students can encounter during their campus tours at orientation.
University Makes Final Preparations for Campus Carry
Evan Green, Executive Editor

On July 1, a significant change will occur in West Virginia universities. Senate Bill 10, also known as the Campus Self-Defense Act, will require...

School of Pharmacy 5K Raises Money for Diabetes
Wade Sullivan, Student Reporter

The Marshall University School of Pharmacy held its seventh annual Dominate Diabetes 5k at Ritter Park on Saturday, April 13. The race, which...

Walk For Hope Flyer

Courtesy of Phi Alpha
Walk for Hope to Shine Light on Suicide Prevention
Baylee Parsons, Copy Editor

The annual Suicide Prevention Walk serves as a reminder that community members are not alone in their most stressful times, said the president...

University Raises Tuition
Nolan Duncan, Student Reporter

Even with a slight increase in tuition, the chief financial officer said Marshall University is still one of the cheapest universities to attend...

Jamie Sloane and Jimmy Hobbs own the Sloane Square Gallery in Huntington.
Huntington Hotspots: Sloane Square Gallery
Maggie Gibbs, Staff Reporter

At Sloane Square Gallery, lifestyle and art find harmony. Recognized by the Herald-Dispatch as the Best in the Tri-State in 2023, this gallery...

This years Community Cares Week was the third of its tradition on Marshalls campus.
Community Cares Reaches Campus and Beyond
Baylee Parsons, News Editor

The influx of volunteers who show out for Marshall’s Community Cares Week is caused by a general devotion to the university, said the senior...

Award-winning writer Crystal Wilkinson will speak as part of the A.E. Stringer
Visiting Writer Series. The event is sponsored by the Marshall University Department of English.
Former Kentucky Poet-Laureate to Speak as Part of the A.E. Stringer Writers Series
Victoria Ware, Opinions & Culture Editor

Award-winning poet and memoirist Crystal Wilkinson will showcase her literary contributions as a part of the A. E. Stringer Visiting Writer Series...

The sixth annual HerdCon took place in the student center and Drinko Library.
Photo Courtesy of HerdCon/Abigail Cutlip
HerdCon Draws in Local Creatives
Cyd Collins, Student Reporter

Getting people involved with HerdCon by finding people who are interested in the same comics, games, and shows is a great way to build community,...

A still from the documentary Roleplay
Documentary 'Roleplay' Debuts on Campus
Cyd Collins, Student Reporter

Exploring themes of sex and consent for college students, the “Roleplay” documentary’s first public screening took place in the Joan C....

Honoring Women Through Song
Baylee Parsons, Copy Editor

Raising awareness for females in the music industry, students of the Voice Studio at the School of Music performed “Celebrating Women” on...

The AIDS Memorial Quilt created for AIDS Awareness Week
Marshall Remembers AIDS Victims
Nolan Duncan, Student Reporter

For AIDS Awareness Week, Marshall University will have the AIDS Memorial Quilt on display in Drinko Library. The quilt has 48,000 squares memorializing...

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