Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

2023-2024 Staff

Evan Green
Executive Editor

Evan Green

Evan Green is a junior majoring in multimedia journalism and psychology with minors in creative writing, English and Spanish. Evan is from Portsmouth, Ohio, and enjoys long walks on the beach. Evan serves as the Executive Editor...

Matthew Schaffer
Managing Editor

Matthew Schaffer

Matthew Schaffer is a senior at Marshall University pursuing a B.A. in multimedia journalism with a minor in political science. He follows national politics and foreign affairs. He has previously worked as a reporter for both...

Sarah Davis
News Editor

Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is a sophomore from Hurricane, West Virginia, studying broadcast and multimedia journalism. In addition to her experience with The Parthenon, Sarah wrote for Charleston Gazette’s FlipSide during her senior year o...

Joseph DiCristofaro
Sports Editor

Joseph DiCristofaro

Joseph DiCristofaro is the sports editor for The Parthenon. Joseph is a junior broadcast journalism major from Bluefield, West Virginia. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors and watching sports with friends.

Rafael Alfonso
Content Editor

Rafael Alfonso

Rafael Alfonso serves as The Parthenon's resident active voice aficionado and website mastermind. In more official words, he's the paper's content editor. In his free time, he practices various martial arts and keeps up with ...

Baylee Parsons
Copy Editor

Baylee Parsons

Baylee Parsons is a sophomore from Wayne, West Virginia, double-majoring in English and journalism. A proud member of the grammar police, she serves as The Parthenon’s copy editor. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing ...

Victoria Ware
Opinion and Cultures Editor

Victoria Ware

Victoria Ware is a senior journalism major from Huntington, West Virginia. Victoria has had a love for writing since she was very young, and she plans to pursue a career in print journalism in the future. She is an avid film lover...

Zach Highlander
Staff Reporter

Zach Highlander

Zach Highlander is a senior majoring in journalism with a creative writing minor. His role at the Parthenon is a staff reporter. He is from Boone County, can play the guitar and loves art.

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Staff Reporter

Alaina Laster

Alaina Laster is currently a sophomore studying broadcast journalism and is double minoring in French and graphic design. She was born and raised in the small town of East China, Michigan. Alaina has always loved writing and knew...

Waylon Smith
Student Reporter

Waylon Smith

Waylon Smith is a sophomore at Marshall University double-majoring in broadcast journalism and public relations with a minor in anthropology. He is from Ashland, Kentucky, and loves black cats, plants, a long run, his dog and...

Ashley Ferguson
Student Reporter

Ashley Ferguson

Ashley Ferguson is a sophomore at Marshall University studying broadcasting journalism with a minor in women's and gender studies. Ashley grew up in Putnam County, West Virginia, and graduated from Winfield High School. Being inv...

Ben Cower
Student Reporter

Ben Cower

Ben Cower is a senior sports journalism major from Purcellville, Virginia. He currently serves as the sports director at WMUL-FM alongside calling races as the track announcer of Ona Speedway; of which, the track is the only pa...

Cyd Collins
Student Reporter

Cyd Collins

Cydney Collins is a junior majoring in journalism and minoring in sociology. She enjoys writing and discussing art in her free time.

Kaitlyn Fleming
Student Reporter

Kaitlyn Fleming

Kaitlyn Fleming is a second-year junior at Marshall University double-majoring in multimedia journalism and public relations with a marketing minor. Kaitlyn is from Proctorville, Ohio, and works as a marketing intern for the M...

Nolan Duncan
Student Reporter

Nolan Duncan

Nolan Duncan is a journalism broadcast major from Saint Albans, West Virginia. He has a deep passion for all forms of media. As an Eagle Scout, he strives to ensure that every article reflects the higher ideals of Scouting....

Reagan Clagg
Student Reporter

Reagan Clagg

Reagan Clagg is a sophomore from Leonardtown, Maryland, who is majoring in political science with minors in Spanish, international affairs and journalism. This is her first semester reporting for The Parthenon, and she will be ...

Wade Sullivan
Student Reporter

Wade Sullivan

Wade Sullivan is a junior majoring in multimedia journalism. Wade is from Parkersburg, West Virginia where he was inducted into the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists for his work in the Parkersburg...

Kadann Bonecutter
Student Reporter

Kadann Bonecutter

Student Reporter

Makai Laguines

Makai Laguines is a senior at Marshall University majoring in multimedia journalism. Makai is from Georgia and is part of Marshall Women's Soccer Team. Makai is also president of the Eta Zeta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority...

Student Reporter

Joel Spears

Joel Spears is a senior at Marshall University majoring in journalism. Born and raised in West Virginia, Joel enjoys spending time with his friends and family. Joel is an avid football fan and loves playing music or games in his...

Tasha Esselstein
Student Reporter

Tasha Esselstein

Tasha Esselstein is a senior at Marshall University majoring in multimedia journalism. Tasha is from South Carolina and spent her summer as a writing intern for a local magazine. In her free time, she enjoys working out and hanging...

Jada Mills
Student Reporter

Jada Mills

Jada Mills is a junior at Marshall University majoring in broadcast journalism. She is a student reporter for The Parthenon from Beckley, West Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys shopping, hanging out with her friends and work...

Samuel McElwain
Student Reporter

Samuel McElwain

Samuel McElwain is a sophomore at Marshall with a major in theatre and minor in journalism. This is Samuel's first time as a reporter for The Parthenon, and he will be covering the medicine, health and technology beat. When Sam...

Student Reporter

Bex Law

Rebecca “Bex'' Law is a student at Marshall University, graduating in 2024 with a Bachelor’s in Multimedia Journalism, with a minor in Gender & Women’s Studies. Bex loves working on campus, having previously served on...

Emma Gallus
Video & Audio Producer

Emma Gallus

Emma Gallus is a sophomore at Marshall University majoring in broadcast journalism with minors in English and communication studies. Emma is from Virginia and enjoys spending her limited free time watching video essays and hanging...

Abigail Cutlip
Graphics Editor

Abigail Cutlip

Abigail Cutlip is a third-year student from Minford, Ohio who is majoring in public relations with minors in journalism, French and marketing. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in social media marketing in the theatre...

Scott Price
Chief Copy Editor

Scott Price

Scott Price is a sophomore double-majoring in biology and chemistry from Glenville, West Virginia. He plans to earn a Doctorate of Chiropractic following his undergraduate degree from Marshall. His future plans include opening...

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