Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Marshall University's Student Newspaper

The Parthenon

Spring 2022 Staff

Tyler Spence

Tyler Spence

Tyler Spence is an award-winning reporter and editor from Huntington, West Virginia. Tyler has traveled across West Virginia to tell stories of some of the state's most misunderstood towns, and closely covered the selection of...

Conner Woodruff

Conner Woodruff

Conner Woodruff is a senior at Marshall University and is studying broadcast journalism after 3 years in Logan High School’s Award-Winning Broadcast Journalism Program, WLHS-TV. Outside of school, Conner works as the executive...

Evan Green

Evan Green

Evan Green is a sophomore journalism major from West Portsmouth, Ohio. During his career, Evan has worked for a number of news publications including Scioto County Daily News, Shawnee State Chronicle, Portsmouth Daily Times and, most...

Rafael Alfonso

Rafael Alfonso

Rafael Alfonso serves as a Yeager Scholar, secretary for the Gay-Straight Alliance and now The Parthenon's chief copy editor. In his free time, he practices various martial arts and keeps up with his loved ones back in Virginia...

Shauntelle Thompson

Shauntelle Thompson

Shauntelle Thompson is the photo and graphic design editor for The Parthenon. Shauntelle is a social work major and has been a freelance photographer for three years before joining The Parthenon. 

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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...

Isabella Robinson

Isabella Robinson

Isabella Robinson, affectionately known as Bella, is a senior broadcast journalism student in the Honors College and is originally from Winfield, West Virginia. Bella is an experienced journalist and has held the titles of both...

Tyler Kennett

Tyler Kennett

Tyler Kennett is currently a senior at Marshall majoring in Sports Broadcast Journalism and English Creative Writing. He was born and raised in Rock, West Virginia by his grandparents along with his three siblings. He is currently...

Abby Ayes

Abby Ayes

Abby Ayes, originally from Nashville, Tennessee, is double majoring in broadcast journalism and public relations at Marshall University. Abby loves to write, talk and create content for her community and University. She plans...

Abby Hanlon

Abby Hanlon

Abby Hanlon is a graduate student from Huntington, West Virginia. She hopes to work in the public relations field with a travel agency or a nonprofit. Abby is interested in social media and the impact that it has on today’s...

Chayce Matheny

Chayce Matheny

Chayce Matheny is a senior at Marshall University studying multimedia journalism. Chayce is from Saint Albans, West Virginia, and is passionate about all sports and politics. Before attending Marshall University, he played baseball...

Calvin Staten

Calvin Staten

Calvin Staten is a third-year multimedia journalism major at Marshall University. After he graduates he hopes to find a future career in video game journalism or covering pop culture or his interests. With how video game journalists are today and the track re...

Semoni Weaver

Semoni Weaver

Semoni Weaver, originally from Richmond Virginia, is a sophomore multimedia journalism student in the College of Arts and Media with a minor in Spanish. Semoni was the recipient of the 2021 Marshall University Diversity Award...

Justin Zimmer

Justin Zimmer

Justin Zimmer is a junior who is majoring in Sports Journalism.  Justin is a native of Bethesda, Maryland which is located just outside the nation’s capital. ​Justin hopes to be a play-by-play announcer either at the national or local lev...

Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith is from Hurricane, West Virginia where he graduated high school in 2020. He is a multimedia journalism student and is set to graduate in 2023. He loves horror and crime movies.

Megan Marie Gragg

Megan Marie Gragg

Megan Marie Gragg is a junior at Marshall University studying broadcast journalism. She chose this career path because she enjoys writing and being creative. Gragg grew up watching and playing sports, where she soon gained an i...

Victoria Ware

Victoria Ware

Victoria Ware is a junior 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...

Brea Smith

Brea Smith

Brea Smith is from Piketon, Ohio. Brea is currently a sophomore and is majoring in multi-media journalism and a minor in creative writing. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and relaxing with a good book. Her goals...

Alyssa Woods

Alyssa Woods

Alyssa Woods is a junior at Marshall University. She is majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in political science. Alyssa’s goal after college is to cover pressing topics in world politics to better understand the...

Austin Johnson

Austin Johnson

Austin Johnson is a resident of South Point, Ohio studying broadcast journalism, and political science. He is an award winning journalist, and has freelanced for several newspapers in the tristate area including The Ironton Tribune,...

Grace Hewitt

Grace Hewitt

Grace Hewitt is a Broadcast journalism major, minoring in marketing at Marshall University, from Ona, West Virginia. She loves being involved on campus, including her affiliation with Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority where she has served...

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