Marshall Student Newspaper Column on Football Team Plane Crash Causes Controversy

The mood of some Marshall University students, staff, and alums at the moment: angry and upset. The focus of their ire: a column in The Parthenon student newspaper claiming the annual ceremony honoring the 75 victims of the 1970 football team plane crash “has become devoid of meaning” and, for current students, is “just a motion we go through every year.”