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Editorial: W.Va. budget puts education on back burner

Editorial: W.Va. budget puts education on back burner

June 22, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Months after the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature came to a close, a budget bill for the upcoming fiscal year will finally go into law. Gov. Jim Justice, however, announced Wednesday he will not sign the bill. He said he could not bear the idea of putting his name on the bill pas...

Column: What development in Huntington could mean

Tom Jenkins, For The Parthenon
June 22, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

When I came to Huntington in 2014 it was merely at the beginning of what it has become and what it is still trying to do. That is to develop into the next city for college graduates and millennials to move to. This has been a major issue for West Virginia as a state. How do we keep college students...

Editorial: We Are Marshall

June 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION

“In the middle of Huntington, West Virginia there's a river. Next to this river there is a steel mill. And next to the steel mill there is a school. In the middle of the school, there is a fountain. Each year on the exact same day, at the exact same hour, the water to this fountain is turned off. And...

Letter to the Editor: Welcome to the Family

Matt Jarvis, Marshall Student Body President
June 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Welcome to the family! My name is Matt Jarvis and I have the honor and privilege of serving as Marshall University’s 89th Student Body President. I want to personally welcome you to your new home and hopefully provide some insight to the experiences and opportunities that await you this fall. You’re...

Editorial: Budget could be possible if legislators would listen

Editorial: Budget could be possible if legislators would listen

June 3, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The Wild Ramp, a local nonprofit based in Huntington, has appealed to its audience on Facebook to have its funding restored in the budget bill that has yet to be passed by the West Virginia Legislature. While it’s an issue in itself that a budget agreement has yet to be reached well after the end...

Column: United States of ‘me’

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Thursday, President Donald Trump announced the United States’ separation from the Paris climate accord, an indefensible action that removes the United States from a global pact of 195 countries aimed to reduce greenhouse gases and expand upon affordable clean energy. The president, who has neither...

Senior Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

I cannot believe I finished my last class of undergrad today. Holy shit. This is real life. Next Saturday, I will walk across the stage with my classmates and finally obtain my B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Marketing. I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now. I am happy. I...

Senior Column: Giving voices to the voiceless through writing

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you would have told me that my post-graduation plans were moving to Kentucky to write for a media company that publishes fitness magazines while getting my masters from West Virginia University, I would’ve laughed and said “no way.” I never had any intentions on being a writer. Did I like t...

Common Misconceptions

Bich Diep, Vietnamese Student
April 24, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Have you ever asked where is Vietnam? What does it look like? I believe there are many people who do not know the exact location, or they might know Vietnam is in Asia and one of the South-East Asian countries, and that’s it. Therefore, I am going to share some general information about Vietnam, like...

Editorial: Medical cannabis bill in West Virginia step in the right direction, but improvements needed

April 24, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Just a day before 4/20, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill that kick-starts a medical marijuana industry in the Mountain State, making West Virginia the 29th state to pass a law regarding the usage of medical cannabis. In the epicenter of the opioid crisis (the Charleston Gazette-Mail writer ...

Editorial: America’s Best: A work in progress

April 20, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Huntington was awarded the grand-prize in the America’s Best Communities contest Wednesday, a $3 million dollar prize that will be used for urban development improvements throughout the city. The three-year competition pitted Huntington against 350 other communities across the United States, but H...