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for the sake of art

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
April 1, 2015
Filed under LIFE

The Aristotle quote, “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance,” can be represented in all artwork including creations made by previous and current Marshall University students. Brett Marshall Tucker, finishing up his sculpting degree, said h...

Disrespect us? No they won’t: A feminist analysis of Meghan Trainor lyrics

Disrespect us? No they won’t: A feminist analysis of Meghan Trainor lyrics

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
March 31, 2015
Filed under CODINUNDRUM, LIFE

Meghan Trainor is an overnight superstar. In her breakout song “All About That Bass,” Trainor gives a doo-wop inspired tribute to vintage sounds and big butts. The bubblegum pop track went on to top 58 international charts, sell more than 6 million copies and Grammy nominations for both Record and...

Morrisette’s Adventure in Game Development

Morrisette’s Adventure in Game Development

Patrick Breeden, Reporter
March 31, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Marshall University Professor Jason Morrissette spends his time on campus transitioning from the chalkboard to the keyboard to write and develop independent video games in his spare time. Morrissette began developing video games when he made a small game to create awareness for a Kickstarter crowd fu...

COLUMN: The Tidal wave needs to be a big one for artists’ sake

COLUMN: The Tidal wave needs to be a big one for artists’ sake

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
March 30, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Recently purchased by Jay Z, Tidal, a high-quality music streaming service, announced its launch Monday with an extensive group of powerful A-list stakeholders. The service intends to bring music to fans and artists in a way that presents it in the way the creator meant for it to be heard. It also inc...

SPRING HAS SPRUNG: What will you wear?

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
March 30, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Styles from New York Fashion Week are either being adopted or hated by fashionistas of the world. Some of the trends are completely unreasonable for everyday wear for college students, but some trends can be worn comfortably and loved by students, adults and anyone who shows an interest in keeping th...

#INTOMUviews: Tony Zhang

#INTOMUviews: Tony Zhang

Jared Casto, Contributor
March 25, 2015
Filed under LIFE, Showcase

Tony Zhang is a Chinese INTO Marshall University student who has been in America for a year. Zhang previously earned a Bachelors degree at Shenyang University in his home country studying piano and education. When he arrived in America, he was initially disappointed that Huntington was not more simi...

FANTASY GIRL GROUP DRAFT RESULTS

FANTASY GIRL GROUP DRAFT RESULTS

Codi Mohr, [email protected]
March 24, 2015
Filed under CODINUNDRUM, LIFE

Before a brief Spring Break hiatus, this column featured a showdown between the women of The Parthenon newsroom. In honor of Women’s History Month and inspired by Billboard’s Girl Group Week, we each drafted our own fantasy girl group. Each team took turns choosing a female artist to add to her u...

Tri-State Spring Break

Tri-State Spring Break

Karima Neghmouche, [email protected]
March 12, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Marshall University students plan to go out of the country and down south for spring break, but there are nearby attractions and activities in the tri-state area to give students something to do. Heritage Station is blocks from campus and offers various local vicinities for a day of shopping and dining. One Heritage Station attraction is Sip, Hunt...

FANTASY GIRL GROUP DRAFT

FANTASY GIRL GROUP DRAFT

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
March 11, 2015
Filed under CODINUNDRUM, LIFE, Showcase

It’s all about the girls this week in celebration of Women’s History Month. Inspired by Billboard’s Girl Group Week, the ladies of The Parthenon decided to do our own Fantasy Girl Group Draft. Follow the action, and vote for the best group. THE RULES Each team selects one group member in e...

Changed the game with that digital drop

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
March 4, 2015
Filed under CODINUNDRUM, LIFE, OPINION

There’s not much comparable to the overwhelming feeling of seeing a beloved artist release new tunes out of the blue and trying to consume them as quickly as possible. In the past five years, the surprise album drop has become a frequent and welcome twist on typical music industry marketing tactics. H...

50 Shades of Disappointment

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter
March 4, 2015
Filed under LIFE

Released the day before Valentine’s Day, “50 Shades of Grey” plummeted in ticket sales the opening weekend, stirring up arousal and even more controversy. Ian Pletka, a worker at Cinemark Huntington Mall, said the film was a huge disappointment to the theatre. “It was pretty busy the opening week...