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The Parthenon

Column: Rerouting toward progress

Jared Casto, Online Editor
November 14
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

On election night, as results poured in indicating that Donald Trump would become the next president of the United States, I felt compelled to call my friend in D.C. This friend, a native Colombian who moved to America just over a year ago, said the city was in shock, as was the rest of the world. We...

Leave Your Mark: A column by Cara Bailey, former Parthenon executive editor and friend of Jeff Kovatch

Cara Bailey, Former Parthenon Executive Editor
November 14
Filed under COLUMN

Our Marshall community recently lost a professor, researcher, adviser, mentor and cheerleader when Jeff Kovatch passed away Nov. 5. Personally, I lost a dear friend. Jeff, a biology professor, and his wife, psychology professor Paige Muellerleile, have lived in Huntington for just 10 years, yet their ro...

Column: Our system is “too strong” to be taken down

Tom Jenkins, Reporter
November 14
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

As Americans sat back and watched as Donald Trump shocked political analysts, Democrats, and virtually flipped the electoral map, there was a clear a sense of disbelief, due to the assumption that Hillary Clinton would win this campaign. As the night went on, it became more apparent that something wa...

Column: On the outside, looking in

Jacob Griffith, Reporter, Assistant Sports Editor
November 10
Filed under COLUMN

Here we are again. Another year has passed, another year that sons and daughters of Marshall had to live without a mother or father, a brother or sister, a loved one. As a Marshall student, I am put in an interesting position heading into the 46th anniversary of the plane crash. I was not raised in West Virg...

Column: Trump does not represent my America

Moriah Harman, Contributor
November 7
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

Election Day is today, and while many people understandably feel “hopeless” this presidential election, I feel “hopeful.” I feel hopeful because we have the privilege to vote for the leader of our nation. I feel hopeful because I believe we have the capability to differentiate between right and wro...

Column: Don’t let semester stress win

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
November 3
Filed under COLUMN

How is this semester going for me so far? I’m taking 18 hours in 400 level courses. I work 30 hours this week at my part-time job. I slept three hours the past two nights; the only nutritious thing I’ve eaten in the past three days has been the chicken on my pizza I finally called-in for delivery ...

Column: Be what you want this Halloween, as long as it’s not racist

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
October 27
Filed under COLUMN

It’s almost Halloween — everyone is browsing Pinterest and stopping in every costume store for last-minute costume ideas. It’s the one day of the year it’s acceptable to dress up and take on the role of another person or thing. Halloween is by far one of my favorite holidays. It gives me a...

Column: Deferring not a bad plan for Marshall football

Jacob Griffith, Assistant Sports Editor, Reporter
October 27
Filed under COLUMN, Football, SPORTS

It’s a long way up from the bottom of the barrel, and that’s where the Marshall football team finds itself with a 2-5 record on the season. It has been years since the Herd have been Conference- USA bottom-feeders and in that time, Doc Holliday has largely stuck to his guns, not needing to change...

Column: You are worth more than your jean size

Lexi Browning, Executive Editor
October 20
Filed under COLUMN

If you would’ve asked me to define success four years ago, my answer would have been simple: I’d fit into my favorite size-zero skinny capris without visible side “pudge.” The jeans were skin-tight: comfortable after a day of wear, but tight enough to constantly remind me to watch everything I ...

Column: Save the women

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
October 13
Filed under COLUMN

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that it is now Breast Cancer Awareness month. We see cute slogans plastered all over tee-shirts and social media. “Save the ta-ta’s!” “Save second base.” “It’s all about the boobs.” “Big or small, save them all.” “Save man’s best friend.” “Save...

Column: Reasons voters need to watch the vice presidential debate

Column: Reasons voters need to watch the vice presidential debate

Jared Casto, Online Editor
October 3
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

  So, there’s a debate tonight. It’s OK if you’ve forgotten. Instead of a clash between the two most unpopular presidential candidates in history — Donald Trump, the physical embodiment of America’s shame, and Hillary Clinton, the longtime target of your uncle’s ill-informed Facebo...

Column: Let’s all agree to stop ‘stigmatizing’ mental health

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor
September 29
Filed under COLUMN

With Suicide Awareness Month coming to an end, comments regarding mental health have been all over the media. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, the third leading cause of death for people aged 10-24 and the second...