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The Parthenon

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
March 2
Filed under Michael Brown, OPINION

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college senior who enjoys giving his opinion. ...

Editorial: White House, U.S. must take stand against rising anti-semitism

February 27
Filed under OPINION

Is anti-Semitism rising in America? This is a question that is slowly becoming a real issue that many Americans continue to ponder. With the rise of the “Alt-Right” and the movement taking on the “White Nationalist” mentality, does that mean anti-Semitism is truly going to become an issue across...

Column: Leave Twitter logic on Twitter

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor
February 27
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We’ve all come across tweets that made us eye roll our way into a state of pure frustration. Too many people are basing their lives and the way they approach relationships off of memes and the need for social approval. It seems as though Twitter users will say just about anything for some sort of...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Takuya Endo, Japanese Marshall Student
February 27
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

In Osaka, which is the biggest city in Japan, my life began, and today, my life is in West Virginia. My major is sports management and my dream is to work in the sports industry in the United States. Since I came here, I have been asked about Japan by many people, and found out that many Americans sha...

Editorial Cartoon: The A-Team

Editorial Cartoon: The A-Team

Susie Washington, Editorial Cartoonist
February 23
Filed under Editorial Cartoons, OPINION

Editorial: Reminder — The media is still working for the American people

February 23
Filed under OPINION

While President Donald Trump apparently has no qualms with labeling the media “the enemy of the American people," it appears that the public aren’t entirely on board with the president’s sweeping epithet. A Quinnipiac University Poll found Americans believe the media is more trustworthy than ...

Column: Bible bill could alienate some W.Va. residents

Will Izzo, Life! Editor
February 23
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Recently, a new bill was introduced in the West Virginia House that would officially make the Holy Bible the state book of West Virginia. The bill, “House Bill 2568,” was officially introduced Feb. 20 by multiple delegates, including ones from Kanawha, Logan and Boone counties, amongst a few others....

Column: Reflections and painful truths

Christopher Swindell, SOJMC Associate Professor
February 23
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the words of J.K. Rowling’s minister of magic, “these are dark times.” Institutions of public trust which form the basis of civil society are upended, maligned and starved of public financing. The social contract is collapsing. Fear, fantasy, fake news and fiction replace fact and forward t...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
February 23
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college senior who enjoys giving his opinion. ...

Editorial: Yiannopoulos is a lesson on the importance of media literacy

February 20
Filed under OPINION

Milo Yiannopoulos, senior editor for Breitbart News, has once again shown why facts and research are crucial tools for any journalist or public speaker to have. From a man who said in a March 2016 article that the alt-right has an addiction to provocation, Yiannopoulos has been no stranger to public ...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Ngo Vu Uyen Khue, Vietnamese Marshall Student
February 20
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

My home country is Vietnam, which is a Southeast Asian country. Our mother tongue is Vietnamese, but we have to study English when we are young so most Vietnamese can speak English. Vietnamese are very friendly and open-minded, which makes foreign tourists find it enjoyable to travel here. However, in c...