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An open response to Gary Welton: Bro, did you even college?

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor
November 3, 2014
Filed under OPINION

In Monday’s edition of The Parthenon, Mr. Welton’s column “A challenge to students: Be a full-time student” was published. I have a few disagreements with the content of the column. First of all, Mr. Welton said the “more mature” student will choose a school with a more difficult curriculum...

It’s Taylor Swift’s world, but she’s selling music

Editorial
November 3, 2014
Filed under OPINION

It’s Taylor Swift’s world, and we’re all just living in it. The current name on every timeline and Tumblr dashboard — other than Alex from Target, of course — Swift’s huge sale numbers for her fifth album “1989,” which released Oct. 27, have made her the subject of endless discussions...

Fighting the wrong battle

Editorial
November 2, 2014
Filed under OPINION

For many West Virginians, it feels like it is us against the world. “Where are you from?” “West Virginia.” “Oh! I have family near Richmond.” “No. WEST Virginia, the state. Not western Virginia.” Therefore, it’s exciting when our state gets national attention. Even if...

Mid-term election messaging toward millennials

Caitlin Grimes, Columnist
October 29, 2014
Filed under OPINION

The mid-term elections are less than a week away, and as time draws closer, the means of attracting the youth to their civic duty is becoming one of extreme controversy. This was first seen with the release of the College Republican National Committee’s “Say Yes to the Candidate” video. It has...

Body hair should not be a man’s world anymore

Editorial
October 29, 2014
Filed under OPINION

So-called “manly men” with their charmingly ungroomed beards and overall lumberjack-esque qualities are all the rage these days. However, women still can’t catch a break when it comes to ungroomed body hair. Most men (and, unfortunately, women) find body hair on a woman unattractive. We have...

Why are we ashamed to get down to this. sick. beat?

Editorial
October 28, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Unless you have been living buried under a rock with no Internet or media connection whatsoever, you know about the Monday release of Taylor Swift’s fifth album “1989.” Easily the strongest of her career, the album features a strictly pop sound, something new and unexpected from the typical country-pop...

The Burden of Thought

Geoffrey Foster, News Editor
October 27, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Save the planet. This slogan is everywhere these days, most prominently on the Internet, blasting its message across cyberspace. Save the planet. It is emblematic of the hubris many people see fit to endow upon themselves. The phrase should actually state: save ourselves. The planet does not need to...

Parking imposes a problem to commuter students and faculty

Bri Shelton, Columnist
October 27, 2014
Filed under OPINION

If there’s one topic that can quickly fuel a debate at Marshall, it’s the issue of parking, and the lack thereof, for commuter students and faculty. For this group of people, it’s the same story every day. They spend an extra five to ten minutes every morning driving around the parking garage...

‘Pretty Pink Princesses Prestigiously Profuse Profanity’…for feminism

October 27, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Normally, when a child swears, she is scolded. What if it’s for a good cause? A video released by FCKH8 shows little girls dressed in full princess gear dropping f-bombs (and pretty much every other swear in the book) in an adorable and obscene feminist manifesto, addressing the pay gap, sexual...

Wait, I’m an adult?

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
October 26, 2014
Filed under OPINION

I am 21, nearly 22 years old. I’m in my senior year of undergrad. And I don’t have the first clue what I want to do with my life. This is something I think about pretty often because of the impending May graduation date upon which I will be tossed into the realities of adulthood, dropped from...

Calling all Herd fans: It’s time to pack the Joan

Editorial
October 26, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Coming into Saturday’s football game against Florida Atlantic University, the Thundering Herd was undefeated. We were ranked in the top 25 for the first time since 2002. Quarterback Rakeem Cato threw his record-breaking touchdown pass and passed up Russell Wilson for consecutive touchdown passes in...

The a cappella realness you never knew your life needed

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
October 1, 2014
Filed under OPINION

You’ve probably heard one of their YouTube covers. With 5.8 million collective views on their videos, both covers and original music, it’s fairly unlikely that you have never heard a song by a cappella super group Pentatonix, intentionally or not. The five-person a cappella group won the third...