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

February 20, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Column: ACA repeal could have negative societal, educational impacts

Bradley McCoy, Junior Marshall Student
February 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

As a psychology major at Marshall University in West Virginia, my career path will be directly affected by the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. There is a current mental health initiative focused on providing mental health services to rural communities. Fellow students from within the state tend to b...

Editorial: W.Va. should support transgender community

Editorial: W.Va. should support transgender community

February 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Recently, Marshall University’s Intercultural Office sponsored a Transgender Clothing Drive that started Feb. 6 and lasts until Feb. 24. The editorial staff of The Parthenon were entirely thrilled when we read a story our reporter wrote covering the drive. The editorial staff feels strongly abou...

Column: The president’s bad week

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you haven’t heard, President Donald Trump has had a bad week. It began with a Washington Post story from last Thursday which said national security adviser Michael Flynn had discussed sanctions — imposed by the Obama administration in relation to Russia’s influencing of the 2016 election — with R...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
February 16, 2017
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: W.Va. should welcome, not drive away, politicians trying to help our state

February 13, 2017
Filed under OPINION

A Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., town hall scheduled for Monday at the Welch National Guard armory in McDowell County was unexpectedly cancelled Friday, with no immediate explanation. The event was to be moderated by MSNBC host Chris Hayes, with “hundreds of people in the area” having already signe...

Column: Public broadcasting ‘bright lantern’ in ‘dark mine’ of W.Va.

Nathan Thomas, WMUL Music Director
February 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Spending my summer 2016 interning for West Virginia Public Broadcasting and its seminal live music program, Mountain Stage, with Larry Groce provided me with my most beneficial educational experience. It reaffirmed my love for the Mountain State, and it reaffirmed what I want to pursue for my profes...

Column: The value of undergraduate discovery

Jerome Gilbert, University President
February 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Last year as a first-year president at Marshall, I had the privilege of being at the state capital in Charleston to observe undergraduate research day. The level of research sophistication was quite impressive. This was displayed by Marshall students and other students as well. Following my trip to...

Editorial: Higher education, public broadcasting valuable for state

February 9, 2017
Filed under OPINION

As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s “Save Our State” budget plan, Marshall University’s state appropriations will be reduced by 4.4. percent, which could result in a loss of as much as $2.8 million in state funding for the university. West Virginia University will face cuts as well, roughly estimated at ...

Column: Don’t succumb to political fatigue

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Only three weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump, the general public are feeling oversaturated with political news. As a result, Americans are experiencing a decline in productivity in the face of a seemingly endless cycle of executive orders, controversial tweets and political scandals that spell ou...