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Editorial: New year, new challenges in 2017

January 16
Filed under OPINION

A new year always marks a time of change, but 2017 is markedly different than most other years before it. West Virginia will have a new governor in office. A new man will be taking over the highest office in the land. There is fear in the hearts of many, both because of the unknown changes lying before u...

Column: Learning from the past for the uncertain future

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
January 16
Filed under COLUMN

This morning, like every morning, I woke up and sat down on my computer to check my e-mail before I started getting ready for the day. I opened my browser and saw Google’s home page displayed. For every holiday, Google has a “Doodle” that compliments that holiday. Today, as I hope most of you k...

MLK Jr. Observance Day brings community members together

Christian Davis, Reporter
January 16
Filed under Election 2016, NEWS

Marshall University’s Intercultural Affairs Office, the NAACP Huntington-Cabell Branch and the surrounding Huntington community gathered at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse for the annual MLK Jr. Observance Day program Monday. Students, family and friends marched from 16 Street Baptist Church to Marshall’s...

Editorial: That’s a wrap

Editorial
December 8
Filed under OPINION

2016 has been a crazy year. America had its first female presidential nominee, it is likely to be the hottest year on record and the worst mass shooting in U.S. history happened in Orlando, Florida. The year was full of ups and downs. As many Americans noticed, 2016 was an election year. A female, Hil...

Column: From bison to bobcat

Lexi Browning, Executive Editor
December 8
Filed under OPINION

By the time you’ve picked up this edition, my career with my beloved student newspaper, The Parthenon, has concluded. After this edition, I’ll no longer assemble this publication. I won’t design its front pages, hound reporters for stories or spend my evenings in the newsroom. After three and ...

Editorial: The power of protest displayed first hand in Standing Rock

Editorial: The power of protest displayed first hand in Standing Rock

Editorial
December 5
Filed under OPINION

The Dakota Access Pipeline has been delayed by the Army Corps of Engineers after President Obama and his administration made the decision not to allow Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. to construct the potentially faulty pipeline over a water source that the Standing Rock Sioux depend on for all their n...

Editorial: Do not turn a blind eye to violence

Editorial: Do not turn a blind eye to violence

Editorial
December 5
Filed under OPINION

Many in this nation have seemingly become immune to violence. It is showcased in our television shows, movies, video games and, unfortunately, our news broadcasts. Another bombing is reported in a country most have never heard of, another robbery is reported in a big city with millions of nameless faces and anot...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Assignment Editor
December 5
Filed under 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. ...

‘Awaken My Love!’: An Informal Album Review

‘Awaken My Love!’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Life! Editor
December 5
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

Childish Gambino’s latest “Awaken My Love!” is out, and I have to say, I was really surprised at first. Gambino, or Donald Glover, depending on what he’s doing at the time, hasn’t been super vocal about the album’s release, aside from releasing singles like “Redbone,” so I wasn’...

Editorial: Facebook is a media company, whether it wants to be or not

Editorial
December 1
Filed under OPINION

Since the election, Facebook has been under fire by media outlets and users who argue that fake news on Facebook may have influenced the outcome of the election. This isn’t a “crazy idea,” as CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Nov. 12 Facebook post, and his assertion that “more than 99” percent...

Editorial: Don’t belittle third party voters

Editorial
December 1
Filed under OPINION

Americans have been reeling since the result of the 2016 presidential election, where a orange, small-handed demagogue Donald Trump won the race. Non-white and non-binary people across the nation shared their fears and ideas after the results had officially been called and are still actively trying to por...

Editorial: The Trump presidency so far

Editorial: The Trump presidency so far

Editorial
November 28
Filed under OPINION

President-elect Donald Trump is in the midst of preparing to become president of the United States in January, and the picks for who he wants in his Cabinet are underway. These Cabinet picks are a good indication of how Trump plans to run the country and what policies he plans to enforce. Many of his picks...