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Donald Trump and West Virginia: Star-Crossed Lovers

Donald Trump and West Virginia: Star-Crossed Lovers

Franklin Norton and Lydia Waybright
August 7, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The excitement was palpable as the crowd’s eager anticipation was met with a tune familiar and cherished by West Virginians--John Denver’s, “Country Roads.” It was to this song that President Trump walked out from under his ‘Make America Great Again’ banner to an adoring crowd. The presid...

Editorial: 3rd Congressional seat is a hot ticket item

July 20, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The 2018 election is well over a year away, but some major announcements have already happened. Congressman Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., announced in May that he would be giving up his seat to challenge Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., for his senate seat. Since Jenkins’ announcement, the West Virginia politi...

Column: What does Mayor Williams’ Congressional run mean for the city

Tom Jenkins, For The Parthenon
July 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced Wednesday he will be running for the third Congressional seat in West Virginia. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins, who announced this past May he would be challenging Democratic Senator Joe Manchin for his seat. This could be quite ...

Editorial: Healthcare should be considered a human right

July 6, 2017
Filed under OPINION

A British infant is at the center of a global debate over what medical treatment, if any, he is entitled to receive, and who decides his fate — his family, his doctors or the courts. Charlie Gard, who is 11 months old, was born with an extremely rare genetic disease. He is blind, deaf and cannot br...

Column: The healthcare debate begins and ends in W.Va.

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
July 6, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

While members of the United States Senate enjoy the conclusion of their well-timed Independence Day recess, Americans remain in a state of concern about the future of their healthcare coverage and whether Senate Republicans will attempt to force through their unpopular healthcare bill or come up with ...

Editorial: W.Va. budget puts education on back burner

Editorial: W.Va. budget puts education on back burner

June 22, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Months after the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature came to a close, a budget bill for the upcoming fiscal year will finally go into law. Gov. Jim Justice, however, announced Wednesday he will not sign the bill. He said he could not bear the idea of putting his name on the bill pas...

Column: What development in Huntington could mean

Tom Jenkins, For The Parthenon
June 22, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

When I came to Huntington in 2014 it was merely at the beginning of what it has become and what it is still trying to do. That is to develop into the next city for college graduates and millennials to move to. This has been a major issue for West Virginia as a state. How do we keep college students...

Editorial: We Are Marshall

June 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION

“In the middle of Huntington, West Virginia there's a river. Next to this river there is a steel mill. And next to the steel mill there is a school. In the middle of the school, there is a fountain. Each year on the exact same day, at the exact same hour, the water to this fountain is turned off. And...

Letter to the Editor: Welcome to the Family

Matt Jarvis, Marshall Student Body President
June 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Welcome to the family! My name is Matt Jarvis and I have the honor and privilege of serving as Marshall University’s 89th Student Body President. I want to personally welcome you to your new home and hopefully provide some insight to the experiences and opportunities that await you this fall. You’re...

Editorial: Budget could be possible if legislators would listen

Editorial: Budget could be possible if legislators would listen

June 3, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The Wild Ramp, a local nonprofit based in Huntington, has appealed to its audience on Facebook to have its funding restored in the budget bill that has yet to be passed by the West Virginia Legislature. While it’s an issue in itself that a budget agreement has yet to be reached well after the end...

Column: United States of ‘me’

Jared Casto, Executive Editor
June 2, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Thursday, President Donald Trump announced the United States’ separation from the Paris climate accord, an indefensible action that removes the United States from a global pact of 195 countries aimed to reduce greenhouse gases and expand upon affordable clean energy. The president, who has neither...

Senior Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

I cannot believe I finished my last class of undergrad today. Holy shit. This is real life. Next Saturday, I will walk across the stage with my classmates and finally obtain my B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Marketing. I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now. I am happy. I...