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Alexandria Runyon

Alexandria Runyon

September 11, 2017


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Alexandria Runyon is a junior English major with a women's studies minor. In her free time, she writes stories, poems, screenplays and grocery lists. She performs stand up comedy in the tri-state, and hopefully, one day, in many more states. This is her first year on Parthenon staff, but her fourth year...

Adam Stephens

Adam Stephens

January 12, 2017


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Adam Stephens is a sophomore pursuing a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. He is from Nitro, West Virginia where he graduated from Nitro High School. Adam has always kept up with current events and politics and was always the one to ask if you wanted to know what was in the...

Franklin Norton

Franklin Norton

January 12, 2017


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Franklin Norton is a junior Public Relations student born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. Growing up in Huntington, he has developed a love of community and tries every day to make moments matter. He has always loved telling stories, and aims to tell compelling stories that move people to action.    

Sadie Helmick

Sadie Helmick

January 12, 2017


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Sadie Helmick is a junior from Paden City, West Virginia majoring in public relations. She has a passion for reading, photography, watching Netflix and traveling. She spends her summers building houses and volunteering at a boys' home called Mountain Top Ministries in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. After her...

Heather Barker

Heather Barker

January 12, 2017


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Heather Barker is a junior from Huntington, West Virginia double majoring in print and online journalism. She enjoys kayaking, baking, watching Netflix, and most importantly, spending time with her beloved cat, Finnegan. Heather is also the layout editor for the Honors Oracle and is involved with theUnit...

Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins

September 9, 2016


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Tom Jenkins is a senior broadcast journalism major with a minor in political science from upstate New York. Tom is always consuming news and loves journalism in every aspect. He aspires to be a journalist in any form where he can produce content that he truly enjoys. Tom is a huge music nerd; you can...

Rebecca Turnbull

Rebecca Turnbull

January 18, 2016


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Rebecca Turnbull is a senior Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations double major from Bridgeport, West Virginia. She has worked as a news director in both radio and television capacities on campus and is now taking her shot at print journalism. She plans to abandon (practically) all of her journalism...

Nancy Peyton

Nancy Peyton

January 18, 2016


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Nancy Peyton is a senior online journalism major from a small town in Logan county. When she is not doing work for The Parthenon or The State Journal, Nancy spends her free time reading, watching Netflix and shopping (way more than she should, but that's definitely OK). She is also the Executive Editor...

Jared Casto

Jared Casto

January 18, 2016


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Jared Casto is an Online Journalism major, an editor for the Honors College's Honors Oracle and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. When Casto isn't reading or reporting the news, he's usually consuming any and all other media, watching terrible movies with his friends or eating an absurd...

Nathan Thomas

Nathan Thomas

September 3, 2015


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Nathan Thomas runs the Parthenon website, but more important than that he believes that Pulp is the best of the Britpop bands, not Blur or Oasis. The day this biography was written he listened to "Roadrunner" by the Modern Lovers at least ten times. He obsesses over records (if it wasn't evident by the...