The Parthenon

Signing off for one last time: Farewell from Joe Artrip

Signing off  for one last time: Farewell from Joe Artrip

Joe Artrip, Production Editor

April 21, 2020

Well, goodbyes are always hard, and this one is no different.  It’s strange to believe that my four years here at Marshall are already over even though, at times, it’s felt like 50.  Even in graduating with a Bachelor’s in Video Production, the best things I’ve gained from the college expe...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Saying farewell

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Saying farewell

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

April 21, 2020

Melancholy. That’s how I feel, mostly. It’s the same feeling I get when I finish a really good book. Only this time, I can’t flip back to the beginning and start rereading it.  My time with The Parthenon is almost finished, and the melancholy is really taking hold. Two-and-a-half years ago my j...

EDITORIAL: Vote, but not at the ballot box

A worker hands out disinfectant wipes and pens as voters line up outside Riverside High School for Wisconsin’s primary election Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee.

April 21, 2020

Secretary of State Mac Warner recently said via a Facebook livestream with gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith that voting this year in West Virginia should be easier than ever before, and residents should take advantage of this privilege. “It has never been easier to vote in West Virginia,”...

Pres. Gilbert: Let’s keep hope alive at Marshall

Pres. Gilbert: Let’s keep hope alive at Marshall

Pres. Jerry A. Gilbert

April 21, 2020

Uncertainty. It’s what bothers me most about the pandemic, as I’m sure it does many of you. That uncertainty is about not only our personal lives and our own families’ health and well-being, but also the uncertainty for Marshall University. In times like these, it is easy to let fear overcome us...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Biden ‘already trying to out-Trump Trump’

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 21, 2020

In a recently released ad, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attacked Donald Trump’s COVID-19 pandemic response from a right-wing perspective, criticizing the president for “roll[ing] over for the Chinese.” The ad attacks President Trump for thanking the Chinese government...

Parthe-Pet: Memphis

Parthe-Pet: Memphis

April 21, 2020

This is Memphis. He loves belly rubs and snuggles. He also loves going to Starbucks to get pup cups. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact Douglas Harding at [email protected] with photos and a short bio.

Getting the facts right since day one

Getting the facts right since day one

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020

I’ve rewritten this letter multiple times because nothing seems quite right. I don’t know how to sum up my college experience in 12 column inches. I don’t even know how to sum up my last two-and-a-half years with The Parthenon. Nothing seems to give my time here justice, and I don’t even know...

What Marshall taught me: Farewell from Joelle Gates

What Marshall taught me: Farewell from Joelle Gates

Joelle Gates, Life! Editor

April 21, 2020

If someone would’ve told me that the end of college would occur during a global pandemic, I obviously wouldn’t have believed them. But I have to admit, my time at Marshall has been full of nothing but surprises.   Whenever I arrived on campus in the fall of 2016, I wasn’t very excited. Gro...

News Analysis: Marshall Women’s Basketball Looks Ahead After Season Cut Short Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Looking Back: On Wednesday, March 11, the No. 8 Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the No. 9 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71-67 in overtime in the first round of the 2020 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Herd was scheduled to take on the No. 1 Rice Owls in the quarterfinals on Thursday,...

Sports News Analysis: One Month Without Sports: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 15, 2020

Looking Back: March 11, 2020: a day that will live in sports infamy. As the NBA and NHL regular seasons were coming down the final stretch, NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball teams were playing in their conference tournaments and the big dance was approaching; the MLB was beginning to...

EDITORIAL: Unprecedented, trying times

President Trump speaks to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus Wednesday, March, 11, 2020.

March 17, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes its presence known around the world, effective and responsible leadership in government is more necessary now than ever. Unfortunately, such leadership in governing is proving to be a rarity in the United States and in West Virginia alike. Per ABC News, “… unfortunately,...

Parthe-Pet: Ameer

Parthe-Pet: Ameer

March 17, 2020

Ameer is a young adult cat from the streets of Huntington. He often goes by “Little Meer,” “Baby Meer” or just “Meer” for short. Ameer spends most of his time sleeping, eating treats and watching passersby from one of his third-floor windows. Ameer loves meeting new animals and people and...