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Let Me Be Frank: On Christmas

Let Me Be Frank: On Christmas

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

December 7, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This week has been hard, stressful, overwhelming, tiring. I was actually caught on camera today sleeping on campus. It was a bad morning. I woke up late after only a few hours of sleep and took two exams. I was running so late I didn’t have time to defrost my car windows. I drove to school with my head ...

Editorial: 2017: A year of self discovery for America

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION

2017, a year that for many will be remembered as the year we all lost a little bit of our sanity but revealed much more about ourselves in the process. In the past year, we have become divided by issues of politics, social views and questions about our culture as a whole. Some of the events that led...

Editorial: State’s chances for progress could plummet at hands of Blankenship

December 4, 2017


Filed under OPINION

If there’s one thing West Virginia has come to realize, it’s that we need progress—we need to move forward into the twenty-first century if we are to survive the times ahead. West Virginia was the only state in the country to lose population last year, and there is not much to suggest that this...

ASK ALEX

Alex Runyon, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

My ex asks to hang out a lot. We’re on decent terms, but every time I finally hang out with him it ends up being a cryfest. I’ve pointed it out to him and it keeps happening. I don’t want to lose him as a friend but it’s very stressful. Please advise. It sounds to me like your ex isn’t bein...

Column: Homeless mocking reveals privilege

Lilly Dyer, For The Parthenon

December 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Every weekend, I work as a barista at a local coffee shop downtown. I love this job dearly, where I get to make coffee and meet incredible people. Some customers can spend $6 on a latte. Meanwhile, others dip into our suspended fund. This suspended program consists of cash donations from members of the...

Editorial: Why you should care about net neutrality

November 30, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Imagine paying extra to access the same Internet you’re using today. Imagine working on a research paper but being unable to access a website because it isn’t included in the list of sites your Internet service provider allows you to access. Imagine an online environment with clear winners and losers,...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Matt Lauer

LET ME BE FRANK: On Matt Lauer

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

November 30, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Wednesday morning, I woke up to a text from a good friend and fellow editor. The text only said one thing: Matt Lauer. I didn’t really pay much attention to it and was unsure of what she meant, but then I started checking my social media. It didn’t take long for me to see that Lauer had been fir...

Editorial: College students should pay attention to the GOP Tax Bill

November 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION

If you are planning on graduating this winter or in the spring, the world may come at you fast. The anxiety of having to find a job, a place to live or deciding if you want to further your education can be over whelming. Well, that anxiety level may increase if the GOP Tax Reform Bill passes through...

Editorial: Fountain Ceremony a unifying event for Huntington community

Editorial: Fountain Ceremony a unifying event for Huntington community

November 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Today, the Marshall and Huntington communities come together to honor the lives of 75 Thundering Herd football players, coaches and supporters who were lost in Southern Airways Flight 932 on Nov. 14, 1970. It could be just what both communities need after several events have created a rift amongst...

Ask Alex

Ask Alex

Alex Runyon, Reporter

November 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION

I want to sleep with my professor. He’s hot and smart. Is that ever okay? No, it’s not okay. The power dynamic between you and your professor is such that a relationship together is unfair. The professor is your superior and has to evaluate your work. How can they do this fairly if you are sleep...

We missed Jeff today…

We missed Jeff today…

Ralph Turner, Instructor in Journalism

November 13, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Originally ran November 18, 1970. Jeffery Nathan or Nathan Jeffery? I remember the first day in the beginning reporting class. Was that student’s first name Jeffery or Nathan? They both sounded like first and last names. The name stood out. At that time – in September, 1969 – it was beca...

Trump’s New Natural Gas Deal: Good or Bad for WV?

Alex O'Donnell, For The Parthenon

November 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

President Trump announced a deal with China during his trip to Beijing. In particular, over $80 billion will be dedicated toward creating natural gas and chemical development in West Virginia for the next 20 years. Gov. Jim Justice has called this “the largest investment in our state’s history.” Tr...