The Parthenon

Veterans Day is about more than just parades

Veterans Day is about more than just parades

Amanda Larch, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Every Veterans Day there are parades, a few tributes and dedications during football games, sales at every major department and furniture store and movie marathons on cable networks. We may be honoring some vets from our homes at these parades and games, but what about those who do not have homes? Or...

Hunter Barclay: We must learn to respect others who disagree with us

Hunter Barclay, Student Body President

November 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION

By the time that most students are reading this op-ed, our country will know the results of the 2018 Midterm Election. These results will undoubtedly evoke various emotions throughout not only our campus but also our country. Some people will celebrate. Some people will lament. Some people will feel...

Smirl Meets World On Travel

Smirl Meets World On Travel

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I spent my weekend surrounded by monuments, memorials, and metro stops in one of my favorite cities I have ever visited: Washington, DC. While it wasn’t the first time I have ever been there or traveled, it was the first class trip I’ve ever taken, and I have to say that navigating a city with my...

EDITORIAL: The Election of Our Lives

November 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION

There was a lot on the line this election cycle. After a tumultuos two  years in the political sphere, many Americans saw this midterm as an opportunity to show their disapproval, or alternatively, their support, of the direction the current administration is headed.  Republican or Democrat: it is...

EDITORIAL: Journalists are not the enemy

October 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Journalists are not the enemy of the American people. Journalists are not out to ruin lives and intrude upon tragedy. We are here to inform and serve the people. We do not answer to the government; we are not concerned with what they do and do not like. It is not our job to care about their image, it...

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: FIRST-TIME VOTER

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: FIRST-TIME VOTER

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This year is a special one for me, as it’s the first general election I have ever been able to vote in! I remember going with my mom to her polling place when I was too young to fully understand who she was voting for or why, but I do remember her telling me in the primary election of 2008 that she...

Jo Tremmel: SGA House of Representatives executive committee was not a compromise

Jo Tremmel, For the Parthenon

October 30, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the October 24th edition of the Parthenon, the ongoing debate over the House of Representatives was discussed by both the Parthenon and in a piece by Student Body President Hunter Barclay. The idea of the House of Representatives was first pitched to me during Week of Welcome this semester in a p...

Woody Williams endorses Senator Joe Manchin

Hershel Woody Williams, Contributer

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Senator Joe Manchin deserves thanks for standing up for West Virginia veterans. Joe has always had our backs and now we need to have his back. I’m proud to support Joe for the U.S. Senate because he always does what’s best for our state. Throughout his time as West Virginia’s Governor and U.S. Se...

EDITORIAL: Refugees are people, not political

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Imagine fearing for your life while walking home after a hard day of work. Imagine paying unofficial taxes to the neighborhood gang just to be able to reside in the house that you have lived in your entire life. Imagine being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, wearing the wrong clothes and getting...

Smirl Meets World: Growing Up

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s my favorite time of year: October. (Usually) the weather hits that sweet spot where it’s not too cold or hot, but just the perfect temperature to throw on a sweater and jeans and be perfectly comfortable, the leaves are changing, and when I was younger, I used to spend my weeks around this time...

Hunter Barclay: New executive committee to represent student groups

Hunter Barclay: New executive committee to represent student groups

Hunter Barclay, Student Body President

October 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In early September, Student Body Vice President Hannah Petracca and I proposed to the Student Senate the concept of an SGA House of Representatives (the House). The House would provide a platform for campus organizations to meet on a regular basis to express their concerns, to propose legislation, and...

Joelle Gates: Donald Trump does not define my existence

Joelle Gates, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Throughout my transition I’ve had to fight for what I’ve wanted, and it seems as though I’ll have to start fighting harder. Oct. 21 the Trump administration unveiled a new plan to derail the transgender community by seeking to redefine sex as male or female, unchangeable and determine by genitals...