The Parthenon

Column: DNA does not make the dad

A memory of a miniature Brittany with her dad, Roger.

Brittany Hively, Managing Editor

October 13, 2020

Some say the teenage and college years are when one really discovers themselves and find out who they really are in life. But I would argue that we never truly finish discovering ourselves. All of our lives we are discovering who we are, what we are and are not passionate about and secrets from our past.  ...

EDITORIAL: The criminalization of truth-telling

October 13, 2020

For years, Australian journalist Julian Assange has been locked up, tortured and spied upon while battling legally with the U.S. government, which under two presidential administrations, has attempted to prosecute him for revealing American war crimes in Iraq. Two ongoing criminal trials involving...

SPORTS COLUMN: Herd in the NFL

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

It was a quieter weekend for former Marshall players in the NFL. Nevertheless, there were two players who still made some noise. Getting Week 4 started on Thursday Night Football, the New York Jets lost to the Denver Broncos 37-28. In the loss, linebacker Neville Hewitt led the Jets in tackles with...

Column: How a Democracy Falls . . .

Tyler Spence

October 6, 2020

In 1858 when Abraham Lincoln gave a speech, saying a house divided against itself cannot stand, he was not President, or even running for president. Lincoln gave this speech after he had just accepted the Republican nomination for state senator of Illinois. At the time, the United States was split on...

COLUMN: Pause the chaos; Play the memories

Granny reading a copy of The Parthenon, as she did every week.

Brittany Hively, Managing Editor

October 6, 2020

Instant messages, cell phones always in hand, instant news notifications, full schedules of things to do and the list goes on. This is how our world currently runs, everything needs to be done instantly and we need to be as busy as possible from the time we open our eyes until the moment we can no longer...

EDITORIAL: Democracy requires debate

Democratic candidate Paula Jean Swearengin and Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito.

October 6, 2020

Paula Jean Swearengin, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, and incumbent Republican Sen. Shelley Moore Capito were trending for several hours on Twitter over the weekend as Swearengin and posters from around the world called upon Capito to debate her challenger before the general election...

Secretary of state releases voter participation info

Secretary of State Mac Warner

September 29, 2020

Secretary of State Mac Warner released a weekly update on statewide voter participation in the Nov. 3 General Election.  Data as of Sept. 29, 2020: • Total statewide absentee ballots requested: 94,413 • Registered voters: 1,249,812  As of Tuesday, 89,096 absentee ballots have been sent to voters, which equates to 94.4% ...

COLUMN: The Fear of Injustice

COLUMN: The Fear of Injustice

Denise Jackson, Social Media Editor

September 29, 2020

Being a black woman, I am very afraid. I am afraid that in my future I will never get to see an unjustifiable killing by a police officer, with the officer behind bars. I am afraid that fifteen years from now, I will have to tell my children to be afraid of the people who are paid to protect you. I am...

EDITORIAL: Tax the rich

President Donald Trump speaks about coronavirus testing strategy, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020.

September 29, 2020

We hate that this has to be said, but minimum wage workers should not be forced to pay more in taxes than millionaires and billionaires—not in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, or anywhere else really. But this is our American reality. Over the weekend, The New York Times published...

Herd in the NFL

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

After week three of competition in the National Football League, three former Marshall football players contributed to their teams.     In a win, Buffalo Bills tight end Lee Smith caught one pass, but it was an important one. On their second drive of the game, the Bills drove all the way to the ...

COLUMN: Generational Hustle

COLUMN: Generational Hustle

Brittany Hively, Managing Editor

September 22, 2020

“It’s those damn millennials ruining everything,” say the older generations.  “Ruin? We’re just trying to live on a world you ruined,” say the millennials. “Oh, and there’s an entire generation after millennials now, so stop lumping us together!” These two arguments are things that I have not o...

EDITORIAL: Black Lives Matter

EDITORIAL: Black Lives Matter

September 22, 2020

Seventeen Republican state senators from West Virginia recently made headlines for penning a letter to Marshall University and West Virginia University criticizing, among other things, WVU's football team for wearing “BLM” stickers on their helmets. In the letter, Sen. Eric Tarr (R- Putnam) and...