The Parthenon

EDITORIAL: W.Va. needs gun reform

EDITORIAL: W.Va. needs gun reform

February 11, 2020

In a country where nearly 700 people die of gun violence every week, West Virginia’s gun violence problem is anything but an anomaly, but the state’s lack of safe laws and regulations to prevent such deaths is unacceptable. The 2020 Annual Gun Law Scorecard, recently released by the Giffords Law...

Parthe-Pet: Cinder

Parthe-Pet: Cinder

February 11, 2020

Cinder is a 7-month-old bearded dragon who loves to eat fruit, veggies and BUGS! She’d easily say her favorite snacks are hornworms and bell peppers! She loves all things warm, meeting new people, and going out in town for a new adventure, often popping up somewhere on campus! Interested in fea...

COLUMN: W.Va. kids come first

Stephen Baldwin, Amanda Estep-Burton and Lisa Zukoff

February 11, 2020

As state legislators, we are often asked what can be done to stop people from leaving West Virginia, to keep our best and brightest at home. We hear about it on the news, in the grocery store, and in our church pews – people are leaving West Virginia at an alarming rate and they are not coming back. As...

COLUMN: Our digital facade

Mark Williams, For the Parthenon

February 11, 2020

It is widely accepted that the “highlight reel” phenomenon on social media can combine with our inherent social comparison mechanisms to make a pretty spectacular mess of our self-esteem and mental health. Only posting the good stuff creates a glossy front built on half-truths and image insecurities....

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Valentine’s Day

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Valentine’s Day

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

February 11, 2020

Valentine’s Day: for some, a day of love, romance and the color pink. For others, a dreaded day, the worst one on the calendar. Luckily, though, Feb. 15 calls for half-off candy sales, and I think we can all benefit from that.  But in all seriousness, a happy Valentine’s Day doesn’t have t...

EDITORIAL: Young people must vote

EDITORIAL: Young people must vote

February 4, 2020

As the 2020 Democratic primary kicks off this week with the general election on the horizon, voter participation in the United States remains remarkably low; however, it is possible more young people will vote this year than in any year prior. Just over 55% of eligible voters participated in the 2016...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Working-class populism will defeat President Trump

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

February 4, 2020

For Democrats to take back the White House in 2020, the party must nominate a pro-labor candidate capable of winning back working-class voters of the 206 “pivot counties” that voted for President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 then for President Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. As explained...

Parthe-Pet: Absinthe

Parthe-Pet: Absinthe

February 4, 2020

This is Absinthe. I’ve only had her for about two weeks. She’s already warmed up considerably and loves exploring her new home. She likes to chew on fingers, vacuums and my favorite pairs of shoes. I’m looking forward to growing closer with her! Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Us...

COLUMN: Everything says I shouldn’t be here

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

February 4, 2020

Statistically, I should not be sitting in here, in this office working as a graduate assistant while pursuing a master’s degree while typing a column to be printed in the school paper.  Studies show that everything was against me reaching this point in life.  I come from a broken home, ther...

A MOMENT WITH MEG: Celebrate grieving

Meg Keller, Social Media Editor

February 4, 2020

This week’s submission: Sup Meg!  So, I've been feeling really down lately. I graduate this semester and that is exciting, but I keep thinking about after graduation and get sad because everything is going to be different. I won't be around my friends because a lot of them are leaving, I'm so us...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Joe Rogan is on our side

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Joe Rogan is on our side

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

As videos surfaced in recent weeks of Joe Rogan’s unofficial endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for president, shameless neoliberals and other confused Democrats, left-leaning voters, failed consultants and media propagandists have ratcheted up their bad-faith smears of the most populist campaign...

EDITORIAL: Campus no space for hate

EDITORIAL: Campus no space for hate

January 28, 2020

A college campus is a space that thrives off of a vast, broad range of social, cultural and political opinions encouraging passionate, intellectual and constant debate; however, we must make ourselves abundantly clear: our campus is no space for hate. Last week, students in Smith Hall discovered a...