The Parthenon

Midsommar Review

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

July 11, 2019

“Midsommar” follows a young American couple (Dani and Christian), on the verge of breakup. After a horrific event prolongs their relationship, the couple travels to Sweden with their friends. Basically, these Americans want to experience the lifestyle of a Swedish cult, the Harga. Once there, the gro...

EDITORIAL: Women in sports break glass ceilings, redefine athletics

EDITORIAL: Women in sports break glass ceilings, redefine athletics

July 9, 2019

Tea was sipped. Games were played. Women made history.  The US women’s soccer team collected its fourth World Cup win on Sunday, adding to its four previously won Olympic gold medals.  On the same day, the US women’s volleyball team came back from a 0-2 deficit to beat Brazil in the FIVB ...

COLUMN: Taylor Swift slander mirrors sexism in society

COLUMN: Taylor Swift slander mirrors sexism in society

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

July 9, 2019

Taylor Swift. Her name may be controversial, but it’s certainly well recognized. Have you ever stopped to wonder, though, why she is deemed so “problematic?” Before we get started, I’ll admit that I am what they call a “Swiftie.” I own all of Swift’s CDs, have spent many days of my life...

Letter to the Editor: June 26 Editorial

Letter to the Editor: June 26 Editorial

Ginny Painter, Contributor

July 9, 2019

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to the June 25, 2019, Parthenon editorial, “Open letter to Marshall University.” The column misrepresents the university’s actions in response to the February 2016 sexual assault allegations against former student Joseph Chase Hardin. In giving readers...

Parthe-Pet: Zues and Bob

Parthe-Pet: Zues and Bob

June 25, 2019

Zues (right) is a six-year-old cat, and his brother Bob (left) is two and a half years old. Their favorite activities include eating and sleeping. Although they are not biological brothers, they love each other and cuddle like they are. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on...

Movie review: ‘Child’s Play’ (2019)

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

June 25, 2019

Chucky is back! Before creator Don Mancini releases a Chucky television show...there is a fresh reboot that wants our undivided attention. This remake, directed by Lars Klevberg, a Norwegian filmmaker, follows a mother (Karen) and son (Andy). Early on, the mother buys her son a Buddi doll, a popular...

RED’S READS: ‘The Song of Achilles’

RED’S READS: ‘The Song of Achilles’

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

June 25, 2019

Welcome to my first ever book review! This is a new column I’d like to try out for the summer, kind of like a summer reading list/program. Did you ever participate in the summer reading programs at your local library when you were a kid? Or do you still do so now? I did every summer when I was younger,...

EDITORIAL: Open letter to Marshall University

EDITORIAL: Open letter to Marshall University

June 25, 2019

We are disappointed in you, Marshall University. Joseph Chase Hardin should have never been allowed to remain a student on campus after he raped another student in 2016. After sexually assaulting two more students in fall 2018, Hardin was finally expelled from the university this month. We cannot help...

Parthe-Pet: Nica

Parthe-Pet: Nica

June 11, 2019

This is Nica, fur baby of Jeff Wolfe (jazz studies faculty in the School of Music) and Beth Wolfe (Director of Continuing Education). She had a great time at Topsail Island, North Carolina, last week. She’s a 10-year-old Golden Retriever who still acts like she’s two, and she had a blast meeting...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Living on Campus

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Living on Campus

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

June 11, 2019

When I first arrived at Marshall University, I was a wide-eyed freshman who didn’t have much life experience. And as a journalism major, I barely had any writing experience (my high school newspaper, if you can call it that, was a joke). But as I write this, I just learned that two of my articles for...

EDITORIAL: Huntington needs you, class of 2023

EDITORIAL: Huntington needs you, class of 2023

June 11, 2019

What are your impressions of Huntington? Maybe you’ve lived here your entire life, or maybe you’d never been to the Jewel City until you visited Marshall University for the first time. Whatever the case may be for you, we here are all too familiar with the negative image that exists within the minds...

Movie Review: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

June 11, 2019

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” follows the exploits of Monarch, an organization dedicated to studying kaiju monsters. When a rogue crew unleashes the ancient kaiju, Monarch attempts to handle the situation. Eventually, the creatures attack humanity, and the body count continually grows. But of...