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See ya later, alligator: Farewell from Sydney Shelton

See ya later, alligator: Farewell from Sydney Shelton

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

When you are a little kid, you think about graduating from college and getting a big girl (or boy) job. You really have no idea how quickly it comes. In just a few days, I will zip up my gown, put on my cap and walk across the stage to receive my diploma.  There are times that I thought this day would ne...

Parthe-Pet: Gimli

Parthe-Pet: Gimli

December 3, 2019

This is Gimli. He is an English mastiff who weighs 230 lbs. He might look like a horse, but he’s a huge cuddle buddy who loves to do nothing but laze around all day. Here he is pictured next to his friend Stevie Ball. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or...

On to the next chapter: Farewell from Hanna Pennington

On to the next chapter: Farewell from Hanna Pennington

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

December 3, 2019

In high school, I couldn’t wait to be in college. During my freshman year at Marshall University, I already couldn’t wait to graduate. Now, as I write this farewell letter the day before my final print night with The Parthenon and during my last week of class, ever, I’m finally realizing that these...

EDITORIAL: Ushering in a new decade

EDITORIAL: Ushering in a new decade

December 3, 2019

It’s the end of an era. Another ten years has come and gone. It’s been quite a decade, and soon we’ll be entering the 2020s.  You may have seen, or even participated in, the popular “Decade Challenge” on social media, in which people compare pictures of themselves at the beginning and end of ...

Movie Review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

December 3, 2019

This film focuses on the Ford-Ferrari rivalry, a staple of 1960s competitiveness. As Ferrari continues to impress on racetracks across the globe, Ford sets their sights toward supremacy. First, they sign Carroll Shelby, an American automotive designer and engineer. Then, Shelby recruits Ken Miles, a...

CARTOON: Reggie’s Theory

CARTOON: Reggie’s Theory

Sam Appleton, Contributor

November 19, 2019

Movie Review: ‘The Lighthouse’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

November 19, 2019

Robert Eggers’ film follows two lighthouse keepers. Thomas (Willem Dafoe), an elderly man, assumes command of a seaside operation. Ephraim (Robert Pattinson), a young man, performs every act of hard labor. Together, the men have unstable chemistry. In time, a massive storm strands the duo, putting...

Parthe-Pet: Nheo Nheo and Bong Gon

Parthe-Pet: Nheo Nheo and Bong Gon

November 19, 2019

Nheo Nheo (right) is a sweet girl, and her brother Bong Gon (left) is a loving boy. They are siblings and three years old. They definitely love playing in the park and love each other a lot. They’re super friendly and adorable. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on so...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Call it a coup in Bolivia

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Call it a coup in Bolivia

Douglas Harding, News Editor

November 19, 2019

If the recent happenings in Bolivia do not constitute a coup d’état, it is difficult to imagine a scenario that would. Nevertheless, corporate media outlets across the U.S. have unanimously avoided calling a coup a coup in Bolivia. The dictionary definition of a coup is: “a sudden, violent...

EDITORIAL: Give thanks this holiday season

EDITORIAL: Give thanks this holiday season

November 19, 2019

November feels like the cleansing breath of the calendar year. It’s a perfect time to reflect on the past eleven months, and it’s a time to anticipate what’s to come in the year ahead. Before the rush of the holiday season and the close of the year, November allows us a chance to celebrate what...

COLUMN: Filling the role, legacy of sports editor

COLUMN: Filling the role, legacy of sports editor

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

Sports editor: as a beat writer in the fall of 2018 I knew that one day I wanted to hold that title. I knew that with that title came great responsibility, but it wasn’t until the Memorial edition of the paper that year that I knew just how much.  Jeff Nathan was the sports editor for the Parth...

EDITORIAL: More than just football, fountains

EDITORIAL: More than just football, fountains

November 12, 2019

It’s about more than just football. It’s more than just a fountain. Forty-nine years ago, Marshall University suffered a loss that shook us to our core when 75 members of our family perished in the deadliest sports-related tragedy to date. The crash of Southern Airways Flight 932 forever changed...