The Parthenon

Meg Keller: Because of you I am a writer…

Meg Keller: Because of you I am a writer…
November 17, 2020

When I was in kindergarten, my teacher, Mrs. Glover, towered over me as I wrote out my alphabet and sounded out all the letters for her. I remember at five years old the letter “E” being my favorite...

Forever a Daughter of Marshall: A Farewell by Taylor Huddleston

Forever a Daughter of Marshall: A Farewell by Taylor Huddleston
November 17, 2020

All good things must come to an end eventually, right? Tears flow down my face as my time with The Parthenon is coming to an end. What a journey this has been for me during my time not only with the university...

Farewell from Douglas…

Farewell from Douglas...
November 17, 2020

American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote: “I’m not sure what I’ll do, but— well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big...

EDITORIAL: The world is burning

A firefighter battles the Creek Fire as it threatens homes in the Cascadel Woods neighborhood of Madera County, Calif., on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 3, 2020

The world is burning, and our leaders are failing—on every level—to extinguish the flames. As pointed out by literature teacher Ben See via Twitter: “Scientists expect horrific global warming...

Parthe-Pet: Izzy

Parthe-Pet: Izzy
October 27, 2020

This is Izzy. She is 10-years-old, and she likes to go to tutoring with her owner Sawyer Weekley in the Marshall Help Center. Izzy’s talents include the tricks “sit” and “spin” and being able...

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court hypocrisy

EDITORIAL: Supreme Court hypocrisy
October 27, 2020

Sen. Shelley Moore Capito voted Monday to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s controversial nomination to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in a 52-48 vote, with...

Parthe-Pet: Miss Pepperoni

Parthe-Pet: Miss Pepperoni
October 20, 2020

Miss Pepperoni, who I met while dining outside of Giovanni’s on Route 60, is a spunky, charismatic, zippy little bastard that has brought me nothing but the utmost joy since the moment I spotted her...

EDITORIAL: Stay at home

Dilon Moore disinfects shopping carts and controls the number of customers allowed to shop at one time at a Trader Joe’s supermarket in Omaha, Neb., Thursday, May 7, 2020. Store workers across the country are suddenly being asked to enforce the rules that govern shopping during the coronavirus pandemic.
October 20, 2020

As various sporting and on-campus events resume across the state, many students return to in-person classes and the state government consistently presents misleading data, speculation about the proper...

Column: DNA does not make the dad

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

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...

SPORTS COLUMN: Herd in the NFL

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...

Column: How a Democracy Falls . . .

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...

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