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EDITORIAL: Unprecedented, trying times

EDITORIAL: Unprecedented, trying times

March 17, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes its presence known around the world, effective and responsible leadership in government is more necessary now than ever. Unfortunately, such leadership in governing is proving to be a rarity in the United States and in West Virginia alike. Per ABC News, “… unfortunately,...

Parthe-Pet: Ameer

Parthe-Pet: Ameer

March 17, 2020

Ameer is a young adult cat from the streets of Huntington. He often goes by “Little Meer,” “Baby Meer” or just “Meer” for short. Ameer spends most of his time sleeping, eating treats and watching passersby from one of his third-floor windows. Ameer loves meeting new animals and people and...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On socialism

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On socialism

March 17, 2020

I am a retired college professor of Sociology, Social Work and Psychology. I am proud to have taught at West Virginia University, Slippery Rock University and SUNY-Brockport. I am already getting emails from conservative-Republican candidates calling all Democrats “socialists” when I don’t...

COLUMN: Misconceptions about the news media

COLUMN: Misconceptions about the news media

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 17, 2020

If you are blaming the media for promoting mass panic, you are simply consuming the wrong media. Sure, it may seem like large media corporations are contributing to the fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re really just reporting on what has already happened. The media is not telling...

COLUMN: March Madness, a victim of the coronavirus

COLUMN: March Madness, a victim of the coronavirus

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

March is known as the month of madness in the sports world. Although many sports are in full swing, this madness is specific, deriving from the annual 68-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Each year, more than800 players get the chance to compete in the madness while millions of fans at home...

COLUMN: The pandemic of the sports world-We Are all in this together

COLUMN: The pandemic of the sports world-We Are all in this together

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

As I sat on an early-return airplane flight back from Frisco, Texas to Huntington, West Virginia, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus. Life isn’t fair, but we just have to accept reality the way it is provided for us. As...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Bernie v. Biden on the issues

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Bernie v. Biden on the issues

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

The Democratic nominee for president almost certainly will be former Vice President Joe Biden or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and the two candidates’ visions could hardly be more different, allowing voters a glimpse at the clearest distinctions between two opposing ideologies and potential pathways...

Remembering Dr. Ralph Turner

Remembering Dr. Ralph Turner

March 10, 2020

We at The Parthenon are deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Ralph Turner’s death. As a former professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and faculty adviser to The Parthenon, Turner serves as an inspiration to the student journalists at Marshall University, as well as to professional journalists...

EDITORIAL: $1,709,919,314,822

March 10, 2020

1,709,919,314,822; Well over a trillion dollars; More money than the gross domestic product of 175 countries around the world; More than double the annual revenue of every Fortune 500 company; More than 10 times the combined worth of every franchise in all four major American professional sports leagues...

EDITORIAL: Justice, racism and ‘thugs’

EDITORIAL: Justice, racism and ‘thugs’

March 3, 2020

Gov. Jim Justice was accused of racism last month when he called members and coaches of a high school girls basketball team “a bunch of thugs” who “don’t know how to behave” after a tense game between Greenbrier East and Woodrow Wilson was ended early because of a scuffle. After the incident,...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Health care is a right, not a privilege

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Health care is a right, not a privilege

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Every year, in the United States of America—the wealthiest country in the history of the world—close to 50,000 people die and over half-a-million file bankruptcy because they cannot afford to pay for health care. That number is zero in every other modern developed nation, because they all have universal...

W.Va. Democrats: Vulnerable state seniors need our attention and support

Sen. Doug Facemire, Del. Chad Lovejoy and Sen. Ron Stollings

March 3, 2020

Kackie Sherman Eller is 78 years young.  She has her husband, her health, and finds happiness in her family and community.  She retired from Kanawha County Schools two years ago, but often substitute teaches because she loves teaching.  Kackie knows a fellow retiree who has significant health iss...