The Parthenon

Embracing empathy to overcome growing national apathy

Embracing empathy to overcome growing national apathy

Lydia Waybright, Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Headlines this week have been heavy. Actually, headlines this week, this year, this lifetime, have been heavy. Tragedy is nothing new. Sometimes the constant influx of information makes it tempting to detach and forget the realities behind every news story. While it’s easy to shut out the things tha...

EDITORIAL: House self-defense bill opens up a whole slew of concerns for W.V. universities

February 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The West Virginia Legislature is currently circulating a bill that will force public universities in the state to allow concealed carry on campus with a permit. This would include allowing weapons in campus buildings and at sporting events. However, there are some exceptions where university’s are...

Political Evangelicalism v. Biblical Christianity: Remember the sojourner

Political Evangelicalism v. Biblical Christianity: Remember the sojourner

Lydia Waybright, Columnist

February 8, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Wednesday’s publication of the Washington Post included a full-page ad from an organization called World Relief, which promotes the support of immigrants among church leaders. The ad was a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress, urging them to protect Dreamers, refugees, persecuted Christians...

EDITORIAL: W.Va. Legislature is failing state’s teachers

February 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION

State leaders have failed to implement an effective pay increase and to improve Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA) premiums for West Virginia state employees, including public school teachers, which has led to several strikes and protests across the state. The state Senate approved a 1 percent...

EDITORIAL: The Market is a symbol of Huntington progress

EDITORIAL: The Market is a symbol of Huntington progress

February 5, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

There is no doubt that Huntington has problems. Nobody disagrees with that fact. But what city doesn’t? There is an opioid epidemic crippling our city and exhausting our law enforcement. The Huntington area has struggled for years to keep and create business. But one thing is also for sure—downtown...

Smiling is not in the job description

Smiling is not in the job description

Lydia Waybright, Contributor

February 1, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

When I was in high school, I started to learn firsthand that the list of demands for me to succeed, even as a teenage girl, was longer and much more specific than the coordinating list for my male classmates. I competed in speech and debate competitions where my hair had to be sprayed to stillness, my...

EDITORIAL: We haven’t forgotten, Don

EDITORIAL: We haven’t forgotten, Don

February 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Few names have as great an infamy in West Virginia as this one: Donald Blankenship. Blankenship, an ex-coal baron and recent ex-convict, is running for U.S. Senate. One of the most fatal coal mining disasters in U.S. history occurred under his leadership of Massey Energy. In 2016, he was sentenced for...

All eyes on President Trump as he prepares for first State of the Union address

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

President Trump is expected to address issues such as immigration, the rise in economic success and brag about his deal-making ability in the reopening of the government. He has already hinted at saying this address will follow his “off-the-cuff” style of speech. This address comes after the recent...

EDITORIAL: Celebrities talk politics, as they should

January 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Award show season is in full swing, with the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and most recently, the Grammy’s behind us. For many celebrities attending and accepting awards, events like these are seen as an ample time to speak out about politics and other social issues. However, much like the NFL being chastised...

Rosie the Riveter a timeless example that strength is beautiful

Lilly Dyer, Photo Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

With a polka dotted red headband and a blue work shirt perfectly rolled to expose a flex, Rosie The Riveter, a feminist icon, has taught me and so many others that ‘we can do it.’ The first time I saw Rosie The Riveter, I was in 5th grade when my older sister came home from a day of learning about...

EDITORIAL: ‘This place sucks,’ America agrees

EDITORIAL: ‘This place sucks,’ America agrees

January 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

On Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin, the democrat representing West Virginia in the U.S. Senate officially announced his intention to defend his seat in the upcoming midterm election. Certainly, this announcement eased the anxious minds of the democratic party scrambling to retain and gain congressional seats...

Column: Women march across history, stomping out gender inequity

Column: Women march across history, stomping out gender inequity

Sadie Helmick, LIFE! Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION

They marched in the 1900s to win the same equal social, political and economic rights as men. They marched in the 1920s for the right to vote. They marched in the 1960s for peace. They marched in the 1970s for equal rights and reproductive rights. They equality and justice for all people. They marched...