The Parthenon

COLUMN: Support the Soldiers; End the Wars

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This Veterans Day, I think it is important we remember the horrific reality that 20 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States of America. Millions of Americans are being sent to fight in wars they do not believe in or even know about, only to return home to struggle to pay for housing, food...

EDITORIAL: Why we remember

EDITORIAL: Why we remember

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION

“In the middle of Huntington, West Virginia, there’s a river. Next to this river, there’s a steel mill. And next to the steel mill, there is a school. In the middle of the school, there is a fountain. Each year on the exact same day, at the exact same hour, the water to this fountain is turned...

Amendment 1 is a giant step back for West Virginia women

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

November 13, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Since last week, we’ve had a midterm election and received the results. I was so excited to vote; I took my time to educate myself on who I was voting for, and maybe more importantly, on the amendments I could vote for. When I heard about the Amendment One on the West Virginia ballot this midterm,...

Veterans Day is about more than just parades

Veterans Day is about more than just parades

Amanda Larch, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Every Veterans Day there are parades, a few tributes and dedications during football games, sales at every major department and furniture store and movie marathons on cable networks. We may be honoring some vets from our homes at these parades and games, but what about those who do not have homes? Or...

Hunter Barclay: We must learn to respect others who disagree with us

Hunter Barclay, Student Body President

November 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION

By the time that most students are reading this op-ed, our country will know the results of the 2018 Midterm Election. These results will undoubtedly evoke various emotions throughout not only our campus but also our country. Some people will celebrate. Some people will lament. Some people will feel...

Smirl Meets World On Travel

Smirl Meets World On Travel

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I spent my weekend surrounded by monuments, memorials, and metro stops in one of my favorite cities I have ever visited: Washington, DC. While it wasn’t the first time I have ever been there or traveled, it was the first class trip I’ve ever taken, and I have to say that navigating a city with my...

EDITORIAL: The Election of Our Lives

November 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION

There was a lot on the line this election cycle. After a tumultuos two  years in the political sphere, many Americans saw this midterm as an opportunity to show their disapproval, or alternatively, their support, of the direction the current administration is headed.  Republican or Democrat: it is...

EDITORIAL: Journalists are not the enemy

October 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Journalists are not the enemy of the American people. Journalists are not out to ruin lives and intrude upon tragedy. We are here to inform and serve the people. We do not answer to the government; we are not concerned with what they do and do not like. It is not our job to care about their image, it...

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: FIRST-TIME VOTER

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: FIRST-TIME VOTER

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This year is a special one for me, as it’s the first general election I have ever been able to vote in! I remember going with my mom to her polling place when I was too young to fully understand who she was voting for or why, but I do remember her telling me in the primary election of 2008 that she...

Jo Tremmel: SGA House of Representatives executive committee was not a compromise

Jo Tremmel, For the Parthenon

October 30, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the October 24th edition of the Parthenon, the ongoing debate over the House of Representatives was discussed by both the Parthenon and in a piece by Student Body President Hunter Barclay. The idea of the House of Representatives was first pitched to me during Week of Welcome this semester in a p...

Woody Williams endorses Senator Joe Manchin

Hershel Woody Williams, Contributer

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Senator Joe Manchin deserves thanks for standing up for West Virginia veterans. Joe has always had our backs and now we need to have his back. I’m proud to support Joe for the U.S. Senate because he always does what’s best for our state. Throughout his time as West Virginia’s Governor and U.S. Se...

EDITORIAL: Refugees are people, not political

October 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Imagine fearing for your life while walking home after a hard day of work. Imagine paying unofficial taxes to the neighborhood gang just to be able to reside in the house that you have lived in your entire life. Imagine being in the wrong place, at the wrong time, wearing the wrong clothes and getting...