The Parthenon

EDITORIAL: A year later, Rader reminds us of why Huntington is America’s Best Community

EDITORIAL: A year later, Rader reminds us of why Huntington is America’s Best Community

April 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION

A year ago on April 19, Huntington citizens waited with anticipation for the announcement of winning community in Frontier Communication’s nationwide “America’s Best Community” competition. Later that evening, Huntington was awarded the title, and with it, $3 million. “We were aggressive...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Weddings

LET ME BE FRANK: On Weddings

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Approaching this summer, I am hit with a startling reality: my weekends are booked up for the weddings of my friends. My refrigerator is covered in save-the-dates and invitations, and my bank account is being emptied into wedding registries. And it seems like every day I see another photo of another...

EDITORIAL: The Starbucks incident casts a bright light on white privilege

April 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION

When a video of police arresting two men in a Philadelphia Starbucks went viral, the internet got loud. The two men were sitting in the store, waiting for a business partner. The manager called the police to deal with the men for loitering, which then led to their arrest. For many people, sitting in...

Becoming a mentor changed my life

Becoming a mentor changed my life

Heather Barker, Copy Editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I grew up with people encouraging me every step of the way and always supporting me in everything I do. I had multiple mentors in my life that I could rely on to give me advice and show up in every stage of my life. It is this concept that made me want to do the same for someone in my life. I became...

EDITORIAL: Paul Ryan is going home, and history has its eyes on him

April 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION

With midterm elections quickly approaching, Democrats rush to fill the majority in Congress. According to Gallup Poll data, President Donald Trump’s approval rating was as low at 37 percent so far in 2018, proving that much of the country is unhappy with the current commander-in-chief, and subsequently,...

EDITORIAL: Facebook scandal reveals startling power of social media

April 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Russia has been in the news at a high frequency since the 2016 election, in which evidence reveals the foreign government used social media to influence American voters in an attempt to sway public opinion toward Donald Trump, the winning candidate. As Robert Mueller continues investigations into...

Should Roseanne’s past be overlooked?

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

After two weeks of watching the return of the ‘90s sitcom giant “Roseanne,” there are many thoughts on what this show means for Americans. Are the conservative-leaning views of “Roseanne” an important view that hasn’t been represented in television or film? Or is it just another way that...

EDITORIAL: Unpaid internships only help privileged students get farther ahead

EDITORIAL: Unpaid internships only help privileged students get farther ahead

April 5, 2018


Filed under OPINION

With summer quickly approaching, college students are scrambling to secure competitive internships in their fields, and also settling for internships that will at least give them some experience. Some college degrees require the completion of an internship in order to graduate from the program, but the...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Timeout

LET ME BE FRANK: On Timeout

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

When the calendar page flips to April, life feels like a sprint. It’s as if the earth turns just a bit faster. I have a to-do list that gets longer every day, and I have to wonder how I will ever have the time to do everything I need to do, while also maintaining personal wellness. I finally got...

EDITORIAL: A ‘fake news’ warning misses the point of its central message

April 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Since the 2016 election, the term “fake news” has become daily terminology in referring to unfair, biased and inaccurate reporting. However, it has also been used by President Donald Trump and many others as a way to dismiss news stories that are either unflattering or offensive. While there certainly...

EDITORIAL: Huntington: Let’s all be in this together

EDITORIAL: Huntington: Let’s all be in this together

March 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION

It is unfortunately not uncommon to hear Marshall University students complain about Huntington being a stagnant, boring city. So many students on campus are quick to say that there is nothing to do, nowhere to go, but they say these things without venturing past the first two blocks of Fourth Avenue...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Growing Up

LET ME BE FRANK: On Growing Up

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I am writing this on my 21st birthday, a day that most consider one of the most significant age milestones. I spent the morning at the DMV, by myself, shuffling through my identification, bank statements and other legal documents. As I sat in the chair, waiting to hear my number called, I watched as ...