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Let Me Be Frank: On Christmas

Let Me Be Frank: On Christmas

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

December 7, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This week has been hard, stressful, overwhelming, tiring. I was actually caught on camera today sleeping on campus. It was a bad morning. I woke up late after only a few hours of sleep and took two exams. I was running so late I didn’t have time to defrost my car windows. I drove to school with my head ...

ASK ALEX

Alex Runyon, Reporter

December 4, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

My ex asks to hang out a lot. We’re on decent terms, but every time I finally hang out with him it ends up being a cryfest. I’ve pointed it out to him and it keeps happening. I don’t want to lose him as a friend but it’s very stressful. Please advise. It sounds to me like your ex isn’t bein...

Column: Homeless mocking reveals privilege

Lilly Dyer, For The Parthenon

December 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Every weekend, I work as a barista at a local coffee shop downtown. I love this job dearly, where I get to make coffee and meet incredible people. Some customers can spend $6 on a latte. Meanwhile, others dip into our suspended fund. This suspended program consists of cash donations from members of the...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Matt Lauer

LET ME BE FRANK: On Matt Lauer

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

November 30, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Wednesday morning, I woke up to a text from a good friend and fellow editor. The text only said one thing: Matt Lauer. I didn’t really pay much attention to it and was unsure of what she meant, but then I started checking my social media. It didn’t take long for me to see that Lauer had been fir...

Trump’s New Natural Gas Deal: Good or Bad for WV?

Alex O'Donnell, For The Parthenon

November 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

President Trump announced a deal with China during his trip to Beijing. In particular, over $80 billion will be dedicated toward creating natural gas and chemical development in West Virginia for the next 20 years. Gov. Jim Justice has called this “the largest investment in our state’s history.” Tr...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON NOSTALGIA

LET ME BE FRANK: ON NOSTALGIA

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

November 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A week ago, I stood in the stands of the football field that I spent many days and many Friday nights on. It was there where I practiced every day for track. It was there that I cheered on our high school football team, celebrating victory and being crushed after a lost. It’s been a few years since t...

Ask Alex: ‘Thoughts and prayers only go so far’

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“This is the price of freedom,” Bill O’Reilly blogged after a mass shooting that left 58 dead in Las Vegas last month. “Violent nuts are allowed to roam free until they do damage, no matter how threatening they are. The 2nd Amendment is clear that Americans have a right to arm themselves for ...

Let Me Be Frank: On International Students

Let Me Be Frank: On International Students

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

November 3, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It was a couple of months ago, and I was driving my car, dropping some friends off at their homes. Just as friends do, we were talking, laughing and sharing about our lives. But there was a single moment where I kind of suspended myself from the conversation and realized how strange this car must have...

ASK ALEX: ABOUT LIFE

October 30, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I have struggled with depression for a while now, and I was just wondering if you have any tips for managing depression and balancing school? My biggest piece of advice is to seek some professional guidance. Marshall students can get counseling for free in Prichard Hall. The counselors there are very he...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON WAITING IN LINE

LET ME BE FRANK: ON WAITING IN LINE

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

October 26, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It was Wednesday on campus, and that could only mean one thing: Chicken and Dumpling Day in the student center cafeteria. I’m calling it Dump Day, rather than Hump Day. You get the gist. Anyway, as it goes with Chicken and Dumpling Day, there was a line longer than normal, and although I was in some...

ASKING ALEX: MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS

ASKING  ALEX: MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS

Alex Runyon, The Parthenon

October 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I think I like someone else’s boyfriend. Please advise. My advice is to not pursue a relationship with this person. If he is dating someone else, he should not be giving you romantic or sexual attention. If he is, take note of that. What does that tell you about the kind of partner he would be to you...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON ‘TREAT YO SELF’

LET ME BE FRANK: ON ‘TREAT YO SELF’

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

October 19, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Let me set the scene: It was Friday October 13, a day with no cloud in the sky, a beautiful fall day by every measure. Friday the 13th is, for many, a day of superstition and 13 dollar tattoos, but something was different about this one. I rushed around town in my Toyota corolla, skewering stores for ...