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...

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...

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...

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...

Smirl Meets World: Growing Up

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s my favorite time of year: October. (Usually) the weather hits that sweet spot where it’s not too cold or hot, but just the perfect temperature to throw on a sweater and jeans and be perfectly comfortable, the leaves are changing, and when I was younger, I used to spend my weeks around this time...

Hunter Barclay: New executive committee to represent student groups

Hunter Barclay: New executive committee to represent student groups

Hunter Barclay, Student Body President

October 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In early September, Student Body Vice President Hannah Petracca and I proposed to the Student Senate the concept of an SGA House of Representatives (the House). The House would provide a platform for campus organizations to meet on a regular basis to express their concerns, to propose legislation, and...

Joelle Gates: Donald Trump does not define my existence

Joelle Gates, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Throughout my transition I’ve had to fight for what I’ve wanted, and it seems as though I’ll have to start fighting harder. Oct. 21 the Trump administration unveiled a new plan to derail the transgender community by seeking to redefine sex as male or female, unchangeable and determine by genitals...

LET ME BE FRANK: Hug Somebody

LET ME BE FRANK: Hug Somebody

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

At the end of every one of my child development classes, the professor says to us: "Everybody hug somebody." I've always liked that he said this, but I never really thought about the psychological implications this advice had. So I did some research, and all I have to say is, for the love of all things,...

I believe Christine Blasey Ford–and you should, too

I believe Christine Blasey Ford–and you should, too

Hannah Graham, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Checking social media this week has been a struggle for me. It seems like everybody and their grandmother has an opinion on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. Ford's sexual assault allegations toward Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...

Smirl Meets World: Living with roommates

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

While I was growing up, my older sisters had both moved out of the house by the time I was four years old, so I pretty much lived as an only child. I had my own room, I usually had my parents’ undivided attention and help, and I never really had to worry about sharing my space or belongings. I realize...