The Parthenon

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Biden ‘already trying to out-Trump Trump’

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 21, 2020

In a recently released ad, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attacked Donald Trump’s COVID-19 pandemic response from a right-wing perspective, criticizing the president for “roll[ing] over for the Chinese.” The ad attacks President Trump for thanking the Chinese government...

News Analysis: Marshall Women’s Basketball Looks Ahead After Season Cut Short Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Looking Back: On Wednesday, March 11, the No. 8 Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the No. 9 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71-67 in overtime in the first round of the 2020 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Herd was scheduled to take on the No. 1 Rice Owls in the quarterfinals on Thursday,...

Sports News Analysis: One Month Without Sports: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 15, 2020

Looking Back: March 11, 2020: a day that will live in sports infamy. As the NBA and NHL regular seasons were coming down the final stretch, NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball teams were playing in their conference tournaments and the big dance was approaching; the MLB was beginning to...

COLUMN: Misconceptions about the news media

Staff at the Australian Associated Press head office gather for an announcement in Sydney, March 3, 2020.

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 17, 2020

If you are blaming the media for promoting mass panic, you are simply consuming the wrong media. Sure, it may seem like large media corporations are contributing to the fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re really just reporting on what has already happened. The media is not telling...

COLUMN: March Madness, a victim of the coronavirus

COLUMN: March Madness, a victim of the coronavirus

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

March is known as the month of madness in the sports world. Although many sports are in full swing, this madness is specific, deriving from the annual 68-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Each year, more than800 players get the chance to compete in the madness while millions of fans at home...

COLUMN: The pandemic of the sports world-We Are all in this together

Sports Editor Taylor Huddleston traveled to Frisco, Texas for the 2020 Conference USA Basketball Tournament to cover Marshall men and women’s basketball teams.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

As I sat on an early-return airplane flight back from Frisco, Texas to Huntington, West Virginia, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus. Life isn’t fair, but we just have to accept reality the way it is provided for us. As...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Bernie v. Biden on the issues

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden looks on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

The Democratic nominee for president almost certainly will be former Vice President Joe Biden or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and the two candidates’ visions could hardly be more different, allowing voters a glimpse at the clearest distinctions between two opposing ideologies and potential pathways...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Health care is a right, not a privilege

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduces the Medicare for All Act of 2019, on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2019.

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Every year, in the United States of America—the wealthiest country in the history of the world—close to 50,000 people die and over half-a-million file bankruptcy because they cannot afford to pay for health care. That number is zero in every other modern developed nation, because they all have universal...

A MOMENT WITH MEG: Love isn’t selfish

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

February 25, 2020

This week’s submission: “Hey pal. My girlfriend and I have been talking about moving out west to Oregon, and I’m excited…but I am super nervous as well.  I have some older grandparents and I would hate to not be here when their time comes, and I also don’t want to leave the two friends I ...

COLUMN: Women’s Day–100 years later and we’ve still got a lot of work to DO

Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Women’s Caucus pose for group photo.

Sammi Brown, Amanda Estep-Burton, Barbara Fleischauer, Linda Longstreth, Margaret Staggers, Danielle Walker, and Lisa Zukoff

February 25, 2020

We come from different parts of this great state, from different life and professional experiences, some of us have served before and some of us are in our second year of service, but we are all working together to improve the lives of West Virginia women and families through legislation, advocacy and...

EDITORIAL: Take the census seriously

In this June 2019 photo, demonstrators gather at the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill as justices finish the term with key decisions on gerrymandering and a census case involving the Trump administration’s attempt to ask about citizenship status in the 2020 census.

February 18, 2020

With Census Day just over a month away, the people of West Virginia must understand and acknowledge the direct influence the data recorded on April 1 will have on their state, their political power and ultimately their every-day lives for the foreseeable future. As highlighted last year in a National...

COLUMN: Why Andrew Yang has changed politics for the next decade

In this February 2020 photo, Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

Tyler Spence, Contributor

February 18, 2020

By all stretch of the imagination, Andrew Yang was a longer than long shot when he announced his candidacy for President in November of 2017. His campaign started in complete anonymity, with a team lacking anyone with political experience, and his campaign headquarters being his mother’s apartment...