The Parthenon

Smirl Meets World Part IV

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

September 19, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

So, last week I talked about how stressed out I was and what I did to alleviate some of that personal stress. You would think I would have cleared up some of that stress by now, but that seems to be the beauty of college: you’re never really done working on something at any point. Maybe over Winter...

Smirl Meets World Part III

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

September 11, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I will be the first to admit that I get stressed extremely easily, especially over school and homework. A lot of the time, my stress is unnecessary, and I get my work done and move on to the next item on my agenda to freak out over. Yet, there is the occasion where the stress just gets to be too much,...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Fruit Flies

LET ME BE FRANK: On Fruit Flies

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the past month, the house I live in has developed something of a fruit fly problem. It started small, but quickly my life was overrun with these horrible, ugly beasts. Our ceilings are decorated with fly strips dangling, our counters complete with store-bought insect repellants and traps. And one...

Smirl Meets World: Finding your people

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

September 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This week was a very special one for me, because I finally turned 18! Most people celebrate this “official” start to adulthood in their senior year of high school, but not me. As well as being what is normally referred to as a significant birthday because of my now legal ability to buy lottery tickets...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Sundays

LET ME BE FRANK: On Sundays

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I was sitting in a downtown coffee shop Sunday morning, taking some time to read before I walked over to my church. One interaction I observed between strangers led me to write it down on the nearest napkin: man gave up his seat for a couple of friends. This wasn’t what struck me. What impacted me...

LET ME BE FRANK: On CrossFit

LET ME BE FRANK: On CrossFit

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A year ago, one of my best friends and roommates mentioned that he was thinking about joining a local CrossFit. My eyes rolled back into my head and I mocked him relentlessly. CrossFit was for a bunch of protein-powder-eating, muscle-shirt-wearing, weight-tossing jerks. A year later, and here I am, one...

Smirl Meets World: A Column Series by Rileigh Smirl

Smirl Meets World: A Column Series by Rileigh Smirl

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

August 28, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

I’m Rileigh Smirl. I’m a journalism major pursuing minors in English, Spanish and political science, I listen to musicals more than any person probably should, I have a podcast, and, most importantly, I’m a freshman. Now, at this point you’re probably wondering, “What is a freshman doing in...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Modern Romance

LET ME BE FRANK: On Modern Romance

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

August 7, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The other day I had the opportunity to sit down and have coffee with a couple married nearly 40 years. I was interested in their story for the fact that it was a story of two strangers who met face-to-face, who initiated conversation while standing in line or sitting next to each other in class. Go...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Summer Blues

LET ME BE FRANK: On Summer Blues

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

July 24, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A few days ago I was sitting in my barber’s chair, where we complained about the heat. I told him I hated summer, to which he said, “Well, I wouldn’t go that far.” Summer is so many peoples’ favorite season, but I dread the sweaty, long months. For me summer is a period filled with unsteadiness...

LET ME BE FRANK: On ‘My Huntington’

LET ME BE FRANK: On ‘My Huntington’

Franklin Norton, Manging Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

For me, Huntington is personal. It’s where I grew up, where I learned how to ride a bike, went on my first date, graduated high school and started living on my own. It’s where restaurant owners know me by my name and where you can’t ever seem to drink coffee alone. For too long, Huntington has...

Let Me Be Frank: On Fear

Let Me Be Frank: On Fear

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

Recently I was given the opportunity to do something kind of outrageous: rappel 17 stories down Huntington’s West Virginia Building. It was the second year the United Way of the River Cities sponsored this unique fundraiser, and they asked if I would be willing to go over the edge. I said yes immediately,...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Avi Mukherjee of the College of Business

DEANS’ WELCOME: Avi Mukherjee of the College of Business

Avi Mukherjee, Contributer

June 14, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

On behalf of all our faculty, staff and students at the Lewis College of Business, I am pleased to welcome you to Marshall University.   Business is everywhere – it’s woven into every aspect of our lives. No matter what your career goal is – advancing or changing your current career, starting...