The Parthenon

COLUMN: Misconceptions about the news media

COLUMN: Misconceptions about the news media

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

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

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

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Bernie v. Biden on the issues

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

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

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

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

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

EDITORIAL: Take the census seriously

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

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

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...

A MOMENT WITH MEG: You determine success

Meg Keller, Social Media Editor

February 18, 2020

This week’s submission: “Trying to decide if I want to go to graduate school. I stay awake every night trying to figure it out.” Hey friend. I am sure you are one of hundreds on our campus that tussle with this confliction. I think it is entirely normal and healthy. It certainly seems to me ...

Dear Student Athlete…

Dear Student Athlete…

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

February 18, 2020

Recently, my 6-year-old Ben and I attended our first Marshall basketball game. Well actually, it was our first basketball game ever.  My son had the time of his life. He met his favorite player and decided that he wants to pursue basketball.  My son who hates crowds, unknown situations and chaos was standing on the sidelines watc...

COLUMN: W.Va. kids come first

Stephen Baldwin, Amanda Estep-Burton and Lisa Zukoff

February 11, 2020

As state legislators, we are often asked what can be done to stop people from leaving West Virginia, to keep our best and brightest at home. We hear about it on the news, in the grocery store, and in our church pews – people are leaving West Virginia at an alarming rate and they are not coming back. As...