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COLUMN: Filling the role, legacy of sports editor

COLUMN: Filling the role, legacy of sports editor

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

Sports editor: as a beat writer in the fall of 2018 I knew that one day I wanted to hold that title. I knew that with that title came great responsibility, but it wasn’t until the Memorial edition of the paper that year that I knew just how much.  Jeff Nathan was the sports editor for the Parth...

COLUMN: Mental health on campus

COLUMN: Mental health on campus

Tyler Spence, Contributor

November 5, 2019

If you walked by the Memorial Student Center at any time last week, you may have noticed a large, four-sided, black chalk wall. The tops of each side invite students to share their struggles, how they cope and what makes them smile.  The wall was put up by Active Minds, as a part of the students...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Love Your Red Hair Day

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Love Your Red Hair Day

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

November 5, 2019

I love my red hair. I know that may sound strange, but that statement took me years to say. With Tuesday, Nov. 5 being the fifth annual National Love Your Red Hair day, I thought I would write, once again, about my journey to love my hair. My dedicated readers will know my hair is a favorite topic of...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Horrifying realities of U.S. economy

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Horrifying realities of U.S. economy

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 29, 2019

For decades, Halloween has been a festive holiday celebrated through trick-or-treating, costuming and decorating spooky, scary scenes of haunted horrors. This year, however, many Americans are finding themselves incapable of celebrating comfortably. Nearly 90% of Americans surveyed said they plan...

COLUMN: Greek Life is not defined by stereotypes

COLUMN: Greek Life is not defined by stereotypes

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

As a sophomore journalism student, I was given the task of covering Greek Life for The Parthenon. I didn’t realize this assignment would change how I viewed Greek Life, even though I had no idea where to start.  In movies, fraternities and sororities are often depicted as simple-minded party anim...

COLUMN: It’s that point in the semester

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

If you’re a college student, you probably understand what I mean when I say it’s that point in the semester. You have a million things to do, you’re probably broke, you haven’t eaten and you’re on your seventh cup of coffee and it’s only 11 a.m. I get it, and so does every other college student....

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. plutocracy rigged against working poor

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. plutocracy rigged against working poor

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 15, 2019

Due to the endlessly corrupting infection of big money in politics, the American economy is rigged against poor and working people in favor of wealthy elites, and such is all but undeniable. In a damning indictment of any remaining hope for “The American Dream,” absurdly wealthy billionaires in...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sanders, Warren campaigns far from identical

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sanders, Warren campaigns far from identical

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 1, 2019

As in recent weeks Joe Biden has repeatedly face-planted on the campaign trail and nosedived in polls across the nation, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have established themselves as clear frontrunners to overtake the top spot among potential Democratic voters. As such, a common narrative...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Stop the vape cloud

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Stop the vape cloud

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

September 24, 2019

Failing tests, forgetting to do homework, not taking an umbrella because you’re sure it isn’t going to rain and then it does…these are some of the worst parts of college. But for me, few things are worse than walking to class behind someone who vapes. There I am, minding my own business and being...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for Iran war

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for Iran war

Douglas Harding, News Editor

September 17, 2019

President Donald Trump, whose successful 2016 campaign revolved around the slogan “America First,” announced via Twitter on Sunday that American military forces are “locked and loaded […] waiting to hear from the Kingdom” specifics regarding when, where and how to initiate war with Iran. Trump’s...

COLUMN: 9/11 memorials important to younger generation

COLUMN: 9/11 memorials important to younger generation

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

September 10, 2019

It’s been 18 years since the horrific tragedy resulting in the loss of 2,977 lives and the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City. Most of Marshall University’s first year students weren’t born yet or were infants when this devastation occurred. For that matter, many of Marshall’s seniors,...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Marshall, ICE investigative division

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Marshall, ICE investigative division

Douglas Harding, News Editor

September 3, 2019

In the past week, you may have read several headlines claiming Marshall University’s $4.25 million partnership with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is aimed at combatting the infamous addiction epidemic, which has infected...