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RED’S READS: ‘The Song of Achilles’

RED’S READS: ‘The Song of Achilles’

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

June 25, 2019

Welcome to my first ever book review! This is a new column I’d like to try out for the summer, kind of like a summer reading list/program. Did you ever participate in the summer reading programs at your local library when you were a kid? Or do you still do so now? I did every summer when I was younger,...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Living on Campus

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Living on Campus

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

June 11, 2019

When I first arrived at Marshall University, I was a wide-eyed freshman who didn’t have much life experience. And as a journalism major, I barely had any writing experience (my high school newspaper, if you can call it that, was a joke). But as I write this, I just learned that two of my articles for...

Journalist soldier finds home away from Marshall family

Journalist soldier finds home away from Marshall family

Meg Keller, For The Parthenon

April 30, 2019

I’m having an identity crisis. I don’t know if I’m a journalist or a soldier anymore. In an attempt to incite some humorous rhetoric, I did change my twitter name to “Journalist Soldier Meg,” but truly, who am I these days?  For the last three years I have pursued my education in a now...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Enjoying the sweeter things in life

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Enjoying the sweeter things in life

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

April 23, 2019

If you know me, then you know that I love chocolate—seriously love it. I’m honestly addicted to the stuff. Thanks to the Easter holiday, I’ve recently had a lot more desserts and candy than normal, but you won’t catch me complaining. I’m definitely a firm believer in enjoying the finer, and...

GINGERS’ GUIDE TO: Being redheads

GINGERS’ GUIDE TO: Being redheads

Heather Barker and Amanda Larch, Executive and Managing Editors

April 16, 2019

Did you know red is the most popular dyed hair color? That’s right, most of your favorite red-haired actresses probably aren’t natural. It seems like everyone wants to have red hair, but no one actually wants to be a redhead. So what exactly does this mean? Well, being a natural redhead certainly...

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: Finding joy in small things

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: Finding joy in small things

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

April 9, 2019

Sometimes we all get to those points in time where we just really need a laugh or a smile. I’ve reached one of those recently, and it’s been hard to try to find things that make me happy when there’s so much going on that is stressful or hard to get through. I’ve been going out of my way to ...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Being a cat person

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Being a cat person

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

April 9, 2019

I recently came across a post on social media about how cats apparently have ‘empty minds,’ are selfish and cannot communicate with humans. I don’t know though, because I sure do hear my cat talk. A lot. We have full on conversations sometimes, especially when she’s hungry. Anyway, this one n...

Jena’s Creative Corner: Message in a Bottle

Jena Cordle, Contributor

April 2, 2019

Message in a bottle On a Sunday morning, not chilly but not quite warm either, two boys were riding their very old and beaten up bikes around town. Ty and Jake normally spent their Sundays getting as much play time and adventuring out before the school week starts up again. Today, they thought it wou...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Spring

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Spring

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

April 2, 2019

Fall has always been my favorite season and favorite time of year. I don’t know if that’s because I’m a redhead, and all the brilliant colors seem to blend together to perfectly match me. Or maybe because my birthday is in November, and fall has some of the best holidays anyway. Plus, it’s a...

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: Coping with change

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

March 20, 2019

It seems as if one of the most stressful times to be a college student has arrived yet again. I feel like it wasn’t more than a month ago that I was preparing for the midterms of last semester while also trying to figure out how to create a schedule on my own for the very first time. Now, I’m struggling...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Starting a record collection

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Starting a record collection

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

March 19, 2019

I’ve been collecting vinyl records since I was in seventh grade. It started when my appreciation for The Beatles exploded into full-on obsession. My parents had a respectable vinyl collection, which included a George Harrison solo album from the 80s. My memory is a little fuzzy, but I’m certain the...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Stevie Nicks and the Hall of Fame

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Stevie Nicks and the Hall of Fame

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

March 12, 2019

This semester, I’ve been learning a lot about powerful, strong and influential women. From Egyptian rulers Hatshepsut and Nefertiti, to women comedians striving to change the male-dominated comedy scene, female empowerment has definitely felt like an ongoing theme this semester for me. As much as I...