The Parthenon

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...

COLUMN: Our digital facade

Mark Williams, For the Parthenon

February 11, 2020

It is widely accepted that the “highlight reel” phenomenon on social media can combine with our inherent social comparison mechanisms to make a pretty spectacular mess of our self-esteem and mental health. Only posting the good stuff creates a glossy front built on half-truths and image insecurities....

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Valentine’s Day

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Valentine’s Day

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

February 11, 2020

Valentine’s Day: for some, a day of love, romance and the color pink. For others, a dreaded day, the worst one on the calendar. Luckily, though, Feb. 15 calls for half-off candy sales, and I think we can all benefit from that.  But in all seriousness, a happy Valentine’s Day doesn’t have t...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Working-class populism will defeat President Trump

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

February 4, 2020

For Democrats to take back the White House in 2020, the party must nominate a pro-labor candidate capable of winning back working-class voters of the 206 “pivot counties” that voted for President Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 then for President Trump over Hillary Clinton in 2016. As explained...

Parthe-Pet: Absinthe

Parthe-Pet: Absinthe

February 4, 2020

This is Absinthe. I’ve only had her for about two weeks. She’s already warmed up considerably and loves exploring her new home. She likes to chew on fingers, vacuums and my favorite pairs of shoes. I’m looking forward to growing closer with her! Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Us...

COLUMN: Everything says I shouldn’t be here

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

February 4, 2020

Statistically, I should not be sitting in here, in this office working as a graduate assistant while pursuing a master’s degree while typing a column to be printed in the school paper.  Studies show that everything was against me reaching this point in life.  I come from a broken home, ther...

A MOMENT WITH MEG: Celebrate grieving

Meg Keller, Social Media Editor

February 4, 2020

This week’s submission: Sup Meg!  So, I've been feeling really down lately. I graduate this semester and that is exciting, but I keep thinking about after graduation and get sad because everything is going to be different. I won't be around my friends because a lot of them are leaving, I'm so us...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Joe Rogan is on our side

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Joe Rogan is on our side

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

January 28, 2020

As videos surfaced in recent weeks of Joe Rogan’s unofficial endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., for president, shameless neoliberals and other confused Democrats, left-leaning voters, failed consultants and media propagandists have ratcheted up their bad-faith smears of the most populist campaign...