The Parthenon

Goodbye, Marshall. From Rick Farlow

Goodbye, Marshall. From Rick Farlow

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

One of the first things I did when I came to Marshall as a freshman in 2014 was walk into the Parthenon newsroom and inquire about a position with the student-produced newspaper.  Armed with a year-and-a-half of experience with my high school newspaper, I thought I’d be writing stories for pub...

Farewell from Executive Editor Sadie Helmick

Farewell from Executive Editor Sadie Helmick

Sadie Helmick, Executive Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In 2012, I met a group of nursing students from Marshall in Tegucigalpa, Honduras during my first trip to Honduras, a place that changed the course of my life After meeting familiar faces in a strange place that I came to love, I told myself that I would attend Marshall as a nursing student so I could...

LET ME BE FRANK: One Last Time

LET ME BE FRANK: One Last Time

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

As my undergraduate career at Marshall University comes to a close, I pause to reflect on the few years I've spent as a student here. The experiences I've had, the relationships I've formed and the lessons I've learned have all worked to shape me into the person I am today.  Almost two years ago, I started out as a reporter...

My Melanin is NOT your makeup

My Melanin is NOT your makeup

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The Kardashian phenomenon in the rise of the social media hits the peak of white civilization wanting to inject their bodies and darken their skin. In the grand scheme these characterizations assemble the natural elements of an African-American woman. Though these women may want to appear as an African-American,...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Food

LET ME BE FRANK: On Food

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This past weekend I took a trip to Nashville with friends, where searching out good food was a priority. I have found that some of the best moments, the best conversations with the greatest laughs and the most meaningful tears occur at a table, with the clinking of plates and the sipping of drinks.  ...

COLUMN: Support the Soldiers; End the Wars

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This Veterans Day, I think it is important we remember the horrific reality that 20 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States of America. Millions of Americans are being sent to fight in wars they do not believe in or even know about, only to return home to struggle to pay for housing, food...

Amendment 1 is a giant step back for West Virginia women

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

November 13, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Since last week, we’ve had a midterm election and received the results. I was so excited to vote; I took my time to educate myself on who I was voting for, and maybe more importantly, on the amendments I could vote for. When I heard about the Amendment One on the West Virginia ballot this midterm,...

Veterans Day is about more than just parades

Veterans Day is about more than just parades

Amanda Larch, Copy Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Every Veterans Day there are parades, a few tributes and dedications during football games, sales at every major department and furniture store and movie marathons on cable networks. We may be honoring some vets from our homes at these parades and games, but what about those who do not have homes? Or...

Smirl Meets World On Travel

Smirl Meets World On Travel

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

November 6, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I spent my weekend surrounded by monuments, memorials, and metro stops in one of my favorite cities I have ever visited: Washington, DC. While it wasn’t the first time I have ever been there or traveled, it was the first class trip I’ve ever taken, and I have to say that navigating a city with my...

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: FIRST-TIME VOTER

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: FIRST-TIME VOTER

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 30, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This year is a special one for me, as it’s the first general election I have ever been able to vote in! I remember going with my mom to her polling place when I was too young to fully understand who she was voting for or why, but I do remember her telling me in the primary election of 2008 that she...

Jo Tremmel: SGA House of Representatives executive committee was not a compromise

Jo Tremmel, For the Parthenon

October 30, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the October 24th edition of the Parthenon, the ongoing debate over the House of Representatives was discussed by both the Parthenon and in a piece by Student Body President Hunter Barclay. The idea of the House of Representatives was first pitched to me during Week of Welcome this semester in a p...

Smirl Meets World: Growing Up

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 23, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s my favorite time of year: October. (Usually) the weather hits that sweet spot where it’s not too cold or hot, but just the perfect temperature to throw on a sweater and jeans and be perfectly comfortable, the leaves are changing, and when I was younger, I used to spend my weeks around this time...