The Parthenon

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...

RED’S READS: ‘My Dear Hamilton’

RED’S READS: ‘My Dear Hamilton’

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

August 6, 2019

Most of the books I read are historical fiction novels, and most of them are based on ancient history. That’s just what I’ve always liked. A few years ago, I discovered a few authors who write the type of historical fiction I read regularly. One of those authors was Stephanie Dray. She wrote my all-time...

COLUMN: Disney has creativity problem, not casting problem

COLUMN: Disney has creativity problem, not casting problem

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

July 23, 2019

Ariel is about to look different than we remember. Disney recently cast Halle Bailey as Ariel in the new live action remake of the classic princess tale, “The Little Mermaid.” When I first heard of Disney’s decision, it made me think about representation. I didn’t necessarily grow up with...

RED’S READS: ‘Interview with the Vampire’

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

July 23, 2019

Turning into bats? Skin that sparkles in the sunlight? Transylvania? While “Interview with the Vampire” by Anne Rice doesn’t have any of these things, it’s still an amazing vampire novel. But in order to read it, you have to get rid of all your preconceived notions, ideas and stereotypes about...

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...