The Parthenon

Column: You are worth more than your jean size

Lexi Browning, Executive Editor

October 20, 2016

Filed under COLUMN

If you would’ve asked me to define success four years ago, my answer would have been simple: I’d fit into my favorite size-zero skinny capris without visible side “pudge.” The jeans were skin-tight: comfortable after a day of wear, but tight enough to constantly remind me to watch everything I ...

Column: Save the women

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager

October 13, 2016

Filed under COLUMN

I’m sure it comes as no surprise that it is now Breast Cancer Awareness month. We see cute slogans plastered all over tee-shirts and social media. “Save the ta-ta’s!” “Save second base.” “It’s all about the boobs.” “Big or small, save them all.” “Save man’s best friend.” “Save...

Column: Reasons voters need to watch the vice presidential debate

Column: Reasons voters need to watch the vice presidential debate

Jared Casto, Online Editor

October 3, 2016

Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

  So, there’s a debate tonight. It’s OK if you’ve forgotten. Instead of a clash between the two most unpopular presidential candidates in history — Donald Trump, the physical embodiment of America’s shame, and Hillary Clinton, the longtime target of your uncle’s ill-informed Facebo...

Column: Let’s all agree to stop ‘stigmatizing’ mental health

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor

September 29, 2016

Filed under COLUMN

With Suicide Awareness Month coming to an end, comments regarding mental health have been all over the media. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, the third leading cause of death for people aged 10-24 and the second...

Column: What do you stand for?

Column: What do you stand for?

William Izzo, Life! Editor

September 15, 2016

Filed under COLUMN

Let me preface this by saying that I have absolutely no connection to the world of sports. I played little league soccer, football and baseball, but really just warmed the bench for the majority of the time, with the exception of a homerun that resulted in a gnarly injury, but that’s a story for ...

COLUMN: 9/11 Ceremony Tainted By Criticism of Anti-War Protesters

Sophia Mills, Reporter

September 12, 2016

Filed under COLUMN

If there’s one word to describe Marshall, it would be “community.” Wherever you go in Huntington you can feel the love and connection between the town and our university. Our annual 9/11 ceremony was no exception. The stories of those touched by the tragedy faced that day were heart-breaking and...

Column: Football season is the best season

Savanah Matney, Contributor

September 8, 2016

Filed under COLUMN, Football

For many of us, our favorite time of year has arrived: football season. Most college programs kicked off their football season last week and there were many amazing highlights. Oklahoma with a surprising loss, USC with a huge upset and some plays that were uncalled for. College football is the best season. I...

Column: Power 5 not so powerful

Joseph Ashley, Reporter

September 8, 2016

Filed under COLUMN

This past weekend, we had a notable lack of kelly green and rolling thunder and we all learned a little from the competition. For the sake of not going too in-depth, we will stick to the power 5. We saw that, for the most part, the group of five upper echelon teams perform well when facing the power...

COLUMN: The Problem with Shrugging off Melania’s Plagiarism

COLUMN: The Problem with Shrugging off Melania’s Plagiarism

Lexi Browning, Executive Editor

July 22, 2016

Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016, OPINION, Showcase

In the midst of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio Monday, Melania Trump, potential future lady of The United States, delivered her first publicized speech about her husband’s candidacy on prime-time television. In a Los Angeles coffee shop across the states, recently laid off...

Column: Snaps for Sanders

Lukas Hagley, Reporter

April 27, 2016

Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016, OPINION

It’s rare that a reporter like me writes an opinion piece, let alone a political one. To be frank, the majority of the time there isn’t much that warrants my opinion that hasn’t already been tweeted about in a more clever manner. But I am here, on behalf of my unlucky fellow students with pri...

Blankenship honor is MU’s Paterno statue

Blankenship honor is MU’s Paterno statue

Heath Harrison, Contributor

April 20, 2016


Last week, I made a return visit to the Marshall University for the first time in several years. Returning to campus brought many nostalgic feelings. However, those were quickly replaced with bewilderment after what I saw upon entering Corbly Hall. On a wall on the first floor is an exhibit honoring...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Assignment Editor

March 9, 2016

Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I know how. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you. I’m just a college junior who enjoys giving his opinion. He...