The Parthenon

Album Review: Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”

Nick Morton, Contributor

February 18, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I don’t miss the old Kanye. I am always up for whatever new aesthetic he has to bring to the table. Throughout the duration of recording “Yeezus,” Kanye was having a tough time. He started dipping his foot deeper into the fashion industry, as well as film and art. After countless expressions of ...

Pop Vulture: Don’t let the media determine your relationship status

Desmond Groves, Contributor

February 12, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, POP VULTURE

In a world dominated by relationships and the pressure of companionship it can sometimes be hard to remember who you are and that it is okay to not be in a relationship. In the media, news outlets report about couples being together, getting divorced or who is hooking up with who. On social media, n...

Album Review: Head Full of Dreams

Ashwin Yellapantula, Contributor

February 1, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s been 17 years since the shy looking boy band from London, Coldplay, debuted with “Parachutes,” which featured one of its best songs of all time, “Yellow.” Ever since, the group has been one of the most celebrated bands to have ever played alternative rock. Late last year, Coldplay releas...

WV music to look forward to in 2016

WV music to look forward to in 2016

Nathan Thomas, Reporter

January 21, 2016


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

2015 was a fantastic year for West Virginia music. Rozwell Kid crisscrossed the country for over 200 shows, Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps appeared on Mountain Stage and Ona received national attention for their debut album. With a slate of releases to get excited for, 2016 is bound to be just as...

A NEW VIEW: We may never have all the answers

A NEW VIEW:  We may never have all the answers

Nancy Peyton, contributor

November 17, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

  I always find topics for this column by finding something in the news from the past week that jumps out at me. Obviously, the attacks in Paris Friday were the most prominent thing in the news this weekend. When something like this happens, the first question we ask is why. Why would anyone...

Just because it’s pop doesn’t mean it’s about love.

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

  If you know anything about Grimes (Claire Boucher), you know she loves mainstream pop music, even though her own style is more alternative. Music media rejoiced Monday when her video “Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream” debuted two tracks off her upcoming album that were true pop,...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, contributor

October 5, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team is in the middle of a huge sex scandal. Allegations are being reported in a book written by 1 of the women allegedly hired to give sexual favors to young recruits to the basketball program. This brings into question the corruption involved in...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, reporter

September 28, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Over the weekend, I saw an article posted to The Washington Post about a book titled “Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs.” The book itself is not what really got my attention, but rather the title of the article: “Why are working class kids less likely to get elite jobs? They study...

A New View

Nancy Peyton

September 21, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Ahmed Mohamed is a 14-year-old boy who was arrested this past week after school officials thought a home-made clock he brought to school was a bomb. After the incident, many prominent figures reached out to Mohamed to show their support. Among these people was President Barak Obama. All around...

Catching up with Leah Scott

Brittanie Fowler, contributor

September 17, 2015


Filed under COLUMN

Before she was an All-Conference USA selection or a member of the Marshall University women’s basketball team, Leah Scott started her collegiate basketball career at Central Michigan University in 2011. After limited playing time during her one year at Central Michigan, the six-foot guard transferred...

#FeministThursday

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

September 17, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If I could say one thing about feminism or the advancement of women it would be that we have to be on our own side. Who else is going to fight for women, if not women? It’s become part of our culture, part of the way we are socialized and it’s a common theme on television and in movies that women...

Real Life Sociology: Let’s Talk About Politics

Bri Shelton, columnist

September 15, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If a survey was given out to voters across the country, I guarantee most of them would agree with me: banishing the traditional political parties is a must to further our country’s greatness and potential to thrive. The political dichotomy we adhere to is socially constructed. Someone long ago decided...