The Parthenon

Should Roseanne’s past be overlooked?

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

After two weeks of watching the return of the ‘90s sitcom giant “Roseanne,” there are many thoughts on what this show means for Americans. Are the conservative-leaning views of “Roseanne” an important view that hasn’t been represented in television or film? Or is it just another way that...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Timeout

LET ME BE FRANK: On Timeout

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

When the calendar page flips to April, life feels like a sprint. It’s as if the earth turns just a bit faster. I have a to-do list that gets longer every day, and I have to wonder how I will ever have the time to do everything I need to do, while also maintaining personal wellness. I finally got...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Growing Up

LET ME BE FRANK: On Growing Up

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I am writing this on my 21st birthday, a day that most consider one of the most significant age milestones. I spent the morning at the DMV, by myself, shuffling through my identification, bank statements and other legal documents. As I sat in the chair, waiting to hear my number called, I watched as ...

Talk just keeps getting cheaper

Benjamin O'Dell and Lydia Waybright

March 12, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s election season on Marshall’s campus, with the student government race for president and vice president taking place today and tomorrow. Yesterday’s debate between teams Hunter Barclay and Hannah Petracca, Jeremiah Parlock and Rachel Delaney, Marcus Tucker and Noelle Soares, and Madison Davis...

Does sameness achieve equality?

Does sameness achieve equality?

Benjamin O'Dell, Contributor

March 5, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the current cultural climate, there is a lot of discussion and discourse on equality or the lack thereof. Within these conversations, inequality is often attacked by defining things like race, gender and femininity/masculinity as social constructs which are then deconstructed to prove that, at the...

Finding facts in a world full of fiction

Finding facts in a world full of fiction

Lydia Waybright, Contributor

March 1, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We are living in what some have called a Post Truth society. In the age of alternative facts and fake news we, the public, have been given license to pick and choose what we would like to believe and to disregard all else as untrue. But facts are indisputable by nature. If something is really objectively...

Social change before your eyes

Social change before your eyes

Ben O'Dell, Contributor

February 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This past Thursday, teachers and other school employees all around the state of West Virginia walked out and began a strike in response to inadequate pay and benefits. As I read the news and even heard from a few friends who are teachers, I began to think of how exactly these protests will enact change....

History and activism are marked by young voices speaking out

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Wednesday the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden came to discuss Black History month and Carter G. Woodson’s contributions to Black History. Part of that history since Woodson, has become the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s and their efforts to help pass legislation toward equal rights of all...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Education

LET ME BE FRANK: On Education

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“It was the times when I was in class and the teacher taught me a lesson about life and my mind opened up, or the moments when I walked through the halls each day with people I cared about. These moments that were so ordinary and regular are the ones I will miss the most.” I spoke these words...

Political Evangelicalism v. Biblical Christianity: Remember the sojourner

Political Evangelicalism v. Biblical Christianity: Remember the sojourner

Lydia Waybright, Columnist

February 8, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Wednesday’s publication of the Washington Post included a full-page ad from an organization called World Relief, which promotes the support of immigrants among church leaders. The ad was a letter to President Donald Trump and Congress, urging them to protect Dreamers, refugees, persecuted Christians...

Smiling is not in the job description

Smiling is not in the job description

Lydia Waybright, Contributor

February 1, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

When I was in high school, I started to learn firsthand that the list of demands for me to succeed, even as a teenage girl, was longer and much more specific than the coordinating list for my male classmates. I competed in speech and debate competitions where my hair had to be sprayed to stillness, my...

All eyes on President Trump as he prepares for first State of the Union address

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

President Trump is expected to address issues such as immigration, the rise in economic success and brag about his deal-making ability in the reopening of the government. He has already hinted at saying this address will follow his “off-the-cuff” style of speech. This address comes after the recent...