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ASK ALEX: ABOUT INSECURITIES

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“I’m 22, and I haven’t had sex yet. I want to, but it’s hard for me to be physically vulnerable with someone. I feel like I’m missing out on a lot and have to sit out of my friends’ conversations about sex. It just feels like I’m in a different realm than everyone else. Am I weird? How ...

Sen. Bernie Sanders ‘Medicare for All’ is admirable but unrealistic

Sen. Bernie Sanders ‘Medicare for All’ is admirable but unrealistic

Alex O'Donnell, For The Parthenon

September 14, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Sen. Bernie Sanders released the Medicare for All Act today with a promise to insure every American, no matter their health condition or their socioeconomic status. That is an admirable goal. The Medicare for All Act, however, is not an admirable bill. So what does the Medicare for All Act do? As one would pro...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON CUFFING SEASON

LET ME BE FRANK: ON CUFFING SEASON

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

September 14, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s the middle of September, and autumn is fast-approaching. Sweaters are being pulled out of hibernation, the warm smell of coffee fills the air and all of a sudden, it seems like everybody is in a relationship. Welcome to Cuffing Season: that time of year where romance is in the air and nobody...

ASK ALEX ABOUT: RELATIONSHIPS

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

September 11, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Alex Runyon “HELP ME. I’m seeing/sleeping with a guy that seems great but also doesn’t really include me in his day-to-day life. He’s older (32 and a working professional) and I don’t know how to ask for more than the current situation.” Oh, boy, have I been in your shoes before! This i...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON F.O.M.O.

LET ME BE FRANK: ON F.O.M.O.

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

September 7, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

I am someone who really values alone time. I really need it to recharge and to find peace and calm amidst a busy schedule. But at the same time, I really value experiences. Here recently, as I have had more downtime than recent semesters, I have been so anxious that I am missing out on these experiences....

LET ME BE FRANK: ON TAYLOR SWIFT

LET ME BE FRANK: ON TAYLOR SWIFT

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

September 4, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Taylor Swift sent shockwaves throughout the country with the release of a song from her new album “reputation.” The song, “Look What You Made Me Do,” was released on Aug. 24, and it has many fans split down the middle. After I listened to the song, I was certainly confused, because it did not...

LET ME BE FRANK: WITH FRANKLIN NORTON

LET ME BE FRANK: WITH FRANKLIN NORTON

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

August 31, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Growing up, sports were never really my thing. I played soccer up until high school, but traded that out to run cross country and track over the next four years. I loved being a part of a team, and I loved the thrill of competition. But I knew that I never really had any passion for athletics, and I never r...

A Season for Hope

Dylan Stone, For the Parthenon

August 31, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Hope springs eternal in the fall here at Marshall University; the hope for a successful Thundering Herd football season. This is especially true following last year’s debacle that saw the Herd finish with its worst record since 1981 at 3-9. In fact, following the season-ending 60-6 loss to Western Ke...

Column: Game Day Advice for Freshmen

Nick Herrick, For the Parthenon

August 31, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

As I enter my senior year of college, I look back over the past three seasons of Marshall football. I have seen a near perfect season, a C-USA Championship, a big win over Purdue at home, a Heisman winner play against the Herd and so much more. While those moments are memorable, the best part of it ...

LET ME BE FRANK: WITH FRANKLIN NORTON

LET ME BE FRANK: WITH FRANKLIN NORTON

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

August 28, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The first week of classes is in the books—professors have been met, syllabi have been read and drop slips have been deposited. The first week back can be overwhelming for many. All of the semester’s assignments loom and the daily routine is not yet established. At the same time, you have to become ...

Donald Trump and West Virginia: Star-Crossed Lovers

Donald Trump and West Virginia: Star-Crossed Lovers

Franklin Norton and Lydia Waybright

August 7, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The excitement was palpable as the crowd’s eager anticipation was met with a tune familiar and cherished by West Virginians--John Denver’s, “Country Roads.” It was to this song that President Trump walked out from under his ‘Make America Great Again’ banner to an adoring crowd. The presid...

Column: What does Mayor Williams’ Congressional run mean for the city

Tom Jenkins, For The Parthenon

July 20, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams announced Wednesday he will be running for the third Congressional seat in West Virginia. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Evan Jenkins, who announced this past May he would be challenging Democratic Senator Joe Manchin for his seat. This could be quite ...