The Parthenon

ASKING ALEX ABOUT: PARENTAL ACCEPTANCE

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

How do you navigate dealing with the rejection of one parent because of your sexuality, and wanting to spend more time with the other who is more accepting? Dealing with rejection from a parent, for any reason, is undoubtedly difficult. I’m sure it’s especially hard when the rejection is a reac...

Column: We do not need automatic weapons in this country

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

After the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, one question needs to be asked: When will it be time to actually create legislation towards stopping these mass shootings? The New York Times shared an article that lists all of the mass shootings in the U.S. since 2007, with 27 since Blacksburg, Virginia. Th...

ASKING ALEX

ASKING ALEX

September 25, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Readers, please be aware that a portion of this column discusses sexual assault. I have been dealing with these two really good friends who are dating, and ever since they started dating, they have become really toxic to me? Like their presence is incredibly negative. They feed off of each other...

Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome

Column: ‘Open-air’ preachers may be allowed, but are not welcome

Jared Casto, Executive Editor

September 25, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

“You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die. You’re gonna die,” John McGlone, an open-air preacher who made his first appearance on Marshall’s campus Monday, shouted through a megaphone as a group of instrumentalists played jazz music over top him. “Here’s the fun part, boys and girls,” h...

This is getting old: Breaking down the new Republican healthcare bill

Jared Casto, Executive Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In an effort to fulfill an 8-year promise and erase the bad taste from the previous two failures to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans have devised a bold new strategy for American healthcare: make it worse. A brave route for legislators whose health coverage will see no...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON COFFEE SHOPS

LET ME BE FRANK: ON COFFEE SHOPS

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

September 21, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

There is just something about a coffee shop. There is a solitude I find in them that is rare to find in many other places. There is a certain peace in being surrounded—surrounded by pleasant aroma and full conversations, surrounded by the guy reading his favorite book and the girl writing poems. Cof...

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...