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MLK Jr. Observance Day brings community members together

Christian Davis, Reporter

January 16, 2017

Marshall University’s Intercultural Affairs Office, the NAACP Huntington-Cabell Branch and the surrounding Huntington community gathered at the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse for the annual MLK Jr. Observance Day program Monday. Students, family and friends marched from 16 Street Baptist Church to Marshall’s...

Letter to the Editor

November 15, 2016

In the wake of the recent election, hate crimes and threats against minorities of different races, sexual orientations, and religious groups have been on the rise. Among those being targeted are Muslims in America, who have been heavy victims of this past presidential campaign. Since the results...

Editorial: We will hold Trump accountable together

Editorial: We will hold Trump accountable together

November 14, 2016

On the morning of Nov. 9, the morning after Election Day, Huntington was still standing. Cars were still stopped impatiently at the red light before McDonald’s, and people were milling around on the sidewalks. The world was still turning, even though, for many, especially Hillary Clinton supporter...

Column: How to move to Canada: don’t

Madi Pulfer, Contributor

November 14, 2016

Just over a year ago, Canadians elected a young progressive man named Justin Trudeau as our Prime Minister. His message of hope, equality and acceptance resonated with Canadians, who rejected the Islamophobic rhetoric of his challenger. Yesterday, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States...

Column: Rerouting toward progress

Jared Casto, Online Editor

November 14, 2016

On election night, as results poured in indicating that Donald Trump would become the next president of the United States, I felt compelled to call my friend in D.C. This friend, a native Colombian who moved to America just over a year ago, said the city was in shock, as was the rest of the world. We...

Column: Our system is “too strong” to be taken down

Tom Jenkins, Reporter

November 14, 2016

As Americans sat back and watched as Donald Trump shocked political analysts, Democrats, and virtually flipped the electoral map, there was a clear a sense of disbelief, due to the assumption that Hillary Clinton would win this campaign. As the night went on, it became more apparent that something wa...

Editorial: Your right to vote was earned, use it

Editorial: Your right to vote was earned, use it

November 7, 2016

At some point in American history, someone fought tirelessly to earn your ability to vote. On this Election Day, we, the editors of The Parthenon, encourage you to research candidates and exercise that constitutional right. Voting is perhaps the most important feature of our democracy, as it voices the ...

Column: Trump does not represent my America

Moriah Harman, Contributor

November 7, 2016

Election Day is today, and while many people understandably feel “hopeless” this presidential election, I feel “hopeful.” I feel hopeful because we have the privilege to vote for the leader of our nation. I feel hopeful because I believe we have the capability to differentiate between right and wro...

Editorial: West Virginia is more than what the media portrays

Editorial: West Virginia is more than what the media portrays

November 3, 2016

Nestled in the midst of the Bible Belt, West Virginia is the embodiment of classic southern charm and Appalachian culture. Some of us reside in hollows and pronounce them “hollers.” We sip on sweet tea and enjoy the beautiful connection with nature. We show kindness when we can, and we fight fier...

Editorial: Scary similarities between presidential, gubernatorial candidates

October 27, 2016

Early voting has begun in West Virginia and, as residents prepare to cast their ballots, they must acknowledge the impossible choice in front of them. No, this isn’t the choice between presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Donald Trump, R-N.Y. This is the opaquer decision between gubernatorial...

Editorial: If Trump loses, Paul Ryan could be out and Bernie Sanders in

Editorial: If Trump loses, Paul Ryan could be out and Bernie Sanders in

October 20, 2016

House speaker Paul Ryan has been trying to distance himself from the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, like a dog; well-aware that it’s about to be brought to the vet and neutered. Although Ryan seems to be scared of the possibilities of a Trump presidency, he is still staying loyal and pro...

Editorial: Trump sees consequences of ‘Trump Tapes’

Editorial: Trump sees consequences of ‘Trump Tapes’

Editorial

October 10, 2016

With the release of The Washington Post's "Trump Tapes," in which Republican nominee Donald J. Trump degrades women and makes "lewd" comments about making unwanted advances on a married female acquaintance, it is no longer a question that Donald Trump is every progressive’s nightmare. Over ...