The Parthenon

Editorial: Thanks for the 280 characters Twitter, Now let’s get rid of Nazis

September 28, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Twitter isn’t fun anymore, and it hasn’t been fun in a long time. A lot of people hate it, and if it didn’t feel almost needed to stay up-to-date in the modern era, so many users would abandon the site. Many already have, CNN reports that between Q1 and Q2 2017 that its monthly user base in 2017 ...

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...

Editorial: Athletes do not have uniformed beliefs and thoughts

September 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Just for a minute put yourself in the place of a celebrity and ask yourself how would you use your fame and fortune. Now, bring yourself back down to earth and think about what makes you upset within everyday life. You may be upset with the way your class is going, something with your own personal life...

Review: Fall International Film Festival Night One

Nathan Thomas, Online Editor

September 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The Marshall Artist Series Fall International Film Festival kicked off another season Thursday evening with a double-feature of European cinema from 2016 that presents two distinct views of war. “Frantz,” a German and French co-production about coping with death post-war, and “Their Finest” a...

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...

Editorial: When, should we start taking Trump seriously?

September 21, 2017


Filed under OPINION

When looking back at past presidents, it’s pretty hard to find one that has been as liberal with his word choice. It’s in no way a shock that Donald Trump is where he is now because of his willingness to say whatever comes to his mind. But looking at what Trump has said in the past and what his ...

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 ...

Editorial: Sean Spicer shouldn’t be laughing. He is the joke.

September 18, 2017


Filed under OPINION

America’s misguided affection for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was on full display Sunday night as the man who formerly dodged and denied facts rolled onto the Emmys stage on a mechanical lectern, prepared to laugh alongside all of us at those six months he enraged and entertained t...

Review: Foo Fighters’ ‘Concrete and Gold’

Tom Jenkins, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under LIFE, OPINION

Are the Foo Fighters America’s last Rock Band? Short answer: No. However, it is one of the few bands left that subscribe to the same influences that great rock bands in the past have. Motörhead, Bad Brains and the Beatles: all of these bands’ influences can be heard on the Foo's new album “Co...

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...