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Jena’s Creative Corner: ‘The happy tree’

October 1, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a work of fiction, written by a contributor to The Parthenon. This does not reflect The Parthenon’s views.  The leaves fall around this time, so crisp and crunchy. During...

CARTOON: An Old Adage

CARTOON: An Old Adage
October 1, 2019

Movie Review: ‘Ad Astra’

September 24, 2019

“Ad Astra” follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), a talented astronaut. In the near future, power surges disrupt everyday life. If these anomalies continue, humanity will cease to exist. According to organizational...

Parthe-Pet: Chance

Parthe-Pet: Chance
September 24, 2019

Chance is very cuddly and playful and loves to hang with his mama. He is a mini dachshund that loves to give kisses and hugs to everyone he meets! He’s a good boy and a great friend to all. Interested...

Letter to the Editor: Sept. 3 Column

Letter to the Editor: Sept. 3 Column
September 24, 2019

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an editorial that appeared in The Parthenon on Sept. 3, 2019, regarding the university’s new project with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Stop the vape cloud

Inam Rehman, manager of Jubilee Vape & Smoke Inc., displays a flavored vaping solution his store sells, Monday Sept. 16, 2019, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns of vaping.
September 24, 2019

Failing tests, forgetting to do homework, not taking an umbrella because you’re sure it isn’t going to rain and then it does…these are some of the worst parts of college. But for me, few things are...

EDITORIAL: Take time to look at Appalachia

From artist Pete Marovich. In Beaver County, Pennsylvania from May 7, 2015: George “Blackie” Miller sits in his bar, Mahoney’s, in West Aliquippa. Miller, who changed his last name from Dokmanovich years ago, was born in West Aliquippa and lived there all of his life. He has seen the town go from boom to bust along with the steel industry. “This town is done,” says Miller.
September 24, 2019

Have you truly looked at Appalachia?  With Marshall University’s Drinko Library being home to the crowdsourced “Looking at Appalachia” exhibit, featuring 64 photographs from various Appalachian...

Parthe-Pet: Mystic

Parthe-Pet: Mystic
September 17, 2019

Mystic, who turns three on Sept. 21, is spoiled, fancy and sassy. She has a hard time meowing but makes the cutest noises. She loves it when people talk to her and give her attention. Her favorite toys...

Movie Review: ‘It: Chapter Two’

September 17, 2019

For the most part, “It: Chapter Two” follows the adult members of the Losers Club. As kids, they defeated Pennywise, the shape-shifting clown that resides in Derry, Maine. 30 years later, they have...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for Iran war

In this May 20, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh.
September 17, 2019

President Donald Trump, whose successful 2016 campaign revolved around the slogan “America First,” announced via Twitter on Sunday that American military forces are “locked and loaded […] waiting...

EDITORIAL: Huntington’s progress with opioid epidemic

Connie Priddy, QRT Coordinator, and Huntington Mayor Steve Williams at the 2019 West Virginia Municipal League Conference in Huntington.
September 17, 2019

Whether you choose to believe it or not, Huntington is a resilient city. It’s been able to overcome many obstacles and improve the lives of many of its residents. And it’s because of Huntington’s...

Movie Review: ‘Angel Has Fallen’

September 10, 2019

As I left the theater the other night, I began to think about the connection between humanity and expectations. As a species, expectations are a massive part of our everyday lives. At every turn, we expect...

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