The Parthenon

SPORTS COLUMN: Football is King

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

Cross Country. Football. Men’s and Women’s Golf. Men’s and Women’s Soccer. Women’s Tennis. Volleyball.  In a normal year, these eight sports are all played in the fall at Marshall University; however, it is anything but a normal year. Seven of the eight sports have been postponed; foot...

Editorial: This is NOT normal

August 25, 2020

We are living in dangerously weird times. And things just keep getting weirder... Everywhere you look, institutions are burning, safety-nets are snagging, people are getting sick. The White House. New York City. Chapel Hill. We all know this. We are witnessing it, experiencing it, liv...

Football Depth Chart Analysis: Defense

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

4 Returning Starters Although the 25 points per game the Marshall defense allowed in 2019 was more than the past two individual seasons, the defense remained one of the best in the conference. Considering it was the defense’s third coordinator in three years, the continued high level of play o...

Letter to the Editor: Equality and Inclusion at Marshall

Letter to the Editor: Equality and Inclusion at Marshall

Jerome A. Gilbert

June 18, 2020

Dear Editor: Long ago, as a young child, I learned a song in Sunday School, which is admittedly insensitive and politically incorrect today.  Still, it got the message across to me that there was no difference in skin color or race when it came to people who were all “precious” in “His sight.” ...

Signing off for one last time: Farewell from Joe Artrip

Signing off  for one last time: Farewell from Joe Artrip

Joe Artrip, Production Editor

April 21, 2020

Well, goodbyes are always hard, and this one is no different.  It’s strange to believe that my four years here at Marshall are already over even though, at times, it’s felt like 50.  Even in graduating with a Bachelor’s in Video Production, the best things I’ve gained from the college expe...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Saying farewell

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Saying farewell

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

April 21, 2020

Melancholy. That’s how I feel, mostly. It’s the same feeling I get when I finish a really good book. Only this time, I can’t flip back to the beginning and start rereading it.  My time with The Parthenon is almost finished, and the melancholy is really taking hold. Two-and-a-half years ago my j...

EDITORIAL: Vote, but not at the ballot box

A worker hands out disinfectant wipes and pens as voters line up outside Riverside High School for Wisconsin’s primary election Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee.

April 21, 2020

Secretary of State Mac Warner recently said via a Facebook livestream with gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith that voting this year in West Virginia should be easier than ever before, and residents should take advantage of this privilege. “It has never been easier to vote in West Virginia,”...

Pres. Gilbert: Let’s keep hope alive at Marshall

Pres. Gilbert: Let’s keep hope alive at Marshall

Pres. Jerry A. Gilbert

April 21, 2020

Uncertainty. It’s what bothers me most about the pandemic, as I’m sure it does many of you. That uncertainty is about not only our personal lives and our own families’ health and well-being, but also the uncertainty for Marshall University. In times like these, it is easy to let fear overcome us...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Biden ‘already trying to out-Trump Trump’

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 21, 2020

In a recently released ad, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attacked Donald Trump’s COVID-19 pandemic response from a right-wing perspective, criticizing the president for “roll[ing] over for the Chinese.” The ad attacks President Trump for thanking the Chinese government...

Parthe-Pet: Memphis

Parthe-Pet: Memphis

April 21, 2020

This is Memphis. He loves belly rubs and snuggles. He also loves going to Starbucks to get pup cups. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact Douglas Harding at [email protected] with photos and a short bio.

Getting the facts right since day one

Getting the facts right since day one

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

April 21, 2020

I’ve rewritten this letter multiple times because nothing seems quite right. I don’t know how to sum up my college experience in 12 column inches. I don’t even know how to sum up my last two-and-a-half years with The Parthenon. Nothing seems to give my time here justice, and I don’t even know...

What Marshall taught me: Farewell from Joelle Gates

What Marshall taught me: Farewell from Joelle Gates

Joelle Gates, Life! Editor

April 21, 2020

If someone would’ve told me that the end of college would occur during a global pandemic, I obviously wouldn’t have believed them. But I have to admit, my time at Marshall has been full of nothing but surprises.   Whenever I arrived on campus in the fall of 2016, I wasn’t very excited. Gro...