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EDITORIAL: Students should support all Herd basketball

EDITORIAL: Students should support all Herd basketball

November 5, 2019

So far Marshall University’s men’s basketball team has played in two different exhibition games, and with the women’s team they have participated in the annual Herd Madness. These nights were filled with the introduction of new teams, amazing dunks and lots of basketball. But do you know wh...

Movie Review: ‘Black and Blue’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

October 29, 2019

“Black and Blue” follows Alicia West (Naomie Harris), a young New Orleans police officer. After capturing an act of corruption, she is targeted by local gangs. She goes on the run, hoping to survive the ordeal. The end result is a crime film that lies in the middle ground; it’s neither bad nor...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Horrifying realities of U.S. economy

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Horrifying realities of U.S. economy

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 29, 2019

For decades, Halloween has been a festive holiday celebrated through trick-or-treating, costuming and decorating spooky, scary scenes of haunted horrors. This year, however, many Americans are finding themselves incapable of celebrating comfortably. Nearly 90% of Americans surveyed said they plan...

Parthe-Pet: Stewart OscarMayerWiener

Parthe-Pet: Stewart OscarMayerWiener

October 29, 2019

Stewart OscarMayerWiener is two years old and enjoys spending quality time with his human friends. He relies mostly on his looks for charm because he’s not very good at tricks. His favorite holiday is Halloween, if you couldn’t already tell by his fashionable, yet spooky, bandana. Interested in...

CARTOON: Pumpkin Problems

CARTOON: Pumpkin Problems

Sam Appleton, Contributor

October 29, 2019

EDITORIAL: What Halloween means to us

October 29, 2019

Parthenon editors shared their thoughts of what Halloween means to them in honor of the holiday. “My favorite part of Halloween is the lack of judgement. People can dress up as whatever they want, or not dress up at all, and for the most part, no one cares. Whether someone is a bloody monster, a...

Movie Review: ‘Gemini Man’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

October 22, 2019

Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is the ultimate warrior, widely known to be the best assassin in the business. As his veteran-like status continues, Brogan looks to the future, hoping to have a peaceful existence. After completing a mission, Gemini (a resourceful organization) sets a plan in motion. Their...

COLUMN: Greek Life is not defined by stereotypes

COLUMN: Greek Life is not defined by stereotypes

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

As a sophomore journalism student, I was given the task of covering Greek Life for The Parthenon. I didn’t realize this assignment would change how I viewed Greek Life, even though I had no idea where to start.  In movies, fraternities and sororities are often depicted as simple-minded party anim...

Parthe-Pet: Tillman

Parthe-Pet: Tillman

October 22, 2019

Tillman is a four month old turquoise green cheek conure. She is named after Shirley M. Tilghman, a genetic researcher. Tillman loves head scratches. She is a little clumsy and doesn’t always look where she is stepping. Her favorite toys are green buttons and confetti paper. Balls or other things that...

EDITORIAL: Sesame Street’s step in right direction

EDITORIAL: Sesame Street’s step in right direction

October 22, 2019

It seems there is a constant conversation surrounding the opioid epidemic and adults with substance use disorder, but how often do we think of the children affected by these issues? Thanks to Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit education organization from Sesame Street, and the Sesame Street in Communities...

EDITORIAL: Whitney Cummings doesn’t deserve W.Va.

EDITORIAL: Whitney Cummings doesn’t deserve W.Va.

October 15, 2019

In case you missed it, last week comedian Whitney Cummings appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Cummings discussed with the TV show host, as well as fellow guest Bradley Whitford, what she claims is her Appalachian heritage in a painful and cheap segment, which was done in incredibly poor...

COLUMN: It’s that point in the semester

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

If you’re a college student, you probably understand what I mean when I say it’s that point in the semester. You have a million things to do, you’re probably broke, you haven’t eaten and you’re on your seventh cup of coffee and it’s only 11 a.m. I get it, and so does every other college student....