The student news site of Marshall University

The Parthenon

Senior Column: Giving voices to the voiceless through writing

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you would have told me that my post-graduation plans were moving to Kentucky to write for a media company that publishes fitness magazines while getting my masters from West Virginia University, I would’ve laughed and said “no way.” I never had any intentions on being a writer. Did I like t...

Common Misconceptions

Bich Diep, Vietnamese Student
April 24, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Have you ever asked where is Vietnam? What does it look like? I believe there are many people who do not know the exact location, or they might know Vietnam is in Asia and one of the South-East Asian countries, and that’s it. Therefore, I am going to share some general information about Vietnam, like...

Editorial: Medical cannabis bill in West Virginia step in the right direction, but improvements needed

April 24, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Just a day before 4/20, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill that kick-starts a medical marijuana industry in the Mountain State, making West Virginia the 29th state to pass a law regarding the usage of medical cannabis. In the epicenter of the opioid crisis (the Charleston Gazette-Mail writer ...

Editorial: America’s Best: A work in progress

April 20, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Huntington was awarded the grand-prize in the America’s Best Communities contest Wednesday, a $3 million dollar prize that will be used for urban development improvements throughout the city. The three-year competition pitted Huntington against 350 other communities across the United States, but H...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Tang Hoachang, Chinese Marshall Student
April 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Chinese culture is one of the longest cultures in the world. There are a lot of different conceptions between eastern and western culture. Chinese cuisine culture has influenced other eastern cultures for many centuries. I am going to introduce the Chinese cuisine culture. There are many different kinds of foo...

Editorial: The internet is worth protecting

April 17, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Using the internet in 2017 is no longer a choice for the majority of Americans, as a Wisconsin congressman suggested during a town hall last week. Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., was responding to a constituent’s question regarding a recent Congressional move that allows internet service provide...

Column: Is America ‘Pure Comedy’?

Tom Jenkins, News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Cynicism or realism? That’s the question many will ask in the coming years — are people overreacting or being overly negative or is what some are saying about the future of America and, in a broader sense, the modern capitalist society, true? “Pure Comedy” is musician Josh Tillman’s, a.k....

Column: Common Misconceptions

Bolun Li, Chinese Marshall Student
April 17, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

An accurate understanding of China is not an easy task. Many Americans do not fully understand China, even though they understand some of China’s culture and customs. There are some misconceptions about China in America. Cultural differences between China and the United States result in different atti...

Editorial: ‘Mother of All Bombs’ creates troubling precedent for U.S. warfare

April 13, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The United States dropped the “Mother of All Bombs,” the country’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb, in Afghanistan Thursday. The bombing targeted tunnels and caves that allowed ISIS members to move about the area freely. The bomb, which weighs in at around 21,600 pounds according to CNBC, was d...

Column: MOAB bomb business as usual

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The idea of war denotes something entirely different among groups; however, the question arises of what is and should be considered war in the 21st century. “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it,” Robert E. Lee said at Fredericksburg as he viewed the savage battle ...

Column: Sexual assault awareness can put an end to the “rape schedule”

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

You don’t have someone to walk with you to your car after work, so you walk to your car at night alone, with your keys in hand, ready to press the alarm if you feel like there’s danger. You get close — jump in your car, automatically lock the doors and take a deep breath. Shew, walking alone at nigh...