The Parthenon

EDITORIAL: The poetic tragedy of John McCain’s death

August 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION

When news broke that longtime U.S. senator and twice presdential candidate John McCain died from his battle with brain cancer, the nation was stunned. This was a man who epitomized the American ideal of a patriot: a decorated war hero who spent decades of his life as a public servant. The Arizona republican...

EDITORIAL: Preparing for the Fall semester

EDITORIAL: Preparing for the Fall semester

August 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION

In just a couple of weeks, campus will be buzzing. Parking will be scarce, the student center packed, and student groups on the move in a mad dash to recruit. The energy of a new semester is always exciting—new classes, new professors, fresh optimism. It’s certainly a stark contrasat from finals...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Modern Romance

LET ME BE FRANK: On Modern Romance

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

August 7, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The other day I had the opportunity to sit down and have coffee with a couple married nearly 40 years. I was interested in their story for the fact that it was a story of two strangers who met face-to-face, who initiated conversation while standing in line or sitting next to each other in class. Go...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Summer Blues

LET ME BE FRANK: On Summer Blues

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

July 24, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A few days ago I was sitting in my barber’s chair, where we complained about the heat. I told him I hated summer, to which he said, “Well, I wouldn’t go that far.” Summer is so many peoples’ favorite season, but I dread the sweaty, long months. For me summer is a period filled with unsteadiness...

EDITORIAL: ‘Recovery Boys’ reveals hope in recovery

July 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION

In 2017, Elaine McMillion Sheldon’s documentary “Heroin(e)” showed an honest, frightening and hopeful depiction of Huntington’s fight for recovery. Sheldon’s new documentary, “Recovery Boys” follows four men through their journey of rehabilitation in the small town of Aurora, West Virginia. “It’s...

LET ME BE FRANK: On ‘My Huntington’

LET ME BE FRANK: On ‘My Huntington’

Franklin Norton, Manging Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

For me, Huntington is personal. It’s where I grew up, where I learned how to ride a bike, went on my first date, graduated high school and started living on my own. It’s where restaurant owners know me by my name and where you can’t ever seem to drink coffee alone. For too long, Huntington has...

Let Me Be Frank: On Fear

Let Me Be Frank: On Fear

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

Recently I was given the opportunity to do something kind of outrageous: rappel 17 stories down Huntington’s West Virginia Building. It was the second year the United Way of the River Cities sponsored this unique fundraiser, and they asked if I would be willing to go over the edge. I said yes immediately,...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Avi Mukherjee of the College of Business

DEANS’ WELCOME: Avi Mukherjee of the College of Business

Avi Mukherjee, Contributer

June 14, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

On behalf of all our faculty, staff and students at the Lewis College of Business, I am pleased to welcome you to Marshall University.   Business is everywhere – it’s woven into every aspect of our lives. No matter what your career goal is – advancing or changing your current career, starting...

DEAN’S WELCOME: Wendell Dobbs of the College of Arts and Media

DEAN’S WELCOME: Wendell Dobbs of the College of Arts and Media

Wendell Dobbs, Contributer

June 13, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

Welcome to Marshall University and the College of Arts and Media. We are delighted that you are coming to Marshall and we believe you’ve made a very wise choice! Your achievement is our highest priority and everyone in the dean’s office in Smith Hall 158 is ready to assist you in any way we can. You s...

DEAN’S WELCOME: Chuck Somerville of the College of Science

DEAN’S WELCOME: Chuck Somerville of the College of Science

Chuck Somerville, Contributer

June 13, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

I am Chuck Somerville, dean of the College of Science (COS).  On behalf of the dedicated COS faculty and staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to – or back to – Marshall for the start of the 2019 Academic Year.  We are glad that you are here, and I want you to know that, whether or not you are in a COS major, we are her...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Sherri Stepp of University College

DEANS’ WELCOME: Sherri Stepp of University College

Sherri Stepp, Contributer

June 13, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

Hello and welcome to University College at Marshall University. Our staff is here to provide the extra support needed to ensure you have the opportunity to succeed at Marshall.  Our support includes the assignment of a specific academic counselor who can connect you to a multitude of resources on cam...

DEANS’ WELCOME: Robert Bookwalter of the College of Liberal Arts

DEANS’ WELCOME: Robert Bookwalter of the College of Liberal Arts

Robert Bookwalter, Contributer

June 13, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

Welcome to Marshall University!  In the College of Liberal Arts (COLA) we are excited to work with you as you begin your journey toward graduation.  The general education classes you will take in our college will help you become a well-rounded, successful person with the skills that employers are ...