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News Analysis: Marshall Women’s Basketball Looks Ahead After Season Cut Short Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Looking Back: On Wednesday, March 11, the No. 8 Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the No. 9 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71-67 in overtime in the first round of the 2020 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Herd was scheduled to take on the No. 1 Rice Owls in the quarterfinals on Thursday,...

Sports News Analysis: One Month Without Sports: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 15, 2020

Looking Back: March 11, 2020: a day that will live in sports infamy. As the NBA and NHL regular seasons were coming down the final stretch, NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball teams were playing in their conference tournaments and the big dance was approaching; the MLB was beginning to...

EDITORIAL: Unprecedented, trying times

President Trump speaks to the nation from the Oval Office at the White House about the coronavirus Wednesday, March, 11, 2020.

March 17, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic makes its presence known around the world, effective and responsible leadership in government is more necessary now than ever. Unfortunately, such leadership in governing is proving to be a rarity in the United States and in West Virginia alike. Per ABC News, “… unfortunately,...

Parthe-Pet: Ameer

Parthe-Pet: Ameer

March 17, 2020

Ameer is a young adult cat from the streets of Huntington. He often goes by “Little Meer,” “Baby Meer” or just “Meer” for short. Ameer spends most of his time sleeping, eating treats and watching passersby from one of his third-floor windows. Ameer loves meeting new animals and people and...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: On socialism

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the winner of a Democratic Congressional primary in New York, greets a passerby in New York, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, the morning after she upset U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in Tuesday's primary election. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

March 17, 2020

I am a retired college professor of Sociology, Social Work and Psychology. I am proud to have taught at West Virginia University, Slippery Rock University and SUNY-Brockport. I am already getting emails from conservative-Republican candidates calling all Democrats “socialists” when I don’t...

COLUMN: Misconceptions about the news media

Staff at the Australian Associated Press head office gather for an announcement in Sydney, March 3, 2020.

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

March 17, 2020

If you are blaming the media for promoting mass panic, you are simply consuming the wrong media. Sure, it may seem like large media corporations are contributing to the fear caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’re really just reporting on what has already happened. The media is not telling...

COLUMN: March Madness, a victim of the coronavirus

COLUMN: March Madness, a victim of the coronavirus

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

March is known as the month of madness in the sports world. Although many sports are in full swing, this madness is specific, deriving from the annual 68-team NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Each year, more than800 players get the chance to compete in the madness while millions of fans at home...

COLUMN: The pandemic of the sports world-We Are all in this together

Sports Editor Taylor Huddleston traveled to Frisco, Texas for the 2020 Conference USA Basketball Tournament to cover Marshall men and women’s basketball teams.

Taylor Huddleston, Sports Editor

March 17, 2020

As I sat on an early-return airplane flight back from Frisco, Texas to Huntington, West Virginia, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, also known as the coronavirus. Life isn’t fair, but we just have to accept reality the way it is provided for us. As...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Bernie v. Biden on the issues

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks as former Vice President Joe Biden looks on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 10, 2020

The Democratic nominee for president almost certainly will be former Vice President Joe Biden or Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, and the two candidates’ visions could hardly be more different, allowing voters a glimpse at the clearest distinctions between two opposing ideologies and potential pathways...

Remembering Dr. Ralph Turner

Remembering Dr. Ralph Turner

March 10, 2020

We at The Parthenon are deeply saddened to hear of Dr. Ralph Turner’s death. As a former professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and faculty adviser to The Parthenon, Turner serves as an inspiration to the student journalists at Marshall University, as well as to professional journalists...

EDITORIAL: $1,709,919,314,822

March 10, 2020

1,709,919,314,822; Well over a trillion dollars; More money than the gross domestic product of 175 countries around the world; More than double the annual revenue of every Fortune 500 company; More than 10 times the combined worth of every franchise in all four major American professional sports leagues...

EDITORIAL: Justice, racism and ‘thugs’

In this January photo, W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice delivers his State of the State address in the House of Delegates’ Chamber in Charleston.

March 3, 2020

Gov. Jim Justice was accused of racism last month when he called members and coaches of a high school girls basketball team “a bunch of thugs” who “don’t know how to behave” after a tense game between Greenbrier East and Woodrow Wilson was ended early because of a scuffle. After the incident,...