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Parthe-Pet: Baby

Parthe-Pet: Baby

April 16, 2019

This is Baby! She is eight months old and the love of her owner’s life. Baby is a spoiled little kitty! She had fun dyeing Easter eggs.  Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] with photos and a short bio....

GINGERS’ GUIDE TO: Being redheads

GINGERS’ GUIDE TO: Being redheads

Heather Barker and Amanda Larch, Executive and Managing Editors

April 16, 2019

Did you know red is the most popular dyed hair color? That’s right, most of your favorite red-haired actresses probably aren’t natural. It seems like everyone wants to have red hair, but no one actually wants to be a redhead. So what exactly does this mean? Well, being a natural redhead certainly...

Jena’s Creative Corner: Carnival Craze

Jena’s Creative Corner: Carnival Craze

Jena Cordle, Contributor

April 16, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a work of fiction, written by a contributor to The Parthenon. This does not reflect The Parthenon’s views.  Carnival Craze  Every year in Norfolk, a carnival is thrown. Carnival Craze was a year round event that all townees looked forward to. It was a time when families...

‘Hellboy’ Review

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

April 16, 2019

“Hellboy” has returned to the big screen! The comic book movie follows Hellboy, a half-demon who works for the BPRD, a highly intellectual organization that battles supernatural threats. As Hellboy’s investigation ensues, an evil plot becomes a reality. The Blood Queen, defeated by the legendary...

Parthe-Pet: Tippy

Parthe-Pet: Tippy

April 9, 2019

This is Tippy! She is a mutt but is the sweetest dog ever! She loves sleeping and laying in the sun. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] with photos and a short bio.

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: Finding joy in small things

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: Finding joy in small things

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

April 9, 2019

Sometimes we all get to those points in time where we just really need a laugh or a smile. I’ve reached one of those recently, and it’s been hard to try to find things that make me happy when there’s so much going on that is stressful or hard to get through. I’ve been going out of my way to ...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Being a cat person

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Being a cat person

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

April 9, 2019

I recently came across a post on social media about how cats apparently have ‘empty minds,’ are selfish and cannot communicate with humans. I don’t know though, because I sure do hear my cat talk. A lot. We have full on conversations sometimes, especially when she’s hungry. Anyway, this one n...

EDITORIAL: Huntington Mall incident a metaphor for society

EDITORIAL: Huntington Mall incident a metaphor for society

April 9, 2019

You may have heard the recent media coverage surrounding a woman who accused an Egyptian man of trying to kidnap her child inside the Huntington Mall. The woman produced a gun, and when he saw it, the man let go of her child and fled. You may also know that the woman’s story was heavily fabricated. A...

‘Pet Sematary’ Review

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

April 9, 2019

Sometimes...dead is better. Sometimes...remade is better. “Pet Sematary” follows the Creed family. After living in the big city, the family moves to Maine, hoping to spend more time together. After tragedy befalls the family, Louis and Jud (a next door neighbor) perform an unwise task, setting off...

‘Us’ Movie Review

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

April 2, 2019

“Us” follows an African American family (the Wilson’s). One night, a group of assailants show up at the Wilson’s vacation home. Eventually, the Wilson’s find out that they are battling their doppelgängers. The end result is a film full of versatile performances. Simply put, writer/director...

Parthe-Pet: Beast

Parthe-Pet: Beast

April 2, 2019

Hi, humans! My name is Beast the Boston Terrier. I am one and a half years old. I love tearing up my mom’s socks and playing with water bottles. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] with photos and a short bio.