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PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. plutocracy rigged against working poor

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. plutocracy rigged against working poor

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 15, 2019

Due to the endlessly corrupting infection of big money in politics, the American economy is rigged against poor and working people in favor of wealthy elites, and such is all but undeniable. In a damning indictment of any remaining hope for “The American Dream,” absurdly wealthy billionaires in...

Movie Review: ‘El Camino’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

October 15, 2019

When a film becomes a source of cinematic competence, existential satisfaction is earned. Such is the case with Vince Gilligan’s “El Camino,” a picture that continues the story of “Breaking Bad.” The film follows Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), a former meth cook who was part of a secret drug empire....

Parthe-Pet: Maxine Macaroni

Parthe-Pet: Maxine Macaroni

October 15, 2019

Maxine Macaroni is a two-year-old rescue who likes to model various seasonal bandanas and is a professional at fetching bottle caps. She spends most of her time in her window bed plotting against the birds outside. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or co...

CARTOON: Bison Bath

CARTOON: Bison Bath

Sam Appleton, Contributor

October 15, 2019

Movie Review: ‘Joker’

Dillon McCarty, Contributer

October 8, 2019

“You are a product of your environment.” Todd Phillips’ “Joker” takes this statement and brings it to life. Through the terrifying portrayal of mental illness, Phillips’ film is a cinematic sledgehammer, designed to smash our most inner levels of comfort. By syncing us to the perspective...

Parthe-Pet: Harlequin Rose

Parthe-Pet: Harlequin Rose

October 8, 2019

Harlequin Rose is a year old and loves to go on walks and eat food! She is also known to chase people down for attention. But her favorite thing is talking!  Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] with photos and a short bio....

EDITORIAL: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

EDITORIAL: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 8, 2019

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It’s important to recognize this month and to stand up for victims and survivors.  Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, shows itself in many forms; it’s not just physical, though in many cases it is. It can be emot...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sanders, Warren campaigns far from identical

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sanders, Warren campaigns far from identical

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 1, 2019

As in recent weeks Joe Biden has repeatedly face-planted on the campaign trail and nosedived in polls across the nation, Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have established themselves as clear frontrunners to overtake the top spot among potential Democratic voters. As such, a common narrative...

EDITORIAL: News Engagement Day

October 1, 2019

The purpose of News Engagement Day, which was Tuesday, Oct. 1, is to give readers a chance to connect with their news organizations and ask questions. In honor of the day, Parthenon editors reflected on what news means to them.    "I am so lucky to have the opportunity to tell stories and allow...

Parthe-Pet: Kanna

Parthe-Pet: Kanna

October 1, 2019

Kanna is a 7 month old kitten who is shy but sweet. She loves to play all the time with toy mice, strings and boxes. She is very vocal and tells her mom everything she needs to know. Whenever Kanna is not playing or talking, she can be found napping by a window. Interested in featuring your pet in...

Jena’s Creative Corner: ‘The happy tree’

Jena Cordle, Contributor

October 1, 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.  The leaves fall around this time, so crisp and crunchy. During this time of the year there is a big Happy Tree that’s quite famous. With two eyes and a mouth ca...

CARTOON: An Old Adage

CARTOON: An Old Adage

Sam Appleton, Contributor

October 1, 2019