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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

Movie Review: ‘Ad Astra’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

September 24, 2019

“Ad Astra” follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), a talented astronaut. In the near future, power surges disrupt everyday life. If these anomalies continue, humanity will cease to exist. According to organizational sources, Roy’s father, Clifford (a legendary space pioneer), is to blame. While most of...

Parthe-Pet: Chance

Parthe-Pet: Chance

September 24, 2019

Chance is very cuddly and playful and loves to hang with his mama. He is a mini dachshund that loves to give kisses and hugs to everyone he meets! He’s a good boy and a great friend to all. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] wi...

Letter to the Editor: Sept. 3 Column

Letter to the Editor: Sept. 3 Column

September 24, 2019

Dear Editor, I am writing in response to an editorial that appeared in The Parthenon on Sept. 3, 2019, regarding the university’s new project with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The editorial’s writer tried to tie the initiative’s activities to “anti-immigration fear mongering”...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Stop the vape cloud

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Stop the vape cloud

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

September 24, 2019

Failing tests, forgetting to do homework, not taking an umbrella because you’re sure it isn’t going to rain and then it does…these are some of the worst parts of college. But for me, few things are worse than walking to class behind someone who vapes. There I am, minding my own business and being...

EDITORIAL: Take time to look at Appalachia

EDITORIAL: Take time to look at Appalachia

September 24, 2019

Have you truly looked at Appalachia?  With Marshall University’s Drinko Library being home to the crowdsourced “Looking at Appalachia” exhibit, featuring 64 photographs from various Appalachian artists, we all have an opportunity to take a closer look at the region.  The project, now in it...

Parthe-Pet: Mystic

Parthe-Pet: Mystic

September 17, 2019

Mystic, who turns three on Sept. 21, is spoiled, fancy and sassy. She has a hard time meowing but makes the cutest noises. She loves it when people talk to her and give her attention. Her favorite toys are wadded up balls of paper, strings, bottle caps and bread ties. Mystic loves to play fetch! Interested in...

Movie Review: ‘It: Chapter Two’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

September 17, 2019

For the most part, “It: Chapter Two” follows the adult members of the Losers Club. As kids, they defeated Pennywise, the shape-shifting clown that resides in Derry, Maine. 30 years later, they have successful lives, and overall, their memories of childhood are cloudy. After it becomes apparent that...