The Parthenon

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Health care is a right, not a privilege

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduces the Medicare for All Act of 2019, on Capitol Hill on April 10, 2019.

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

March 3, 2020

Every year, in the United States of America—the wealthiest country in the history of the world—close to 50,000 people die and over half-a-million file bankruptcy because they cannot afford to pay for health care. That number is zero in every other modern developed nation, because they all have universal...

W.Va. Democrats: Vulnerable state seniors need our attention and support

Sen. Doug Facemire, Del. Chad Lovejoy and Sen. Ron Stollings

March 3, 2020

Kackie Sherman Eller is 78 years young.  She has her husband, her health, and finds happiness in her family and community.  She retired from Kanawha County Schools two years ago, but often substitute teaches because she loves teaching.  Kackie knows a fellow retiree who has significant health iss...

Parthe-Pet: Donald

Parthe-Pet: Donald

February 25, 2020

This is Donald the Duck. Some of his favorite activities include waddling to the pond with his sister Daisy and swimming, of course. He loves to eat carrots and is best friends with a Sheltie named Anna. 

A MOMENT WITH MEG: Love isn’t selfish

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

February 25, 2020

This week’s submission: “Hey pal. My girlfriend and I have been talking about moving out west to Oregon, and I’m excited…but I am super nervous as well.  I have some older grandparents and I would hate to not be here when their time comes, and I also don’t want to leave the two friends I ...

COLUMN: Women’s Day–100 years later and we’ve still got a lot of work to DO

Members of the West Virginia House of Delegates Democratic Women’s Caucus pose for group photo.

Sammi Brown, Amanda Estep-Burton, Barbara Fleischauer, Linda Longstreth, Margaret Staggers, Danielle Walker, and Lisa Zukoff

February 25, 2020

We come from different parts of this great state, from different life and professional experiences, some of us have served before and some of us are in our second year of service, but we are all working together to improve the lives of West Virginia women and families through legislation, advocacy and...

EDITORIAL: Take the census seriously

In this June 2019 photo, demonstrators gather at the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill as justices finish the term with key decisions on gerrymandering and a census case involving the Trump administration’s attempt to ask about citizenship status in the 2020 census.

February 18, 2020

With Census Day just over a month away, the people of West Virginia must understand and acknowledge the direct influence the data recorded on April 1 will have on their state, their political power and ultimately their every-day lives for the foreseeable future. As highlighted last year in a National...

Parthe-Pet: Gabbie

Parthe-Pet: Gabbie

February 18, 2020

This is Gabbie. She is a sugar glider and comes to campus when the weather is warm. She really loves her friends in SGA. She likes to be in her pouch and loves to be fed grapes. She can’t wait to come back to campus when the weather gets warm again this spring! Interested in featuring your pet in...

COLUMN: Why Andrew Yang has changed politics for the next decade

In this February 2020 photo, Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.

Tyler Spence, Contributor

February 18, 2020

By all stretch of the imagination, Andrew Yang was a longer than long shot when he announced his candidacy for President in November of 2017. His campaign started in complete anonymity, with a team lacking anyone with political experience, and his campaign headquarters being his mother’s apartment...

A MOMENT WITH MEG: You determine success

Meg Keller, Social Media Editor

February 18, 2020

This week’s submission: “Trying to decide if I want to go to graduate school. I stay awake every night trying to figure it out.” Hey friend. I am sure you are one of hundreds on our campus that tussle with this confliction. I think it is entirely normal and healthy. It certainly seems to me ...

Dear Student Athlete…

Ben Hively posed with Herd men’s basketball player Jannson Williams after a basketball game at the Cam Henderson Center.

Brittany Hively, Online Editor

February 18, 2020

Recently, my 6-year-old Ben and I attended our first Marshall basketball game. Well actually, it was our first basketball game ever.  My son had the time of his life. He met his favorite player and decided that he wants to pursue basketball.  My son who hates crowds, unknown situations and chaos was standing on the sidelines watc...

EDITORIAL: W.Va. needs gun reform

Students at Roosevelt High School take part in a protest against gun violence in March 2018, in Seattle. It was part of a nationwide school walkout that calls for stricter gun laws following the massacre of 17 people at a Florida high school.

February 11, 2020

In a country where nearly 700 people die of gun violence every week, West Virginia’s gun violence problem is anything but an anomaly, but the state’s lack of safe laws and regulations to prevent such deaths is unacceptable. The 2020 Annual Gun Law Scorecard, recently released by the Giffords Law...

Parthe-Pet: Cinder

Parthe-Pet: Cinder

February 11, 2020

Cinder is a 7-month-old bearded dragon who loves to eat fruit, veggies and BUGS! She’d easily say her favorite snacks are hornworms and bell peppers! She loves all things warm, meeting new people, and going out in town for a new adventure, often popping up somewhere on campus! Interested in fea...