The Parthenon

EDITORIAL: Guns do not belong on college campuses

EDITORIAL: Guns do not belong on college campuses

February 26, 2019


Filed under OPINION

When any restriction on the Second Amendment is proposed or discussed, gun proponents argue that the laws are taking away their guns and taking away their rights. However, every amendment comes with its restrictions in order to protect the majority. This includes the First Amendment, which allows free...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Reading Stephen King books

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Reading Stephen King books

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Chances are, you’re familiar with Stephen King, or you’ve at least heard of him. If you’ve lived this long and don’t know who he is, I suggest moving out from under a rock. Anyway, the King of Horror has written well over 80 books, and his works have inspired about 75 movies. Coming out this year...

CARTOON: Repent or Perish

CARTOON: Repent or Perish

Trey Cobb, Cartoonist

February 19, 2019


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, OPINION

EDITORIAL: No place for intolerance in W.Va. politics

February 19, 2019


Filed under OPINION

West Virginia is making national headlines again, and it is still for the wrong reasons. Charles Dickens once wrote that we are all “fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” This short passage, though originally part of a monologue about Christmastime...

Parthe-Pet: Stevie

Parthe-Pet: Stevie

February 19, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Parthe-Pet

Stevie the cat wonder is an adorable blind rescue cat owned by Abby Lambert.  Stevie says, “I love spending my day looking out the window.” Follow him on Instagram at @steviecatwonder!

Jena’s Creative Corner

Jena Cordle, Contributor

February 19, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Penelope’s Necklace Early morning rise, crisp trees and chill bumps on their skin. It wasn’t unusual for middle aged Sal Finman to be lurking on his neighbor Penelope, early in the morning, attempting to pretend he’s only interested in the newspaper. Sal, salesman, boring and content with a...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” is one of my absolute favorite comedic television shows. If you’re unfamiliar with this Netflix original series, I’ll give a brief synopsis. If you are familiar, please don’t get bored and quit reading. The show centers around Kimmy Schmidt, a woman who was kidnapped...

CARTOON: Be Mine

CARTOON: Be Mine

Trey Cobb, Contributor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, OPINION

Parthe-Pet: Cubbie

Parthe-Pet: Cubbie

February 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Parthe-Pet

This is Cubbie. He is a mini Goldendoodle named after the Chicago Cubs by his owners, the Morgan’s. He loves the snow and loves to pretend he’s a guard dog. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] with photos and a short bi...

Smirl Meets World: Growing caffeine dependency

Smirl Meets World: Growing caffeine dependency

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

February 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION

The first time I ever tasted coffee, all I could think was “How do people drink this willingly?” It was bitter, it burnt my tongue, and I just could not understand the infatuation most people seem to have with the stuff. It always seemed like a “grown up thing,” something that I’d understand...

In black and white: reflecting on the struggles of fitting in

In black and white: reflecting on the struggles of fitting in

Michaela Crittenden, Photo and Graphics Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

I am biracial. Half black, half white. I live between two different worlds and do not quite fit into either of them perfectly. I cannot entirely identify with my white peers because I have black experiences. I do not know what it is like to be white, I never will. But I also cannot relate with my black...

Educational and personal lessons from history

Educational and personal lessons from history

February 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Not all of America’s history centers around freedom, equality and respect for fellow countrymen. Among other things, evidence of this can be seen in racist photographs in old college yearbooks. Except these yearbooks are not that old at all, such is the case of the recent emergence of Virginia Gov....