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Don’t waste our time, we won’t waste yours

Editorial

November 12, 2014


Filed under OPINION

It seems to be a common misconception that college students have flexible time and commitments, and that we can adjust our schedules at the last minute or that we just have time to waste. College students are strapped for time. It is just the nature of the college life. We have classes most of the...

Three cheers for 2-D: ‘Interstellar’ breaks the mold, for the better

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor

November 11, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Let me preface this by saying if you haven’t seen “Interstellar” yet, you need to. Make that your Saturday night or Sunday plan. It is a must. Also, there aren’t any spoilers in this. I’m not that girl. I saw “Interstellar” Sunday with my boyfriend. Walking up to the theater, my boyfriend...

Has Instagram changed our perception of reality?

Bri Shelton, Columnist

November 11, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Many of us like to pretend the era of Myspace and embarrassing profile pictures never happened. We all took those selfies with duck faces, peace signs and sometimes facial expressions of our own creation. Back then, photo filters didn’t exist and everyone was using digital cameras to upload to the...

Say no to drug ads

Editorial

November 11, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Pharmaceutical advertisements are everywhere: magazines, televisions, on the pen you’re writing with, the bench you’re sitting on. It’s no surprise that the drug industry is one of the biggest in America. The U.S. and New Zealand are the only two countries in the entire world that allow drug...

What I put on my face has nothing to do with my worth

Jocelyn Gibson, News Editor

November 10, 2014


Filed under OPINION

For a while it was the trend among feminists to shed any practice that could be seen as a tool of the patriarchy and one of the first things to go was the use of makeup. Feminists worried applying makeup was something they only did to please men, to make them more aesthetically pleasing to the male eye. I...

Honor them with remembrance Friday, celebration Saturday

Editorial

November 10, 2014


Filed under OPINION

What do you get when you have a 9-0, No. 21 ranked Thundering Herd football team, plus a conference championship stealing team coming into the Joan and the anniversary of a plane crash that took the lives of many and changed a town and school forever? Hopefully it’s a jam-packed Joan C. Edwards...

A West Virginia college student just set the bar for millennials

Caitlin Grimes, Columnist

November 6, 2014


Filed under OPINION

This past Election Day was a day of firsts, especially for West Virginia. The state not only went completely red, but elected its first female senator, Shelly Moore Capito. The media just now caught up to another first that all of West Virginia should be interested in. That is the youngest law maker...

10 things no one ever told us about college

Bri Shelton, Columnist

November 6, 2014


Filed under OPINION

There are so many things people never told us about college. We knew walking into Marshall University the next chapter of our lives would be amazing, but many of us also found college to be a different setting from what we originally envisioned. Below is a list of things I wish I knew before starting...

Want to get elected to U.S. office? Claim your opponent is Obama.

Editorial

November 6, 2014


Filed under OPINION

While it is nice to think our fellow citizens don’t base their votes on the misinformation and twisted facts presented in political ads, this notion was, unfortunately, proved wrong in Tuesday’s election. It seems the most popular candidates across the country were Republicans, most of whom used...

Registration regret: A tale of caution when planning your course load

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor

November 5, 2014


Filed under OPINION

As a freshman, when I came to orientation, I was surprised to find my schedule was already made for me. Thankful, but surprised. I was glad I didn’t have to worry about it and it was a pretty good schedule, but I didn’t expect that. I remember realizing I had to do it myself as my first semester...

Required voting probably not the best option

Editorial

November 5, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Millions of Americans headed to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the midterm elections. CNN predictions claim only 40 percent of the voting age population, however, will have turned out this year, which brings up the question of how to increase the number of people who vote. For Australians...

An open response to Gary Welton: Bro, did you even college?

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

November 3, 2014


Filed under OPINION

In Monday’s edition of The Parthenon, Mr. Welton’s column “A challenge to students: Be a full-time student” was published. I have a few disagreements with the content of the column. First of all, Mr. Welton said the “more mature” student will choose a school with a more difficult curriculum...