The Parthenon

A birthday tribute to W.Va.

A birthday tribute to W.Va.

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

June 24, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

To say that I am a little state-centric would be an understatement. A lot of people around the country express plenty of pride in their home state, and home state can mean a lot of different things from where they were born to where they choose to spend their lives. To me, West Virginia is more than...

Happiness can’t be found through a phone screen

Editorial

June 24, 2015


Filed under OPINION

We are just halfway through 2015 and buzz is beginning to grow about the next release in Apple’s line of iPhones. Over the last decade, the iPhone has become the most popular smartphone in the United States with 38 million people owning the device and millions more owning smartphones like it. It...

The case for the common Caitlyn

Alexander O'Donnell, College of Business SGA Senator

June 17, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Most mornings I wake up to a random barrage of notifications on my iPhone. Monday, June 1, was no different, except for this from my Twitter account: “@ENews and 15 other people you follow followed @Caitlyn_Jenner on Twitter.” As quickly as I could, I peered through the Twitter account. Paired with...

Decriminalization next step in recovery for Huntington, state

Editorial, The Parthenon

June 17, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It may come as no surprise that the state of West Virginia, Cabell County in particular, has a drug problem. In May, West Virginia Public Broadcasting began a series on heroin overdoses and addiction throughout the state. One of its first releases was a data map showing the counties most impacted by heroin. T...

Don’t let these moments pass you by

Editorial

June 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION

College can be scary, especially as a freshman. You are moving away from home and left to navigate this new social and academic world on your own. Along with the freedom college gives, it also comes with a responsibility that may be overwhelming. The success, or lack thereof, you have in college falls...

New year, same complaint

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

June 10, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

Throughout Marshall’s impressive 2014 season—which included the school’s first C-USA Championship, a No. 23 AP ranking at the season’s end and a win in the Boca Raton Bowl— one common complaint from critics across the nation drove Herd fans crazy. The complaint? Marshall’s strength of...

A revolution of my pits

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 22, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Of all the things I have made a conscious effort to change in my life, the evolution (or more accurately revolution) of my armpits has been the most profound. When I first decided I needed to do something about my environmental impact and the application of chemicals to my body — conventional deo...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

April 22, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you have been to the Starbucks in the Memorial Student Center lately, you may have seen the new and inexpensive, reusable cups for sale. Starbucks is one of the many companies that is dedicated to reducing their waste, and these companies are starting an important conversation. Think about it, ever...

5 lessons of college

Bri Shelton, Columnist

April 22, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s official. My freshman year is almost over.  There’s so much I can say about my first full year at Marshall. College is definitely something that changed me for the better and helped me become more of an adult in just eight short months. While I know this is only my first year and more wis...

Operation Jade Helm raises concerns of government intrusion on civil liberties

Operation Jade Helm raises concerns of government intrusion on civil liberties

Editorial

April 22, 2015


Filed under OPINION

This summer, all branches of the U.S. military are launching a vast Special Operations exercise across six states called Jade Helm 15. The size and scope of this mission is vast, utilizing eight states (Texas, Utah, New Mexico, California, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana and Nevada) as a training grou...

Skepticism about film’s ‘year of women’

Editorial

April 21, 2015


Filed under OPINION

National Association of Theatre Owners President and CEO John Fithian declared 2015 as a progressive year for women in the film industry Tuesday at CinemaCon. “2015 will rock at the box office because it will be the year of women,” Fithian said to exhibitors at the conference. Fithian’s claim is unu...

MU SAND: Hydration should top daily priority list

MU SAND: Hydration should top daily priority list

MU SAND, Michaela Richardson

April 21, 2015


Filed under OPINION

As busy people on the go, we sometimes forget how important it is to stay hydrated. Recommendations for fluid intake for average adults are 9, 8oz glasses per day for women, and 13, 8oz glasses for men. If you‘re physically active, the recommendations increase due to additional fluid lost through respir...