The Parthenon

CRUZ-ING WITH YOUNG CONSERVATIVES

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 24, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Ted Cruz is the first politician to become a candidate in the 2016 Presidential Election. He began his campaign targeting young conservative voters, but will this position help him or hurt him throughout his race? If you are running for a public office, an inclusive position is usually a good bet, and gear...

Ladies and everyone else, tell ‘em

Editorial

March 24, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The word “flawless” is arguably one of the most important in today’s popular culture. It has transitioned from a term simply expressing something without fault to an empowering declaration of personal strength and confidence. In a regular column about the effects of language on contemporary soc...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

March 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

Position: Guard Class: Sophomore Hometown: Princeton, West Virginia The Marshall University basketball season concluded Sunday with the women’s quarterfinal loss to Mercer University in the Women’s Basketball Invitational, but McKenzie Akers had two of her strongest showings of the sea...

10 women throughout history who have inspired my life and the way I live it

10 women throughout history who have inspired my life and the way I live it

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

It’s all women all the time in this column, but in honor of Women’s History Month, I am searching deep inside my soul to come up with a list of 10 influential women in history who have made the most difference in my life through their contributions to society. 1. Elizabeth I Every since I first read he...

The power of words

Editorial

March 11, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Words can be a powerful thing. They wield a power that can leave scars that may never heal. But the words themselves are harmless. They are benign as a sword, inert as a bullet. It is the force that drives them that causes the damage. It is the speaker of such words who imprints them with a stigma that create...

#BlackOutDay beautifies social media

#BlackOutDay beautifies social media

Editorial

March 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and beyond exploded Friday with images of beautiful faces. The first ever #BlackOutDay featured millions of black selfies of all shades, sizes and genders taking over social media to, as creator T’von explains, “celebrate the beauty of Blackness.” After tiring of only seeing th...

DO YOUR BEST

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 10, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We all care about our education. That is why we are at college, so we can become professionals and enter the workforce with confidence and a sense of job security in our respective fields. We surround ourselves with people who believe in us, professors who want us to excel, and students who can relate to...

Keeping time with Apple

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 9, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The Apple Conference took place Monday showcasing a variety of new products including the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch is one of the newest advances in technology, with a 38-42 millimeter touch screen, it is fully equipped to interact with apps, answer texts, answer calls, etc. The Apple Watch is the new...

Canadian lawmakers propose in vitro legislation that may overstep bounds into women’s sex lives

Editorial

March 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION

According to the Canadian Press, Quebec lawmakers have proposed legislation to require women to sign a waiver stating they have been sexually active for an extensive period before being administered in vitro fertilization. The idea behind the proposed legislation is to allow for the opportunity for n...

Benefits of shopping local keep growing

Benefits of shopping local keep growing

Editorial

March 8, 2015


Filed under OPINION

When it comes to shopping local in Huntington, the choices are almost limitless. Groceries, clothing and gifts are all available from local retailers all within 20 minutes of campus. Unfortunately, most college students don’t have the budget to shop local for all of these things locally, but if yo...

#MeganMusicMonday: Women of punk rock

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

March 8, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

In honor of Women’s History Month, this week’s column is dedicated to all the ladies who used their musical powers to curb stomp the patriarchy. Honestly, this one’s a little much less of a musical analysis, but history is important in music! The Riot Grrrl movement is a facet of third-wave feminism tha...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributer

March 6, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Women’s Basketball: University of Charlotte @ Marshall University Saturday at 1 p.m. Lefty Webster, Forward, #21 Lefty Webster is a versatile swingman with terrific athleticism and length. Her overall build is lean and long and a rarity in the women’s game. It allows Webster to make an impact on both ends of the...