The Parthenon

Fighting Clean Power Act does not help W.Va.

Editorial

August 5, 2015

The White House released its plan to curb carbon emissions and slow climate change. As expected, lawmakers in West Virginia took no time to dismiss the plan as “unreasonable, unrealistic and ultimately unattainable.” On the surface, those statements on the reality of cutting carbon emissions in ...

Feminism: A view from the opposite sex

Kyle Gibson, Guest Columnist

August 5, 2015

One afternoon in October of 2011, I was reading my cultural anthropology book for the introductory course here at Marshall. This was my second year of college, so I wasn’t yet aware that most students don’t even crack open the textbook. I would rather have been doing at least seven thousand oth...

Autism training center leaving an impact on MU students

Charles DeLeo, Guest Columnist

July 29, 2015

With the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, many organizations are commemorating such a triumphant marker in the fight for civil rights of people with disabilities. Events in Washington, D.C. include celebrations on Capitol Hill and performances of soloists with disabilities ...

Soccer in U.S. offers more than just national teams

Kyle Gibson, Contributor

July 29, 2015

I don’t think I was the only person losing my mind while staring at my television last Saturday. In fact, most American soccer fans were likely collectively weeping over the listless performances of the United States Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup (North America’s regional international...

Brady’s Suspension Upheld

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

July 29, 2015

New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is still maintaining his innocence after the NFL decided to uphold his four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate.” For those who have been living under a rock the past six and a half months, Brady and the Patriots were accused of using under-inflated...

There are reasonable solutions to gun violence

Editor

July 29, 2015

A little more than a month after nine Charleston, S.C. churchgoers were shot dead during a Bible study session, two women were shot and killed after John Houser walked into a movie theater and opened fire. Events like this seemingly happen once a month and with almost every case there is one constant: th...

My rollercoaster ride with religion

Shannon Stowers, Managing Editor

July 22, 2015

To begin to understand my personal dilemma, you have to understand how I was raised. As a kid, I literally grew up in church. My family hardly missed a Sunday (morning or night) or Wednesday night at our tiny, rural Baptist church until football practices caused me to miss on Wednesdays. I never thou...

The case for water conservation

Editor

July 22, 2015

The Framers of the Constitution probably didn’t consider Americans’ rights to water, but it is now becoming an issue that the country is going to have to address. As with most things here in West Virginia, people don’t care about this issue because it doesn’t appear to affect them. Yet. As...

NFL profiting regardless of numerous abuse cases

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor

July 22, 2015

Despite numerous cases of abuse involving some of its most well known players last season, the NFL is not really feeling any type of backlash. In fact, business and popularity has never been better. This may be shocking to some considering the plethora of utterly disturbing incidents the league faced...

#FeministThursday: Ignoring race isn’t the answer

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

July 15, 2015

Refusing to talk about race DOES NOT EQUAL the end of racism. I do not presume to know what it means to be a black woman in America, because I haven’t had those experiences. It is also not my place to tell any person how they should react to harassment or criticism aimed at them because of race, gend...

The GOP has a Trump problem

Editor

July 15, 2015

On June 16, the 2016 presidential race became a must-watch reality show. The Republican Party may not want to watch, though. That was the day Donald Trump, businessman and billionaire, announced his intentions to run for president on the Republican ticket. Trump didn’t hold back in his announcement speech, co...

Give Sanders a chance

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

July 8, 2015

Let’s be honest, our democratic hearts were set on Hillary and our first female president. Clinton, a long-time role model for women when it comes to not being afraid to achieve, seemed like to obvious choice for democratic voters…then Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined the race and was too go...