The Parthenon

The new trend in body shaming: skinny-fat

Editorial

February 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Both big humans and small humans have had to deal with fat shaming and skinny shaming, both of which are equally terrible things to do. Medium-sized are generally safe from any hostile body comments. Sorry, not anymore. “Skinny-fat” is a term that has gained popularity among average people, because ap...

Making excuses doesn’t help anyone

Editorial

February 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Charitable organizations come in many varieties, and we are often cautioned against donating to certain charities based on their allocation of funds or organizational beliefs. But where do we draw the lines when a charity goes against our personal beliefs, but does in fact help people? The real questio...

#MeganMusicMonday: Why you should listen to an album

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

February 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Think of the last novel you were really engaged with; a work of fiction with which you had a brief love affair and couldn’t put down until it was finished. The author takes you on a rollercoaster of emotion as you ride the tides of the plot and observe the literary meaning behind all of it. This ...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

January 30, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

Women's basketball: Louisiana Tech @ Marshall Whitney Frazier, Forward, #2 Frazier is an experienced senior forward who leads the team in scoring this season at 15.2 points per game with a 50 percent shooting clip. She does most of her damage in the paint offensively and creates second-chance opp...

Keystone proposal gains opposition from environmentalists, democrats

Editorial

January 29, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Of great debate at the moment, especially where the abuse of government power is concerned, is the proposed building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a proposal that is gaining a lot of opposition not only from environmentalists, but many democrats in the senate. The Keystone pipeline is an extensive pipeli...

More than a few of my favorite things are thrifted

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

January 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It’s no secret that I love thrift shopping, but what might not be so obvious is why. And, let me tell you, the reasons are plenty. First and foremost, I do it for the environment. Why would I need to buy something new (creating more waste) when I could get it used? It’s simple supply and demand. I...

Don’t judge the introverts of the world; it’s more complicated than you think

Editorial

January 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION

There are two (well kind of) types of people in the world. There are those whose idea of a good time involves a room full of people—friends, strangers, acquaintances—partying, talking about the mundane aspects of everyday life, meeting new people and doing new things. Then there are those who pre...

Winter weather does not negate global warming theory

Winter weather does not negate global warming theory

Editorial

January 27, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Mother nature has once more graced Huntington with a light blanket of snow, bringing the winter out from wherever it has been hiding. Which brings up the question, “If global warming is real, why is it cold and snowing?” The first step in answering this question is to understand the...

Player of the week

Player of the week

By Brad Heltzel, Reporter

January 27, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

Norrisha Victrum is in her third season as the Marshall University women’s basketball team’s starting point guard. Her continued development as a floor general and team leader have coincided with greater team success. This season, Victrum leads the team in minutes (36.6 MPG) and assists (3.6...

E-reading: convenient detriment to students

EDITORIAL

January 26, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Online readings dominate student’s homework assignments thanks to Blackboard and professors’ ability to scan and post selections from their own shelves. On the one hand, it saves students money, which is always a plus. The system is also a plus for professors considering they don’t have to go...

Honoring President Kopp through Jenkins Hall renaming

Honoring President Kopp through Jenkins Hall renaming

Rob Redding, Contributor

January 22, 2015


Filed under OPINION

When I met President Kopp and his wife at their home in August it took me only a few minutes to realize he was serious about the education of all the students at this regional university with a growing national profile. He was always responsive to me within hours of being contacted...

RELIGION vs. SCIENCE:

EDITORIAL

January 22, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Religion has been deeply ingrained in human culture as far back as history can record, and very likely earlier than that. In some parts of the world, where religious debate leads to bloodshed, men and women are willing to give their lives for their beliefs. In America, religion is thankfully not...