The Parthenon

A NEW VIEW: Ending lives for pro-life values isn’t pro-life

Nancy Peyton, reporter

November 30, 2015

  A gunman opened fire at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic Friday, killing three and wounding nine. Acts of violence happen against Planned Parenthood clinics every day. We may not always see them on the news, but they’re always there. Even if you don’t agree with abortion,...

#Feminist Thursday: It’s not an isolated incident

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

November 18, 2015

  No one wants to say it, but we have a white male violence problem in America and until we acknowledge it, it’s not going anywhere. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, America leads the world in mass shootings, and middle-class white men perpetrate most of those shootings....

Refugees will do more good than harm in W.Va.

Editorial

November 18, 2015

More than half of all the state governors in the United States have expressed their wish to deny Syrian refugees access to their respective states. Much to their dismay, governors actually have no power to block refugees. While West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin hasn’t expressed an opinion...

A NEW VIEW: We may never have all the answers

A NEW VIEW:  We may never have all the answers

Nancy Peyton, contributor

November 17, 2015

  I always find topics for this column by finding something in the news from the past week that jumps out at me. Obviously, the attacks in Paris Friday were the most prominent thing in the news this weekend. When something like this happens, the first question we ask is why. Why would anyone...

Nations without first-world privilege deserve same display of solidarity as France

Nations without first-world privilege deserve same display of solidarity as France

Editorial

November 17, 2015

It’s easy to turn our backs to other people when we have the privilege most of us in America do to wake up every morning in the safety and comfort of our homes, to bathe in water significantly cleaner than many people have to drink and to choose the clothes we want to wear day-by-day when others have...

Public trust in media a more pertinent issue than press’s First Amendment rights

Public trust in media a more pertinent issue than press’s First Amendment rights

Editorial

November 11, 2015

The events at Mizzou involving the resignation of university president Tim Wolfe, Concerned Student 1950 assembly and the student journalist Tim Tai demonstrate a concern that goes beyond just institutional racism. While Tai and other journalists’ presence is protected by the First Amendment just...

“War” on Christmas is melodramatic, downplaying real tragedy

Editorial

November 11, 2015

Think about the term “war.” What kind of images does that conjure up? Bullets flying, shrapnel, people dying and destroyed countries. A red cup or a person saying “happy holidays” is not going to cause that sort of damage. Some Americans celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah, Ramadan or Kwanzaa...

Epilepsy awareness at Marshall Medical Center

Matthew Prandoni, reporter

November 10, 2015

Epilepsy is a condition that affects millions of Americans and, as a part of Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Marshall University Medical Center held a symposium to inform the public about epilepsy. The symposium was held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Medical Center. To be diagnosed with epilepsy,...

Mizzou situation shows power of student protest

Editorial

November 9, 2015

University of Missouri president Timothy M. Wolfe and University Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin have both resigned from their positions following several student protests. Mizzou’s entire football team held a strike, claiming the administration did little to nothing in combating racism on campus. After...

Children’s theater company first to bring “Lion King Jr.” to a W.Va. stage

Children’s theater company first to bring “Lion King Jr.” to a W.Va. stage

Kelsie Lively, reporter

November 5, 2015

  First Stage Theater will be the first children’s theater company in West Virginia to bring to life the classic tale of the young lion hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps and become king in the “Lion King Jr.” First Stage Theater is Huntington’s local children’s theater....

#FeministThursday: We’re finally making progress with prostitution

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

November 5, 2015

The Huntington Police Department announced Thursday a new program to combat prostitution in the city and for once, the plan is to target the johns. Beginning Thursday, an electronic billboard at 20th Street and Third Avenue began posting signs to warn prospective customers of prostitutes their pictures...

Issue 3: not good for weed

Editorial

November 5, 2015

While many are disappointed about Issue 3 not passing in Ohio, it’s actually a good thing. The bill was written to create a pre-imposed monopoly on the cannabis industry, providing for only ten growers in the entire state. According to The Colorado Springs Gazette, there were 505 marijuana related...