The Parthenon

Take advantage of the Rec

Bri Shelton, Columnist

January 21, 2015


Filed under OPINION

There are so many Marshall University students who don’t take advantage of the Rec Center the way they should. College is essentially the only time in our lives that a gym will be so easily accessible to us. For some, it’s a simple walk from a dorm room that may only be a few yards away. For others,...

Why are you so mad about ‘American Sniper’?

Editorial

January 21, 2015


Filed under OPINION

An almost unrecognizable Bradley Cooper dominated the silver screen during the long holiday weekend in “American Sniper.” The straightforward account of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the man deemed the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history depicted by a 40-pound-heavier Cooper, broke several records...

Player of the Week: Leah Scott

Player of the Week: Leah Scott

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

January 19, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

Leah Scott is an integral component of the Marshall University women’s basketball team’s 11-5 start to the season as she leads it in scoring at 14.2 points per game, while also ranking second on the team in rebounding (6.7 RPG) and assists (2.2 APG). Scott was named C-USA Player of the Week and...

Column: The legacy of Stephen Kopp

Column: The legacy of Stephen Kopp

Ray Harrell, Jr., Marshall Student Body President 2011-2013

December 19, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The year was 2011, and I was fresh into my first term as Student Body President at Marshall University. Because I was involved in student government since my freshman year, I was no stranger to the whispers of the rumor mill. One rumor that had been growing in discussion for several weeks was whethe...

Column: My time with President Kopp

Column: My time with President Kopp

Taylor Stuck, Contributor

December 18, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

It was always a question at the paper: Do we call him Stephen Kopp or Stephen J. Kopp? Personally, I preferred Stephen J. Kopp. I just like the sound of it more. It sounds like him. I met President Kopp when I was a sophomore. It was spring 2013 semester and I was a reporter for The Parthenon....

Let the bandwagon go

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor

December 4, 2014


Filed under OPINION

It happens every year, usually around any sporting event’s championship game. Whether it’s football, hockey or tennis, die-hard fans, in an effort to proclaim they are the No. 1 fan, deem other fans “bandwagons.” A good example is during the Super Bowl. Turns out the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t...

Financial stress plagues college students

Editorial

December 4, 2014


Filed under OPINION

A question often enters the minds of college students: do those who run institutions have any knowledge of what it is actually like to be a student? Sometimes, it feels like the institution is working against us in all aspects of our education, leading us to feel they really don’t get it. For example,...

Where’s all the hair?

Jocelyn Gibson, News Editor

December 3, 2014


Filed under OPINION

As per usual, a Buzzfeed article has been circulating on social media. I know — surprise, surprise. The article, a list, is “12 Female Characters Who Keep Shaving Despite Constant Peril” with the subtext “Just because you live in fear for your life doesn’t mean you let yourself go, ladies!” The...

UVA suspends fraternities until January while investigating rape allegations

Editorial

December 3, 2014


Filed under OPINION

After the release of an incriminating article in Rolling Stone detailing the gang rape of a woman at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity of the University of Virginia in 2012, the traditionfavoring university is covering its tail. Convinced, since the article’s publication, of the dangers of...

Community mourns the loss of long-time journalist and altruist

Jessica Ross, Assignment Editor

December 2, 2014


Filed under OPINION

C. Bosworth “Bos” Johnson passed away Sunday, November 23. To some of you, this name may not mean anything, but for those who knew him, or who have ever had the pleasure of meeting him, know how great a loss his passing is to our community. I had the pleasure of meeting Bos and his wife Dotty...

What’s normal?

Editorial

December 2, 2014


Filed under OPINION

Dress normal. That is the most recent campaign by Gap that started this fall. It is hard to wrap your head around, which doesn’t equal a successful campaign. Grab a copy of the latest Rolling Stone magazine and open to the second page. A girl with rainbow hair dressed in a leather jacket standing...

Take a tech-break, enjoy time off, come back with a fresh perspective

Editorial

November 20, 2014


Filed under OPINION

We are all ready for the upcoming week off from classes, and we are probably telling ourselves this will be the week we accomplish all those things we haven’t gotten around to during the semester: neglected homework, unfinished novels and incomplete crochet projects. But what are we really going...