The Parthenon

A New View

Nancy Peyton, columnist

September 14, 2015

There have been many shootings in this country recently. Some feel that the guns are to blame and others feel that it’s the government’s fault, but regardless of who is to blame it’s still a major problem that needs to be dealt with. Violence is reaching targets in a wide range of fields. Civilians,...

You’re Probably More Punk Rock Than You Think You Are

Editorial

September 14, 2015

Although many people don’t walk around with black leather pants, denim vests adorned with back patches and facial piercings, that doesn’t do anything to lessen their punk credibility. As people continue to grow and develop their personal tastes, they grow more and more punk rock every day. Being...

Are You A Minimalistic Note-taker?

Amanda Gibson

September 11, 2015

If you are a college student, at some point in your schooling career, you have probably read an article on note taking. After a quick trip to the school supplies aisle, you come back to your dorm, clutching a shopping bag full of multicolored highlighters, sticky notes and pens of all varieties and colors....

Feminist Thursday

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

September 9, 2015

I joined a feminist group on Facebook. I know, Facebook was my first mistake, but I am always looking for ways to connect with other like-minded people and I thought this would be a good way. However, after a couple of weeks, I started to notice that the group can get very hostile and there are various...

Real Life Sociology: Let’s Talk About Politics

Bri Shelton

September 9, 2015

If a survey was given out to voters across the country, I guarantee most of them would agree with me: banishing the traditional political parties is a must to further our country’s greatness and potential to thrive. The political dichotomy we adhere to is socially constructed. Someone long ago decided...

Marshall Helps out Local High School

Marshall Helps out Local High School

Abi Black, reporter

September 9, 2015

Clothing collection bins have been set up around Marshall University’s campus to benefit a local public school. Huntington High School, located 11 minutes from campus, has a closet that is open to students in need of clothes. Mrs. Teresa Rapp, career specialist at Huntington High, began to donate clothes...

How are we supposed to live?

Editorial

September 8, 2015

The cycle of poverty is a college graduate problem. Cycle of poverty is a term thrown around a lot. It generally refers to the concept of not being able to get out of poverty due to a lack of resources and connections brought about by poverty itself and can often refer to multiple generations of a...

Face it, you’re trashy

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015

I would like to think I’m a generally environmentally friendly human. I recycle, I don’t produce a lot of garbage and I avoid driving whenever I can. However, while I was doing an extensive deep-clean of my room and getting rid of a good chunk of my stuff, I realized how much of it had to go into...

Bring back the “M” in MTV

Editorial

September 7, 2015

Let’s face it. Most of us don’t remember the glory days of MTV. The music videos were on a constant stream. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you could tune in and watch these (typically) great forms of media; videos set to the song of your favorite artists. Some following plots to the t and others...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, editorial

September 7, 2015

If you haven’t heard of Kim Davis, then you must not have any form of social media or access to a TV. Davis is the clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to LGBT couples. There are many people out there who disagree with her decision. She is citing her religious beliefs as her...

Kim Davis: an issue of church and state

Editorial

September 2, 2015

Kim Davis is a reminder that the legacy of George Wallace lives on, though this time we’re dealing with same-sex marriage rather racial integration, and rather than standing in front of a school door, Davis is gatekeeping through her job as county clerk. Davis started denying marriage licenses to...

Feminism is not a dirty word

Jocelyn Gibson

September 2, 2015

Feminism is a misunderstood term. So many people are against the movement, and only a minority of those against it knows what being a feminist means. Many more agree with the values of feminism, but believe sternly they are not one. This column aims to clear some of that ambiguity up. First, it is...