The Parthenon

Finding facts in a world full of fiction

Finding facts in a world full of fiction

Lydia Waybright, Contributor

March 1, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We are living in what some have called a Post Truth society. In the age of alternative facts and fake news we, the public, have been given license to pick and choose what we would like to believe and to disregard all else as untrue. But facts are indisputable by nature. If something is really objectively...

EDITORIAL: Modern America is George Washington’s worst nightmare

March 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

“But, if I may even flatter myself that they may be productive of some partial benefit, some occasional good; that they may now and then recur to moderate the fury of party spirit, to warn against the mischiefs of foreign intrigue, to guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism; this hope...

Social change before your eyes

Social change before your eyes

Ben O'Dell, Contributor

February 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This past Thursday, teachers and other school employees all around the state of West Virginia walked out and began a strike in response to inadequate pay and benefits. As I read the news and even heard from a few friends who are teachers, I began to think of how exactly these protests will enact change....

EDITORIAL: Netflix’s ‘Heroin(e)’ should win an Oscar

EDITORIAL: Netflix’s ‘Heroin(e)’ should win an Oscar

February 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The 90th annual Oscars awards show is certainly a momentous occasion, but it specifically marks a meaningful moment for West Virginians, with the state being represented on the national stage by director and West Virginia native Elaine M. Sheldon, with her moving Netflix documentary short, “Heroin(e).”...

History and activism are marked by young voices speaking out

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Wednesday the Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden came to discuss Black History month and Carter G. Woodson’s contributions to Black History. Part of that history since Woodson, has become the Civil Rights movement of the 1960’s and their efforts to help pass legislation toward equal rights of all...

EDITORIAL: Kids these days…

February 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION

It was a week ago when students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were grieving the loss of their classmates and teachers after a gunman opened fire in the school building, killing 17 people. Survivors from the massacre have been vocal ever since, turning their grief into action and demanding...

Francis Scott Off-Key

Francis Scott Off-Key

February 19, 2018


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, OPINION

EDITORIAL: W.Va. Legislature is failing the people its supposed to be serving

February 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

As West Virginians shout, state legislators cover their ears. As protestors march through the capital streets, our lawmakers turn a blind eye. West Virginans have elected politicians who do not listen  and that do not understand the issues they are voting on. Although university presidents say no...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Education

LET ME BE FRANK: On Education

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“It was the times when I was in class and the teacher taught me a lesson about life and my mind opened up, or the moments when I walked through the halls each day with people I cared about. These moments that were so ordinary and regular are the ones I will miss the most.” I spoke these words...

Embracing empathy to overcome growing national apathy

Embracing empathy to overcome growing national apathy

Lydia Waybright, Contributor

February 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Headlines this week have been heavy. Actually, headlines this week, this year, this lifetime, have been heavy. Tragedy is nothing new. Sometimes the constant influx of information makes it tempting to detach and forget the realities behind every news story. While it’s easy to shut out the things tha...

CHAPTER 1: Strings

June Richardson

February 14, 2018


Filed under COLUMN

Blythe Anderson sat in the wooden chair, legs crossed, chin resting in hand. She gazed out the window of the small, stuffy coffee shop, watching the unending stream of cars making their ways along the paved road, the people hurriedly crossing the streets, entering and exiting shops and businesses. Her...

EDITORIAL: House self-defense bill opens up a whole slew of concerns for W.V. universities

February 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The West Virginia Legislature is currently circulating a bill that will force public universities in the state to allow concealed carry on campus with a permit. This would include allowing weapons in campus buildings and at sporting events. However, there are some exceptions where university’s are...