The Parthenon

I believe Christine Blasey Ford–and you should, too

I believe Christine Blasey Ford–and you should, too

Hannah Graham, Reporter

October 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Checking social media this week has been a struggle for me. It seems like everybody and their grandmother has an opinion on the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing regarding Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford. Ford's sexual assault allegations toward Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh...

Smirl Meets World: Living with roommates

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

October 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

While I was growing up, my older sisters had both moved out of the house by the time I was four years old, so I pretty much lived as an only child. I had my own room, I usually had my parents’ undivided attention and help, and I never really had to worry about sharing my space or belongings. I realize...

EDITORIAL: Manchin should vote NO on Kavanaugh

October 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The last several weeks in politics have been unprecedented, as President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, battles against accusations of sexual assault from Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor at Palo Alto University. Ford claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party while...

Smirl Meets World: Navigating changing relationships

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

September 25, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I’ve never been a big fan of change. When I get to a point in life where I am comfortable and happy with everything, I don’t want anything to cause that to change. Yet, starting college meant I had to become a lot more comfortable with things being uncomfortable for a little bit. Not only did most...

Letter to the Editor: Legislators must make food insecurity a priority

Seth DiStefano

September 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

As students at Marshall University, we’ve spent the past semester on a project to explore the ways hunger affects the greater Huntington area. Food insecurity is a major issue in Huntington, and the Food Research Action Center reports that West Virginia, as a state, has the third highest food hardship...

EDITORIAL: The United States has become a punchline

September 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

“We need a President who isn’t a laughing stock to the entire World,” tweeted Donald Trump in 2014. “We need a truly great leader, a genius at strategy and winning. Respect!” Four years later, the world literally laughed at him, as he addressed world leaders at the 73rd session of the United...

Smirl Meets World Part IV

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

September 19, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

So, last week I talked about how stressed out I was and what I did to alleviate some of that personal stress. You would think I would have cleared up some of that stress by now, but that seems to be the beauty of college: you’re never really done working on something at any point. Maybe over Winter...

EDITORIAL: The double standard of celebrity addiction

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The death of rap legend and Pittsburgh native Mac Miller on Sept. 7 brought grief-stricken listeners from all over the world onto social media almost immediately, mourning the loss of yet another life. Miller, found dead of an apparent overdose, is just one more celebrity gone too soon, taken by the...

Media representation matters, even for redheads

Media representation matters, even for redheads

Amanda Larch, Copy Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Representation is important: there’s no doubt about that. From characters in television shows to elected officials, everyone can and should have someone they look up to that looks like them. I am a natural redhead, and sometimes I feel as though redheads are often overlooked. One of my biggest pet...

Smirl Meets World Part III

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

September 11, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I will be the first to admit that I get stressed extremely easily, especially over school and homework. A lot of the time, my stress is unnecessary, and I get my work done and move on to the next item on my agenda to freak out over. Yet, there is the occasion where the stress just gets to be too much,...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Fruit Flies

LET ME BE FRANK: On Fruit Flies

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the past month, the house I live in has developed something of a fruit fly problem. It started small, but quickly my life was overrun with these horrible, ugly beasts. Our ceilings are decorated with fly strips dangling, our counters complete with store-bought insect repellants and traps. And one...

EDITORIAL: Woodward and Trump and the fight for truth

September 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION

With each day that passes, there seems to be some new, outlandish news coming out of The White House. Michael Wolf’s book, “Fire and Fury,” was the first to take a crack at the Trump administration, although the book has been widely questioned as an embellishment. Former Trump staffer, Omarosa...