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PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for Iran war

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for Iran war

Douglas Harding, News Editor

September 17, 2019

President Donald Trump, whose successful 2016 campaign revolved around the slogan “America First,” announced via Twitter on Sunday that American military forces are “locked and loaded […] waiting to hear from the Kingdom” specifics regarding when, where and how to initiate war with Iran. Trump’s...

EDITORIAL: Huntington’s progress with opioid epidemic

EDITORIAL: Huntington’s progress with opioid epidemic

September 17, 2019

Whether you choose to believe it or not, Huntington is a resilient city. It’s been able to overcome many obstacles and improve the lives of many of its residents. And it’s because of Huntington’s residents that we’ve seen such improvement. The opioid crisis has taken its toll on the Jewel City,...

Movie Review: ‘Angel Has Fallen’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

September 10, 2019

As I left the theater the other night, I began to think about the connection between humanity and expectations. As a species, expectations are a massive part of our everyday lives. At every turn, we expect something. When reality fails to live up to our expectations, there are few feelings that replicate...

Jena’s Creative Corner: ‘If there’s a well, there’s a way’

Jena Cordle, Contributor

September 10, 2019

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a work of fiction, written by a contributor to The Parthenon. This does not reflect The Parthenon’s views. Two teenagers, Will and Jess, had a light bulb pop up atop of their heads. They were life-long friends,  who got into way more trouble than they should. “I hav...

Parthe-Pet: Coco

Parthe-Pet: Coco

September 10, 2019

Nine-year-old Coco is very much a puppy at heart. She loves being held and getting her belly rubbed, but giving kisses is her favorite. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] with photos and a short bio.

COLUMN: 9/11 memorials important to younger generation

COLUMN: 9/11 memorials important to younger generation

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

September 10, 2019

It’s been 18 years since the horrific tragedy resulting in the loss of 2,977 lives and the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York City. Most of Marshall University’s first year students weren’t born yet or were infants when this devastation occurred. For that matter, many of Marshall’s seniors,...

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Introducing Polo

Sam Appleton, Contributor

September 10, 2019

EDITORIAL: Mental health important to collegiate success

EDITORIAL: Mental health important to collegiate success

September 10, 2019

Mental health is just as important as physical health; it’s time we all realize that. We need to reiterate that until everyone understands it. As college students, we tend to be stressed, worried and nervous on a daily basis. It’s safe to say our mental health sometimes takes a backseat when classes...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Marshall, ICE investigative division

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Marshall, ICE investigative division

Douglas Harding, News Editor

September 3, 2019

In the past week, you may have read several headlines claiming Marshall University’s $4.25 million partnership with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is aimed at combatting the infamous addiction epidemic, which has infected...

Movie Review: ‘Ready or Not’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

September 3, 2019

“Ready Or Not” follows a young woman named Grace (Samara Weaving). After leading a life of familial nonexistence, Grace finally has a chance to achieve a sense of familial fulfillment. One sunny day, Grace marries Alex, who hails from the wealthy Le Domas family. While at the Le Domas estate, Grace...

Parthe-Pet: Beckett

Parthe-Pet: Beckett

September 3, 2019

Beckett is a year-ish old mutt from the shelter. He was recently adopted by his owner, Hanna, after spending nearly his entire life in a cage. He loves chewing on anything fuzzy, tormenting the neighborhood cats, eating salami and enjoying all the cuddles.  Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #Part...

EDITORIAL: Support local journalism

EDITORIAL: Support local journalism

September 3, 2019

With the rise of cable news networks, online publications and social media, it can be difficult to receive accurate and reliable news. Suddenly, with a camera phone and a Twitter account, it seems like anyone can be a journalist. Cable news outlets such as Fox News and CNN have clear biases that take...