The Parthenon

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

Editorial

November 19, 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...

#blessed

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor

November 19, 2014


Filed under OPINION

This morning, in my car on my way to class, I was thinking about my makeup. I’ve been experimenting with my simple look recently, branching out a little bit. I’ve been struggling with winged-eyeliner, mainly because my gel pen doesn’t work the way I think it should. I get one eye on, then it dries...

Body too bootylicious for you

Editorial

November 19, 2014


Filed under OPINION

There comes a time in every newspaper opinions section when it must include something about Kim Kardashian West’s backside. The bum that broke the Internet first appeared on social media when Paper Magazine revealed its winter issue cover, which features one of two images of Kardashian and her butt,...

Don’t waste time on small talk, so much else is important

Jocelyn Gibson, News Editor

November 17, 2014


Filed under OPINION

“How are you?” “Fine.” Not exactly a conversation starter, is it? Do they really want to know how you are? Do you really want to tell them? I know I don’t. Small talk is a social interaction, which we, as a society, have deemed as polite according to our societal standards. It isn’t genuine....

Feminism is a movement, not a buzzword

Editorial

November 17, 2014


Filed under OPINION

TIME Magazine has apologized for literally wanting to ban the word “feminist.” TIME has been polling the Internet for the worst word of the year since 2011, when “OMG” was voted off the island of pop culture (we can see how that worked out). Feminist was placed in the same category as 2014...

Don’t put religion over unity

Don’t put religion over unity

Editorial

November 16, 2014


Filed under OPINION

The 44th annual Memorial Ceremony to honor the 75 Marshall University football players, staff and members of the community lost in the Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash was a wonderful commemoration of sacrifice and celebration of rebirth. Overall the ceremony was beautiful. The biggest crowd many of us...

I’ll determine my success, thanks

I’ll determine my success, thanks

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor

November 16, 2014


Filed under OPINION

I don’t know about you, but famous people seem to live in another world. Sure, I look up to Beyonce like every other girl, but I sure as hell don’t think I live on the same level as her. I don’t idolize her success, but rather what she stands for. I recently read a Time Magazine column by Charlotte...

We stand together

We stand together

Editorial

November 13, 2014


Filed under OPINION

It is no longer just our tragic story, but the story of our community. Time did not heal the wounds, family did. The ability of this community to come together and honor the men and women lost 44 years later is what has made this week a time of solemn celebration rather than a painful time of loss.

This is why we are…Marshall

This is why we are…Marshall

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor

November 13, 2014


Filed under OPINION

I'm not from Huntington. I didn't grow up hearing storiesabout that tragic night in 1970. No one in my family knew someone who died. I didn’t even know about the plane crash until I saw the movie my sophomore year of high school when they showed it one day in gym class. You have to understand...

COLUMN: CFP rankings are like a rigged game show

James Collier, WMUL-FM Sports Director

November 13, 2014


Filed under OPINION

After seeing this week’s latest College Football Playoff rankings, one could be left with a sense of how certain teams got in while others are on the outside looking in. I think I have the answer. Remember the game show “Press Your Luck” with host Peter Tomarken? The game where players take big...

The evil of civil forfeiture

Caitlin Grimes, Reporter

November 11, 2014


Filed under OPINION

There is a threat to personal property rights occurring every day in this country. This threat to individual’s property is of course, civil forfeiture. This practice is a process by which the government can take and do what they want with your property without even seeking a conviction of a crime. You...

College is stupid, but college is beautiful

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor

November 11, 2014


Filed under OPINION

It’s that time of the semester when we all—from seniors down to freshmen—come to the same conclusion: college is stupid. All the assignments start to pile up and are due in the same week. You spend hours and hours in the library, sometimes until 4 a.m., just to come back the next morning. Your...