The Parthenon

EDITORIAL: Unpaid internships only help privileged students get farther ahead

EDITORIAL: Unpaid internships only help privileged students get farther ahead

April 5, 2018


Filed under OPINION

With summer quickly approaching, college students are scrambling to secure competitive internships in their fields, and also settling for internships that will at least give them some experience. Some college degrees require the completion of an internship in order to graduate from the program, but the...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Timeout

LET ME BE FRANK: On Timeout

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

When the calendar page flips to April, life feels like a sprint. It’s as if the earth turns just a bit faster. I have a to-do list that gets longer every day, and I have to wonder how I will ever have the time to do everything I need to do, while also maintaining personal wellness. I finally got...

EDITORIAL: A ‘fake news’ warning misses the point of its central message

April 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Since the 2016 election, the term “fake news” has become daily terminology in referring to unfair, biased and inaccurate reporting. However, it has also been used by President Donald Trump and many others as a way to dismiss news stories that are either unflattering or offensive. While there certainly...

EDITORIAL: Huntington: Let’s all be in this together

EDITORIAL: Huntington: Let’s all be in this together

March 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION

It is unfortunately not uncommon to hear Marshall University students complain about Huntington being a stagnant, boring city. So many students on campus are quick to say that there is nothing to do, nowhere to go, but they say these things without venturing past the first two blocks of Fourth Avenue...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Growing Up

LET ME BE FRANK: On Growing Up

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I am writing this on my 21st birthday, a day that most consider one of the most significant age milestones. I spent the morning at the DMV, by myself, shuffling through my identification, bank statements and other legal documents. As I sat in the chair, waiting to hear my number called, I watched as ...

EDITORIAL: Beware the ides of marching

EDITORIAL: Beware the ides of marching

March 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Fredrick Douglass once said, “I prayed for freedom for 20 years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs.” Legislators and citizens in the United States are quick to offer “thoughts and prayers” when tragedy strikes, but thoughts and prayers without action are just empty words. ...

Davis, Parker actions are a step back for equality

Davis, Parker actions are a step back for equality

Sadie Helmick, Life! Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

“Hey!!! So not only are you attractive, but I see you go to MU too. I’m running for MU Student Body VP rn and I’d love it if you’d go vote for me.” This was sent to many male students on dating apps like Tinder and Bumble from the Davis, Parker campaign on Tuesday, urging them to vote. The...

EDITORIAL: Does the Student Government Association even matter?

EDITORIAL: Does the Student Government Association even matter?

March 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The month of March is filled with clipboards and tabling, posters and social media posts, all consequences of ambitious students running for the role of president of Marshall University’s Student Government Association. Throughout most of the year, students don’t hear much about the SGA, but once...

Talk just keeps getting cheaper

Benjamin O'Dell and Lydia Waybright

March 12, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s election season on Marshall’s campus, with the student government race for president and vice president taking place today and tomorrow. Yesterday’s debate between teams Hunter Barclay and Hannah Petracca, Jeremiah Parlock and Rachel Delaney, Marcus Tucker and Noelle Soares, and Madison Davis...

EDITORIAL: Could Ojeda be West Virginia’s next U.S. congressman?

March 8, 2018


Filed under OPINION

West Virginia State Senator Richard Ojeda has only held public office for a little over a year, but in his short term has certainly made himself heard loud and clear. One of his major accomplishments during his time in the Senate is his role in sponsoring the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, a bill...

EDITORIAL: W.Va. swelled with pride as our heroines walked the red carpet

EDITORIAL: W.Va. swelled with pride as our heroines walked the red carpet

March 5, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

West Virginia held its breath as Maya Rudolph and Tiffany Haddish announced the Oscar for best documentary short subject on Sunday. The results of this award mattered for the mountain state because our own heroines were up for the honor for the film, “Heroin(e),” featuring three Huntington women...