The Parthenon

Smirl Meets World: Growing caffeine dependency

Smirl Meets World: Growing caffeine dependency

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

February 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION

The first time I ever tasted coffee, all I could think was “How do people drink this willingly?” It was bitter, it burnt my tongue, and I just could not understand the infatuation most people seem to have with the stuff. It always seemed like a “grown up thing,” something that I’d understand...

In black and white: reflecting on the struggles of fitting in

In black and white: reflecting on the struggles of fitting in

Michaela Crittenden, Photo and Graphics Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

I am biracial. Half black, half white. I live between two different worlds and do not quite fit into either of them perfectly. I cannot entirely identify with my white peers because I have black experiences. I do not know what it is like to be white, I never will. But I also cannot relate with my black...

Educational and personal lessons from history

Educational and personal lessons from history

February 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Not all of America’s history centers around freedom, equality and respect for fellow countrymen. Among other things, evidence of this can be seen in racist photographs in old college yearbooks. Except these yearbooks are not that old at all, such is the case of the recent emergence of Virginia Gov....

Parthe-Pet: Holly

Parthe-Pet: Holly

February 5, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Meet Kylie Johnson’s pup, Holly! Holly is a maltipoo. She loves sleeping and snorting like a pig. Her favorite food is cheese. “We named her Holly because we got her as a Christmas gift and Holly is defined as a meaningful gift received on Christmas.” Interested in featuring your pet...

Jena’s Creative Corner

Jena Cordle, Contributor

February 5, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Puppy Love: A Short Story  February was coming to an end, which meant soon so would the cold frigid air. I normally did my walks in the morning, wondering which path I would take. Or if I would retrace my steps back to where I came from. On my walk I noticed something; the low panting of a dog was...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Groundhog Day (the movie)

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Groundhog Day was Saturday, and I hope you all celebrated accordingly by watching the movie of the same name, of course. You know, the 1990s movie with Bill Murray, where his character is stuck in a time loop? He relives the same day over and over, and, you guessed it, that day is Groundhog Day.  ...

EDITORIAL: Washington Post ad wins Super Bowl

EDITORIAL: Washington Post ad wins Super Bowl

February 5, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Thank you, The Washington Post, for capturing the attention of the country with your commercial that detailed the history and importance of journalists. Thank you, The Washington Post, for honoring journalists who are missing or who have been killed while reporting and for demonstrating how dangerous...

Parthe-Pet: Miller

Parthe-Pet: Miller

January 29, 2019


Filed under Parthe-Pet, Showcase

 This is Miller. He was a stray who ended up finding a home with Sandy York, The Parthenon’s faculty adviser. Miller loves playing tug-of-war, chewing on all his toys, taking walks around the neighborhood and he LOVES playing in the snow. Follow Miller on Instagram at big_dog_miller. Interested in featurin...

SMIRL MEETS WORLD: Changing Plans

Rileigh Smirl, Columnist

January 29, 2019


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I was lucky in high school. Most of my peers had no clue what they wanted to study in college or what careers they dreamt of having. I knew from the time I was in my sophomore year that I wanted to create online content; whether that consisted of news or videos or a combination of both, I knew that’s...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Greta Van Fleet

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Greta Van Fleet

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

With their recent performance on “Saturday Night Live,” the rock band Greta Van Fleet has been receiving a lot of buzz and attention. From comments on Rolling Stone magazine’s article about the performance, though, you would think the band tanked and sounded terrible. I have never seen so many...

CARTOON: This Awful Place

Trey Cobb, Contributor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Editorial Cartoons, OPINION