The Parthenon

Smiling is not in the job description

Smiling is not in the job description

Lydia Waybright, Contributor

February 1, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

When I was in high school, I started to learn firsthand that the list of demands for me to succeed, even as a teenage girl, was longer and much more specific than the coordinating list for my male classmates. I competed in speech and debate competitions where my hair had to be sprayed to stillness, my...

EDITORIAL: We haven’t forgotten, Don

EDITORIAL: We haven’t forgotten, Don

February 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Few names have as great an infamy in West Virginia as this one: Donald Blankenship. Blankenship, an ex-coal baron and recent ex-convict, is running for U.S. Senate. One of the most fatal coal mining disasters in U.S. history occurred under his leadership of Massey Energy. In 2016, he was sentenced for...

All eyes on President Trump as he prepares for first State of the Union address

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

President Trump is expected to address issues such as immigration, the rise in economic success and brag about his deal-making ability in the reopening of the government. He has already hinted at saying this address will follow his “off-the-cuff” style of speech. This address comes after the recent...

EDITORIAL: Celebrities talk politics, as they should

January 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Award show season is in full swing, with the Golden Globes, SAG Awards, and most recently, the Grammy’s behind us. For many celebrities attending and accepting awards, events like these are seen as an ample time to speak out about politics and other social issues. However, much like the NFL being chastised...

Rosie the Riveter a timeless example that strength is beautiful

Lilly Dyer, Photo Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

With a polka dotted red headband and a blue work shirt perfectly rolled to expose a flex, Rosie The Riveter, a feminist icon, has taught me and so many others that ‘we can do it.’ The first time I saw Rosie The Riveter, I was in 5th grade when my older sister came home from a day of learning about...

EDITORIAL: ‘This place sucks,’ America agrees

EDITORIAL: ‘This place sucks,’ America agrees

January 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

On Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin, the democrat representing West Virginia in the U.S. Senate officially announced his intention to defend his seat in the upcoming midterm election. Certainly, this announcement eased the anxious minds of the democratic party scrambling to retain and gain congressional seats...

Column: Women march across history, stomping out gender inequity

Column: Women march across history, stomping out gender inequity

Sadie Helmick, LIFE! Editor

January 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION

They marched in the 1900s to win the same equal social, political and economic rights as men. They marched in the 1920s for the right to vote. They marched in the 1960s for peace. They marched in the 1970s for equal rights and reproductive rights. They equality and justice for all people. They marched...

EDITORIAL: Jenkins ad prompts troubling questions

January 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION

A week ago, a video from Congressman Evan Jenkins and his family began circulating on Facebook. In the video, Jenkins, a republican seeking incumbent democrat Joe Manchin's senate seat this November, introduces his family as they each look straight into the camera, nodding and smiling as the congressman...

Wolff cries ‘Fire and Fury’ in new book

Tom Jenkins, Executive Editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In an age of “alternative facts,” “fake news,” and a growing lack of trust for the institutions that we as a country rely on to sift through the truth and the illusion, a book like Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury,” can be difficult to believe. Even if everything in the book has validity...

Editorial: ‘Fake News’ claims a danger to democracy

STAFF

January 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Since the 2016 election, one thing has been made very clear in President Trump’s administration—his opposition to the press, at one point even going so far as to tweet, “the FAKE NEWS media,” citing specifically The New York Times, NBC News, ABC, CBS and CNN, “is not my enemy, it is the enemy...

Let Me Be Frank: On Christmas

Let Me Be Frank: On Christmas

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

December 7, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This week has been hard, stressful, overwhelming, tiring. I was actually caught on camera today sleeping on campus. It was a bad morning. I woke up late after only a few hours of sleep and took two exams. I was running so late I didn’t have time to defrost my car windows. I drove to school with my head ...

Editorial: 2017: A year of self discovery for America

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION

2017, a year that for many will be remembered as the year we all lost a little bit of our sanity but revealed much more about ourselves in the process. In the past year, we have become divided by issues of politics, social views and questions about our culture as a whole. Some of the events that led...