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A MOMENT WITH MEG: Opportunities for advice

Meg Keller

Meg Keller, Social Media Manager

January 21, 2020

Hi friends. This semester I will be circulating and sharing with you encouragement and guidance through The Parthenon’s Keller Consultation column. This column is meant to be utilized as an opportunity for you, the reader, to vent and or ask difficult questions concerning your life. I guarantee...

GINGER’S GUIDE TO: Importance of the arts

Amanda, as a journalist and avid consumer of the arts, believes STEM holds a higher importance than arts, though they should be equal.

Amanda Larch, Executive Editor

January 21, 2020

I’m a journalism student, so I tend to be more interested in the arts than the sciences. Though, after taking my required biology credit last year, I finished the class with a greater appreciation for the field. It’s not for me, but I understand its importance, and I respect STEM careers and areas...

EDITORIAL: Fulfilling MLK Jr.’s legacy

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial during the 9th Annual Wreath Laying and Day of Reflection and Reconciliation, in Washington, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.

January 21, 2020

Too often we hear about and read about politicians and other public figures virtue signaling and appropriating the words of Martin Luther King Jr. while only moderately or incompletely attempting to understand and to carry out the American hero’s core visions and values. For the sake of righteousness,...

See ya later, alligator: Farewell from Sydney Shelton

See ya later, alligator: Farewell from Sydney Shelton

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

December 3, 2019

When you are a little kid, you think about graduating from college and getting a big girl (or boy) job. You really have no idea how quickly it comes. In just a few days, I will zip up my gown, put on my cap and walk across the stage to receive my diploma.  There are times that I thought this day would ne...

Parthe-Pet: Gimli

Parthe-Pet: Gimli

December 3, 2019

This is Gimli. He is an English mastiff who weighs 230 lbs. He might look like a horse, but he’s a huge cuddle buddy who loves to do nothing but laze around all day. Here he is pictured next to his friend Stevie Ball. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or...

On to the next chapter: Farewell from Hanna Pennington

On to the next chapter: Farewell from Hanna Pennington

Hanna Pennington, Executive Editor

December 3, 2019

In high school, I couldn’t wait to be in college. During my freshman year at Marshall University, I already couldn’t wait to graduate. Now, as I write this farewell letter the day before my final print night with The Parthenon and during my last week of class, ever, I’m finally realizing that these...

EDITORIAL: Ushering in a new decade

A winter day on campus this past March. While students have come and gone, all have left their mark on campus.

December 3, 2019

It’s the end of an era. Another ten years has come and gone. It’s been quite a decade, and soon we’ll be entering the 2020s.  You may have seen, or even participated in, the popular “Decade Challenge” on social media, in which people compare pictures of themselves at the beginning and end of ...

Movie Review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

December 3, 2019

This film focuses on the Ford-Ferrari rivalry, a staple of 1960s competitiveness. As Ferrari continues to impress on racetracks across the globe, Ford sets their sights toward supremacy. First, they sign Carroll Shelby, an American automotive designer and engineer. Then, Shelby recruits Ken Miles, a...

CARTOON: Reggie’s Theory

CARTOON: Reggie's Theory

Sam Appleton, Contributor

November 19, 2019

Movie Review: ‘The Lighthouse’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

November 19, 2019

Robert Eggers’ film follows two lighthouse keepers. Thomas (Willem Dafoe), an elderly man, assumes command of a seaside operation. Ephraim (Robert Pattinson), a young man, performs every act of hard labor. Together, the men have unstable chemistry. In time, a massive storm strands the duo, putting...

Parthe-Pet: Nheo Nheo and Bong Gon

Parthe-Pet: Nheo Nheo and Bong Gon

November 19, 2019

Nheo Nheo (right) is a sweet girl, and her brother Bong Gon (left) is a loving boy. They are siblings and three years old. They definitely love playing in the park and love each other a lot. They’re super friendly and adorable. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on so...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Call it a coup in Bolivia

Anti-government protesters against the reelection of President Evo Morales, attend a rally with the coca leaf growers in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The United Nations on Thursday urged Bolivia’s government and opposition to restore “dialogue and peace” after a third person was killed in street clashes that erupted after a disputed presidential election on Oct. 20.

Douglas Harding, News Editor

November 19, 2019

If the recent happenings in Bolivia do not constitute a coup d’état, it is difficult to imagine a scenario that would. Nevertheless, corporate media outlets across the U.S. have unanimously avoided calling a coup a coup in Bolivia. The dictionary definition of a coup is: “a sudden, violent...