The Parthenon

EDITORIAL: What we can learn from the Covington situation

January 29, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Journalism, much like technology and other forms of communication, is ever changing. Media outlets strive to be the first to break a national story, as soon as possible. This can sometimes lead to errors and incomplete reporting. Last week, we experienced this firsthand, with the case of Covington High...

It’s (still) a wonderful life

Amanda Larch, Managing Editor

January 22, 2019


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Growing up, I thought Donna Reed was the most beautiful woman and Jimmy Stewart was the most handsome man in the world. I thought the pair of them, their characters George and Mary Bailey, made the best couple in my favorite movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” They were two genuinely good people. Or...

EDITORIAL: How the wall hurts our state

EDITORIAL: How the wall hurts our state

January 22, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Last week, Republican lawmakers in the West Virginia House of Delegates proposed an idea to send $10 million of the state’s money to help fund President Donald Trump’s border wall.  $10 million. Take a look at our state, and you will notice crumbling roads, full of potholes, in need of seriou...

EDITORIAL: Marshall entering a new era

EDITORIAL: Marshall entering a new era

December 4, 2018


Filed under OPINION

There is an energy in the Huntington region that is exciting and new, an energy that pulses through the city sidewalks, with the words of renewal and revitalization on the mind of everyone. This same energy exists inside of the Marshall campus.  In the past year, the university has had a host of exc...

Goodbye, Marshall. From Rick Farlow

Goodbye, Marshall. From Rick Farlow

Rick Farlow, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

One of the first things I did when I came to Marshall as a freshman in 2014 was walk into the Parthenon newsroom and inquire about a position with the student-produced newspaper.  Armed with a year-and-a-half of experience with my high school newspaper, I thought I’d be writing stories for pub...

Farewell from Executive Editor Sadie Helmick

Farewell from Executive Editor Sadie Helmick

Sadie Helmick, Executive Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In 2012, I met a group of nursing students from Marshall in Tegucigalpa, Honduras during my first trip to Honduras, a place that changed the course of my life After meeting familiar faces in a strange place that I came to love, I told myself that I would attend Marshall as a nursing student so I could...

LET ME BE FRANK: One Last Time

LET ME BE FRANK: One Last Time

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

As my undergraduate career at Marshall University comes to a close, I pause to reflect on the few years I've spent as a student here. The experiences I've had, the relationships I've formed and the lessons I've learned have all worked to shape me into the person I am today.  Almost two years ago, I started out as a reporter...

EDITORIAL: ‘Rock-Throwers’ and toddlers–the complex situation at the border

November 27, 2018


Filed under OPINION

The situation at the border is one of the most tragic, unsettling, confusing and difficult challenges our country has faced in a long time. We have heard of the immigrant caravan, comprised of around 5,000 migrants fleeing poverty and in search of better lives in the United States. Passions escalated...

My Melanin is NOT your makeup

My Melanin is NOT your makeup

Lillie Bodie, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The Kardashian phenomenon in the rise of the social media hits the peak of white civilization wanting to inject their bodies and darken their skin. In the grand scheme these characterizations assemble the natural elements of an African-American woman. Though these women may want to appear as an African-American,...

LET ME BE FRANK: On Food

LET ME BE FRANK: On Food

Franklin Norton, Managing Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This past weekend I took a trip to Nashville with friends, where searching out good food was a priority. I have found that some of the best moments, the best conversations with the greatest laughs and the most meaningful tears occur at a table, with the clinking of plates and the sipping of drinks.  ...

COLUMN: Support the Soldiers; End the Wars

Douglas Harding, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

This Veterans Day, I think it is important we remember the horrific reality that 20 veterans commit suicide every day in the United States of America. Millions of Americans are being sent to fight in wars they do not believe in or even know about, only to return home to struggle to pay for housing, food...

EDITORIAL: Why we remember

EDITORIAL: Why we remember

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION

“In the middle of Huntington, West Virginia, there’s a river. Next to this river, there’s a steel mill. And next to the steel mill, there is a school. In the middle of the school, there is a fountain. Each year on the exact same day, at the exact same hour, the water to this fountain is turned...