The Parthenon

Trump’s New Natural Gas Deal: Good or Bad for WV?

Alex O'Donnell, For The Parthenon

November 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

President Trump announced a deal with China during his trip to Beijing. In particular, over $80 billion will be dedicated toward creating natural gas and chemical development in West Virginia for the next 20 years. Gov. Jim Justice has called this “the largest investment in our state’s history.” Tr...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON NOSTALGIA

LET ME BE FRANK: ON NOSTALGIA

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

November 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A week ago, I stood in the stands of the football field that I spent many days and many Friday nights on. It was there where I practiced every day for track. It was there that I cheered on our high school football team, celebrating victory and being crushed after a lost. It’s been a few years since t...

Editorial: A tale of two elections

November 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Election night 2016 was, for many, an uncertain turning point, sparking division and hurtling the country into an identity crisis we’re still struggling with today. President Donald Trump’s election was said to be a referendum on the progressive policies of the Barack Obama administration by the “for...

Ask Alex: ‘Thoughts and prayers only go so far’

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“This is the price of freedom,” Bill O’Reilly blogged after a mass shooting that left 58 dead in Las Vegas last month. “Violent nuts are allowed to roam free until they do damage, no matter how threatening they are. The 2nd Amendment is clear that Americans have a right to arm themselves for ...

Editorial: Guns. A sickness Congress refuses to treat

November 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION

It seems all too frequent that we are once again talking about another horrifying act of terror on American soil. Once again, we have to come to terms with the reality that this wasn’t an act of foreign terrorism but instead an act done by an American citizen—a citizen who had a record of violent ac...

Let Me Be Frank: On International Students

Let Me Be Frank: On International Students

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

November 3, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It was a couple of months ago, and I was driving my car, dropping some friends off at their homes. Just as friends do, we were talking, laughing and sharing about our lives. But there was a single moment where I kind of suspended myself from the conversation and realized how strange this car must have...

Editorial: How a president should react to tragedy

November 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The attacks of Sept. 11 brought a country together at its lowest point in history. It was also a time of turmoil in politics after the most controversial election to date had just given George W. Bush the presidency. For those who aren’t aware, the 2000 election came down to just a few “hanging ch...

ASK ALEX: ABOUT LIFE

October 30, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I have struggled with depression for a while now, and I was just wondering if you have any tips for managing depression and balancing school? My biggest piece of advice is to seek some professional guidance. Marshall students can get counseling for free in Prichard Hall. The counselors there are very he...

Editorial: Mueller investigation begins to unveil truth about Russia

October 30, 2017


Filed under OPINION

On Friday afternoon, CNN released information showing former FBI director and the man leading the investigations into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, Robert Mueller, had begun to charge members of the Trump campaign. Monday morning news broke that those members were President Trump’s former...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON WAITING IN LINE

LET ME BE FRANK: ON WAITING IN LINE

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

October 26, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It was Wednesday on campus, and that could only mean one thing: Chicken and Dumpling Day in the student center cafeteria. I’m calling it Dump Day, rather than Hump Day. You get the gist. Anyway, as it goes with Chicken and Dumpling Day, there was a line longer than normal, and although I was in some...

Editorial: Trump is squandering his chance to solve the country’s opioid crisis

October 26, 2017


Filed under OPINION

President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will direct his Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a “public health emergency,” a move that falls short of the president’s repeated pledge to label the crisis a “national emergency.” The public health emergency will last 90 day...

ASKING ALEX: MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS

ASKING  ALEX: MAKING TOUGH DECISIONS

Alex Runyon, The Parthenon

October 23, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I think I like someone else’s boyfriend. Please advise. My advice is to not pursue a relationship with this person. If he is dating someone else, he should not be giving you romantic or sexual attention. If he is, take note of that. What does that tell you about the kind of partner he would be to you...