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Movie Review: ‘Gemini Man’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

October 22, 2019

Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is the ultimate warrior, widely known to be the best assassin in the business. As his veteran-like status continues, Brogan looks to the future, hoping to have a peaceful existence. After completing a mission, Gemini (a resourceful organization) sets a plan in motion. Their...

COLUMN: Greek Life is not defined by stereotypes

Sarah Ingram, copy editor, covered Greek Life when she was a reporter.

Sarah Ingram, Copy Editor

October 22, 2019

As a sophomore journalism student, I was given the task of covering Greek Life for The Parthenon. I didn’t realize this assignment would change how I viewed Greek Life, even though I had no idea where to start.  In movies, fraternities and sororities are often depicted as simple-minded party anim...

Parthe-Pet: Tillman

Parthe-Pet: Tillman

October 22, 2019

Tillman is a four month old turquoise green cheek conure. She is named after Shirley M. Tilghman, a genetic researcher. Tillman loves head scratches. She is a little clumsy and doesn’t always look where she is stepping. Her favorite toys are green buttons and confetti paper. Balls or other things that...

EDITORIAL: Sesame Street’s step in right direction

Ten-year-old Salia Woodbury, whose parents are in recovery, with “Sesame Street” character Karli.

October 22, 2019

It seems there is a constant conversation surrounding the opioid epidemic and adults with substance use disorder, but how often do we think of the children affected by these issues? Thanks to Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit education organization from Sesame Street, and the Sesame Street in Communities...

EDITORIAL: Whitney Cummings doesn’t deserve W.Va.

Whitney Cummings discusses her HBO special, “I’m Your Girlfriend,” at AOL Studios on Jan. 20, 2016, in New York.

October 15, 2019

In case you missed it, last week comedian Whitney Cummings appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden. Cummings discussed with the TV show host, as well as fellow guest Bradley Whitford, what she claims is her Appalachian heritage in a painful and cheap segment, which was done in incredibly poor...

COLUMN: It’s that point in the semester

Sydney Shelton, Sports Editor

October 15, 2019

If you’re a college student, you probably understand what I mean when I say it’s that point in the semester. You have a million things to do, you’re probably broke, you haven’t eaten and you’re on your seventh cup of coffee and it’s only 11 a.m. I get it, and so does every other college student....

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. plutocracy rigged against working poor

In this Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 file photo, Terry cleans out his tent at a large homeless encampment, near downtown St. Louis.

Douglas Harding, News Editor

October 15, 2019

Due to the endlessly corrupting infection of big money in politics, the American economy is rigged against poor and working people in favor of wealthy elites, and this reality is all but undeniable. In a damning indictment of any remaining hope for “The American Dream,” absurdly wealthy billionaires...

Movie Review: ‘El Camino’

Dillon McCarty, Contributor

October 15, 2019

When a film becomes a source of cinematic competence, existential satisfaction is earned. Such is the case with Vince Gilligan’s “El Camino,” a picture that continues the story of “Breaking Bad.” The film follows Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), a former meth cook who was part of a secret drug empire....

Parthe-Pet: Maxine Macaroni

Parthe-Pet: Maxine Macaroni

October 15, 2019

Maxine Macaroni is a two-year-old rescue who likes to model various seasonal bandanas and is a professional at fetching bottle caps. She spends most of her time in her window bed plotting against the birds outside. Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or co...

CARTOON: Bison Bath

CARTOON: Bison Bath

Sam Appleton, Contributor

October 15, 2019

Movie Review: ‘Joker’

Dillon McCarty, Contributer

October 8, 2019

“You are a product of your environment.” Todd Phillips’ “Joker” takes this statement and brings it to life. Through the terrifying portrayal of mental illness, Phillips’ film is a cinematic sledgehammer, designed to smash our most inner levels of comfort. By syncing us to the perspective...

Parthe-Pet: Harlequin Rose

Parthe-Pet: Harlequin Rose

October 8, 2019

Harlequin Rose is a year old and loves to go on walks and eat food! She is also known to chase people down for attention. But her favorite thing is talking!  Interested in featuring your pet in the paper? Use #ParthePet on social media or contact [email protected] with photos and a short bio....