The Parthenon

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...

Editorial: Richard Spencer is dangerous to college campuses

October 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Richard Spencer, the face of the alt-right movement and vocal white-supremacist, has now been asked to no longer speak at Ohio State University, Michigan State and Penn State. This comes after the riots at the University of Florida this past weekend, which resulted in three Spencer supporters being charged...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON ‘TREAT YO SELF’

LET ME BE FRANK: ON ‘TREAT YO SELF’

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

October 19, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Let me set the scene: It was Friday October 13, a day with no cloud in the sky, a beautiful fall day by every measure. Friday the 13th is, for many, a day of superstition and 13 dollar tattoos, but something was different about this one. I rushed around town in my Toyota corolla, skewering stores for ...

Editorial: #Metoo is a movement not just by celebrities but by our loved ones

October 19, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

Screen Shot From Twitter Just a simple hashtag often has more power than any 10-page essay can carry. The most powerful hashtags have grassroots movements behind them. #LoveWins, #BlackLivesMatter, and #JeSuisParis have all been catalysts of worldwide movements. These hashtags can lead to can lead...

ASKING ALEX: ABOUT MEETING PEOPLE

ASKING  ALEX: ABOUT MEETING PEOPLE

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 16, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I keep trying to meet guys in class, at the bar, at Applebee’s, the mall, on Bumble, you name it. Yet everyone keeps telling me that I’m looking in the wrong places. Any advice on where to meet guys? I know this can be so frustrating. If you’re lonely and want a partner, you can feel so isolat...

Editorial: Weinstein should be a wake up call to our generation

October 16, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations, a question needs to be asked. What kind of culture has been set where these powerful men have been able to get away with taking advantage of women, and people are willing to just be innocent bystanders? What is now being realized is that Weinstein’s ...

LET ME BE FRANK: ON MIDTERMS

LET ME BE FRANK: ON MIDTERMS

Franklin Norton, Social Media Manager

October 12, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s that time of the semester where life gets real and things get hard and we start to ask ourselves: is this all even worth it? There were several times this week that I spoke with friends who were feeling overwhelmed by the pressures of life, as the seasons change and our workloads get fuller. A...

Editorial: Playing games with Puerto Rico

October 12, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

In another morning burst of tweets with no clear purpose other than to fill Americans with palpable existential dread, President Donald Trump signaled Thursday he may just give up on this whole Puerto Rico thing. “Electric and infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes,” Trump said in his tweets, ...

ASKING ALEX: ABOUT DEALING WITH A TOUGH SITUATION

ASKING ALEX: ABOUT DEALING WITH A TOUGH SITUATION

Alex Runyon, Photo Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

So, my boyfriend of 1.5 years is long distance, and it’s been like that for the majority of our relationship. We completely trust each other. I’m not worried about anything like that at all, but what I’m asking for advice is that each time we have to say goodbye for one of us to go home/back to ...

EDITORIAL: EPA’s announcement to roll back on Clean Power Plan seems to pander to Appalachia

October 9, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Monday, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt announced in Hazard County, Kentucky he and the Trump Administration would begin to pull back legislation on an Obama-era effort to produce clean energy. “The war on coal is over,” Pruitt said. He told the audience that today in ...