The Parthenon

Douglas Harding

Douglas Harding is a 22-years-old writer from Sissonville, West Virginia. Douglas will be graduating in December from Marshall University, where he studies journalism, English and history and is a member of the Honors College, where he also has worked as an editor and writer for the Honors Oracle. During his time in college, Douglas also has worked as an intern beat reporter for the Herald-Dispatch in Huntington and has been closely involved with various grassroots organizations, movements and initiatives, such as the West Virginia Can't Wait movement. Douglas’s vast life experiences have shaped his passions for learning about people and the places they live, as well as reading, writing, traveling, listening to music and simply living life to its fullest. He has special interests in the fields of politics, culture, literature and sports, and after college he would like to make a living writing about poverty, struggling communities and grassroots & working-class political movements. Find more of Douglas's work at

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

Nov 17, 2020
Farewell from Douglas… (Story)
Nov 03, 2020
Coronavirus cases continue to rise (Story)
Oct 13, 2020
W.Va. medical cannabis industry prioritizes corporate profits over local farmers, jobs and businesses (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
Students, alumni raise questions about virtual commencement (Story)
Sep 29, 2020
Local candidates unveil Protect Our Children policy plan (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Homeless in Huntington: Adam Pingle (Story)
Sep 22, 2020
Writing Center open with limited face-to-face (Media)
Sep 22, 2020
H.E.L.P. Center supports students’ academic pursuits (Media)
Sep 15, 2020
W.Va. internet speeds worsening throughout pandemic (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
RADICAL PERSPECTIVE: No country for young people (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
RADICAL PERSPECTIVE: Julian Assange is an (honorary) American hero (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
W.Va. women make Democratic Party history (Story)
Sep 08, 2020
New phase of coronavirus testing underway (Story)
Sep 04, 2020
Locals march to protest police brutality, racism (Story/Media)
Sep 01, 2020
W.Va. prison spending has increased more drastically than in any other state (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Marshall University breaks ground for new flight school (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Students concerned about campus safety; University “optimistic” (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Marshall 1 of 9 schools to offer new Mission Act scholarships to qualifying veterans (Story)
Aug 25, 2020
Medical school student receives $11,500 research scholarship (Story)
Jun 10, 2020
Thousands sign petitions to remove Jenkins, Byrd from campus building names (Story)
Jun 08, 2020
W.Va. candidate for U.S. House: Save lives, money with universal health care (Story)
May 31, 2020
Hundreds march in Huntington to protest police brutality, systemic racism (Story/Media)
May 31, 2020
University announces adjustments to 2020-2021 academic calendar (Story)
May 25, 2020
W.Va. senators vote to extend federal government spying powers (Story)
May 19, 2020
Advocates concerned how city may handle impending increase in homelessness (Story)
May 05, 2020
Prisoners unable to follow safety measures amid pandemic, inmate says (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Biden ‘already trying to out-Trump Trump’ (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
ACLU joins Free Our Youth, calls for release of incarcerated youth (Story)
Apr 21, 2020
W.Va. cannabis arrest data indicate racist law enforcement (Story)
Apr 18, 2020
Missing stimulus payments cause confusion, concern (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Public Workers Union demands better working conditions, compensation for essential workers (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Interactive map features W.Va. COVID-19 data (Story)
Apr 13, 2020
Social Security Administration offers guidance for beneficiaries to receive economic impact payments (Story)
Apr 03, 2020
Huntington Tenants Union calls for rent strike amid historic unemployment crisis (Story)
Mar 31, 2020
Students circulate petition calling for change in grading system (Story)
Mar 27, 2020
W.Va. health facility horror stories: “It feels like my safety doesn’t come first.” (Story)
Mar 25, 2020
Democratic gubernatorial candidates debate crisis responses, state economy (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
Homeless in Huntington: Wayne Glover Jr., ‘J.R.’ (Story/Media)
Mar 10, 2020
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Bernie v. Biden on the issues (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Homeless in Huntington: Kevin Marcum (Story/Media)
Mar 03, 2020
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Health care is a right, not a privilege (Story)
Feb 23, 2020
Smith campaign focused on grassroots organizing (Story/Media)
Feb 20, 2020
Manchin says he may vote Trump despite voting to impeach him (Story)
Feb 04, 2020
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Working-class populism will defeat President Trump (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
Meal share program to combat food insecurity (Story)
Jan 28, 2020
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Joe Rogan is on our side (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
EDITORIAL: Ushering in a new decade (Media)
Nov 19, 2019
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Call it a coup in Bolivia (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Horrifying realities of U.S. economy (Story)
Oct 20, 2019
Localization pop-up show highlights local art scene (Story/Media)
Oct 19, 2019
Inaugural Minority Health Fair builds bridges between communities, services (Story/Media)
Oct 15, 2019
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. plutocracy rigged against working poor (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Smith gubernatorial campaign breaks small donations record (Story/Media)
Oct 01, 2019
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sanders, Warren campaigns far from identical (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Drinko Library celebrates Banned Book Week, displays censored material (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
Unprecedented ‘Fun Club’ experiences exponential growth (Story/Media)
Sep 17, 2019
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ for Iran war (Story)
Sep 09, 2019
Marshall recognized as top-tier university in the U.S. (Story)
Sep 07, 2019
Hundreds celebrate local recovery community during eighth annual Rally for Recovery (Story/Media)
Sep 03, 2019
Locals explore growing populist movement at campaign kick-off event (Story/Media)
Sep 03, 2019
PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Marshall, ICE investigative division (Story)
Aug 28, 2019
Huntington residents, local activists organize for municipal ballot initiatives (Story/Media)
Aug 28, 2019
Stewarts-Sodexo contract terminated amid public pressure (Story)
Aug 06, 2019
Summer School for Parents explores local school improvement councils (Story/Media)
Aug 06, 2019
Crowdsourced “Looking at Appalachia” project on display at Drinko (Story)
Jul 31, 2019
Smith campaign completes record 100th town hall in Huntington (Story/Media)
Jul 29, 2019
Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers urges responsible use of drug settlement funds (Story)
Jul 29, 2019
Smith’s Summer of 10,000 Conversations Tour to visit Huntington (Story)
Jul 23, 2019
Smith campaign workers first in W.Va. history to unionize (Story)
Jul 23, 2019
Organizations fight against panhandling prohibition in Huntington (Story)
Jul 20, 2019
Local activists protest “cruel, inhumane” U.S. border conditions (Story/Media)
Jul 09, 2019
Education strikes challenge political norms, emblematic of working-class consciousness (Story)
Jul 09, 2019
Youth voter participation, political awareness on rise (Story)
Jun 25, 2019
Local creators pushing cinematic boundaries (Story)
Jun 25, 2019
Unprecedented 9/11, terrorism course challenges popular narratives (Story)
Jun 15, 2019
Recovery Point graduates ‘make impossible possible’ (Story/Media)
Jun 13, 2019
Center on Budget and Policy explores poverty, education reform (Story)
Jun 11, 2019
High hopes, academic ambitions ahead for incoming Yeager scholars (Story)
Jun 11, 2019
Unveiling of Huntington’s kelly-green Marshall fire engine forthcoming (Story)
Jun 04, 2019
Educators protest ‘sell-outs’ in the Senate, out-of-state interests (Story/Media)
Apr 23, 2019
Huntington community explores ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ documentary for Earth Day (Story/Media)
Apr 20, 2019
Protect our Planet protestors plea for environmental protection, awareness (Story/Media)
Apr 09, 2019
West Virginia teachers struggle to secure sufficient social services for students (Story/Media)
Mar 20, 2019
Socialist Equality Party organizes to support whistleblowers, raise awareness (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Water quality bill passes without updated human health criteria (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Passed campaign finance bill ‘counterproductive to democracy’ (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Medical marijuana bill far from flawless (Story)
Feb 26, 2019
Marshall community unites in protest of campus carry bill (Story/Media)
Feb 19, 2019
West Virginia educators strike to kill omnibus education bill (Story/Media)
Feb 16, 2019
Huntington to reconstitute Human Rights Commission, become state’s first Gigabit City (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Locals voice concerns surrounding public education bill (Story)
Jan 29, 2019
‘Stop the Sell Out’ Rally protests Huntington City Council vote (Story)
Jan 27, 2019
‘WV Can’t Wait’ movement aims to engage, represent state’s disenfranchised (Story)
Dec 07, 2018
Organization encourages students to reflect on religion (Story)
Nov 30, 2018
Jenkins Hall renaming looks to public for help (Story/Media)
Nov 28, 2018
Film teaches students the dangers of toxic stress (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
Students for a Democratic Society promotes education, activism (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
COLUMN: Support the Soldiers; End the Wars (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Hiking Herd makes strides in nature (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Guest political science professor discusses politics at Marshall (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
PROACT Recovery Center presented $400K grant from Aetna (Story/Media)
Nov 06, 2018
Amicus Curiae lecture to discuss impact of gerrymandering (Story)
Nov 03, 2018
Trump supporters attend rally, discuss political ideologies (Story/Media)
Oct 28, 2018
Marshall’s 55th annual International Festival celebrates cultural diversity, exploration (Story/Media)
Oct 26, 2018
Recovery Point volunteers revitalize Huntington Museum of Art nature trails (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2018
Et Cetera autumn writing contest is underway this week (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Yeager symposium features Adam Booth to talk about Appalachia (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Women’s rights group, Herd FREE, is fighting for reproductive education, equality for all (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
Indigenous Peoples Day celebration encourages cultural education and exploration (Story/Media)
Oct 05, 2018
Huntington discusses working-class issues with senate member (Story)
Sep 29, 2018
Rally for Recovery to celebrate local recoveries in community (Story)
Sep 28, 2018
Local mental health professionals discuss anxiety and depression (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Mayor Williams collaborates with Canadian, US officials to fight opioid epidemic (Story/Media)
Sep 25, 2018
HERD AROUND THE WORLD: Aurore Danet, France (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
Marshall Smashers tournaments promote friendly competition among students, locals (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Marshall Smashers tournaments promote friendly competition among students, locals (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Starbucks gets wheels on campus (Media)
Sep 11, 2018
Marshall students want to expand ‘FREEinDOWNTOWN’ Wi-Fi radius (Story)
Sep 11, 2018
Organizations debate best way to take money out of politics (Story/Media)
Sep 06, 2018
Et Cetera searches for more student involvement (Story)
Sep 04, 2018
Marshall film club unites student and Huntington creatives (Story)
Aug 28, 2018
City Council signs ordinance requiring maintenance for rental units (Story/Media)
Aug 25, 2018
Marshall University students experience their community during Taste of Huntington event (Story)