The Parthenon

Defining my Appalachian identity

The mountains at Benge's Gap overlook in Virginia.

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 30, 2015

Appalachian, as an identity, says so much more about a person than just the region they’re from or where they live. I returned Sunday from the Appalachian Studies Association Conference in Johnson City, Tennessee, with a more developed understanding of what being Appalachian means to me and says a...

‘Gauley Mountain’ documents ecosexual love story through film

This still from the film shows filmmakers Annie Sprinkle (left) and Beth Stephens (right) sharing a moment in the footage. Sprinkle and Stephens made “Goodbye Gauley Mountain” to demonstrate a unique bond with nature and to discourage Mountain Top Removal.

Hannah Harman, Reporter

March 27, 2015

A screening of “Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story” was shown Thursday to Marshall University students in Smith Hall. Goodbye Gauley Mountain follows two ecosexual activists, Beth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, as they take a stand against mountain top removal in Appalachia. Stephens...