The Parthenon


Owner Nicholas Taylor
(left) stands beside his
mobile kitchen at a recent
engagement party the
business catered.

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

June 17, 2015

Hard work means hearty eating—something new business owner Nicholas Taylor aims to accommodate with his pop-up restaurant and catering service Fair to Middlin’. “There’s definitely a desire for street food. There’s a need for street food,” Taylor. “What we’re doing with Fair to Midd...

W.Va. no longer ‘Open for Business’


April 6, 2015

West Virginia cannot seem to understand what its own best interests are. At least not the legislators. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recently signed legislation that would prevent Tesla motors from selling its vehicles in the state. Weird move coming from the state whose entire livelihood exists around pr...

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...

Why I am rejecting the term “white feminism”

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

February 18, 2015

An idea persists among many modern feminists that mainstream feminism is “white feminism.” That is, it isn’t meant to help anyone other than white middle and upper class women. I firmly reject the term “white feminism.” I reject the term not because I think feminism as it stands is successful ...