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#MeganMusicMonday: Women of punk rock

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor
March 8
Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

In honor of Women’s History Month, this week’s column is dedicated to all the ladies who used their musical powers to curb stomp the patriarchy. Honestly, this one’s a little much less of a musical analysis, but history is important in music! The Riot Grrrl movement is a facet of third-wave feminism tha...

I’m a woman and I’m sorry (not sorry)

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
March 5
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

I’m sorry. I think I noticed something about language and gender. Women use language much more timidly than men, don’t you think? Maybe I’m wrong. Seriously, how many times a day do we hear a woman say, “I’m sorry,” and then start to speak? Almost every time a woman opens her mouth there i...

MU SAND talks fat

MU SAND talks fat

MU SAND, James McQuinn
March 5
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We have grown up in the age of fad diets. One fad that has lasted for some time is the low-fat diet. Is a low-fat diet really a good idea, and are there any fats we really should be avoiding? Here are some useful tips to help you understand dietary fats. Not all fats are bad in fact we need some fat in our ...

What do you know about depression?

Bri Shelton, Columnist
March 4
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Unlike other illnesses, depression is one many avoid talking about. Most have no problem admitting they have asthma, diabetes, etc., but when it comes to depression, hardly anyone will confess they have ever suffered from it. Along with a bad stigma and lack of knowledge, there are also many misconcepti...

Nothing beats a court storm

Brad Heltzel, Columnist
March 3
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The court storm epitomizes college sports, where the excitement and passion of a collective student body fan base overwhelms the arena in a sea of school colors as they bask in the glory of the university’s achievement. The court storm is a scene to behold and serves as a worthy culmination of an u...

#MeganMusicMonday: 8-tracks to character limits

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor
March 2
Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

February was an interesting time in the music world – Drake, Jack Ü and Big Sean all dropped new albums, and they’re all pretty freakin’ good (coming from someone who isn’t up to speed on the hip-hop scene). Of course these aren’t the only noteworthy albums or newsworthy happenings in the m...

If you call yourself a feminist, watch the gendered insults

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
February 26
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Terms like “mansplaining,” “manterrupting” and “brocreate” offend me on the same level as saying someone does something “like a girl.” These words become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Feminists have spent ample time challenging the phrase “like a girl” with social media campaigns...

Don’t take advantage of my favorite author

Bri Shelton, Columnist
February 25
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A few weeks ago, Harper Lee made a major announcement that she is releasing a sequel to her famous and only novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” this summer. The new book will be called “Go Set a Watchman” and takes place in the beloved town of Maycomb, 20 years after Mockingbird ends. Scout Finch, th...

Column – Piles of snow become piles of homework

Column – Piles of snow become piles of homework

Amanda Gibson, Columnist
February 24
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

After these rare and much appreciated snow days, the piles of snow are soon going to turn into piles of homework. As everyone catches back up with their syllabi, you might find yourself under more pressure to get your homework done than usual. So, throughout the next week, make sure to prioritize and ma...

#MeganMusicMonday: Best shows I’ve attended – Part 2

#MeganMusicMonday: Best shows I’ve attended – Part 2

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor
February 23
Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

Last week I started a top 10 list for the best performances I’ve ever seen. This week, I’m listing numbers five through one, which are much harder to put in some sort of hierarchical order because these performances were immeasurably good. 5. Jack White I have almost nothing to say about this one be...

#WeekendWalkOff: Will the real Kevin Durant please stand up?

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
February 19
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, SPORTS

#WeekendWalkOff is a weekly column where sports and pop culture collide in a look at the one of the week’s biggest sports topics. A little more than nine months ago, sports fans across the world fell in love with NBA superstar Kevin Durant as he gave his NBA Most Valuable Player acceptance speech. Thankin...

Why I am rejecting the term “white feminism”

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
February 18
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

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 ...