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The Parthenon

The case for the common Caitlyn

Alexander O'Donnell, College of Business SGA Senator
June 17
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Most mornings I wake up to a random barrage of notifications on my iPhone. Monday, June 1, was no different, except for this from my Twitter account: [email protected] and 15 other people you follow followed @Caitlyn_Jenner on Twitter.” As quickly as I could, I peered through the Twitter account. Paired with...

New year, same complaint

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
June 11
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

Throughout Marshall’s impressive 2014 season—which included the school’s first C-USA Championship, a No. 23 AP ranking at the season’s end and a win in the Boca Raton Bowl— one common complaint from critics across the nation drove Herd fans crazy. The complaint? Marshall’s strength of...

A revolution of my pits

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
April 23
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Of all the things I have made a conscious effort to change in my life, the evolution (or more accurately revolution) of my armpits has been the most profound. When I first decided I needed to do something about my environmental impact and the application of chemicals to my body — conventional deo...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Amanda Gibson, Columnist
April 23
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you have been to the Starbucks in the Memorial Student Center lately, you may have seen the new and inexpensive, reusable cups for sale. Starbucks is one of the many companies that is dedicated to reducing their waste, and these companies are starting an important conversation. Think about it, ever...

5 lessons of college

Bri Shelton, Columnist
April 23
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s official. My freshman year is almost over.  There’s so much I can say about my first full year at Marshall. College is definitely something that changed me for the better and helped me become more of an adult in just eight short months. While I know this is only my first year and more wis...

Getting right with Yeezus

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor
April 19
Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

I have a confession to make, and I’m finally ready to admit it. I like Kanye. A lot. And with Kanye appreciation came a general appreciation for hip-hop, a genre I was previously way too good for. Come to think of it, I’ve been way too good for a lot of things in my musical lifetime, and the f...

Food guilt, different perspectives

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
April 15
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

I have been meaning to write about food guilt for a couple of weeks now, but after attending the hunger event on campus Wednesday, I starting thinking about food guilt in entirely different ways. The original column I had planned to write focused on the ideas of body- and food-shaming and how we sho...

Back up your files before you regret it

Amanda Gibson, Columnist
April 13
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I am so bad about backing up my computer. I have a flash drive where I keep pictures and another I use for important files for school, but by no means do these two flash drives hold everything I have on my computer. I have enough photos to fill three photo albums and enough half-baked attempts at novels to ...

#MeganMusicMonday: Festivals are a must-go

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor
April 12
Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

As I sit here in the newsroom trying to recover from watching Circa Survive’s Coachella set via live stream, I am taken back to the sweet smell of dust and sunshine that permeates music festivals, and I cannot wait to experience it again this summer. Every music enthusiast needs to experience a music festival a...

Missing the nostalgia of Myspace

Missing the nostalgia of Myspace

Bri Shelton, Columnist
April 8
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Does anyone else besides me ever miss the old social networking site Myspace? Back in the day, Myspace was the hip social medium to be a part of. There wasn’t really any competition with other websites until later on, and Facebook wasn’t as largely popular back then as it is today. Myspace was...

Campus controversy and biased news

Campus controversy and biased news

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
April 8
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Controversy creeps up on campus in the most interesting ways sometimes. All it took was a poster about privilege in the freshman dorm hung by the resident adviser of that floor to get an entire article on the Campus Reform website denouncing the poster and its creator. Because this is a feminist-themed c...

Being a thinker in a world that seems to discourage thinking about entertainment

Being a thinker in a world that seems to discourage thinking about entertainment

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
April 8
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The entire genre of “happy ending” entertainment could be tainting the way humans view the world. I have never been one for movies and books with a happy story. I have a strong desire to feel intense emotion and to learn when I am consuming media rather than getting that warm bubbly feeling that s...