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5 lessons of college

Bri Shelton, Columnist
April 23, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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...

Tweet a joke, the trolls shall come

Tweet a joke, the trolls shall come

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor
April 6, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I decided to book myself a hair appointment the other day. I noticed on the lovely user-friendly service selection application the salon uses that a “women’s cut and style” was $30 and a “men’s cut” was $15. And I thought “Aw man, all I really want is a trim.” For the record, I totally understan...

#MeganMusicMonday: Festival lineups get graded

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor
April 5, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

It’s here, y’all. Festival season is upon us. The lineups have been dropped (though we’re still waiting on some holes to be filled), and anyone who knows me well knows I’ve been contemplating how much money I can realistically spend on music festival tickets. This year’s lineups have made that ta...

Scolding sexuality

Scolding sexuality

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
April 1, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

We send children so many mixed messages about sex and sexuality, and then we scold them for what are essentially our own shortcomings. Children are naturally curious about sex. Adults may not want to admit it, but sex is a normal part of life and children are going to realize that early on whether t...

Students should take Rate my Professor with a grain of salt

Bri Shelton, Columnist
April 1, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We’ve all been there: scheduling for a new semester and skimming Rate my Professor for the best class or instructor to take. We trust these anonymous reviews to guide us through our selection process, but what do we really know about the people who review professors and frequent the site? There are ...