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Nothing beats a court storm

Brad Heltzel, Columnist
March 3, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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 ...

Column: Herd teams having success out of the limelight

Column: Herd teams having success out of the limelight

Shannon Stowers, Assistant Sports Editor
February 18, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

For almost every school across the country, football and basketball are the prized possessions of athletic departments and fans, and rightfully so. The two sports are, for the most part, what television contracts are based on and are the big money makers for athletic departments. The case is no different...

College is a breeding ground for germs, take precautions to avoid sickness

Amanda Gibson, Columnist
February 18, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

While everyone else on campus was heading home or hanging out this past weekend, I was lying in bed suffering through a cold. Cuddling a box of tissues, I tuned into the Food Network and this is how I stayed for three days. I think one of the hardest things to do in college is to take care of your...