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The Parthenon

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 7, 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 ...

Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 31, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Warmer weather means we are all going to be getting out a lot more. Fishing, hiking, picnics, trips to the park and vacations are all in our near future and, of course, we will want to remember each moment of Summer 2015 by snapping a picture. Smartphones in tow, we will take pictures of everything an...

How to quit stressing and start living

Garrett Adkins, Columnist

March 30, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

College is a time to meet new people, get a great education and, of course, get stressed out on a regular basis. Luckily for us there are people who have dedicated their lives to figuring out ways for us to stop this unhealthy habit and live a happier, fulfilling life. One of these proven methods ...

Defining my Appalachian identity

Defining my Appalachian identity

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 29, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

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...

A tribute to Joshua Martin

A tribute to Joshua Martin

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter

March 26, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

Joshua Andrew Martin, You were one of my first friends. It all started my sixth-grade year outside of Beverly Hills Middle School on the courtyard. I was walking around by myself, scared because I was in a new school with people I didn’t know. None of my friends had the same lunch as me, and you q...

CRUZ-ING WITH YOUNG CONSERVATIVES

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 24, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Ted Cruz is the first politician to become a candidate in the 2016 Presidential Election. He began his campaign targeting young conservative voters, but will this position help him or hurt him throughout his race? If you are running for a public office, an inclusive position is usually a good bet, and gear...

10 women throughout history who have inspired my life and the way I live it

10 women throughout history who have inspired my life and the way I live it

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

It’s all women all the time in this column, but in honor of Women’s History Month, I am searching deep inside my soul to come up with a list of 10 influential women in history who have made the most difference in my life through their contributions to society. 1. Elizabeth I Every since I first read he...