The Parthenon

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 30, 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...

DO YOUR BEST

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 11, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

We all care about our education. That is why we are at college, so we can become professionals and enter the workforce with confidence and a sense of job security in our respective fields. We surround ourselves with people who believe in us, professors who want us to excel, and students who can relate to...

Keeping time with Apple

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 9, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The Apple Conference took place Monday showcasing a variety of new products including the Apple Watch. The Apple Watch is one of the newest advances in technology, with a 38-42 millimeter touch screen, it is fully equipped to interact with apps, answer texts, answer calls, etc. The Apple Watch is the new...

#MeganMusicMonday: Women of punk rock

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

March 8, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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, 2015


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, 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...