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A New View

Nancy Peyton
September 21, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Ahmed Mohamed is a 14-year-old boy who was arrested this past week after school officials thought a home-made clock he brought to school was a bomb. After the incident, many prominent figures reached out to Mohamed to show their support. Among these people was President Barak Obama. All around...

#FeministThursday

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor
September 17, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If I could say one thing about feminism or the advancement of women it would be that we have to be on our own side. Who else is going to fight for women, if not women? It’s become part of our culture, part of the way we are socialized and it’s a common theme on television and in movies that women...

Real Life Sociology: Let’s Talk About Politics

Bri Shelton, columnist
September 15, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If a survey was given out to voters across the country, I guarantee most of them would agree with me: banishing the traditional political parties is a must to further our country’s greatness and potential to thrive. The political dichotomy we adhere to is socially constructed. Someone long ago decided...

HERD OFFENSE STRUGGLES IN FIRST ROAD GAME OF SEASON

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor
September 14, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

Marshall University lost 21-10 at the hands of rival Ohio University in its road opener Saturday putting its season record at 1-1 in a game that those with allegiances to the Marshall program would prefer to delete from the record book and their respective minds. The loss was dictated by a slew of...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, columnist
September 14, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

There have been many shootings in this country recently. Some feel that the guns are to blame and others feel that it’s the government’s fault, but regardless of who is to blame it’s still a major problem that needs to be dealt with. Violence is reaching targets in a wide range of fields. Civilians,...

You’re Probably More Punk Rock Than You Think You Are

Editorial
September 14, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Although many people don’t walk around with black leather pants, denim vests adorned with back patches and facial piercings, that doesn’t do anything to lessen their punk credibility. As people continue to grow and develop their personal tastes, they grow more and more punk rock every day. Being...

Feminist Thursday

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor
September 9, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

I joined a feminist group on Facebook. I know, Facebook was my first mistake, but I am always looking for ways to connect with other like-minded people and I thought this would be a good way. However, after a couple of weeks, I started to notice that the group can get very hostile and there are various...

Real Life Sociology: Let’s Talk About Politics

Bri Shelton
September 9, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If a survey was given out to voters across the country, I guarantee most of them would agree with me: banishing the traditional political parties is a must to further our country’s greatness and potential to thrive. The political dichotomy we adhere to is socially constructed. Someone long ago decided...

Face it, you’re trashy

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor
September 8, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I would like to think I’m a generally environmentally friendly human. I recycle, I don’t produce a lot of garbage and I avoid driving whenever I can. However, while I was doing an extensive deep-clean of my room and getting rid of a good chunk of my stuff, I realized how much of it had to go into...

Feminism is not a dirty word

Jocelyn Gibson
September 2, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY

Feminism is a misunderstood term. So many people are against the movement, and only a minority of those against it knows what being a feminist means. Many more agree with the values of feminism, but believe sternly they are not one. This column aims to clear some of that ambiguity up. First, it is...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, The Parthenon
September 2, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A New Hampshire jury recently made a ruling in the trial of Owen Labrie, a 19-year-old St. Paul’s prep school graduate accused of raping a girl when she was 15. The fact that this case even made it to a trial shows the progress that this country has made toward battling rape and rape culture in our ...

Feminism: A view from the opposite sex

Kyle Gibson, Guest Columnist
August 5, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

One afternoon in October of 2011, I was reading my cultural anthropology book for the introductory course here at Marshall. This was my second year of college, so I wasn’t yet aware that most students don’t even crack open the textbook. I would rather have been doing at least seven thousand oth...