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Check your privilege without giving it up

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It makes sense to think of the disadvantages of one group as advantages toward another group. It often goes unrecognized that while women do experience disadvantages in the workforce, that proportionally puts men at an advantage. By acknowledging white privilege, one must also consider what they are goin...

GUN SMOKE AND TRAIL DUST

Editorial

February 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION

American cinema is replete with period films, from ancient history to recent events, but there is only one type of period film that is a genre all its own: the western. Few films are as quintessentially American as the western. It has been around almost as long as cinema itself. One of the earliest—...

Some social norms are meant to be broken

Some social norms are meant to be broken

Bri Shelton, Columnist

February 4, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Since I was a kid, I’ve always hated being confined by the norms of society. These unwritten rules have always irked me to no end, especially ones that seem ludicrous or make no sense to follow. Some would say I’m just rebellious, but I just hate certain events that society lives by like a book. ...

#WhiteOscars criticism fails to recognize selection process

Editorial

February 4, 2015


Filed under OPINION

As the Oscars rapidly approach, star of Best Picture nominee “Selma,” David Oyelowo, criticized the Academy for praising black actors who portray slaves or servants, but not leaders.  Deemed the #WhiteOscars, all 20 nominees in all four acting categories for the 2015 awards are white. Oyelowo, wh...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Brad Heltzel, Reporter

February 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

Position: Forward Class: Sophomore Hometown: Indianapolis Taylor put up big numbers the last two weeks and has a current streak of four straight double-doubles. Taylor’s double-double performances against UTEP and Southern Miss guided the Herd to its first two conference wins of the season. Taylor scor...

The new trend in body shaming: skinny-fat

Editorial

February 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Both big humans and small humans have had to deal with fat shaming and skinny shaming, both of which are equally terrible things to do. Medium-sized are generally safe from any hostile body comments. Sorry, not anymore. “Skinny-fat” is a term that has gained popularity among average people, because ap...

Making excuses doesn’t help anyone

Editorial

February 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Charitable organizations come in many varieties, and we are often cautioned against donating to certain charities based on their allocation of funds or organizational beliefs. But where do we draw the lines when a charity goes against our personal beliefs, but does in fact help people? The real questio...

#MeganMusicMonday: Why you should listen to an album

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

February 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Think of the last novel you were really engaged with; a work of fiction with which you had a brief love affair and couldn’t put down until it was finished. The author takes you on a rollercoaster of emotion as you ride the tides of the plot and observe the literary meaning behind all of it. This ...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

January 30, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

Women's basketball: Louisiana Tech @ Marshall Whitney Frazier, Forward, #2 Frazier is an experienced senior forward who leads the team in scoring this season at 15.2 points per game with a 50 percent shooting clip. She does most of her damage in the paint offensively and creates second-chance opp...

Keystone proposal gains opposition from environmentalists, democrats

Editorial

January 29, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Of great debate at the moment, especially where the abuse of government power is concerned, is the proposed building of the Keystone XL Pipeline, a proposal that is gaining a lot of opposition not only from environmentalists, but many democrats in the senate. The Keystone pipeline is an extensive pipeli...

More than a few of my favorite things are thrifted

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

January 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It’s no secret that I love thrift shopping, but what might not be so obvious is why. And, let me tell you, the reasons are plenty. First and foremost, I do it for the environment. Why would I need to buy something new (creating more waste) when I could get it used? It’s simple supply and demand. I...

Don’t judge the introverts of the world; it’s more complicated than you think

Editorial

January 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION

There are two (well kind of) types of people in the world. There are those whose idea of a good time involves a room full of people—friends, strangers, acquaintances—partying, talking about the mundane aspects of everyday life, meeting new people and doing new things. Then there are those who pre...