The Parthenon

I woke up like this, and this is beautiful

Editorial

February 25, 2015


Filed under OPINION

In a society obsessed with images and appearance, news has slowly started to criticize Photoshopped photos and the idea of body type as a beauty signifier. But in some ways society has overcompensated for its tendency to body shame and has found itself shaming the size twos and the pimply faces. R...

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...

Options for pregnant women diminishing in W. Va.

Options for pregnant women diminishing in W. Va.

Editorial

February 24, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Unexpected pregnancies warrant a lot of decision making within a very small time period. A pregnancy can completely rewrite and interrupt a woman’s plans, causing her to have to put her life on pause to take care of and provide for a child. During these times, women turn to places like Planned Parenthood...

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...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

February 24, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

AJ Johnson knocked down six three-pointers en route to 23 points in Saturday’s victory over University of Alabama at Birmingham that snapped a three game losing streak for the Herd. As she has done all season, Johnson displayed confidence in her shooting stroke, letting it fly from beyond the arc with ...

W. Va. 20-week abortion ban not in best interest of victims

Editorial

February 23, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Earlier this month, lawmakers in the West Virginia House passed H.B. 2368, which bans abortions after 20 weeks. What these lawmakers fail to consider are the women carrying the fetus they are trying to save. The bill did include exemptions if a mother’s life was in danger or the fetus wasn’t medi...

#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 ...

In a world of advanced technology, some are seeking nostalgia instead

Editorial

February 18, 2015


Filed under OPINION

In a world comprised of advancing technologies, the human obsession with the past remains vigilant. This prevailing interest is not limited to the far past, such as the Civil War era or medieval England, but more recent eras, such as the ‘70s. In downtown Huntington, amidst Sprint and Intelos stores, the...

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...