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Missing the nostalgia of Myspace

Missing the nostalgia of Myspace

Bri Shelton, Columnist

April 8, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Does anyone else besides me ever miss the old social networking site Myspace? Back in the day, Myspace was the hip social medium to be a part of. There wasn’t really any competition with other websites until later on, and Facebook wasn’t as largely popular back then as it is today. Myspace was...

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...

Journalism Fail

Editorial

April 7, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism released a tragic report of media malpractice Sunday in relation to a Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia, which forced the magazine to retract the article. Jann S. Wenner, publisher of Rolling Stone, however, said the...

W.Va. no longer ‘Open for Business’

Editorial

April 6, 2015


Filed under OPINION

West Virginia cannot seem to understand what its own best interests are. At least not the legislators. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recently signed legislation that would prevent Tesla motors from selling its vehicles in the state. Weird move coming from the state whose entire livelihood exists around pr...

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...

#FreeTheNipple until we don’t have to think about it anymore

#FreeTheNipple until we don’t have to think about it anymore

Editorial

April 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It started in Iceland most recently, but #FreeTheNipple has come to America and attracted some celebrities to its cause all for the sake of a 17-year-old girl who hoped to start a revolution and desexualize women’s breasts. The movement has been around for awhile, but the Icelandic teenager brought ...

#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...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

April 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Softball: North Texas @ Marshall Friday at 1 p.m.—Friday at 3 p.m.—Saturday at noon Taylor Schoblocher, Left Field, #16-  Schoblocher has been an offensive force this season anticipating pitches and hitting with power. Schblocher has the capability to belt homers and carry the ball when she i...

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 ...

When democracy doesn’t do its job

Editorial

April 1, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Democracy, in all its intricacies, was designed to give power to the masses, and for the most part, it is arguably the best way to maintain a civil society. But sometimes, democracy can work against the freedom of the people. On Feb. 26, California lawyer Matt McLaughlin submitted a ballot initiative...