The Parthenon

The power of words

Editorial

March 11, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Words can be a powerful thing. They wield a power that can leave scars that may never heal. But the words themselves are harmless. They are benign as a sword, inert as a bullet. It is the force that drives them that causes the damage. It is the speaker of such words who imprints them with a stigma that create...

#BlackOutDay beautifies social media

#BlackOutDay beautifies social media

Editorial

March 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter and beyond exploded Friday with images of beautiful faces. The first ever #BlackOutDay featured millions of black selfies of all shades, sizes and genders taking over social media to, as creator T’von explains, “celebrate the beauty of Blackness.” After tiring of only seeing th...

DO YOUR BEST

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 10, 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...

Canadian lawmakers propose in vitro legislation that may overstep bounds into women’s sex lives

Editorial

March 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION

According to the Canadian Press, Quebec lawmakers have proposed legislation to require women to sign a waiver stating they have been sexually active for an extensive period before being administered in vitro fertilization. The idea behind the proposed legislation is to allow for the opportunity for n...

Benefits of shopping local keep growing

Benefits of shopping local keep growing

Editorial

March 8, 2015


Filed under OPINION

When it comes to shopping local in Huntington, the choices are almost limitless. Groceries, clothing and gifts are all available from local retailers all within 20 minutes of campus. Unfortunately, most college students don’t have the budget to shop local for all of these things locally, but if yo...

#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...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributer

March 6, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Women’s Basketball: University of Charlotte @ Marshall University Saturday at 1 p.m. Lefty Webster, Forward, #21 Lefty Webster is a versatile swingman with terrific athleticism and length. Her overall build is lean and long and a rarity in the women’s game. It allows Webster to make an impact on both ends of the...

I’m a woman and I’m sorry (not sorry)

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 4, 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 4, 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 ...

Racism still strong since 9/11, proving detriment to U.S.

Racism still strong since 9/11, proving detriment to U.S.

Editorial

March 4, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Thirteen years have passed since the events of Sept. 11, 2001. When the towers fell, American racism rose. Some would say this hatred toward Muslims has decreased—that time has healed the wounds and erased the scars that 9/11 left behind. Even though there may not be regular occurrences of outri...

Changed the game with that digital drop

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor

March 3, 2015


Filed under CODINUNDRUM, LIFE, OPINION

There’s not much comparable to the overwhelming feeling of seeing a beloved artist release new tunes out of the blue and trying to consume them as quickly as possible. In the past five years, the surprise album drop has become a frequent and welcome twist on typical music industry marketing tactics. H...