The Parthenon

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...

Samsung policy reveals privacy issue for owners

Editorial

February 18, 2015


Filed under OPINION

An article for The Daily Beast recently revealed an intrusion of privacy issue Samsung television owners may face. The TVs, the report discovered, collect information through a voice command feature, and they sometimes hear more than users may want them to hear. Somewhere buried deep within the privacy...

AVERAGE STUDENTS DESERVE SCHOLARSHIPS

Bri Shelton, Columnist

February 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Let’s face it: College is one expensive place. From tuition, textbooks and all the other costs that can accumulate, being a college student can drain a checking account faster than anything else. It’s definitely a time in everyone’s life that scrimping and saving comes into play. Luckily for some studen...

#Snowpocalypse causes wide-spread necessity panic

#Snowpocalypse causes wide-spread necessity panic

Editorial

February 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The snow has fallen and #snowmageddon and #snowpocalypse have once again graced the Twitterverse with their abundant presence as the Midwest and Northeast hunker down in the midst of winter storm Octavia. Yes, this one is so bad she has a name. Not only has she prompted a significant social media response...

#MeganMusicMonday: Best shows I’ve attended – Part 1

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

February 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION

For music junkies like me, nothing beats going to concerts.  Nothing beats the after-show feeling accompanied by ringing ears (please wear earplugs). People get so pumped to make a pilgrimage to experience an artist’s work. Whether it’s a basement bar, an arena or a festival stage, seeing a bel...

Working mothers struggle to live up to societal double standards

Editorial

February 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Working mothers fall into one of two categories based on our societal perceptions of what is appropriate for members of each social class. We expect poor women to work and leave their children with a family member or babysitter, and while we approve of women working high-profile jobs, we consider them to be b...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

February 13, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

Men’s Basketball: Western Kentucky @ Marshall  Saturday at 5:30 p.m. T.J. Price, Point Guard, #52- Price is arguably the best player in C-USA. The senior point guard leads the conference in scoring at 17.7 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting while also averaging 3.7 attempts per game and 5....

Featuring gorgeous women is great, labeling their body types is not okay

Taylor Stuck, Columnist

February 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

While the rest of the country was cheering Feb. 5, I sat grumbling at my computer screen. Sports Illustrated had announced it would be running an ad featuring plus-sized model Ashley Graham in its annual swimsuit edition. Graham, a beautiful dark-haired woman with an all-around gorgeous body, will be m...

Brian Williams’ suspension reminds journalists to speak more carefully

Editorial

February 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Among the most prominent stories bannered across news websites recently involves Brian Williams recent suspension from NBC Nightly News. The suspension stems from an incident that occurred to Williams in 2003 while reporting on the war in Iraq, a story that was later revealed as false. Although it i...