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#FeministThursday: Not what you think a feminist looks like

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

October 28, 2015

  I’m a feminist, but I’m also kind of a traditionalist. The term “feminist” conjures up in the minds of most an image of a hairy, independent woman who is single and abrasive and has a lot of cats. And let’s be real, I am a lot of those things, but it is not readily apparent because...

Meat may cause cancer, but there are other reasons to cut back

Editorial

October 27, 2015

A report by the World Health Organization released earlier this week linked processed meats (such as bacon, sausage and ham) to cancer and the Internet is not ready to accept the facts. The bad news is WHO is probably right, and anyone who thought about it beyond his or her taste buds probably could...

Just because it’s pop doesn’t mean it’s about love.

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor

October 27, 2015

  If you know anything about Grimes (Claire Boucher), you know she loves mainstream pop music, even though her own style is more alternative. Music media rejoiced Monday when her video “Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream” debuted two tracks off her upcoming album that were true pop,...

Protect and serve, don’t body slam children

Editorial

October 26, 2015

The Internet has exploded after video of a police officer pulling a student off a seat and dragging the student on the ground has made rounds on social media. The student was repeatedly asked to leave the classroom in a high school in Richland County, South Carolina. After refusing to make an exit,...

A NEW VIEW: Oklahoma State incident making mental health stigma much worse

Nancy Peyton, reporter

October 26, 2015

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Homecoming parade crash at Oklahoma State University. Four people were killed, and a total of 51 individuals were injured. Adacia Chambers was arrested in connection with the crash. Police say she was driving under the influence, but her family tells a much...

Confessions: I’m a yes-(wo)man

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

October 21, 2015

  Saying “no” may not seem like a feminist issue on the surface, but give me a chance to explain and I think it will become clearer. Women are socially conditioned to be complacent, doormats, if you will. The amount of guilt I feel when I tell someone “no” for whatever reason is a...

Opioid abuse hits closer to home than many may think

Editorial

October 21, 2015

The topic of President Barack Obama’s visit to the East End Family Resource Center in Charleston Wednesday was the massive opioid abuse epidemic taking West Virginia by storm. Addiction often gets treated like mental illness, as in it doesn’t get treated because it’s not seen as a “real”...

A NEW VIEW: Journalists are not vultures

Nancy Peyton, contributor

October 20, 2015

  In class today, we read an article asking whether or not journalists should be compared to vultures. The main issue discussed in the article was the fact that journalists were tweeting to people who were on scene at a school shooting asking for interviews. This led to major backlash across...

People of color in film are not bad for society

Editorial

October 20, 2015

Star Wars has been a cultural phenomenon since the first film, “Star Wars” (later changed to “Episode IV: A New Hope), hit theaters in 1977. Whether audiences are drawn in by the expansive sci-fi universe or the promise of Jedi versus Sith action, people shell out lots of money for movie tickets...

Addressing white privilege… AGAIN.

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

October 14, 2015

  Let me begin by saying white privilege most certainly exists. There are other types of privilege and discrimination that people encounter, which has no bearing on the existence of white privilege. If you are a white Appalachian born into a generational cycle of poverty, you may be under...

Students, faculty should be engaged in university presidential search

Editorial

October 14, 2015

As the university narrows down the candidates for a new president (may Stephen J. Kopp rest in peace), it is important for students to be informed about each of the candidates and what they would bring to the university. But what exactly does the university president do? We know it’s a vastly important...

It’s not a hoverboard, it’s not a skateboard

Editorial

October 13, 2015

What are the two-wheeled contraptions people are riding to class now? It’s not a skateboard and it’s not a scooter. Some call it a hover board; but what exactly are they and where did they come from? The two-wheeled devices are a self-balancing scooter, although called many names, this seems to...