The Parthenon

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...

Trans visibility is about more than just one day

Editorial

March 31, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The International Day of Transgender Visibility Tuesday brought to light to a community of people who have been historically invisible. Rachel Crandall, a trans activist from Michigan, started the annual holiday to solve a lack of LGBTQ-centered holidays for transgendered people. “I went on Facebook,...

Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 31, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Warmer weather means we are all going to be getting out a lot more. Fishing, hiking, picnics, trips to the park and vacations are all in our near future and, of course, we will want to remember each moment of Summer 2015 by snapping a picture. Smartphones in tow, we will take pictures of everything an...

‘Why on Earth was he allowed to fly?’

Editorial

March 30, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The words “Why on Earth was he allowed to fly?” were plastered across the front page of Friday’s issue of the British newspaper the Daily Mail in bold, all-caps, large print next to a photo of Andreas Lubitz, Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot, who is suspected of intentionally crashing the plane into the Al...

How to quit stressing and start living

Garrett Adkins, Columnist

March 30, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

College is a time to meet new people, get a great education and, of course, get stressed out on a regular basis. Luckily for us there are people who have dedicated their lives to figuring out ways for us to stop this unhealthy habit and live a happier, fulfilling life. One of these proven methods ...

Society: Won’t accept the hairy reality, won’t stand for airbrushing

Editorial

March 30, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Clothing company American Apparel cannot stay away from controversy, especially when it comes to the depiction of female bodies. The company’s Valentine’s Day lingerie display in New York in 2014 pushed limits by using mannequins with visible nipples and pubic hair. Not unsurprisingly, people were n...

Defining my Appalachian identity

Defining my Appalachian identity

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 30, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Appalachian, as an identity, says so much more about a person than just the region they’re from or where they live. I returned Sunday from the Appalachian Studies Association Conference in Johnson City, Tennessee, with a more developed understanding of what being Appalachian means to me and says a...

A tribute to Joshua Martin

A tribute to Joshua Martin

Karima Neghmouche, Reporter

March 26, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

Joshua Andrew Martin, You were one of my first friends. It all started my sixth-grade year outside of Beverly Hills Middle School on the courtyard. I was walking around by myself, scared because I was in a new school with people I didn’t know. None of my friends had the same lunch as me, and you q...

Never to return again

Editorial

March 25, 2015


Filed under OPINION

As we look ahead to a future that involves the colonization of other planets, Mars has become the agreed-upon destination for this endeavor. NASA has already begun work on Orion, a spacecraft designed for the specific purpose of sending men farther into space then ever before, with Mars looming in...

CRUZ-ING WITH YOUNG CONSERVATIVES

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

March 24, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Ted Cruz is the first politician to become a candidate in the 2016 Presidential Election. He began his campaign targeting young conservative voters, but will this position help him or hurt him throughout his race? If you are running for a public office, an inclusive position is usually a good bet, and gear...

Ladies and everyone else, tell ‘em

Editorial

March 24, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The word “flawless” is arguably one of the most important in today’s popular culture. It has transitioned from a term simply expressing something without fault to an empowering declaration of personal strength and confidence. In a regular column about the effects of language on contemporary soc...