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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Anonymous

April 15, 2015

When I saw that SPJ had t-shirts for sale, I wanted to purchase one to show my support for my fellow student journalists. When I saw the shirts, however, I was immediately taken back to snide comments from my relatives at Thanksgiving dinner during a conversation about my major. “Ha, yeah you’re not g...

Food guilt, different perspectives

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 15, 2015

I have been meaning to write about food guilt for a couple of weeks now, but after attending the hunger event on campus Wednesday, I starting thinking about food guilt in entirely different ways. The original column I had planned to write focused on the ideas of body- and food-shaming and how we sho...

The Golden Age of Hollywood is over, but movies today are still pretty good

Editorial

April 15, 2015

The Golden Age of Hollywood, a period of cinema between the late ‘20s and the mid ‘40s, is often heralded as the greatest period in the history of film. While it is true that many great advances in the way movies were made occurred in that time, it can be argued that the golden age of cinema is ...

Not a feminist? Fine. Don’t put them down.

Not a feminist? Fine. Don’t put them down.

Editorial

April 14, 2015

A video by The Rebel contributor Lauren Southern went viral last week as she explained all the reasons she claims she’s not a feminist. Despite the somewhat faulty statistics (most of which ignore any and all societal factors) there is a deeper issue to the video Southern is directing at feminists. The...

Women won’t vote for Clinton just because she’s a woman

Editorial

April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton officially announced that she is running for president Sunday with a YouTube video posted on her website and Twitter. Clinton went very broad with her appeal in the video, featuring single moms, immigrants, a gay couple, young college graduates, older retirees and new families, pretty...

Back up your files before you regret it

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

April 13, 2015

I am so bad about backing up my computer. I have a flash drive where I keep pictures and another I use for important files for school, but by no means do these two flash drives hold everything I have on my computer. I have enough photos to fill three photo albums and enough half-baked attempts at novels to ...

#MeganMusicMonday: Festivals are a must-go

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

April 12, 2015

As I sit here in the newsroom trying to recover from watching Circa Survive’s Coachella set via live stream, I am taken back to the sweet smell of dust and sunshine that permeates music festivals, and I cannot wait to experience it again this summer. Every music enthusiast needs to experience a music festival a...

Save it for the campaign

Editorial

April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 presidential campaign Sunday and (surprise!) the backlash and criticism started rolling in within hours. Potential opponents to Hilary, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took to Twitter to express their lack of faith in Clinton as a president...

In the shadow of giants

Editorial

April 8, 2015

In a nation where movies are often heralded as the epitome of visual entertainment, it is interesting that television shows seem to be receiving all the buzz as of late. The power of modern television really began when movie stars began working on TV. The series “24,” starring Kiefer Sutherland, wa...

Missing the nostalgia of Myspace

Missing the nostalgia of Myspace

Bri Shelton, Columnist

April 8, 2015

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

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 8, 2015

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...