The Parthenon

Misogyny and homophobia are conformist ideas in hip-hop

Will Izzo, Copy Editor

September 28, 2015

If you were to listen to classic West Coast Hip-Hop group N.W.A.’s song “I Ain’t The 1” you may get a pretty good understanding on the topic of masculinity and women in hip-hop. Lyricist and rapper Ice Cube raps “Run out of money and watch your heart break. They’ll drop you like a bad habit....

A New View

Nancy Peyton, reporter

September 28, 2015

Over the weekend, I saw an article posted to The Washington Post about a book titled “Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs.” The book itself is not what really got my attention, but rather the title of the article: “Why are working class kids less likely to get elite jobs? They study...

Marshall football team’s performance through first three games of the season

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor

September 24, 2015

The Marshall University football team’s 45-7 win against Norfolk State University Saturday marked the first quarter of the Herd’s 2015 season with the team having played three of its 12 total games. With 25 percent of the schedule complete, it’s an optimal juncture to examine which aspects of...

Choice: Eradicating the stigma behind abortion through hashtags and social media solidarity

Editorial

September 22, 2015

With the Republican push to defund Planned Parenthood, women have responded on social media. #ShoutYourAbortion, gives women a voice and a story to the procedure that so many on the right are staunchly against. The biggest problem with the argument of abortion as a reason to cut federal funding to...

Tracking Your Reproductive Health Just Got Easier

Amanda Gibson, contributor

September 22, 2015

One of the newest iPhone features standard with the latest operating system, iOS 9, is the Reproductive Health feature in the Health app, where users can now track things like sexual activity and menstruation. Third party period-tracking apps were popular in the past, but with the iPhone’s new ability...

A New View

Nancy Peyton

September 21, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed is a 14-year-old boy who was arrested this past week after school officials thought a home-made clock he brought to school was a bomb. After the incident, many prominent figures reached out to Mohamed to show their support. Among these people was President Barak Obama. All around...

THE COLORADO OF THE EAST

Editorial

September 21, 2015

Once marijuana was legalized in Colorado, it became the model for legalization across all states. As it turns out, this year the state has collected nearly twice last year’s revenue from the marijuana tax. As a poor state, West Virginia could learn a few things from Colorado. As the coal industry...

Empress of “Me” Album Review

Empress of “Me” Album Review

Nick Morton, contributor

September 17, 2015

Picture yourself in the SoHo H&M store. What is that you hear? It’s not CHVRCHES, it’s a groovy cut from Empress Of’s “Systems” EP. The sleek white walls have been knocked down and replaced with the atmosphere of the Pulau Tioman Jungle. Forget the intimate ceiling lights, whenever you...

Catching up with Leah Scott

Brittanie Fowler, contributor

September 17, 2015

Before she was an All-Conference USA selection or a member of the Marshall University women’s basketball team, Leah Scott started her collegiate basketball career at Central Michigan University in 2011. After limited playing time during her one year at Central Michigan, the six-foot guard transferred...

#FeministThursday

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

September 17, 2015

If I could say one thing about feminism or the advancement of women it would be that we have to be on our own side. Who else is going to fight for women, if not women? It’s become part of our culture, part of the way we are socialized and it’s a common theme on television and in movies that women...

The Book Nook

Editorial

September 17, 2015

Although this column is called “The Book Nook”, I am writing about an essay I have discovered in my women writers class the past week. This essay totally blew my mind because of all the interpretations that can become of it. This has become probably my favorite essay. Everyone should read it and...

Right to bear arms comes with problems that need attention

Editorial

September 16, 2015

How many more people have to die before we realize we have a gun problem in this country? The shooting at Delta State was an isolated incident and nowhere near the level of destruction of other recent mass shootings, but three people still lost their lives due to gun violence. People will keep saying...