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#MeganMusicMonday: Festival lineups get graded

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

April 5, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

It’s here, y’all. Festival season is upon us. The lineups have been dropped (though we’re still waiting on some holes to be filled), and anyone who knows me well knows I’ve been contemplating how much money I can realistically spend on music festival tickets. This year’s lineups have made that ta...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

April 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, WEEKEND WATCH

Softball: North Texas @ Marshall Friday at 1 p.m.—Friday at 3 p.m.—Saturday at noon Taylor Schoblocher, Left Field, #16-  Schoblocher has been an offensive force this season anticipating pitches and hitting with power. Schblocher has the capability to belt homers and carry the ball when she i...

Scolding sexuality

Scolding sexuality

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

We send children so many mixed messages about sex and sexuality, and then we scold them for what are essentially our own shortcomings. Children are naturally curious about sex. Adults may not want to admit it, but sex is a normal part of life and children are going to realize that early on whether t...

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...