The Parthenon

#MeganMusicMonday: Best shows I’ve attended – Part 1

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

February 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION

For music junkies like me, nothing beats going to concerts.  Nothing beats the after-show feeling accompanied by ringing ears (please wear earplugs). People get so pumped to make a pilgrimage to experience an artist’s work. Whether it’s a basement bar, an arena or a festival stage, seeing a bel...

Working mothers struggle to live up to societal double standards

Editorial

February 16, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Working mothers fall into one of two categories based on our societal perceptions of what is appropriate for members of each social class. We expect poor women to work and leave their children with a family member or babysitter, and while we approve of women working high-profile jobs, we consider them to be b...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

February 13, 2015


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS

Men’s Basketball: Western Kentucky @ Marshall  Saturday at 5:30 p.m. T.J. Price, Point Guard, #52- Price is arguably the best player in C-USA. The senior point guard leads the conference in scoring at 17.7 points per game on 45.6 percent shooting while also averaging 3.7 attempts per game and 5....

Featuring gorgeous women is great, labeling their body types is not okay

Taylor Stuck, Columnist

February 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

While the rest of the country was cheering Feb. 5, I sat grumbling at my computer screen. Sports Illustrated had announced it would be running an ad featuring plus-sized model Ashley Graham in its annual swimsuit edition. Graham, a beautiful dark-haired woman with an all-around gorgeous body, will be m...

Brian Williams’ suspension reminds journalists to speak more carefully

Editorial

February 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Among the most prominent stories bannered across news websites recently involves Brian Williams recent suspension from NBC Nightly News. The suspension stems from an incident that occurred to Williams in 2003 while reporting on the war in Iraq, a story that was later revealed as false. Although it i...

Live tweeting is beautifully obnoxious

Editorial

February 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Anyone with a Twitter account has more than likely experienced the overflow of commentary and general trolling that inevitably accompany widely broadcasted events. The 21st century phenomenon known by many as live tweeting typically happens during major sporting events, award shows or other events th...

Kudos to the potty mouth princesses

Bri Shelton, Columnist

February 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It is hard to believe a select group of 8-10 year old girls can create as much controversy as Miley Cyrus. However, these little girls, who have earned the nickname “potty mouth princesses,” have done so in their videos on YouTube. The girls have taken a stance against gender inequality by dropping t...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

February 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Showcase, SPORTS

JP Kambola recorded his first career double-double with 14 points on 5-8 field goals and 12 rebounds in Saturday’s victory over University of North Texas. Kambola also reached double-digit scoring in Thursday’s win over Rice when he scored 10 points on 4-7 FG, which included two, three-pointers. ...

Obama confronts sexual violence at Grammys, and we couldn’t be happier that he did so

Obama confronts sexual violence at Grammys, and we couldn’t be happier that he did so

Editorial

February 10, 2015


Filed under OPINION

President Obama is continuing his fight against sexual violence, this time reaching out to the stars of the Grammys. Sunday’s Grammy awards included a video of the president talking about the importance of sexual violence awareness. The video was an advertisement for Obama’s “It’s On Us” campaign against campu...

Workout and relax at the same time

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

February 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Have you ever gotten back from a long day of class and just needed to take a moment for yourself? You may binge-watch your favorite television show, take a nap or sip on your favorite coffee. Although my guilty pleasure is watching cat videos on the Internet, my favorite way to spend a little me-time ...

Online anonymity breeds unkind dialogue

Online anonymity breeds unkind dialogue

Editorial

February 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The anonymity of online commenting encourages unnecessary rudeness. People hide behind made-up screen names and say things they never would to another person’s face. This trend toward rudeness doesn’t seem to be fading, and it has earned a reputation. It is pretty much a rule-of-thumb for perusi...

#MeganMusicMonday: Blind music performances

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

February 9, 2015


Filed under OPINION

When someone goes on a blind date he or she has no idea what to expect. What does this person look like? What are we going to talk about? Blind dates are full of surprises: some good, some bad. The same can be said with blind music performances. The first time I saw the Front Bottoms was the first tim...