The Parthenon

Changed the game with that digital drop

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor

March 4, 2015

There’s not much comparable to the overwhelming feeling of seeing a beloved artist release new tunes out of the blue and trying to consume them as quickly as possible. In the past five years, the surprise album drop has become a frequent and welcome twist on typical music industry marketing tactics. H...

What do you know about depression?

Bri Shelton, Columnist

March 4, 2015

Unlike other illnesses, depression is one many avoid talking about. Most have no problem admitting they have asthma, diabetes, etc., but when it comes to depression, hardly anyone will confess they have ever suffered from it. Along with a bad stigma and lack of knowledge, there are also many misconcepti...

Cis or miss

Editorial

March 4, 2015

The first photo of Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of transgender pioneer Lile Elbe in “The Danish Girl” surfaced last week, reigniting a conversation about acclaimed performances by cisgender (non-trans) persons in transgender roles. The film, based on David Ebershoff’s novel and inspired by the true story ...

Nothing beats a court storm

Brad Heltzel, Columnist

March 3, 2015

The court storm epitomizes college sports, where the excitement and passion of a collective student body fan base overwhelms the arena in a sea of school colors as they bask in the glory of the university’s achievement. The court storm is a scene to behold and serves as a worthy culmination of an u...

Is theater etiquette dead?

Editorial

March 2, 2015

Sleeping, texting and using a flashlight app are all activities that have a time and a place in our lives. Where those activities don’t belong, however, is in the theater. Nothing is more disturbing to devoted playgoers or the performers than a distracted audience. The theater is crowded and you...

#MeganMusicMonday: 8-tracks to character limits

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

March 2, 2015

February was an interesting time in the music world – Drake, Jack Ü and Big Sean all dropped new albums, and they’re all pretty freakin’ good (coming from someone who isn’t up to speed on the hip-hop scene). Of course these aren’t the only noteworthy albums or newsworthy happenings in the m...

WEEKEND WATCH

Bradley Heltzel, Contributor

February 27, 2015

Men’s Basketball: Florida Atlantic @ Marshall  Saturday at 8 p.m. Marquan Botley, Point Guard, #2- Florida Atlantic University has lost nine straight games with its last victory coming against Marshall Jan. 17. In fact, that victory over Marshall is the only victory the Owls have registered s...

If you call yourself a feminist, watch the gendered insults

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

February 26, 2015

Terms like “mansplaining,” “manterrupting” and “brocreate” offend me on the same level as saying someone does something “like a girl.” These words become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Feminists have spent ample time challenging the phrase “like a girl” with social media campaigns...

Global warming deniers fail to comprehend science

February 26, 2015

It seems to be a common belief among some people that global warming is a myth, a statement based on misguided ideas about what global warming is and how it affects climate change. A very common argument against the existence of global warming is that the last few winters have been very cold, so clearly...

A tragic night for an Oscars stan

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor

February 25, 2015

For anyone who knows me, it’s common knowledge that Oscars night is a religious experience. It’s like my birthday, Christmas and the Super Bowl all wrapped up as one perfect night of popular culture consumption. But the best night of the year was nothing more than a tragic trudge through the motions o...

I woke up like this, and this is beautiful

Editorial

February 25, 2015

In a society obsessed with images and appearance, news has slowly started to criticize Photoshopped photos and the idea of body type as a beauty signifier. But in some ways society has overcompensated for its tendency to body shame and has found itself shaming the size twos and the pimply faces. R...

Don’t take advantage of my favorite author

Bri Shelton, Columnist

February 25, 2015

A few weeks ago, Harper Lee made a major announcement that she is releasing a sequel to her famous and only novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” this summer. The new book will be called “Go Set a Watchman” and takes place in the beloved town of Maycomb, 20 years after Mockingbird ends. Scout Finch, th...