The Parthenon

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...

Options for pregnant women diminishing in W. Va.

Options for pregnant women diminishing in W. Va.

Editorial

February 24, 2015

Unexpected pregnancies warrant a lot of decision making within a very small time period. A pregnancy can completely rewrite and interrupt a woman’s plans, causing her to have to put her life on pause to take care of and provide for a child. During these times, women turn to places like Planned Parenthood...

Column – Piles of snow become piles of homework

Column – Piles of snow become piles of homework

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

February 24, 2015

After these rare and much appreciated snow days, the piles of snow are soon going to turn into piles of homework. As everyone catches back up with their syllabi, you might find yourself under more pressure to get your homework done than usual. So, throughout the next week, make sure to prioritize and ma...

Player of the week

Player of the week

Bradley Heltzel, Reporter

February 24, 2015

AJ Johnson knocked down six three-pointers en route to 23 points in Saturday’s victory over University of Alabama at Birmingham that snapped a three game losing streak for the Herd. As she has done all season, Johnson displayed confidence in her shooting stroke, letting it fly from beyond the arc with ...

W. Va. 20-week abortion ban not in best interest of victims

Editorial

February 23, 2015

Earlier this month, lawmakers in the West Virginia House passed H.B. 2368, which bans abortions after 20 weeks. What these lawmakers fail to consider are the women carrying the fetus they are trying to save. The bill did include exemptions if a mother’s life was in danger or the fetus wasn’t medi...