The Parthenon

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

Taylor Stuck, Columnist

February 12, 2015

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

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 11, 2015

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 11, 2015

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

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

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 10, 2015

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

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

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...

MU SAND sweet-talks students in the MSC

MU SAND sweet-talks students in the MSC

MU SAND

February 5, 2015

Every little dietary change you make adds up; focusing on one improvement at a time can encourage a lasting change. This month we encourage you to take notice of the amount of added sugar in your drinks, foods and sweets. Take a look at the nutrition label to find the ingredient list.  You’ll kn...

Check your privilege without giving it up

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

February 5, 2015

It makes sense to think of the disadvantages of one group as advantages toward another group. It often goes unrecognized that while women do experience disadvantages in the workforce, that proportionally puts men at an advantage. By acknowledging white privilege, one must also consider what they are goin...

GUN SMOKE AND TRAIL DUST

Editorial

February 5, 2015

American cinema is replete with period films, from ancient history to recent events, but there is only one type of period film that is a genre all its own: the western. Few films are as quintessentially American as the western. It has been around almost as long as cinema itself. One of the earliest—...