The Parthenon

Face it, you’re trashy

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor

September 8, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I would like to think I’m a generally environmentally friendly human. I recycle, I don’t produce a lot of garbage and I avoid driving whenever I can. However, while I was doing an extensive deep-clean of my room and getting rid of a good chunk of my stuff, I realized how much of it had to go into...

A revolution of my pits

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 23, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Of all the things I have made a conscious effort to change in my life, the evolution (or more accurately revolution) of my armpits has been the most profound. When I first decided I needed to do something about my environmental impact and the application of chemicals to my body — conventional deo...

5 lessons of college

Bri Shelton, Columnist

April 23, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s official. My freshman year is almost over.  There’s so much I can say about my first full year at Marshall. College is definitely something that changed me for the better and helped me become more of an adult in just eight short months. While I know this is only my first year and more wis...

Getting right with Yeezus

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

April 19, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, MEGAN MUSIC MONDAY, OPINION

I have a confession to make, and I’m finally ready to admit it. I like Kanye. A lot. And with Kanye appreciation came a general appreciation for hip-hop, a genre I was previously way too good for. Come to think of it, I’ve been way too good for a lot of things in my musical lifetime, and the f...

Food guilt, different perspectives

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 15, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

I have been meaning to write about food guilt for a couple of weeks now, but after attending the hunger event on campus Wednesday, I starting thinking about food guilt in entirely different ways. The original column I had planned to write focused on the ideas of body- and food-shaming and how we sho...

Missing the nostalgia of Myspace

Missing the nostalgia of Myspace

Bri Shelton, Columnist

April 8, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Does anyone else besides me ever miss the old social networking site Myspace? Back in the day, Myspace was the hip social medium to be a part of. There wasn’t really any competition with other websites until later on, and Facebook wasn’t as largely popular back then as it is today. Myspace was...

Campus controversy and biased news

Campus controversy and biased news

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Controversy creeps up on campus in the most interesting ways sometimes. All it took was a poster about privilege in the freshman dorm hung by the resident adviser of that floor to get an entire article on the Campus Reform website denouncing the poster and its creator. Because this is a feminist-themed c...

Being a thinker in a world that seems to discourage thinking about entertainment

Being a thinker in a world that seems to discourage thinking about entertainment

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 8, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The entire genre of “happy ending” entertainment could be tainting the way humans view the world. I have never been one for movies and books with a happy story. I have a strong desire to feel intense emotion and to learn when I am consuming media rather than getting that warm bubbly feeling that s...

Tweet a joke, the trolls shall come

Tweet a joke, the trolls shall come

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

April 6, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I decided to book myself a hair appointment the other day. I noticed on the lovely user-friendly service selection application the salon uses that a “women’s cut and style” was $30 and a “men’s cut” was $15. And I thought “Aw man, all I really want is a trim.” For the record, I totally understan...

#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...

College is a breeding ground for germs, take precautions to avoid sickness

Amanda Gibson, Columnist

February 18, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

While everyone else on campus was heading home or hanging out this past weekend, I was lying in bed suffering through a cold. Cuddling a box of tissues, I tuned into the Food Network and this is how I stayed for three days. I think one of the hardest things to do in college is to take care of your...

Column: The legacy of Stephen Kopp

Column: The legacy of Stephen Kopp

Ray Harrell, Jr., Marshall Student Body President 2011-2013

December 19, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The year was 2011, and I was fresh into my first term as Student Body President at Marshall University. Because I was involved in student government since my freshman year, I was no stranger to the whispers of the rumor mill. One rumor that had been growing in discussion for several weeks was whethe...