The Parthenon

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Editorial

September 2, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Twitter has been providing users with messages no more than 140 characters since March 2006. With roughly 316 million monthly active users and 500 million tweets sent per day, Twitter’s impact on both social media and everyday life does not seem to be heading downhill anytime soon. The injection of...

‘Better’ is not good enough because #BlackLivesMatter

‘Better’ is not good enough because #BlackLivesMatter

Editorial

April 20, 2015


Filed under OPINION

A Baltimore man has died from a spinal injury following his arrest, but the problem is that no one knows how he got these injuries. Police say when Freddie Gray was arrested and put into a police van April 13, he was able to speak, but when he was taken out of the van 30 minutes later, he could not talk...

Save it for the campaign

Editorial

April 12, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 presidential campaign Sunday and (surprise!) the backlash and criticism started rolling in within hours. Potential opponents to Hilary, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took to Twitter to express their lack of faith in Clinton as a president...

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...

Journalism Fail

Editorial

April 7, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism released a tragic report of media malpractice Sunday in relation to a Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia, which forced the magazine to retract the article. Jann S. Wenner, publisher of Rolling Stone, however, said the...

W.Va. no longer ‘Open for Business’

Editorial

April 6, 2015


Filed under OPINION

West Virginia cannot seem to understand what its own best interests are. At least not the legislators. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recently signed legislation that would prevent Tesla motors from selling its vehicles in the state. Weird move coming from the state whose entire livelihood exists around pr...

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...

#FreeTheNipple until we don’t have to think about it anymore

#FreeTheNipple until we don’t have to think about it anymore

Editorial

April 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION

It started in Iceland most recently, but #FreeTheNipple has come to America and attracted some celebrities to its cause all for the sake of a 17-year-old girl who hoped to start a revolution and desexualize women’s breasts. The movement has been around for awhile, but the Icelandic teenager brought ...

Society: Won’t accept the hairy reality, won’t stand for airbrushing

Editorial

March 29, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Clothing company American Apparel cannot stay away from controversy, especially when it comes to the depiction of female bodies. The company’s Valentine’s Day lingerie display in New York in 2014 pushed limits by using mannequins with visible nipples and pubic hair. Not unsurprisingly, people were n...

Cis or miss

Editorial

March 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

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 ...