The Parthenon

Check yourself before you wreck yourself

Check yourself before you wreck yourself


September 2, 2015

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

In this Baltimore Sun video, Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts, along with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,  discusses the events leading up to the death of Freddie Gray. Batts said on behalf of the police department, “we will get better.”


April 20, 2015

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...

The power of words


March 12, 2015

Words can be a powerful thing. They wield a power that can leave scars that may never heal. But the words themselves are harmless. They are benign as a sword, inert as a bullet. It is the force that drives them that causes the damage. It is the speaker of such words who imprints them with a stigma that create...

Racism still strong since 9/11, proving detriment to U.S.

The Healing Field in Spring Hill Cemetery is a memorial
for those who died Sept. 11, 2001, the 1970 Marshall
plane crash victims and veterans of the armed forces.


March 5, 2015

Thirteen years have passed since the events of Sept. 11, 2001. When the towers fell, American racism rose. Some would say this hatred toward Muslims has decreased—that time has healed the wounds and erased the scars that 9/11 left behind. Even though there may not be regular occurrences of outri...