The Purple Tide

Although not as popular as Christmas, Easter holds deep spiritual meaning for many

Hallie O'Rourke, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2016

In our society, there is an array of religions, openly practiced by citizens. This in turn contributes to the creation of different holidays. Even with this diversity, the most widely celebrated holidays in the United States ...

“It” models take jobs away from those with more talent

Hallie O'Rourke, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2016

With the spring fashion season kicking off, there has been much talk about not only popular styles and trends, but the models as well. Following the growth of social media, models such as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner have been c...

Standing with Planned Parenthood

Hallie O'Rourke and Anupriya Jacob, Opinions Editor and Assistant Opinions Editor

November 4, 2015

The public funding of Planned Parenthood has become a hugely controversial topic, surrounded by false rumors, misconceptions and misinformation. Republican presidential candidates continually bash Planned Parenthood for the fac...

Skinny shaming: a real woman

Hallie O'Rourke and Alisha Compton

February 26, 2015

“You are so skinny.” The tone with which people say this completely changes the meaning of the phrase. At one point it was said with praise, even envy-- but now, without question, “you are so skinny” is said to us and...

Oversexualization of Women’s Halloween Costumes

Hallie O'Rourke, Assistant Academics Editos

November 10, 2014

Each fall, many girls and women feel the pressure to be provocative with their Halloween costume choices. Party stores are filled with lingeries simply embroidered so that they can be classified as costumes. This poses an issue...

Oversexualization of Women’s Halloween Costumes

Hallie O'Rourke, Assistant Academics Editor

October 30, 2014

Each fall, many girls and women feel the pressure to be provocative with their Halloween costume choices. Party stores are filled with lingerie simply embroidered so that they can be classified as costumes. This poses an issue...