Sat. Jul 20th, 2019

Arts & Entertainment

Homophobia: Growing problems or healing wounds?

Sexual orientation is a growing issue throughout the United States, and college campuses are no exception. Most students, regardless of their own sexuality, know a member of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community. The LGBT community has founded several Resident Student Organization’s, and they also run many high profile campus-wide events. However, has such an active LGBT community had any impact on the attitudes of others on campus?

Greek life at U of L provides opportunities

When Casey Priest has a problem, she knows exactly what to do.  “These girls are definitely my sisters, people I can call in the middle of the night knowing they will be there.”
While they may not be blood, that doesn’t mean they aren’t a family, as Priest, a junior nursing major, discovered when she joined her sorority, Sigma Kappa.
She decided to join Sigma Kappa when she realized that it was one of the best ways for her to meet new people.

Indication of Life

James Isaac keeps in mind the words of the late George Carlin when he is on the stage: “The role of the comedian is to figure out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.”
Though he has declared this brash approach to comedy his unofficial motto, he knows all too well that the attitude can have its pitfalls.
“It’s sometimes weird to have my mom in the audience when I’m making sex jokes,” the senior theater arts major readily admits.

A case of ‘the Saturdays’

Inspired nearly 30 years ago by the TV mini-series “Roots,” the Saturday Academy is a program that has allowed Louisvillian’s the opportunity to learn more about black history through the University of Louisville.
Though the program took a while to win over the public, it eventually took off through the Duvall Education Center nearly 13 years after it was conceived. However, the program was abruptly ended in 2002; recently, Dean of Arts and Sciences, J. Blaine Hudson has helped to “take this old idea and put it back on the table.”

Study blames ‘instant communication’ for deterioration of social skills

Before she even crawls out of bed in the morning, sophomore psychology and communication major Ashley Malone has already logged into Facebook once.
“I check my phone on my night stand for missed calls or texts,” said Malone, “and then I use it to log into Facebook for messages and wall posts.”
Malone isn’t alone in her reliance on Facebook for communication and news about her friends.

Study says college can create risk for delinquency

College attendance is most commonly associated with upward mobility in society as well as social growth. However, sociologists at Bowling Green State University found information that could contradict this association.

According to Tara Parker-Hope of the New York Times, the researchers found that college-bound students may have been less likely to participate in delinquent behaviors during adolescence, but college seemed to spark some “surprising changes.”

Chopstock provides night of music, charity

By his own admission, Vince Cain was “all over the place” on Friday night at the Red Barn.

When he wasn’t preparing food or organizing canned goods, he was working with the seven bands the venue featured that night or working the door.

If he didn’t get to stop and enjoy the music for a moment or munch on the food arrangement offered, it was because he was busy ensuring the success of Lambda Chi Alpha’s first annual Chopstock music festival, an event that collected funds and canned goods to benefit Dare to Care food bank.

A Sobering Thought

College and alcohol have been synonymous for years. Whether it’s a wild party or a simple drink among friends, liquid courage is as much a part of college culture as textbooks and study halls. Still, there are many consequences to be endured when college students go too far and put themselves in danger due to irresponsible drinking. According to the Journal of Studies on Alcohol, one in five college students meets the criteria for alcohol abuse or dependence.