Editorial: From shameful to sexist: the stigma of dress codes

Videtteonline.com – April 6, 2017 Last week, the controversy surrounding United Airlines and its legging ban left the nation begging the question, “Does my butt really look that good in these yogas?” For those who missed it, news broke bringing United’s employee and guest dress codes to light after two girls were barred from flight … More Editorial: From shameful to sexist: the stigma of dress codes

Editorial: This clowning around is no laughing matter

Videtteonline.com – Oct. 3, 2016 The following story ranked #2 on The Vidette website for overall most views (17,764) from August 2016 – May 2017 in all categories. Halloween is still weeks away, yet multiple states have reported clown sightings since August. Monday night, reports of sightings around the Illinois State University campus flooded social media … More Editorial: This clowning around is no laughing matter

Editorial: ‘Rape’ is not just a dirty word

Videtteonline.com – Sept. 13, 2016 Since the rape that took place at Stanford University in January of 2015, Brock Turner has been plastered all over the news, social media and in the mouths of college students everywhere. Turner, then 20, an elite swimmer at the university, was charged with three counts of felony sex offenses … More Editorial: ‘Rape’ is not just a dirty word

Editorial: Alt-right could not be more wrong

Videtteonline.com – Dec. 1, 2016 Throughout Donald Trump’s journey to office, “alt-right” has gained momentum in media as well as verbally. Unfortunately, the term, short for “alternative-right,” is a mere blanket covering what it truly indicates: a belief in white supremacy. Members of this group tend to reject mainstream conservative ideologies and instead support white … More Editorial: Alt-right could not be more wrong

Column: ‘Not my backyard’ should not mean, ‘Not my problem’

Videtteonline.com – Oct. 17, 2016 Actress Shailene Woodley was arrested Oct. 10 while she live-broadcasted protests opposing the $3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The Dakota Access pipeline is a 1,172-mile pipeline stretching from regions in North Dakota to Patoka, Ill., a project that was approved in July by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Protesters … More Column: ‘Not my backyard’ should not mean, ‘Not my problem’

Column: The unfortunate truth of being a woman on campus

Videtteonline.com – Oct. 25, 2016 As women on a college campus, we’ve all been there. One minute you’re out with your friends dancing and having a good time, and the next some random guy jumps behind you and begins rubbing his crotch up against your back. All of a sudden discomfort fills your body and … More Column: The unfortunate truth of being a woman on campus