Marshall Roy

Class of 2008


  • Statistically Speaking

    The Groundhog Day we know today started with the Germans, Pennsylvania’s earliest settlers. They decided that if the sun appeared on February 2, the groundhog would see its shadow and return to hibernation, leading to six more weeks of winter. Here are some statistics that reveal a little more about this obscure holiday.

    News | January 29, 2007
  • The unifying origins of the U.S.' holiday

    The prototype for Thanksgiving really did take place in 1621 between the Pilgrims and Native Americans. The feast celebrated the Pilgrims’ first harvest in the New World, but it can’t really be called the beginning of the tradition, since it was never repeated. (Ethnic warfare and typhoid, I imagine, got in the way.)

    Forum | November 20, 2006
  • Laziness, vanity, and the ‘reach-around’: Why men read Cosmo

    In The Second Sex, feminist theorist Simone de Beauvoir wrote that of all the myths surrounding womanhood, “none is more firmly anchored in masculine hearts than that of the feminine ‘mystery.’ ... [It] permits an easy explanation of all that appears inexplicable…. Instead of admitting his ignorance, [man] perceives the presence of a ‘mystery’ outside himself: an alibi, indeed, that flatters laz...

    Forum | October 30, 2006
  • The ever-changing face of America's Jesus Christ

    The history of American Christianity just closed a fascinating week. You don’t have to look much further than the headlines to see that the Son of God must be having an identity crisis.

    Forum | October 9, 2006
  • Favoring shock value over humor insults readership

    Sometimes humor is shocking, but that doesn’t mean everything shocking is funny.

    Forum | September 25, 2006

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