Articles by Shannon Murray

Shannon Murray is a junior communications major with a minor in astronomy. Shannon is CisternYard’s opinions editor, and owns two overweight cats who share the same name. When she isn't doing school work, she can be found shopping at goodwill or going to concerts.

In Command

Ever since its establishment in 1842, The Citadel has been a male dominated operation. The school flipped upside down in 1995 when a federal court ruling allowed its admissions to accept its first female cadet, which was followed by death threats and sexist slurs. Fast forward 24 years to a slowly growing women’s minority movement,…


Written in the Stars

Astrology. Something that may bring up arbitrary thoughts of a man sitting in his dark musty basement writing broad statements in hopes of tripping up vulnerable millennials. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Although astrology has acquired a bad rep, the science is much more than daily horoscopes and zodiac signs. Astrology, by definition,…


Freshman Voice: Peacock on a Plane?

A female traveler was recently banned from taking a large “emotional-support peacock” on board a United Airlines flight. In 2016 a domesticated emotional support turkey was allowed to board a plane and traveled from Seattle, Washington to Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently, a female student flying out of Baltimore airport “had to” flush her emotional…

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