Anthony Kennedy and the dissenters

Tommy D.G. Ferrell, Guest Columnist
July 2, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

(This is the first of two parts analyzing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case.  This week’s piece focuses on the background of decision author Anthony Kennedy on this issue, and it briefly looks at the arguments posed by the four dissenting... Read more »

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Change begins with discussion and understanding

July 1, 2015
Filed under OPINION

The West Virginia Social Work Education Consortium, representing the Social Work Programs/schools in the state of West Virginia, joins the multitude of voices across the nation, offering condolences to the families and friends of the nine people who lost their lives in the June 17 mass... Read more »

Embrace the difference

Editorial
July 1, 2015
Filed under OPINION

The United States Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges last Friday, which has now become known as the gay marriage ruling that has been sought after by LGBT supporters for decades. The ruling comes 12 years after Massachusetts legalized same-sex marriage and allows... Read more »

A birthday tribute to W.Va.

A birthday tribute to W.Va.

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor
June 24, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

To say that I am a little state-centric would be an understatement. A lot of people around the country express plenty of pride in their home state, and home state can mean a lot of different things from where they were born to where they choose to spend their lives. To... Read more »

Happiness can’t be found through a phone screen

Editorial
June 24, 2015
Filed under OPINION

We are just halfway through 2015 and buzz is beginning to grow about the next release in Apple’s line of iPhones. Over the last decade, the iPhone has become the most popular smartphone in the United States with 38 million people owning the device and millions more owning smartphones... Read more »

The case for the common Caitlyn

Alexander O'Donnell, College of Business SGA Senator
June 17, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Most mornings I wake up to a random barrage of notifications on my iPhone. Monday, June 1, was no different, except for this from my Twitter account: “@ENews and 15 other people you follow followed @Caitlyn_Jenner on Twitter.” As quickly as I could,... Read more »

Decriminalization next step in recovery for Huntington, state

Editorial, The Parthenon
June 17, 2015
Filed under OPINION

It may come as no surprise that the state of West Virginia, Cabell County in particular, has a drug problem. In May, ... Read more »

Don’t let these moments pass you by

Editorial
June 11, 2015
Filed under OPINION

College can be scary, especially as a freshman. You are moving away from home and left to navigate this new social and academic world on your own. Along with the freedom college gives, it also comes with a responsibility that may be overwhelming. The success, or lack thereof, you have in... Read more »

New year, same complaint

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
June 11, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

Throughout Marshall’s impressive 2014 season—which included the school’s first C-USA Championship, a No. 23 AP ranking at the season’s end and a win in the Boca Raton Bowl— one common complaint from critics across the nation drove Herd fans crazy. ... Read more »

A revolution of my pits

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor
April 23, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Of all the things I have made a conscious effort to change in my life, the evolution (or more accurately revolution) of my armpits has been the most profound. When I first decided I needed to do something about my environmental impact and the application of chemicals... Read more »

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Amanda Gibson, Columnist
April 23, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you have been to the Starbucks in the Memorial Student Center lately, you may have seen the new and inexpensive, reusable cups for sale. Starbucks is one of the many companies that is dedicated to reducing their waste, and these companies are starting an important conversation. ... Read more »

5 lessons of college

Bri Shelton, Columnist
April 23, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s official. My freshman year is almost over.  There’s so much I can say about my first full year at Marshall. College is definitely something that changed me for the better and helped me become more of an adult in just... Read more »