The power of the youth vote could give Sanders the lead he needs

The power of the youth vote could give Sanders the lead he needs

Editorial
February 3, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Ask each of the recent Democratic candidates who won the Iowa caucus: Hillary will claim victory and Bernie will claim a tie. The truth is, due to flawed vote counting procedures, it is unclear. What is clear is that Sanders made immense progress since the beginning of his campaign. In his speech,... Read more »

Cultural appropriation or appreciation?

Cultural appropriation or appreciation?

Editorial
February 2, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Recent controversy regarding the latest Coldplay and Beyoncé collaboration in “Hymn for the Weekend” sparked Internet outrage after the single debuted Sunday. Released before the group’s joint-Superbowl performance with Queen Bey, claims of cultural appropriation surfaced immediately after B... Read more »

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Assignment Editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

With February just beginning that means Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. As everyone scrambles to make plans and find the perfect gift for their special someone, there are some important tips to consider: DO NOT— I repeat do not— feel obligated or pressured to do something over-the-top for... Read more »

Album Review: Head Full of Dreams

Ashwin Yellapantula, Contributor
February 1, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s been 17 years since the shy looking boy band from London, Coldplay, debuted with “Parachutes,” which featured one of its best songs of all time, “Yellow.” Ever since, the group has been one of the most celebrated bands to have ever played alternative rock. Late last year, Coldplay releas... Read more »

Dangerous divide could be warning to Democrats

Dangerous divide could be warning to Democrats

Editorial
February 1, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

The Iowa Democratic and Republican party precinct caucuses occurred Monday and are noteworthy for the amount of media attention they receive during the U.S. presidential election. Since 1972, the Iowa caucus has had a 43 percent success rate at predicting which Democratic candidate wins along with a 50 ... Read more »

Pop Vulture: Kanye causes bigger storm than Jonas

Desmond Groves, Contributor
January 27, 2016
Filed under OPINION, POP VULTURE

I have about three news apps on my phone: CNN, Huffington Post and Buzzfeed News. They send me various notifications throughout the day about world events that matter. Today on my catch up section via my Buzzfeed News app, the first thing mentioned was blizzard Jonas and its impact. The second was ... Read more »

Citizens still suffer from Michigan’s blind eye to Flint

Citizens still suffer from Michigan’s blind eye to Flint

Editorial
January 27, 2016
Filed under OPINION

For over a year citizens of Flint, Michigan have been drinking and using lead-tainted water without even a raised eyebrow from city officials. Only now after an outpour of rage from Flint residents are researchers and journalists doing their part to expose the wrongdoings that have tainted the waters i... Read more »

WV Religious Freedom Restoration Act could allow for unsavory behavior

Editorial
January 26, 2016
Filed under OPINION

West Virginia officials are set to vote on House Bill 4012, or the West Virginia Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. If passed, the bill would allow individuals to be excused from any state or local law if they claim their religious freedoms were affected in same way. For West ... Read more »

Kansas Senate issues a dress code targeting females members

Editorial
January 25, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Dress codes are implemented in every workplace for both part-time and full-time employees. Sometimes, a specific uniform is required for staff, while other employers allow their employees to make clothing decisions at their discretion. The Kansas Senate, however, issued a dress code as part of a busi... Read more »

WV music to look forward to in 2016

WV music to look forward to in 2016

Nathan Thomas, Reporter
January 21, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

2015 was a fantastic year for West Virginia music. Rozwell Kid crisscrossed the country for over 200 shows, Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps appeared on Mountain Stage and Ona received national attention for their debut album. With a slate of releases to get excited for, 2016 is bound to be just as... Read more »

For-profit institutions continue to be business first

Editorial
January 20, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Uncategorized

The U.S. Education Department has received applications to expunge more than $164 million worth of student loan debt in the past six months, according to the Wall Street Journal. The appeals for loan forgiveness are made on the grounds that the universities applicants attended “deceived them with ... Read more »

Charleston Tent City dismantled

Editorial
January 19, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones has compromised the trust of his residents and personal credibility after making the decision Tuesday to dismantle Charleston’s Tent City and evict approximately 20 to 30 homeless residents from their makeshift abodes without warning. Waste Management, which owns the prop... Read more »