Snaps for Sanders

Lukas Hagley, Reporter
April 27, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s rare that a reporter like me writes an opinion piece, let alone a political one. To be frank, the majority of the time there isn’t much that warrants my opinion that hasn’t already been tweeted about in a more clever manner. But I am here, on behalf of my unlucky fellow students with pri... Read more »

Independent voters not invited to primary party

Independent voters not invited to primary party

Editorial
April 27, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Voters of the Republican, Democrat and Independent parties will rush to the polls in West Virginia starting today. Early voting in the state will allow voters to cast their ballots until May 7 no matter what political party they claim. But what if voters were prohibited from voting based solely on their politic... Read more »

Sanders starts political revolution in Huntington

Sanders starts political revolution in Huntington

Editorial
April 27, 2016
Filed under OPINION, Showcase

Senator Bernie Sanders visited Huntington, West Virginia Tuesday in the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and spoke of political revolutions in front of a crowd of 6,000 people. Six-thousand people; a proverbial melting pot of people, young and old were all united under one roof, under the influence of one... Read more »

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Assignment Editor
April 27, 2016
Filed under OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college junior who enjoys giving his opinion. ... Read more »

West Virginia has room to improve in higher education

Editorial
April 25, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Higher education has been one of the main targets for state budget cuts in West Virginia for many years. This year is no exception. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has proposed hypothetical cuts, according to a Charleston Gazette-Mail article, to combat the 6.5 percent cut in the state’s budget for 2016-... Read more »

Blankenship honor is MU’s Paterno statue

Blankenship honor is MU’s Paterno statue

Heath Harrison, Contributor
April 20, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Last week, I made a return visit to the Marshall University for the first time in several years. Returning to campus brought many nostalgic feelings. However, those were quickly replaced with bewilderment after what I saw upon entering Corbly Hall. On a wall on the first floor is an exhibit honoring... Read more »

Harriet Tubman to rightfully replace Jackson on $20

Editorial
April 20, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday Harriet Tubman would replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, marking a historic moment for equal representation of race and gender in American currency. Tubman, born into slavery, became a leading abolitionist before the Civil War and a revered heroine... Read more »

Cannabis industry could move West Virginia ahead of the country

Editorial
April 19, 2016
Filed under OPINION

There is much to be said about the mountain state, though if we look for West Virginia in national headlines, more bad than good comes to light. Sure the state has its share of problems, but most of them can be fixed by introducing new industry in the region, offering more jobs. What better industry to ... Read more »

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Assignment Editor
April 19, 2016
Filed under OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

The readers submitted some questions about life, love and everything in between. I answered them as honest as I knew possible. I’m here to keep it real with you when no one else is and to answer with no judgment because I don’t know you! I’m just a college junior who enjoys giving his opinion. ... Read more »

Trust in the media continues to diminish

Editorial
April 18, 2016
Filed under OPINION

According to a study done by the American Press Institiute, only 6 percent of people say they have a great amount of trust in the media anymore. This is about the same amount of confidence the public has in Congress. Trust in the media is reaching historic lows. Much of this loss of faith comes fr... Read more »

Slut Walks are just the beginning to societal change

Editorial
April 13, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Slut: a word that has garnered a strong negative connotation and public uproar following 2011 when a Toronto police officer suggested to York University students to avoid rape, “women should avoid dressing like sluts.” Why does someone’s outfit determine the justification of an act of sexual,... Read more »

Big networks could be the downfall of journalism

Editorial
April 12, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Does the average American really know where their news comes from? What’s to say that the icy sting of corporate greed or agendas hasn’t already corrupted your favorite news networks? Should citizens so blindly allow these large name networks and organizations to freely disseminate our information? Tak... Read more »