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Editorial: Healthcare bill’s failure a win for W.Va.

March 27
Filed under OPINION

Last week’s colossal failure by House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act, a bill which aimed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) and replace it with the GOP’s alternative, bodes well for the future of healthcare in the Mountain State. While the state vote...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Sohyun Park, South Korean Marshall Student
March 27
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

There are some cultural differences between South Korea and the U.S. Generally, in the U.S, when meeting someone formally for the first time, you shake hands or say “how do you do?” or “how are you doing?” which means “hello.” However, in South Korea we bow, which means respect for a forma...

Column: Aries season time to try something new

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor
March 27
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s officially Aries season! This New Moon is all about awakening our purpose, so why not jump into something new with full force? Quiet your mind and ensure that you’re not acting out of impulse this week. If the answers seem to just come to you, it’s because the answers are literally just ...

Column: Why the people in your circle matter

Nigel Wallace, Contributor
March 27
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Whether it be a colleague, associate or someone we come into contact with on a daily basis, we all have “friends” in some capacity. A friend is simply someone we share a bond with. Exclusivity plays a huge role here, because in building a bond with someone, you have to consciously make the decisio...

Editorial: State domestic abuse, sexual assault bill step in right direction

March 13
Filed under OPINION

The West Virginia legislature has introduced a much-needed bill regarding public school education about dating violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence prevention. House Bill 2974 is sponsored by a number of Cabell County delegates, such as Reps. Chad Lovejoy and Sean Hornbuckle. Marshall Univ...

Column: Enough with the wiretapping nonsense

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
March 13
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on the Monday morning show circuit to give Americans the healthy dose of misinformation they’ve come to expect from Trump administration officials over the past weeks. Conway was given the impossible task of defending President Donald Trump’s accu...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
March 13
Filed under COLUMN, 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 senior who enjoys giving his opinion. ...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Henry Wang, Chinese Marshall Student
March 13
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

In my personal opinion, I don’t think many Americans are interested in Chinese culture, except for those who study Chinese culture or are very interested in Chinese history. So, it’s not surprising that there are a lot of misconceptions about Chinese culture for them. I am going to talk about my...

Editorial: Students get in touch with roots through Appalachian studies, history

March 9
Filed under OPINION

Appalachia is a region in the United States that consists of 13 states, stretching from parts of northern Alabama and southern New York. In 2010, the Population Reference Bureau reported there were 25.2 million people living in the 420 counties within the area. West Virginia has a unique privilege when it ...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
March 9
Filed under COLUMN, 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 senior who enjoys giving his opinion. ...

Column: Three practices that solidify the Christian faith

Nigel Wallace, Contributor
March 9
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s a difficult journey being a Christian. It can be so up and down at times. Things have the potential to change every day, leaving us experiencing these undulating periods in life. Its almost like we ride these giant waves of happiness, then find ourselves lying face down in a field full of so...

Editorial: New travel ban still pointless attempt at fear mongering

March 6
Filed under OPINION

President Donald Trump signed into law Monday a revised travel ban without some of the provisions that made the administration’s first ban the target of legal questioning. This time instead of seven predominantly Muslim countries, the ban focuses on six, casting out Iraq which was apparently less ...