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Senior Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

I cannot believe I finished my last class of undergrad today. Holy shit. This is real life. Next Saturday, I will walk across the stage with my classmates and finally obtain my B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising with a minor in Marketing. I am so overwhelmed with emotions right now. I am happy. I...

Senior Column: Giving voices to the voiceless through writing

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If you would have told me that my post-graduation plans were moving to Kentucky to write for a media company that publishes fitness magazines while getting my masters from West Virginia University, I would’ve laughed and said “no way.” I never had any intentions on being a writer. Did I like t...

Common Misconceptions

Bich Diep, Vietnamese Student
April 24, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Have you ever asked where is Vietnam? What does it look like? I believe there are many people who do not know the exact location, or they might know Vietnam is in Asia and one of the South-East Asian countries, and that’s it. Therefore, I am going to share some general information about Vietnam, like...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Tang Hoachang, Chinese Marshall Student
April 20, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Chinese culture is one of the longest cultures in the world. There are a lot of different conceptions between eastern and western culture. Chinese cuisine culture has influenced other eastern cultures for many centuries. I am going to introduce the Chinese cuisine culture. There are many different kinds of foo...

Column: Is America ‘Pure Comedy’?

Tom Jenkins, News Editor
April 17, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Cynicism or realism? That’s the question many will ask in the coming years — are people overreacting or being overly negative or is what some are saying about the future of America and, in a broader sense, the modern capitalist society, true? “Pure Comedy” is musician Josh Tillman’s, a.k....

Column: Common Misconceptions

Bolun Li, Chinese Marshall Student
April 17, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

An accurate understanding of China is not an easy task. Many Americans do not fully understand China, even though they understand some of China’s culture and customs. There are some misconceptions about China in America. Cultural differences between China and the United States result in different atti...

Column: MOAB bomb business as usual

Joseph Ashley, Assistant Sports Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The idea of war denotes something entirely different among groups; however, the question arises of what is and should be considered war in the 21st century. “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it,” Robert E. Lee said at Fredericksburg as he viewed the savage battle ...

Column: Sexual assault awareness can put an end to the “rape schedule”

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Editor
April 13, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

You don’t have someone to walk with you to your car after work, so you walk to your car at night alone, with your keys in hand, ready to press the alarm if you feel like there’s danger. You get close — jump in your car, automatically lock the doors and take a deep breath. Shew, walking alone at nigh...

Column: Full Moon emotions will wane, be replaced by clarity, understanding

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It is certain this Full Moon has brought tough emotions to the forefront of our consciousnesses. Any issues we may have been able to tuck away throughout this month are unavoidable now. We’re feeling a strong urge to speak up about our grievances and those who have caused them. Should we compromise...

Column: Common Misconceptions

Xiang Peng, Chinese Marshall Student
April 10, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Everyone knows Chinese food is famous around the world, but foreigners do not know how many different types of Chinese food we have. There are eight types of Chinese cuisines, but I will introduce three types of eight Chinese cuisines, which are Xiang cuisine, Chuan cuisine and Lu cuisine. First of all, Xiang ...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
April 6, 2017
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

Alymbek Damir Uulu, Student from Kyrgyzstan
April 6, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

Kyrgyzstan is a small country located in Central Asia. We share a border with other beautiful central Asian countries like China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Although, geographically located between its own mountains, Kyrgyzstan had an important role as a part of the great historical Silk...