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Column: Common Misconceptions

Hadi AlSayed Suliman Atassi, Syrian Marshall Student
April 3, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, Common Misconceptions, OPINION

It hurts me when people have a bad idea about my country or think of it in a bad way. People now think if you are Syrian, they immediately take it to the point where you are a refugee and start building their own ideas in their brains. I am here at Marshall paying my own tuition fees, but even if I...

Column: Is the Trump White House in cover-up mode?

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
March 30, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Press secretary Sean Spicer was over twenty minutes late for Thursday’s White House press briefing. This wasn’t exactly unusual; Spicer is known for being fifteen or so minutes late to his briefings, but Thursday was slightly different. Only minutes before Spicer was to take his usual place beh...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
March 30, 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

Sohyun Park, South Korean Marshall Student
March 27, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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...

Column: Enough with the wiretapping nonsense

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
March 13, 2017
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, 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

Henry Wang, Chinese Marshall Student
March 13, 2017
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...

Column: XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
March 9, 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: Three practices that solidify the Christian faith

Nigel Wallace, Contributor
March 9, 2017
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...

Column: Don’t drink the Trump Kool-Aid

Will Izzo, Life! Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Over the weekend, President Donald J. Trump accused former President Barrack Obama of wiretapping him during the previous national election without a single inkling of evidence, yet again spewing out the same ignorant rhetoric Trump has been spitting since long before he ran for office. Trump tweeted the fo...