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Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Jerome Gilbert, Marshall University President
February 6
Filed under Black History Month, COLUMN, OPINION

The month of February is set aside each year as Black History Month. Many universities, including Marshall, use it as a time to celebrate diversity as well. A Huntington native, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, laid the groundwork for the celebration during his time in the early twentieth century by advocating...

Column: No, really, call your representatives

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
February 2
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A vast number of people are disappointed in our government lately, particularly at the federal level. While it’s easy to drown in the never-ending confusion that has been the American news cycle for the past weeks, there are still a few tried and true rules of democracy that should operate just as well ...

Column: This isn’t about politics

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
January 30
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I clicked on Huffington Post’s home page Monday morning. Instead of a gallery of popular news, there was one very large photo of our president, with the title “CHAOS REIGNS” above it. Below it, multiple hyperlinks were put together into this paragraph:  “AMERICA ON THE BRINK ... White House Defies Court Order ... Dete...

Column: America is not a Christian nation

Nancy Peyton, Executive Editor
January 30
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God,” Leviticus 19: 33-34 NIV. This is just one of many instances where fair ...

Column: LaBeouf promotes unity with livestream

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 26
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Uncategorized

People have been talking about Shia LaBeouf a lot recently and it isn’t because of a new role or some YouTube video, telling people to follow their dreams. LaBeouf brought back a popular tool in his entertainment repertoire: the livestream. LaBeouf saw success when he livestreamed himself watchin...

Column: Trump lies visible from all angles

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
January 23
Filed under COLUMN

The new presidential administration brought in their first day by telling a boldfaced lie to the American people based on the petty insecurities of our new president, Donald Trump, and a shameless, blatant disregard for the truth. Saturday, when millions of Americans took to the streets to join the...

Column: Art cuts paint dim picture for Trump presidency

William Izzo, Life! Editor, Reporter
January 19
Filed under COLUMN

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Donald Trump and his administration plans on cutting national spending by at least $10.5 trillion dollars during his tenure as president. Presidents cutting spending isn’t a new thing, but the abhorrent truth of it is that Trump plans to achieve his spending ...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
January 19
Filed under COLUMN, 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....

Column: Finding euphoria through your zodiac sign

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor
January 19
Filed under COLUMN

Euphoria is a state of intense happiness, self-confidence and well-being. Euphoria is real and euphoria is available to everyone. Anyone willing to fall in love with every aspect of themselves can live in a state of euphoria. But how do we find out what aspects there are to love? Study your zodiac...

Column: Turning anger into something productive

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 18
Filed under COLUMN

Anger isn’t really something I experienced so frequently until I got to college. I don’t know where or when it exactly started, but I find myself getting angry at least once a day — not necessarily foaming at the mouth, but stirred enough to really crease my forehead and look unapproachable...

Column: Learning from the past for the uncertain future

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
January 16
Filed under COLUMN

This morning, like every morning, I woke up and sat down on my computer to check my e-mail before I started getting ready for the day. I opened my browser and saw Google’s home page displayed. For every holiday, Google has a “Doodle” that compliments that holiday. Today, as I hope most of you k...

Column: How to move to Canada: don’t

Madi Pulfer, Contributor
November 14
Filed under COLUMN, Election 2016

Just over a year ago, Canadians elected a young progressive man named Justin Trudeau as our Prime Minister. His message of hope, equality and acceptance resonated with Canadians, who rejected the Islamophobic rhetoric of his challenger. Yesterday, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States...