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Face it, you’re trashy

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor
September 8
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I would like to think I’m a generally environmentally friendly human. I recycle, I don’t produce a lot of garbage and I avoid driving whenever I can. However, while I was doing an extensive deep-clean of my room and getting rid of a good chunk of my stuff, I realized how much of it had to go into...

Feminism is not a dirty word

Jocelyn Gibson
September 2
Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY

Feminism is a misunderstood term. So many people are against the movement, and only a minority of those against it knows what being a feminist means. Many more agree with the values of feminism, but believe sternly they are not one. This column aims to clear some of that ambiguity up. First, it is...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, The Parthenon
September 2
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A New Hampshire jury recently made a ruling in the trial of Owen Labrie, a 19-year-old St. Paul’s prep school graduate accused of raping a girl when she was 15. The fact that this case even made it to a trial shows the progress that this country has made toward battling rape and rape culture in our ...

Feminism: A view from the opposite sex

Kyle Gibson, Guest Columnist
August 5
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

One afternoon in October of 2011, I was reading my cultural anthropology book for the introductory course here at Marshall. This was my second year of college, so I wasn’t yet aware that most students don’t even crack open the textbook. I would rather have been doing at least seven thousand oth...

Autism training center leaving an impact on MU students

Charles DeLeo, Guest Columnist
July 29
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

With the upcoming 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, many organizations are commemorating such a triumphant marker in the fight for civil rights of people with disabilities. Events in Washington, D.C. include celebrations on Capitol Hill and performances of soloists with disabilities ...

Soccer in U.S. offers more than just national teams

Kyle Gibson, Contributor
July 29
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

I don’t think I was the only person losing my mind while staring at my television last Saturday. In fact, most American soccer fans were likely collectively weeping over the listless performances of the United States Men’s National Team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup (North America’s regional international...

Brady’s Suspension Upheld

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 29
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady is still maintaining his innocence after the NFL decided to uphold his four-game suspension for his role in “Deflategate.” For those who have been living under a rock the past six and a half months, Brady and the Patriots were accused of using under-inflated...

My rollercoaster ride with religion

Shannon Stowers, Managing Editor
July 22
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

To begin to understand my personal dilemma, you have to understand how I was raised. As a kid, I literally grew up in church. My family hardly missed a Sunday (morning or night) or Wednesday night at our tiny, rural Baptist church until football practices caused me to miss on Wednesdays. I never thou...

NFL profiting regardless of numerous abuse cases

Malcolm Walton, Sports Editor
July 22
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

Despite numerous cases of abuse involving some of its most well known players last season, the NFL is not really feeling any type of backlash. In fact, business and popularity has never been better. This may be shocking to some considering the plethora of utterly disturbing incidents the league faced...

Give Sanders a chance

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor
July 8
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Let’s be honest, our democratic hearts were set on Hillary and our first female president. Clinton, a long-time role model for women when it comes to not being afraid to achieve, seemed like to obvious choice for democratic voters…then Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders joined the race and was too go...

Anthony Kennedy and the dissenters

Tommy D.G. Ferrell, Guest Columnist
July 2
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

(This is the first of two parts analyzing the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the same-sex marriage case.  This week’s piece focuses on the background of decision author Anthony Kennedy on this issue, and it briefly looks at the arguments posed by the four dissenting members of t...

A birthday tribute to W.Va.

A birthday tribute to W.Va.

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor
June 24
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

To say that I am a little state-centric would be an understatement. A lot of people around the country express plenty of pride in their home state, and home state can mean a lot of different things from where they were born to where they choose to spend their lives. To me, West Virginia is more than...