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Pop Vulture: Don’t let the media determine your relationship status

Desmond Groves, Contributor
February 12, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, POP VULTURE

In a world dominated by relationships and the pressure of companionship it can sometimes be hard to remember who you are and that it is okay to not be in a relationship. In the media, news outlets report about couples being together, getting divorced or who is hooking up with who. On social media, n...

Album Review: Head Full of Dreams

Ashwin Yellapantula, Contributor
February 2, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

It’s been 17 years since the shy looking boy band from London, Coldplay, debuted with “Parachutes,” which featured one of its best songs of all time, “Yellow.” Ever since, the group has been one of the most celebrated bands to have ever played alternative rock. Late last year, Coldplay releas...

WV music to look forward to in 2016

WV music to look forward to in 2016

Nathan Thomas, Reporter
January 22, 2016
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

2015 was a fantastic year for West Virginia music. Rozwell Kid crisscrossed the country for over 200 shows, Tyler Childers and the Foodstamps appeared on Mountain Stage and Ona received national attention for their debut album. With a slate of releases to get excited for, 2016 is bound to be just as...

A NEW VIEW: We may never have all the answers

A NEW VIEW:  We may never have all the answers

Nancy Peyton, contributor
November 18, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Showcase

  I always find topics for this column by finding something in the news from the past week that jumps out at me. Obviously, the attacks in Paris Friday were the most prominent thing in the news this weekend. When something like this happens, the first question we ask is why. Why would anyone...

Just because it’s pop doesn’t mean it’s about love.

Megan Osborne, Managing Editor
October 27, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

  If you know anything about Grimes (Claire Boucher), you know she loves mainstream pop music, even though her own style is more alternative. Music media rejoiced Monday when her video “Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream” debuted two tracks off her upcoming album that were true pop,...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, contributor
October 5, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

The University of Louisville men’s basketball team is in the middle of a huge sex scandal. Allegations are being reported in a book written by 1 of the women allegedly hired to give sexual favors to young recruits to the basketball program. This brings into question the corruption involved in...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, reporter
September 28, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Over the weekend, I saw an article posted to The Washington Post about a book titled “Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs.” The book itself is not what really got my attention, but rather the title of the article: “Why are working class kids less likely to get elite jobs? They study...

A New View

Nancy Peyton
September 21, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Ahmed Mohamed is a 14-year-old boy who was arrested this past week after school officials thought a home-made clock he brought to school was a bomb. After the incident, many prominent figures reached out to Mohamed to show their support. Among these people was President Barak Obama. All around...

#FeministThursday

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor
September 17, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If I could say one thing about feminism or the advancement of women it would be that we have to be on our own side. Who else is going to fight for women, if not women? It’s become part of our culture, part of the way we are socialized and it’s a common theme on television and in movies that women...

Real Life Sociology: Let’s Talk About Politics

Bri Shelton, columnist
September 15, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

If a survey was given out to voters across the country, I guarantee most of them would agree with me: banishing the traditional political parties is a must to further our country’s greatness and potential to thrive. The political dichotomy we adhere to is socially constructed. Someone long ago decided...

HERD OFFENSE STRUGGLES IN FIRST ROAD GAME OF SEASON

Bradley Heltzel, Assistant Sports Editor
September 14, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, SPORTS

Marshall University lost 21-10 at the hands of rival Ohio University in its road opener Saturday putting its season record at 1-1 in a game that those with allegiances to the Marshall program would prefer to delete from the record book and their respective minds. The loss was dictated by a slew of...

A New View

Nancy Peyton, columnist
September 14, 2015
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

There have been many shootings in this country recently. Some feel that the guns are to blame and others feel that it’s the government’s fault, but regardless of who is to blame it’s still a major problem that needs to be dealt with. Violence is reaching targets in a wide range of fields. Civilians,...