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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 ...

Editorial: Senate ‘nuclear option’ furthers country’s partisan divide

April 6, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The United States Senate voted Thursday to initiate what has become known as the “nuclear option,” a measure that overturned existing Senate rules concerning the filibuster and may lead to a path of confirmation for Supreme Court judge nominee Neil Gorsuch. The rule change allows the Republican...

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...

Editorial: Mountain State education left in dust by local, federal lawmakers

April 3, 2017
Filed under OPINION

After graduating high school, there are plenty of things young adults have to worry about. Picking a career path. Deciding if college is the right choice. Preparing to move to another city or state. One thing that should not have to weigh too heavily on their minds is the cost of education. It’s no mystery th...

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...

Editorial: Medical marijuana bill could help those in need

March 30, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The West Virginia Senate made the first steps to curbing addiction in the state by passing legislation Wednesday that would legalize medical marijuana. The bill, Senate Bill 386, or the Creating WV Medical Cannabis Act, was introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda, a retired Army major who gave an impassio...

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. ...

Editorial: Healthcare bill’s failure a win for W.Va.

March 27, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Last week’s colossal failure by House Republicans to pass the American Health Care Act, a bill which aimed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”) and replace it with the GOP’s alternative, bodes well for the future of healthcare in the Mountain State. While the state vote...

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...