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Don’t put religion over unity

Don’t put religion over unity

Editorial
November 17, 2014
Filed under OPINION

The 44th annual Memorial Ceremony to honor the 75 Marshall University football players, staff and members of the community lost in the Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash was a wonderful commemoration of sacrifice and celebration of rebirth. Overall the ceremony was beautiful. The biggest crowd many of us...

I’ll determine my success, thanks

I’ll determine my success, thanks

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor
November 17, 2014
Filed under OPINION

I don’t know about you, but famous people seem to live in another world. Sure, I look up to Beyonce like every other girl, but I sure as hell don’t think I live on the same level as her. I don’t idolize her success, but rather what she stands for. I recently read a Time Magazine column by Charlotte...

We stand together

We stand together

Editorial
November 13, 2014
Filed under OPINION

It is no longer just our tragic story, but the story of our community. Time did not heal the wounds, family did. The ability of this community to come together and honor the men and women lost 44 years later is what has made this week a time of solemn celebration rather than a painful time of loss.

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This is why we are…Marshall

This is why we are…Marshall

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor
November 13, 2014
Filed under OPINION

I'm not from Huntington. I didn't grow up hearing storiesabout that tragic night in 1970. No one in my family knew someone who died. I didn’t even know about the plane crash until I saw the movie my sophomore year of high school when they showed it one day in gym class. You have to understand...

COLUMN: CFP rankings are like a rigged game show

James Collier, WMUL-FM Sports Director
November 13, 2014
Filed under OPINION

After seeing this week’s latest College Football Playoff rankings, one could be left with a sense of how certain teams got in while others are on the outside looking in. I think I have the answer. Remember the game show “Press Your Luck” with host Peter Tomarken? The game where players take big...

The evil of civil forfeiture

Caitlin Grimes, Reporter
November 12, 2014
Filed under OPINION

There is a threat to personal property rights occurring every day in this country. This threat to individual’s property is of course, civil forfeiture. This practice is a process by which the government can take and do what they want with your property without even seeking a conviction of a crime. You...

College is stupid, but college is beautiful

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
November 12, 2014
Filed under OPINION

It’s that time of the semester when we all—from seniors down to freshmen—come to the same conclusion: college is stupid. All the assignments start to pile up and are due in the same week. You spend hours and hours in the library, sometimes until 4 a.m., just to come back the next morning. Your...

Don’t waste our time, we won’t waste yours

Editorial
November 12, 2014
Filed under OPINION

It seems to be a common misconception that college students have flexible time and commitments, and that we can adjust our schedules at the last minute or that we just have time to waste. College students are strapped for time. It is just the nature of the college life. We have classes most of the...

Three cheers for 2-D: ‘Interstellar’ breaks the mold, for the better

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor
November 11, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Let me preface this by saying if you haven’t seen “Interstellar” yet, you need to. Make that your Saturday night or Sunday plan. It is a must. Also, there aren’t any spoilers in this. I’m not that girl. I saw “Interstellar” Sunday with my boyfriend. Walking up to the theater, my boyfriend...

Has Instagram changed our perception of reality?

Bri Shelton, Columnist
November 11, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Many of us like to pretend the era of Myspace and embarrassing profile pictures never happened. We all took those selfies with duck faces, peace signs and sometimes facial expressions of our own creation. Back then, photo filters didn’t exist and everyone was using digital cameras to upload to the...

Say no to drug ads

Editorial
November 11, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Pharmaceutical advertisements are everywhere: magazines, televisions, on the pen you’re writing with, the bench you’re sitting on. It’s no surprise that the drug industry is one of the biggest in America. The U.S. and New Zealand are the only two countries in the entire world that allow drug...

What I put on my face has nothing to do with my worth

Jocelyn Gibson, News Editor
November 10, 2014
Filed under OPINION

For a while it was the trend among feminists to shed any practice that could be seen as a tool of the patriarchy and one of the first things to go was the use of makeup. Feminists worried applying makeup was something they only did to please men, to make them more aesthetically pleasing to the male eye. I...