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Financial stress plagues college students

Editorial
December 4, 2014
Filed under OPINION

A question often enters the minds of college students: do those who run institutions have any knowledge of what it is actually like to be a student? Sometimes, it feels like the institution is working against us in all aspects of our education, leading us to feel they really don’t get it. For example,...

Where’s all the hair?

Jocelyn Gibson, News Editor
December 3, 2014
Filed under OPINION

As per usual, a Buzzfeed article has been circulating on social media. I know — surprise, surprise. The article, a list, is “12 Female Characters Who Keep Shaving Despite Constant Peril” with the subtext “Just because you live in fear for your life doesn’t mean you let yourself go, ladies!” The...

UVA suspends fraternities until January while investigating rape allegations

Editorial
December 3, 2014
Filed under OPINION

After the release of an incriminating article in Rolling Stone detailing the gang rape of a woman at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity of the University of Virginia in 2012, the traditionfavoring university is covering its tail. Convinced, since the article’s publication, of the dangers of...

Community mourns the loss of long-time journalist and altruist

Jessica Ross, Assignment Editor
December 2, 2014
Filed under OPINION

C. Bosworth “Bos” Johnson passed away Sunday, November 23. To some of you, this name may not mean anything, but for those who knew him, or who have ever had the pleasure of meeting him, know how great a loss his passing is to our community. I had the pleasure of meeting Bos and his wife Dotty...

What’s normal?

Editorial
December 2, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Dress normal. That is the most recent campaign by Gap that started this fall. It is hard to wrap your head around, which doesn’t equal a successful campaign. Grab a copy of the latest Rolling Stone magazine and open to the second page. A girl with rainbow hair dressed in a leather jacket standing...

Take a tech-break, enjoy time off, come back with a fresh perspective

Editorial
November 20, 2014
Filed under OPINION

We are all ready for the upcoming week off from classes, and we are probably telling ourselves this will be the week we accomplish all those things we haven’t gotten around to during the semester: neglected homework, unfinished novels and incomplete crochet projects. But what are we really going...

#blessed

Taylor Stuck, Managing Editor
November 19, 2014
Filed under OPINION

This morning, in my car on my way to class, I was thinking about my makeup. I’ve been experimenting with my simple look recently, branching out a little bit. I’ve been struggling with winged-eyeliner, mainly because my gel pen doesn’t work the way I think it should. I get one eye on, then it dries...

Body too bootylicious for you

Editorial
November 19, 2014
Filed under OPINION

There comes a time in every newspaper opinions section when it must include something about Kim Kardashian West’s backside. The bum that broke the Internet first appeared on social media when Paper Magazine revealed its winter issue cover, which features one of two images of Kardashian and her butt,...

Don’t waste time on small talk, so much else is important

Jocelyn Gibson, News Editor
November 18, 2014
Filed under OPINION

“How are you?” “Fine.” Not exactly a conversation starter, is it? Do they really want to know how you are? Do you really want to tell them? I know I don’t. Small talk is a social interaction, which we, as a society, have deemed as polite according to our societal standards. It isn’t genuine....

Feminism is a movement, not a buzzword

Editorial
November 18, 2014
Filed under OPINION

TIME Magazine has apologized for literally wanting to ban the word “feminist.” TIME has been polling the Internet for the worst word of the year since 2011, when “OMG” was voted off the island of pop culture (we can see how that worked out). Feminist was placed in the same category as 2014...

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...