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The Burden of Thought

Geoffrey Foster, News Editor
October 27, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Save the planet. This slogan is everywhere these days, most prominently on the Internet, blasting its message across cyberspace. Save the planet. It is emblematic of the hubris many people see fit to endow upon themselves. The phrase should actually state: save ourselves. The planet does not need to...

Parking imposes a problem to commuter students and faculty

Bri Shelton, Columnist
October 27, 2014
Filed under OPINION

If there’s one topic that can quickly fuel a debate at Marshall, it’s the issue of parking, and the lack thereof, for commuter students and faculty. For this group of people, it’s the same story every day. They spend an extra five to ten minutes every morning driving around the parking garage...

‘Pretty Pink Princesses Prestigiously Profuse Profanity’…for feminism

October 27, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Normally, when a child swears, she is scolded. What if it’s for a good cause? A video released by FCKH8 shows little girls dressed in full princess gear dropping f-bombs (and pretty much every other swear in the book) in an adorable and obscene feminist manifesto, addressing the pay gap, sexual...

Wait, I’m an adult?

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
October 26, 2014
Filed under OPINION

I am 21, nearly 22 years old. I’m in my senior year of undergrad. And I don’t have the first clue what I want to do with my life. This is something I think about pretty often because of the impending May graduation date upon which I will be tossed into the realities of adulthood, dropped from...

Calling all Herd fans: It’s time to pack the Joan

Editorial
October 26, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Coming into Saturday’s football game against Florida Atlantic University, the Thundering Herd was undefeated. We were ranked in the top 25 for the first time since 2002. Quarterback Rakeem Cato threw his record-breaking touchdown pass and passed up Russell Wilson for consecutive touchdown passes in...

The a cappella realness you never knew your life needed

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor
October 1, 2014
Filed under OPINION

You’ve probably heard one of their YouTube covers. With 5.8 million collective views on their videos, both covers and original music, it’s fairly unlikely that you have never heard a song by a cappella super group Pentatonix, intentionally or not. The five-person a cappella group won the third...

Want a sexually conscious country? Don’t stop sex ed after high school

Editorial
October 1, 2014
Filed under OPINION

Sex education in public schools is a debate that has been happening in America for a number of years now. Comprehensive versus abstinence-only sex education causes a stir among parents, educators and community members, but after students have left the public school system — regardless the type of sex...