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Editorial: Police layoffs could stunt Huntington progress

January 26
Filed under OPINION

Huntington is going through what many are calling a sort of renaissance. With a rejuvenating downtown, enrollment enlarging at Marshall ever year, and the university and city working together to combat the drug epidemic, that has stifled the growth of Huntington for years. Huntington is becoming the Jewel city once...

Column: LaBeouf promotes unity with livestream

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 26
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION, Uncategorized

People have been talking about Shia LaBeouf a lot recently and it isn’t because of a new role or some YouTube video, telling people to follow their dreams. LaBeouf brought back a popular tool in his entertainment repertoire: the livestream. LaBeouf saw success when he livestreamed himself watchin...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Assignment Editor
January 26
Filed under 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. ...

The Book Nook: Flowers for Algernon

Dalton Monk, Contributor
January 23
Filed under CONTRIBUTORS, LIFE, OPINION

I find it hard to suggest this book without describing the way it will cut open your chest and intertwine its depiction with your heart only to rip it out in the end. Daniel Keyes writes a perpetual novel that searches for the answers to happiness. “Flowers for Algernon” delineates a story where a man ...

Editorial: Women’s March celebrates free speech

January 23
Filed under OPINION

Crowds swarmed the streets this weekend in support of the women’s marches that swept the nation in cities like Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago and New York. The current tally is at 3.2 million participants and counting, according to Vice News, which could make the women’s marches Satur...

Column: Trump lies visible from all angles

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
January 23
Filed under COLUMN

The new presidential administration brought in their first day by telling a boldfaced lie to the American people based on the petty insecurities of our new president, Donald Trump, and a shameless, blatant disregard for the truth. Saturday, when millions of Americans took to the streets to join the...

Editorial: Trump isn’t entitled to your respect

January 19
Filed under OPINION

Today Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, with an approval rating just above 40 percent, according to RealClearPolitics. This is the lowest of any president in modern American history, with Barack Obama taking office at 84 percent and George W. Bush at 72 percent, for ...

Column: Art cuts paint dim picture for Trump presidency

William Izzo, Life! Editor, Reporter
January 19
Filed under COLUMN

The Washington Post reported Thursday that Donald Trump and his administration plans on cutting national spending by at least $10.5 trillion dollars during his tenure as president. Presidents cutting spending isn’t a new thing, but the abhorrent truth of it is that Trump plans to achieve his spending ...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
January 19
Filed under COLUMN, 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 junior who enjoys giving his opinion....

Column: Finding euphoria through your zodiac sign

Kabrea James, Assignment Editor
January 19
Filed under COLUMN

Euphoria is a state of intense happiness, self-confidence and well-being. Euphoria is real and euphoria is available to everyone. Anyone willing to fall in love with every aspect of themselves can live in a state of euphoria. But how do we find out what aspects there are to love? Study your zodiac...

Column: Turning anger into something productive

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 18
Filed under COLUMN

Anger isn’t really something I experienced so frequently until I got to college. I don’t know where or when it exactly started, but I find myself getting angry at least once a day — not necessarily foaming at the mouth, but stirred enough to really crease my forehead and look unapproachable...