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Editorial: Higher education, public broadcasting valuable for state

February 9, 2017
Filed under OPINION

As part of Gov. Jim Justice’s “Save Our State” budget plan, Marshall University’s state appropriations will be reduced by 4.4. percent, which could result in a loss of as much as $2.8 million in state funding for the university. West Virginia University will face cuts as well, roughly estimated at ...

Column: Don’t succumb to political fatigue

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

Only three weeks into the presidency of Donald Trump, the general public are feeling oversaturated with political news. As a result, Americans are experiencing a decline in productivity in the face of a seemingly endless cycle of executive orders, controversial tweets and political scandals that spell ou...

Editorial Cartoon: Silencing Sen. Warren

Editorial Cartoon: Silencing Sen. Warren

Susie Washington, Editorial Cartoonist
February 9, 2017
Filed under Editorial Cartoons, OPINION

Column: DeVos confirmation concerning for public schools’ futures

Will Izzo, Life! Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I wasn’t surprised when I saw Vice President Mike Pence cast a tiebreaking vote to officially secure Betsy DeVos’ position as Secretary of Education Tuesday. I was, however, concerned for future students across the United States. When I first heard DeVos telling the Senate she didn’t go to public...

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Column: Now is the time to celebrate diversity

Jerome Gilbert, Marshall University President
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, COLUMN, OPINION

The month of February is set aside each year as Black History Month. Many universities, including Marshall, use it as a time to celebrate diversity as well. A Huntington native, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, laid the groundwork for the celebration during his time in the early twentieth century by advocating...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown and Kabrea James
February 6, 2017
Filed under Black History Month, OPINION, XOXO Michael Brown

is Black History Month. Black History Month is a time for people of color, as well as those who are not of color, to reflect on the accomplishments of black America. As Americans, we often overlook all the things that black people have done for this country. As a country, we have come so far yet we st...

Editorial: When it comes to education, talk is cheap

February 2, 2017
Filed under OPINION

The people of West Virginia are hopeful that the new governor’s administration will bring about changes to the education system. On Jim Justice’s website, his education plan is simple: get the politicians out of the classroom, prepare students for a career in West Virginia and pay our teachers w...

Column: No, really, call your representatives

Jared Casto, Managing Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

A vast number of people are disappointed in our government lately, particularly at the federal level. While it’s easy to drown in the never-ending confusion that has been the American news cycle for the past weeks, there are still a few tried and true rules of democracy that should operate just as well ...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t just tweet. Get involved.

Nick Uliana, Junior Marshall Student
February 2, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Hello, my name is Nick Uliana, you may know me or you may not know me, but if you took a quick look at my Facebook shares and my tweets, retweets and favorites you would be able to quickly put together that I am a staunch conservative. Now, over my three years here at Marshall I have been lucky en...

XOXO, Michael Brown

Michael Brown, Online Editor
February 2, 2017
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....

Editorial: Muslims, this is your country as much as ours

January 30, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Friday, President Donald Trump altered countless lives with a signature, ushering in a 90-day immigration ban against travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries, a 120-day ban for refugees and an indefinite ban for Syrian refugees. The only exception includes applicants from minority religions, wh...