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Letter to the Editor: When fear governs, we are all less safe

Christopher Swindell, SOJMC Associate Professor
January 30, 2017
Filed under OPINION

A common theme since the election I hear regularly is … “quit whining.  You lost (as if all college professors were monolithic).” America is not a winner take all proposition. Nor is it “America. Love it or leave it.” That’s why this executive order temporarily barring immigrants from seve...

Column: This isn’t about politics

Karima Neghmouche, Social Media Manager
January 30, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

I clicked on Huffington Post’s home page Monday morning. Instead of a gallery of popular news, there was one very large photo of our president, with the title “CHAOS REIGNS” above it. Below it, multiple hyperlinks were put together into this paragraph:  “AMERICA ON THE BRINK ... White House Defies Court Order ... Dete...

Column: America is not a Christian nation

Nancy Peyton, Executive Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

“When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God,” Leviticus 19: 33-34 NIV. This is just one of many instances where fair ...

‘This Is Steve’: An Informal Album Review

‘This Is Steve’: An Informal Album Review

William Izzo, Life! Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under An Informal Album Review, LIFE, OPINION

Although you may have never heard of him, Delicate Steve is back with his latest release “This Is Steve.” To me, the album automatically differentiates itself from the slew of other instrumental rock albums out there. The music sounds happy, bombastic and above all, energetic as all get out. My in...

Editorial: Police layoffs could stunt Huntington progress

January 26, 2017
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, 2017
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, 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. ...

The Book Nook: Flowers for Algernon

Dalton Monk, Contributor
January 23, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
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 ...