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COLUMN: Generational Hustle

COLUMN: Generational Hustle

Brittany Hively, Managing Editor

September 22, 2020

“It’s those damn millennials ruining everything,” say the older generations.  “Ruin? We’re just trying to live on a world you ruined,” say the millennials. “Oh, and there’s an entire generation after millennials now, so stop lumping us together!” These two arguments are things that I have not o...

Herd in the NFL

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

Four former Marshall football players made impacts on their NFL teams this weekend. All four players happen to play on the defensive side of the ball with at least one player at each level of the defense. Starting in the secondary, rookie cornerback Chris Jackson played significant minutes for...

RADICAL PERSPECTIVE: No country for young people

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 8, 2020

Young people throughout history have been consistent leaders in demanding essential progressive political and societal changes to our world and our nations, far too often against the systemic and ruthless resistance of our older, more wealthy and powerful compatriots. Despite this indisputable reality,...

Op-Ed: Follow the science in W.Va. election process

Mac Warner, WV Sec. of State

September 8, 2020

“Follow the science” refers to following facts, not hyperbole and hysteria. It is taking West Virginia elections from good to great.  Health and safety, absentee ballot applications, and timely results reporting became major focus areas during the Primary. As for health and safety, West Virginia had t...

RADICAL PERSPECTIVE: Julian Assange is an American hero

RADICAL PERSPECTIVE: Julian Assange is an American hero

Douglas Harding, Executive Editor

September 8, 2020

What do you call someone who exposes the violent, international crimes of a military systemically murdering innocent civilians overseas as its government lies about those crimes to the civilians funding them via their tax dollars? If you are an average, every-day human being, odds are you would describe...

SPORTS COLUMN: LEARNING FROM EKU

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

Because it was a romp over an FCS opponent, Marshall’s 59-0 victory over Eastern Kentucky Saturday will receive an understandably tepid and cautious response from many people. However, the talent disparity on the field does not mean that the game did not present instances where fans, coaches and...

COLUMN: Importance of Minority Representation in Media

COLUMN: Importance of Minority Representation in Media

Isabella Robinson, News Editor

September 1, 2020

I was recently presented with the information that, to date, there are no Black centered West Virginia news or media publications, one Black editor for a mainstream WV news publication, and no Black reporters on any West Virginian print media payroll. The information was revealed via a Twitter post...

SPORTS COLUMN: Football is King

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

Cross Country. Football. Men’s and Women’s Golf. Men’s and Women’s Soccer. Women’s Tennis. Volleyball.  In a normal year, these eight sports are all played in the fall at Marshall University; however, it is anything but a normal year. Seven of the eight sports have been postponed; foot...

Football Depth Chart Analysis: Defense

Grant Goodrich, Assistant Sports Editor

August 25, 2020

4 Returning Starters Although the 25 points per game the Marshall defense allowed in 2019 was more than the past two individual seasons, the defense remained one of the best in the conference. Considering it was the defense’s third coordinator in three years, the continued high level of play o...

PROGRESSIVE PERSPECTIVE: Biden ‘already trying to out-Trump Trump’

Douglas Harding, Managing Editor

April 21, 2020

In a recently released ad, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden attacked Donald Trump’s COVID-19 pandemic response from a right-wing perspective, criticizing the president for “roll[ing] over for the Chinese.” The ad attacks President Trump for thanking the Chinese government...

News Analysis: Marshall Women’s Basketball Looks Ahead After Season Cut Short Due to COVID-19

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 19, 2020

Looking Back: On Wednesday, March 11, the No. 8 Marshall Thundering Herd defeated the No. 9 Southern Miss Golden Eagles 71-67 in overtime in the first round of the 2020 Conference USA Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Herd was scheduled to take on the No. 1 Rice Owls in the quarterfinals on Thursday,...

Sports News Analysis: One Month Without Sports: A Look Back and A Look Forward

Spencer DuPuis, Reporter

April 15, 2020

Looking Back: March 11, 2020: a day that will live in sports infamy. As the NBA and NHL regular seasons were coming down the final stretch, NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball teams were playing in their conference tournaments and the big dance was approaching; the MLB was beginning to...